Archive for October, 2014


Features

Paratroopers from different nations prepare to enter a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, Sept. 20 in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Paratroopers from eight nations came to the Netherlands to re-enact the jumps made during Operation Market Garden 70 years ago. The commemoration was held to honor those who died to liberate the Netherlands.

Allies remember sacrifices of Operation Market Garden

Story and photos by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Ending the war before Christmas was the plan in mind when American, British and Polish troops boarded aircraft and flew across the English Channel into the Netherlands to conduct Operation Market Garden on Sept. 17, 1944.

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Blotter

KMC Blotter – Oct. 3, 2014

SEPT. 23 7:51 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Schwedelbach. 8:15 a.m.: Larceny of private property was reported on Vogelweh Family Housing. SEPT. 24 7:50 a.m.: Drunken driving and a minor traffic accident were reported in Kaiserslautern. SEPT. 25 2:40 a.m.: Drunken driving was reported in Kaiserslautern. 3:50 p.m.: Child endangerment was reported […]

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News

Strategic agility is the future

by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

As the Air Force prepares for new challenges and opportunities of the coming decades, it faces sobering 21st-century realities: global centers of power have become more distributed and the terrorism threat more dispersed. Most importantly, the emerging environment is demonstrating a trend that could prove to be the defining one of current times: the accelerating pace of change.

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Commentary

Courtesy photo

Let’s save energy

by David W. Carter
86th Civil Engineer Squadron base energy manager

As fall approaches in Germany, most people are more interested in turning the radiator thermostat up rather than down. However, the month of October not only marks the changing season; it is also a time to recognize Energy Awareness Month.

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News

AF implements SSgt EPR static closeout dates

by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

Implementation of a series of changes to the enlisted evaluation and promotion systems announced in July by Air Force senior leaders continues with establishment of the staff sergeant enlisted performance report static closeout date.

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News

Photo by Senior Airman Jonathan StefankoAirmen and gusts pay respects while the U.S. national anthem plays during the Air Force Ball Sept. 27 on Ramstein. To celebrate the U.S. Air Force’s 67th birthday, Team Ramstein held an Air Force Ball with a ceremonial cake cutting, music by the U.S. Air Forces in Europe band Afterburner and words of wisdom spoken by Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force commander. The ball gave Airmen and guests an opportunity to commemorate the occasion.

Celebrating 67 years

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News

Courtesy photosMaster Sgt. Albert Black, 435th Contingency Response Group air adviser, instructs a Latvian fuels team on a fuels system icing inhibitor at Lielvarde Air Base, Latvia. The 435th Air Ground Operations Wing’s Air Adviser Branch executed five missions at once, the most it has ever done in one week, Sept. 15 to 19 in three NATO countries.

435th AGOW succeeds at ‘Big Week’

by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 435th Air Ground Operations Wing’s Air Adviser Branch recently succeeded in accomplishing five missions at once — the most ever done in one week.

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