Archive for October, 2014


News

KMC to hold Joint Passport Outreach Day

Courtesy of 786th Force Support Squadron

The U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt and the KMC passport offices are scheduled to host a fall Passport Outreach Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 5 in Bldg. 2402 on Ramstein.

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News

Maj. Mayra Zapata, 633rd Medical Operations Squadron, gets her temperature taken by Tech. Sgt. Saquadrea Crosby, 86th Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health NCOIC, as she deplanes a C-130J Super Hercules Oct. 19 on Ramstein. Any personnel traveling into Ramstein from Ebola infected areas will be medically screened upon their arrival and cleared by public health for onward travel to ensure the health and safety of all passengers, aircrew and members of the KMC.

Team Ramstein supports Ebola ops, mitigates risks at home

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Sara Keller
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

As service members travel to Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, Ramstein continues to establish itself as a power projection platform for Europe and Africa.

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News

Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan CastelanAn Airman receives medical attention from a German emergency medical technician as part of a major accident response exercise Oct. 18  on Ramstein. Members of Team Ramstein and German agencies partnered in conducting a response and recovery in preparation for possible real-world incidents.

Ramstein teams with German partners during exercise

by Tech. Sgt. Travis Edwards
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Ramstein Airmen, in concert with German disaster response authorities, participated in a combined major accident response exercise, or MARE, Oct. 18 on Ramstein.

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Lifestyle

Courtesy photo

Halloween in the KMC

Trick-or-treaters are invited to come out and enjoy Halloween throughout the Ramstein, Vogelweh and Landstuhl family housing areas Oct. 31.

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Sports

Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders Krystal (front) and Hayley lead children and parents from the KMC in a dance during a cheerleading clinic Oct. 11 at the Ramstein Southside Fitness Center.

NFL cheerleaders give back, entertain Ramstein

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

As a sea of children stood on the basketball court timidly waiting, music began playing. Suddenly, six Kansas City Chiefs cheerleaders ran out and grabbed hands and led a conga line to kick off the event.

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News

European agricultural pests pose threat to US farmers

by Robert Szostek
U.S. European Command Customs Public Affairs

Europe is home to many agricultural pests that are not found in the United States, and soil is a natural hideout for them. This is why cleaning anything that collects dirt before you send it stateside is so important. These pests can cause great damage to the U.S. farming economy.

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Schools

Lt. Gen. Tom Jones, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa vice commander, talks to a group of children from the Villa Winzig Kindergarten during a tour of Ramstein Air Base Oct. 2. With more than 55,000 American citizens living in the greater Kaiserslautern area, U.S. Air Force units have shared a 60-year partnership with their host nation counterparts, and since 2009, several groups of German kindergarten children have visited Ramstein to continue those relationships.

USAFE-AFAFRICA CV visits children from Villa Winzig Kindergarten

Photos by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan

 

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Features

Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan CastelanThe U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band prepares to deliver a performance inside the Conservatoire de Luxembourg Oct. 9 in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. Air Force bands support the global Air Force mission by preserving national heritage, providing professional musical products and acting as ambassadors throughout their touring schedules and performances.

Air Force music ambassadors present concert

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Lifestyle

Photos courtesy of the City of KaiserslauternVarious rides and vendors lure visitors to the October carnival in Kaiserslautern. The carnival starts today and ends Oct. 27.

October carnival starts today

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Kaiserslautern’s traditional “Oktoberkerwe,” or October carnival, starts today and runs through Oct. 27 at the Messeplatz fairgrounds.

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Lifestyle

Courtesy photoBreunigweiler will open its annual horror hiking route at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25.

A weekend of HORROR!

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Pfrimmtal Touristik association hosts its widely successful and spooky Halloween event Oct. 24 and 25 on the sports field in Breunigweiler, which is located about 40 minutes from Ramstein.

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