Archive for June, 2014


Features

Airman 1st Class Jonathan Ebner, 86th Security Forces Squadro elite gate guard, stands at parade rest after controlling the entry of a vehicle May 23 on Ramstein. Defenders go through a rigorous selection process to be a member of the newly created Elite Gate Guard Section at Ramstein.

Elite Gate Guard Section born, wows guests

Story and photo by Senior Airman Jose L. Leon
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 86th Security Forces Squadron created a new section at the Ramstein entry control points in an effort to strengthen community relations and show local, international and host nation visitors the level of professionalism they should expect from a U.S. Air Force installation.

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News

Photo by Linda SteilLt. Col. Lawrence Burns accepts the colors of the Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe from Col. Scott Ehnes, Europe Regional Medical Command chief of staff, during a change of command ceremony June 18 on Daenner Kaserne in Kaiserslautern. The WTB-E provides critical support for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers who are expected to require six months or more of rehabilitative care and complex medical management and to ensure both the Soldiers and their families are cared for. The battalion has units at 14 different locations in Belgium, Germany and Italy.

WTB-E gets new commander, unit awards on same day

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Features

Automated logistical supply specialists from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s Task Force Harvest (from left) Spc. Brandon Baroncini, Pfc. James Johnston and Sgt. Tu-eisheia Dawson inspect the condition of radios turned in as excess equipment during a property accountability mission at U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder June 10.

Task Force Harvest helps Army save millions in excess equipment

Story and photo by Brandon Beach
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Members of Task Force Harvest rounded up more than $978,000 worth of turned-in, nonexpendable equipment during a visit to U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder June 9 to 13.

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Features

A Mudless Mudder participant low-crawls through a muddy obstacle June 19 on Ramstein. The 86th Airlift Wing hosted Resiliency Day to give members an opportunity to strengthen team building.

Not so ‘Mudless’ Mudder

Photos by Airman Larissa Greatwood

         

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News

Staff Sgt. Timothy Kennedy, 435th Security Forces Squadron, marshals a Latvian Mi-8 helicopter as part of sling-load operations training during the Air Force-specific portion of Saber Strike June 17 at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia.

CRG, allied nations participate in Saber Strike 2014

Story and photo by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Airmen from the 435th Contingency Response Group arrived at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, June 16 to participate in the Air Force-specific portion of Saber Strike 2014.
Saber Strike is a regularly scheduled, reoccurring exercise that promotes the enduring commitment the United States and other allied nations have with the Baltic States.

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News

Photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander A. BurnettCol. Steven L. Hite (left), outgoing 19th Battlefield Coordination Detachment commander, accepts the organization’s colors from Sgt. Maj. Richard E. Larson, 19th BCD sergeant major, during a change of command ceremony June 18 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club.

19th BCD hosts change of command ceremony

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Photo by Senior Airman Jonathan StefankoA U.S. Air National Guard captain from the 148th Fighter Wing taxis out in an F-16 Falcon at Amari Air Base, Estonia, June 13 in support of various exercises being conducted in the Baltic region, including Saber Strike and Baltic operations.

Total force brings air power to Saber Strike

by Kristal Gault
U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa

Saber Strike 2014 concluded June 20 with a closing ceremony at the Adazi Training Area here.

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News

A C-130J assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron lands on Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, June 17 as part of the exercise Saber Strike 2014.

First USAF aircraft lands at Latvian air base

Story and photo by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko
Saber Strike 2014 Public Affairs

A Latvian runway was used for the first time by the U.S Air Force when three C-130J models assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron landed on Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia, June 17 as part of a Saber Strike exercise.

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Blotter

KMC Blotter – June 27, 2014

JUNE 17 5 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Mannheim. JUNE 18 7:13 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Hütschenhausen. 7:40 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. 8:06 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported on Vogelweh. 9:42 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported at […]

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News

Chief Master Sgt. Frank H. Batten III

86th AW welcomes new command chief

by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 86th Airlift Wing welcomed its new command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Frank H. Batten III, last month.

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