Archive for July, 2014


News

7th CSC Soldiers mentor KSF HAZMAT Unit

by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta
7th Civil Support Command Public Affairs

Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command’s 773rd Civil Support Team helped the Kosovo Security Force’s Civil Protection Regiment HAZMAT Company build a nuclear, biological and chemical detection equipment storage room here and develop standard operating procedures for the room, July 6 to 19.

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Health

ROTC nurses gain experience at LRMC

by Taylor Massey
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Public Affairs

For 16 future Army nurse corps officers, it was an opportunity to experience situations in a combat hospital that they could have only dreamed about throughout nursing school. These top cadets were selected from numerous colleges in the United States to participate in the Nurse Summer Training Program at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

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Commentary

76th AS enables diplomacy in the 21st century

by Lt. Col. Dan Mangan
76th Airlift Squadron commander

Though World War I is historically called “The Great War,” its stories, lessons and anniversaries are often overlooked or forgotten — left in the shadows of other more “glorious” or more recent wars.

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Lifestyle

Courtesy photosJugglers present their skills during the medieval fest in Annweiler.

Annweiler honors Richard the Lionheart with festival

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Annweiler will celebrate its 10th medieval fest to honor Richard the Lionheart of Brittany today to Sunday.

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Features

Staff Sgt. Thomas Honeycutt, military working dog handler with the 100th Military Working Dog Detachment, 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th MP Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, gives a bite demonstration to participants of the 2014 Rheinland-Pfalz Tag July 19 in Neuwied, Germany.

21st TSC showcases capabilities during Rheinland-Pfalz Tag

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr.
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command showed off their various capabilities during a Rheinland-Pfalz state-sponsored fair July 18 to 20 here.

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News

Wanted: Airmen selfie videos

Courtesy of Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Do you have a unique story about the path that led you to the Air Force? Are you proud of your job and how it impacts the bigger Air Force mission? Do you work in an exceptional unit? If so, the Air Force wants to hear from you.

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News

Acting VA secretary outlines problems, actions taken

Courtesy of a Department of Veterans Affairs news release

In testimony before the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs July 15, Acting VA Secretary Sloan D. Gibson outlined serious problems regarding access to health care and key actions the department has taken to get veterans off waiting lists and into clinics.

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News

Maj. Edward Brown, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, speaks with Naini Robinson, Kaiserslautern Soldier For Life Transition Assistance Program counselor, during a visit to the Kaiserslautern Soldier For Life Transition Assistance Program Center July 14.

New name, new mission for Army transition program

Story and photo by Dijon Rolle
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Public Affairs

Helping retiring and separating Soldiers manage their transition back into civilian life is the Army Career Alumni Program’s core mission, but this time it’s the program itself that’s undergoing a major change.

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News

Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan CastelanHonor guardsmen assigned to the 496th Air Base Squadron perform during a change of command ceremony that was held recently at Moron Air Base, Spain. Moron Air Base is a geographically separated unit falling under the 
86th Operations Group, which operates and maintains an airfield that supports C-130, KC-10 and KC-135 variants alongside Navy and Marine operated aircraft. The airfield is also operated in cooperation with the Spanish air force and their fighter aircraft.

86AW’s little place in Spain

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Features

Teresa Bracher, 86th Airlift Wing chief of protocol, watches a change of 
command dry-run July 17 on Ramstein. The wing protocol office is made up of a four-man team that provides support to approximately 22,000 military members and Department of Defense civilians.

Behind the scenes with protocol

by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

There hangs a simple white board, covered in what seems are the trivial scribbles of a to-do list. Though insignificant at first glance, a closer look reveals extraordinary events like meeting President Obama and the Air Force chief of staff, to planning the details of a change of command and promotion ceremonies.

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