Archive for October, 2014


News

Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, meets with Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing during the 3rd Air Force immersion tour at the 435th Construction and Training Squadron compound Sept. 30 on Ramstein. During his tour of multiple units within the wing, Roberson learned about their day-to-day tasks and how they contribute to the overall Air Force mission.

3rd AF commander emphasizes competence, care, character to 435th AGOW

Story and photo by Senior Airman Holly Mansfield
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, toured units of the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing Sept. 30 on Ramstein.

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Blotter

KMC Blotter – Oct. 10, 2014

SEPT. 30 3:10 .m.: An assault was reported on Vogelweh. OCT. 1  6 p.m.: Vandalism resulting in damage to private property was reported on Ramstein. OCT. 2 5:46 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Bann. OCT. 3  12:57 a.m.: Drunk and disorderly conduct was reported in Mackenbach. 4 p.m.: Child abuse […]

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News

‘RUfit?’ jumpstarts resiliency, overall fitness

‘RUfit?’ jumpstarts resiliency, overall fitness

by Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane
U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs

“RUfit?” officially rolled out Oct. 1 across bases in U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa to focus Airmen on a culture of balanced, holistic health.

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Commentary

Photo by Senior Airman Timothy MooreSenior Airman Liberty Provo, 86th Dental Squadron dental laboratory technician, applies makeup to Tech. Sgt. Erica Carr, 86th Communications Squadron KMC frequency manager, to simulate domestic violence injuries Oct. 2 on Ramstein. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this year’s theme is “Thanks for Asking.” Participants volunteered to don the fake injuries to raise awareness for domestic violence victims who sometimes remain silent.

‘Thanks for Asking’ about Domestic Violence Awareness Month

by Valerie Seitz
86th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy Program

Each October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Family Advocacy Program puts a special focus on the prevention of domestic violence in the Air Force. This year’s campaign theme is, “Thanks for Asking.”

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Commentary

Celebrating Hispanic heritage

by Maj. Carlos E. Chirivi
786th Civil Engineer Squadron Operations Flight commander

I often reflect on what a great privilege it is to serve for a military service composed of people from all the corners of the Earth fighting together for a common purpose: world peace.

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News

Photo by 1st Lt. Henry ChanPetroleum supply specialists from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 240th Quartermaster Company, 16th Sustainment Brigade, refuel a coalition vehicle. The 21st TSC also provides fuel and other logistic support to U.S. Soldiers with Operation Atlantic Resolve.

21st TSC makes OAR support transparent

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

Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower said this of logistics: “You will not find it difficult to prove that battles, campaigns and even wars have been won or lost primarily because of logistics.”

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News

Cargo is loaded onto the ramp of a C-130J Super Hercules Tuesday on Ramstein. As the Ebola outbreak becomes a potential global threat, U.S. Africa Command is working in support of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the lead federal agency, as part of a comprehensive U.S. government effort to respond to and contain the outbreak in West Africa as quickly as possible. This was the first flight launched from Ramstein to Monrovia, Liberia, in support of Operation United Assistance.

First C-130J flight launched to assist Ebola outbreak efforts

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

Airmen from Ramstein’s 37th Airlift Squadron loaded a C-130J Super Hercules with needed supplies and launched their first mission Tuesday to West Africa in support of Operation United Assistance.

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Features

Valerie Seitz, Family Advocacy outreach manager; Carmen Schott, sexual assault response 
coordinator; and Desiree Amby, sexual assault victim advocate, join forces for National 
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Sept. 24 on Ramstein. National Domestic Violence Awareness Month brings awareness to sexual assault occurring between partners and within marriages.

Family Advocacy, SARC join forces to raise awareness

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

The Family Advocacy Program and sexual assault response coordinators are two services within the Air Force to help with issues some may face. These two organizations have partnered up to raise awareness for domestic violence and make a difference in the KMC.

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Schools

Tech. Sgt. Andre Grant, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, takes a photo of his children with Elmo and Cookie Monster during a family night hosted by the Ramstein Community Center Sept. 22.

Ramstein Community Center knows how to get to ‘Sesame Street’

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

The Ramstein Community Center hosted a family night featuring Elmo and Cookie Monster from “Sesame Street” Sept. 22.

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Lifestyle

Courtesy photoAnnweiler celebrates its traditional chestnut festival, highlighting items and products made from chestnuts, Saturday and Sunday.

Annweiler highlights chestnuts

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The City of Annweiler/Trifels will celebrate its annual chestnut festival Saturday and Sunday.

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