Archive for March, 2015


News

German Polizei Corner

Landstuhl Polizei are looking for perpetrators who shot at vehicles and houses with paintball weapons from a moving vehicle during the evening of March 13 and 14.

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Features

Phoro courtesy of shutterstock.com

Spring fire safety

Courtesy of the 86th Civil Engineer Squadron

The warm spring weather has finally arrived. It’s time for spring cleaning, barbecuing and practicing home fire saftey plans. So before firing up a gas barbecue grill, here are some helpful recommendations from the 86th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department. Grills should be inspected to ensure there is no buildup of grease or spider webs that inhibit the flow of gas to the controls. Ensure rodents have not made a nest in the area of the hoses and controls over the winter. This can cause propane to leak and ignite when the grill is ignited. If such a condition occurs, turn off the gas supply at the controls (if the controls are not on fire). If the controls are on fire, turn off the gas at the supply (propane tank). Call 1-1-2 to report the incident and the fire department will respond to ensure the fire is out and the gas is properly turned off. The following are fire safety facts and tips for grills from the National Fire Protection Association. • Twenty-seven percent of the home structure fires involving grills started on a courtyard, terrace or patio. 29 percent started on an exterior balcony or open porch, and

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Features

Retiree office offers one-stop shopping

by Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

When it comes to retirement, individuals can be swamped with a vast amount of information available from a variety of organizations. When closing one chapter in life and moving into the next, this information can become confusing and overwhelming.

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News

Courtesy photo

Preventing online exploitation of children

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

Child sex crimes and online exploitation of children are perpetual problems throughout society and in the military, there are no exceptions.

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Commentary

Capt. Spanky makes smooth transition

 by Capt. Spanky

Happy Friday, team Ramstein! I’m sorry I haven’t given you any updates lately, but out-processing for retirement has kept me really busy. Luckily, I haven’t just been chasing my tail (or nub in my case).

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News

Rhea and Keira play fetch during a play date.

No mission pause with Paws Abroad

by Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

When military commitments arise, it can be stressful making sure personal responsibilities are taken care of. When it comes to four-legged family members, furry or scaly, having the best
possible care at little or no cost can sometimes be nearly impossible to find.

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News

Photo by Staff Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales
Senior Airman David Vogt, 1st Combat Communications Squadron radio frequency transmission technician, ensures proper connection for the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing March 16 at Campia Turzii, Romania. The 435th AGOW participated in Dacian 
Warhawk, which featured U.S. and Romanian airmen working side-by-side to establish a base and conduct ground and air operations with NATO 
partners.

AGOW refines new mission skillset

by Staff Sgt. Kris Levasseur 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing departed March 10 from Ramstein for what seemed like any other training mission; however, this mission, known as Dacian Warhawk, is unlike any other in which they have participated.

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Blotter

KMC Blotter – March 27, 2015

March 18 7:30 a.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Landstuhl. March 19 2 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported on Ramstein. 2:45 p.m.: An attempted house break-in was reported in Baalborn. 3:03 p.m.: Sexual assault was reported on Vogelweh. 4:10 p.m.: A major traffic accident […]

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Lifestyle

Community Corner – events on base

Events on base in the Kaiserslautern Military Community

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Lifestyle

Mark Your Calendar – events in the KMC

Event calendar for Kaiserslautern Military Community on base events, updated weekly, covering Ramstein, Kaiserslautern (Kleber Kaserne and Vogelweh), Landstuhl and Baumholder.

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