Archive for October, 2014


Schools

Students from School 12 perform a traditional Moldovan dance during the ribbon cutting for the newly renovated school in Chisinau, Moldova. The students performed the dance as a show of gratitude to the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing’s Construction and Training Squadron, which sent Airmen to perform renovations on four restrooms, two locker rooms and two shower rooms in the school to make them functional and safe to use again.

435th CTS restores Moldovan school

Story and photo by Master Sgt. Jeffrey S. Mooney
435th Construction and Training Squadron

In a small corner of the world, there is a school that resides in the poorest country in Europe — the Republic of Moldova. This particular school is a special needs school that accommodates students from the ages of kindergarten through high school. In Chisinau, Moldova, more than 150 students, who are to some degree deaf or blind, learn how to become active and functional members of society.

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Lifestyle

Photo by Stefan LayesThe center of Ramstein-Miesenbach hosts vendors, exhibitors and musicians from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Ramstein holds Wendelinus market, Oktoberfest

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The last weekend of the month in Ramstein-Miesenbach is always dedicated to “Wendelinusmarkt,” a market featuring vendors, exhibitors, music and food specialties. The market will take place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the center of town.

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Features

Members of Team Ramstein visit different information tables Oct. 17 on Ramstein. The Kaiserslautern Military Community Fair allowed units to set up stations in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center to allow military members and their families to see events and classes offered in the area.

KMC comes together at community fair

Photos by Airman Larissa Greatwood

     

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News

Saving water starts with you

Courtesy of 86th Civil Engineer Squadron

Last year, Air Force facilities and military family housing within the KMC used more than 450 million gallons of water, which cost more than $5 million.

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News

Photo by Pfc. Kelsey M. LittleLt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr. (left), commanding general of U.S. Army Europe, presents a USAREUR challenge coin to Spc. Joshua Middleton, corrections specialist with the 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, during his visit to Sembach Kaserne Oct. 9. Middleton was recognized for serving over 200 community service hours.

USAREUR commanding general visits 21st TSC

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News

Airman takes LEAD in step to USAF Academy

by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

There are several ways an enlisted Airman can make the transition to be an Air Force officer. They can go through Air Force ROTC via various means, be selected for Officer Training School or go to the U.S. Air Force Academy through the Leaders Encouraging Airman Development program.

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Features

An Airman signals to service members indicating they are able to carry a patient from a Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility bus Oct. 10 on Ramstein. There isn’t a CASF at every base in the Air Force. Depending upon where a medical Airman is stationed will determine whether or not they will work at a CASF.

CASF provides service members with extra care

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

When service members are injured downrange and need to receive specialized medical attention, they go to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center to be treated. They are then transported, by the Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility on Ramstein, from LRMC to the Ramstein flightline where they receive care before they are transported elsewhere for further attention.

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Blotter

KMC Blotter – Oct. 24, 2014

OCT. 14 9:15 a.m.: An unlawful entry and possession of narcotics were reported on Vogelweh. 11:20 a.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported at the Opel Circle in Kaiserslautern. 11:50 a.m.: An unattended death was reported in Lohnsfeld. OCT. 15 10:25 a.m.: An assault was reported on Ramstein. 4:39 p.m.: Child endangerment was […]

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News

409th CSB supports RT14

by Rachel Clark
409th Contracting Support Brigade

Soldiers with the 409th Contracting Support Brigade, headquartered at Sembach Kaserne, visited Yavoriv, Ukraine, Sept. 15 to 26 to provide contracting support for Rapid Trident 14.

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News

Obama activates reserves for Operation United Assistance

by Nick Simeone
Department of Defense News, Defense Media Activity

President Barack Obama has authorized the Defense Department to call up a small number of National Guard or reserve troops that possess special skills needed to aid efforts in stopping the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.

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