Archive for October, 2014


Lifestyle

Courtesy photoRamstein-Miesenbach holds its annual farmers market with farmers and vendors presenting their products, displays and musical entertainment from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday in the center of town.

Ramstein holds annual farmers market Sunday

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Public Affairs

The Rheinland-Pfalz Agricultural Chamber will sponsor its 18th annual farmers market Sunday in Ramstein-Miesenbach.

October 2, 2014 ×

News

Equipment belonging to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division waits for onward movement Sept. 23 at Bremerhaven Port.

Planes, trains, ferries: 1/1 CAV equipment arrives in Europe

Story and photos by Alexander A. Burnett
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Before sunrise at the port, the work of Soldiers and civilians has already begun. The front gate and ramp slowly lowers from the massive vessel Arc Courage, and the first pieces of cargo pour out. As various combat vehicles get their first touch of European soil, it is clear the cavalry has arrived.

October 2, 2014 ×

Features

Master Sgt. Etienne Tousignant, 86th Force Support Squadron career assistance adviser, talks to the first-term Airmen Sept. 23 in the First Term Airmen Center on Ramstein. Tousignant 
talks to the Airmen about the importance of their jobs and the impact they have on the Air Force mission. The CAAs offer many forums and assistance from retraining to transitioning into civilian life.

CAAs help build better Airmen

Story and photo by Airman Larissa Greatwood
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Whether an Airman wants the opportunity to retrain, become an effective supervisor or receive guidance through the informed decision seminar, the career assistance advisers at Ramstein offer many forums to address their needs.

October 2, 2014 ×

News

Guenter Spletter explains the wash rack operating controls to Senior Airman Matthew Jensen, both 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron vehicle operators, Sept. 12 on Ramstein. The wash rack services approximately 1,800 government motor vehicles in the KMC.

Keeping GMVs pristine

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

According to Air Force Instruction 1-1, Air Force Standards: “Employees shall protect and conserve federal property.” That can mean being a steward of resources that range from taking care of the gear they were issued to helping maintain of a facility to ensuring a vehicle is clean.

October 2, 2014 ×

Health

Flu vaccine events scheduled for KMC

Flu vaccine events are being held at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center during the month of October, and Army and Air Force medical officials have developed plans for all service members and civilians to receive their vaccination.

October 2, 2014 ×

Health

Photo by Brandon BeachMaj. Gen. John R. O’Connor (right), commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, receives his flu shot from Sgt. Pierre Jean, health care specialist with U.S. Army Health Clinic-Kaiserslautern, during a 21st TSC command senior leader forum Sept. 18 at Armstrong’s Club  on Vogelweh.

21st TSC holds command forum; flu shot season underway

October 2, 2014 ×

Features

Photos by Michael StuartSupply journeymen from the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron sort equipment and prepare for a contingency tasking Sept. 24 on Ramstein. To get ready for a contingency tasking, the 86th LRS pulls aircraft parts from a warehouse, stage it, conduct inventory and then get it ready for missions.

86th LRS supplies contingency tasking

       

October 2, 2014 ×

Features

Ramstein bazaar volunteers set out Polish pottery to be sold at the Ramstein bazaar.

Ramstein bazaar celebrates 50 years of community partnerships

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

The 86th Force Support Squadron and Ramstein Officers’ Spouse Club teamed up to hold the 50th anniversary of the Ramstein bazaar Sept. 18 to 21.

October 2, 2014 ×

News

Secretary of the Army John McHugh speaks with transiting service members returning from Afghanistan during a visit to Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base Sept. 20 in Romania.

SecArmy thanks returning service members during Romania visit

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr.
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

The Army’s top leader stopped off at the Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base in Romania to meet with service members returning from Afghanistan during a visit to the small Romanian air base Sept. 20.

October 2, 2014 ×

News

An aerial demonstration team flies over a crowd lined up to look inside a C-130J Super Hercules Sept. 20 at the Africa Aerospace & Defence Expo on Waterkloof Air Force Base, South Africa. The C-130 was part of a total-force team of Guard, Reserve and active-duty Soldiers and Airmen at the expo.

Ramstein C130J draws crowds as part of total force team at AAD14

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Travis Edwards
U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs

Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world gathered to see a C-130J Super Hercules from Ramstein on display at the Africa Aerospace & Defence Expo here Sept. 20 and 21.

October 2, 2014 ×