Archive for August, 2014


Lifestyle

Courtesy photosSt. Wendel sponsors an arts market in the historical part of town from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Art meets craftsmanship this weekend in St. Wendel

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The historical streets of St. Wendel will turn into a workshop for arts and craftsmanship from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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Sports

Senior Airman James Harrod, 693rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group operations training manager, catches a weighted ball thrown by Staff Sgt. Mario Jimenez, 86th Medical Operations Squadron Physical Therapy technician, during a physical therapy session Aug. 18 on Ramstein. The 86th MDOS physical therapy clinic can see active-duty patients for a variety of neuromuscular injuries, such as sprains, strains, rehabilitation after the 
healing of a fracture and more.

Fit to fight reoccurring injuries

Story and photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Despite how cautious a service member may be, they still run the risk of sustaining an injury through everyday physical activity, whether it’s on the job, while working out or while playing a sport. If they become injured, it can be a journey to get them fit to fight again.

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Sports

Photo by Airman 1st Class Michael StuartTech. Sgt. James Shanks, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, drives a ball on hole two during a golf tournament Aug. 23 at Ramstein’s Woodlawn Golf Course. The Woodlawn Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 70 course that was built in 1955. The course is open seven days a week. For more information the pro shop can be reached by calling 480-6240/-7856.

Woodlawn golfing

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Schools

Pre-school children play with toys and games during activity time at the Wetzel Child Development Center in Baumholder. The center offers free child care for in-processing Soldiers and civilians.

Free child care available for new community members

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

Incoming Soldiers and civilians can qualify for up to 16 hours of free child care per child at the Child Development and School Age Centers in the Kaiserslautern and Baumholder communities during in-processing.

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Schools

Remember these bus safety do’s and don’ts

Remember these bus safety do’s and don’ts

Meeting children at the bus stop: DO … • wait on the same side of the street as the bus stop. • go to your child at the bus stop. DO NOT … • wait in a parked car. • wait in a building. • allow your child to come to you. […]

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News

Twelve newly inducted noncommissioned officers recite the Creed of the Noncommissioned Officer during an NCO induction ceremony Aug. 15 at the Tiger Theater on Sembach Kaserne.

‘Always Ready’ battalion hosts NCO induction ceremony

Story and photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander A. Burnett
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

It is a crucial moment in a Soldier’s career — a step that transitions them from troops to leaders. It is the moment they become noncommissioned officers. One battalion recognized Soldiers from throughout the KMC for their entrance into the NCO corps with a ceremony.

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News

British Air Training Corps Detachment Warrant Officer Mathew Craigs, 224th ATC, calls a group of more than 40 British cadets to attention Aug. 14 in front of the Kisling Noncommissioned Officer Academy on Kapaun. The cadets from England, Wales and Northern Ireland took part in the event that immersed them into the life of a U.S. Air Force NCO attending the Kisling NCOA.

British cadets visit Kisling NCO Academy

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

More than 40 British Air Training Corps cadets visited the Kisling NCO Academy to garner knowledge about the Air Force lifestyle and education system.

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News

Sgt. Bajram Peci (left), leader decontamination station, 1st Platoon, HAZMAT Company, Civil Protection Regiment, Kosovo Security Force, removes a chemical protection suit from Staff Sgt. Wendell Reeder, survey team chief, 773rd Civil Support Team, 7th Civil Support Command, during a Defense Threat Reduction Agency-sponsored preparedness partnership exercise Aug. 20 on Panzer Kaserne.

7th CSC CBRN Soldiers train Kosovo HAZMAT Company

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

Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command’s 773rd Civil Support Team trained four soldiers from the Kosovo Security Force’s HAZMAT Company, Civil Protection Regiment, during a Defense Threat Reduction Agency-sponsored preparedness partnership exercise Aug. 12 to 22 on Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern.

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News

Photo by Senior Airman Damon KasbergAirmen of the 435th Security Forces Squadron participate in a ruck march Aug. 15 on Ramstein. The event started with a run from Pulaski Barracks to Ramstein and ended with a march to their newly completed complex. The 12.2-kilometer event commemorated the 435th SFS’s heritage, stemming back to the 786th SFS at Sembach Kaserne. The 435th SFS not only deploys around the world in support of a variety of operations, they also play a vital role in training other security forces members in advanced tactics and procedures.

435th SFS march home

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News

Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Lee HooverChief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks to an audience of current, former and retired Airmen at the Air Force Sergeants Association Professional Airmen’s Conference in Jacksonville, Florida.

CMSAF discusses ‘way ahead’ for Airmen

by Rich Lamance
Air Force News Service

The Air Force’s top enlisted leader focused on the future force, the new enlisted evaluation system and professional development during the Air Force Sergeants Association Professional Airmen’s Conference here Aug. 19.

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