Archive for March, 2015


Sports

Take a Hike

by Donald Seltzer

VOLKSMARCHING NOTES – Got a comment? Found something you’d like to correct? Want to change ‘unknown’ to a useful trail description? Write me at volksmarch@gmail.com with the subject “Feedback KA.” – Interested in volksmarching but not sure how things work? Send an email message to volksmarch@gmail.com with the subject “Getting […]

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Health

Nutrition month — what’s for dinner?

by 1st Lt. Lindsey Leitz
86th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

When the topic of nutrition comes up, many of us automatically think about our own individual nutrition goals. However, since March is National Nutrition Month, I’d like to direct our focus toward a larger theme — the family meal.

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Lifestyle

Zakk Wylde, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and pianist for the Black Label Society, signs a guitar for an Airman. Wylde, a former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, and the band put on a free concert for Team Ramstein with the help of the USO.

Black Label Society rocks out with Ramstein

Photos by Staff Sgt. Sara Keller

 

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Lifestyle

Courtesy photoThe marching band Brass Appeal from Berlin will entertain visitors during the opening ceremony Saturday.

Gartenschau highlights four seasons

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Kaiserslautern Gartenschau, also known as dinosaur park, will re-open for the new season Saturday through Oct. 31, highlighting the motto, “The four seasons.”

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Lifestyle

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.com

Germans observe Easter traditions

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Easter holidays are just around the corner. In Germany, Easter week begins with Holy Thursday, which Germans call “Gründonnerstag,” or green Thursday. The word “green” is not associated with the color, but rather with the old German verb “grienen,” meaning to bemoan. Some people still recognize Holy Thursday traditions by eating green vegetables that day, preferably spinach.

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Features

PAO retires after 37 years of national media spotlight

PAO retires after 37 years of national media spotlight

by Chuck Roberts
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Public Affairs

She was born and raised as an only child on a working farm in a small village in Ath, Belgium. Her father didn’t have or need the help of sons to manage the farm — he had Marie.

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News

Photos by Spc. Glenn M. AndersonBrig. Gen. Arlan M. DeBlieck (middle left), commanding general of the 7th Civil Support Command, takes a moment with his entire senior staff and joint task force for a photo opportunity during Citizen Response 15 March 9 in Grafenwöhr, Germany.

US Army Reserve Soldiers train for disaster response

Courtesy of 221st Public Affairs Detachment

GRAFENWÖHR, Germany — When disaster strikes, Europe-based U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers stand ready to save lives, provide stability, assess damage, minimize suffering and restore essential services. During the Citizen Response 15 exercise, Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command in Kaiserslautern tested their ability to deploy with other U.S. military […]

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News

Senior Airman Christian Afaisen, 86th Munitions Squadron munitions inspector, double checks assets for correct labeling and signs of corrosion as a part of the semiannual 100 percent inspection March 16 on Ramstein.

86th MUNS conducts semiannual inspection

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Tryphena Mayhugh
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

A fighter pilot gears up and is ready for takeoff to complete a mission. He’s pumped and prepared to do his part for the Air Force.

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News

Airman 1st Class Danelle Oliver, 786th Force Support Squadron customer service technician, inputs data from base newcomer in-processing worksheets.

Customer support sponsors Ramstein

Photos by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
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Features

Senior Airman Blair Coffey, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron general purpose light mechanic, uppercuts a punching bag.

Defenders empower Airmen through self-defense seminar

Photos by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg
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