Archive for February, 2015


Sports

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Half-marathon runners can enjoy Kaiserslautern’s surroundings March 22.

Local sports club holds half-marathon March 22

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The running division of the sports club TSG 1861 Kaiserslautern will hold the 34th annual half marathon March 22 in Kaiserslautern. The 13.1-mile course with variations in height is free of traffic and leads through the scenic surroundings of Kaiserslautern. “Each type of runner can participate in this half marathon,” […]

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Sports

Physical fitness resources found locally in KMC

by Alysha Brandy
Fitness program manager

Ramstein’s Airmen are dedicated to maintaining their physical fitness and are truly “Fit to Fight.” With a 98.5 percent pass rate on the fitness assessment, personnel demonstrated that with personal dedication and great support, they can achieve an outstanding overall fitness standard.

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Lifestyle

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Members of the KMC take part in the world premiere and free screening of the new Disney movie, “McFarland, USA,” Feb. 7 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center’s Heaton Hall Auditorium. Jim Caldwell, senior vice president of Walt Disney Communications, introduced the movie, saying it was an honor to premiere it in the KMC.

Disney world premiere hits home for local family

by Ronnie Schelby
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Members of the KMC were invited to view the world premiere and free screening of the new Disney movie, “McFarland, USA,” Feb. 7 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center’s Heaton Hall Auditorium. About 30 people viewed the film.

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Lifestyle

Maj. Matthew Boyd (right), 86th Airlift Wing chaplain, arranges donated clothing for the less fortunate in the local community Feb. 21 in Kaiserslautern. Boyd continues his long lineage of serving in the military as a chaplain offering guidance and contentment for those in need.

A chaplain’s story of legacy, life, love

Story and photo by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

As a young boy growing up in West Palm Beach, Florida, Matthew Boyd understood he was destined to serve. With two granddads in World War I and a father’s return home after World War II, he simply knew he was born a warrior.

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Lifestyle

Shoppers will find toys, books, leather items, clothing, household appliances and more at the annual Pfennig Bazaar March 6 to 8 in the Kaiserslautern Gartenschau event hall.

Club collects donations for Pfennig Bazaar

Story and photo by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 54th annual Pfennig Bazaar, sponsored by German-American and International Women’s Club Kaiserslautern under the patronage of Kaiserslautern’s Lord Mayor Dr. Klaus Weichel, will take place March 6 to 8 at the Kaiserslautern Gartenschau event hall.

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Health

TBI awareness event features open house, panel discussion

Courtesy of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Public Affairs

To kick off Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Traumatic Brain Injury Clinic will host a panel discussion with a keynote speaker and Traumatic Brain Injury subject matter experts from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Bruno’s Pasta Bar, Bldg. 3780 on LRMC. Light refreshments will be served.

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Features

Staff Sgt. Bradley Beaty, 86th Security Forces Squadron K-9 handler, and Omega, a military working dog, pay their respects Feb. 24 to Sano, an MWD who was recently put to rest. The 86th SFS held a memorial ceremony to honor Sano’s eight years of service to the Air Force.

Honoring Sano’s 8 years of service

Photos by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg

 

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Features

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Col. Miguel Castellanos, commander of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th Civil Support Command, prepares to fire at targets during a shooting competition.

Colonel holds rare Rifleman’s Badge, President’s Hundred title

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

The rank of colonel on his Army Combat Uniform and the long rows of ribbons on his service uniform distinguish him, but there is something far rarer to be seen. He has earned two accolades in marksmanship that place him in a military tradition dating back over 100 years.

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Features

The 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Spouses’ Group recently gathered for a great cause — to crochet items for cancer patients.

721st AMXS spouses crochet for cancer

by Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood
6th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Spouses’ Group recently gathered for a great cause — to crochet items for cancer patients.

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Features

Senior Airman Allen Cherry, 86th Aerospace Medicine Public Health technician, prints files for his food inspector kit Feb. 17 on Ramstein. Cherry was selected as the U.S. Air Force Public Health Airman of the Year for his work with deployed service members and efforts to contain malaria, among other accomplishments.

Ramstein Airman earns AF Public Health AOY

Story and photo by Senior Airman Armando A. Schwier-Morales
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Air Force recently named an 86th Medical Group Airman the 2014 Public Health Airman of the Year.

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