Archive for October, 2014


Blotter

KMC Blotter – Oct. 31, 2014

OCT. 21 1 p.m.: An aggravated assault and larceny of private property were reported in Winnweiler. OCT. 22 6:58 a.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Kaiserslautern. 9:30 a.m.: Damage to private property was reported in Weilerbach. 4:39 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Kaiserslautern. 7:48 p.m.: A […]

October 30, 2014 ×

News

Joint travel regs determine changes

by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

On Oct. 1, the Joint Federal Travel Regulation Volume 1 and the Joint Travel Regulation Volume 2 merged into one regulation now called the Joint Travel Regulations.

October 30, 2014 ×

Commentary

Courtesy photoSenior Airman Giovanni Pinzon (top left), former 86th Munitions Squadron conventional maintenance crew chief, lounges outside a hostel common area with friends after a recent trip to Copenhagen, Denmark. Pinzon is an advocate of frequent travels as a way to increase morale.

Airmen moving up, moving out, moving on

by Senior Airman Jordan Castelan
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

There are many different ways people can leave the nest: some people plan for years, some make a sudden jump and some are forced out.

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News

Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan CastelanTrunks of cars are lined with Halloween decorations and candy at Donnley Park for the 2013 Halloween Trunk-or-Treat event on Ramstein. Trick-or-treating in the Ramstein and Vogelweh family housing complexes and the annual trunk-or-treat with carnival games will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Donnelly Park.

Help keep princesses, monsters safe; Halloween times announced

by Airman Larissa Greatwood
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

This time of year, ghouls, goblins and witches appear. In the KMC, the 86th Force Support Squadron has an evening of festivities planned.

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News

Photo by Sgt. Daniel ColeSenior U.S. military leaders, German dignitaries and former wounded U.S. service members turn the first shovels of earth Oct. 24 to mark the start of construction of the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Medical Center that will replace Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the Ramstein Air Base Clinic.

Groundbreaking ceremony marks new medical center

by Chuck Roberts
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Public Affairs

The last time ground was broken for a major military medical center in Europe was 1951 when Germany and other nations were still recovering from the devastation of World War II.

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Schools

Courtesy photoSanteri Koivisto, MinecraftEdu chief executive officer and co-founder, answers questions from the Kaiserslautern Middle School Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Club at Vogelweh Elementary School. Koivisto is traveling to different schools in Europe to help teachers raise awareness and excitement for computer programming.

Students learn coding through educational video game

by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Students from Kaiserslautern Middle School, Vogelweh Elementary School and Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School had the opportunity to learn computer coding through MinecraftEdu Oct. 16 and 17.

October 23, 2014 ×

News

The 86th Security Forces Squadron conducted “Shoot, Move, Communicate” training Oct. 10 on Ramstein. The training is applicable to any high-risk situation, including but not limited to hostage scenarios and fire fights.

Defenders shoot, move, communicate through training

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

If an unfortunate event occurs on base, such as an active shooter, there needs to be some sort of protection for the public. The 86th Security Forces Squadron is that line of defense on Ramstein.
The 86th SFS is responsible for protecting the people, resources and property on Ramstein 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

October 23, 2014 ×

Lifestyle

Courtesy photo

Winter weather driving tips

Courtesy of the 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron

As winter approaches, days shorten and temperatures begin to drop. Service members commuting to work may experience hazardous road conditions brought on by reduced lighting and freezing temperatures.

October 23, 2014 ×

Features

Airman Tiffani Ortiz, 786th Force Support Squadron food server apprentice, serves customers Oct. 8 in the Rhineland Inn Dining Facility on Ramstein. The Rhineland Inn Dining Facility provides Airmen with food to-go.

Airmen feeding Airmen

Photos by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart

       

October 23, 2014 ×

Health

Photo by Ed DrohanHeinz Stahl (left), U.S. Public Health Command Region-Europe laboratory director, points out some of the new features in the unit’s renovated soil testing laboratory at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to Col. Randall Rietcheck (center), PHCR-E deputy commander, and Brig. Gen. Norvell Coots (right), Europe Regional Medical Command commander, after a ceremony dedicating the facility Oct. 15. The labs, which conduct soil and water testing for units throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East, are housed in a building that was originally built as a barracks for the German army in 1938. The ceremony also dedicated the new customer service wing to Dr. Charles Statham, who was the laboratory director for more than 20 years before retiring recently.

Renovated lab facility opens at LRMC

October 23, 2014 ×