Archive for August, 2016


Blotter, News

KMC Blotter – Aug. 19, 2016

Aug. 8 7:15 a.m.: Major traffic accident without injuries in Landstuhl. 10:15 a.m.: Shoplifting on Ramstein. 2:15 p.m.: Major traffic accident without injuries in Kaiserslautern. 4:56 p.m.: Major traffic accident with injuries in Hohenecken. Aug. 9 7:15 a.m.: Theft from an unsecured motor vehicle in Landstuhl. 10:20 a.m.: Major traffic […]

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News

Master Sgt. Anthony Sanchez, 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron NCO in charge of training, holds Staff Sgt. LaDonna Winston, 435th Security Forces Squadron ground regional training center instructor, in a tight grip Aug. 4 on Ramstein. During the course, students practiced different techniques to be better prepared for an attack.

Ramstein Airmen learn Krav Maga, self-defense

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 435th Security Forces Squadron hosted a Krav Maga training course Aug. 1 through 8 on Ramstein. This is the third year they’ve organized the event.

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Commentary, News

Photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua
Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas (right) salutes Lt. Gen. Timothy M. Ray, 3rd Air Force commander, after being awarded the Legion of Merit medal in recognition of his service as the 86th Airlift Wing commander Aug. 17 on Ramstein. Thomas is slated to become the director, Strategic Plans, Requirements and Programs, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

A farewell to Mighty 86th

by Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas 86th Airlift Wing commander

When you take command of a unit or installation, you expect to personally grow; you expect the experience to broaden your perspective and offer opportunities to build your leadership skills. You do not always expect the units and missions to grow. Since I took command in June, 2015, the Kaiserslautern Military Community and Team Ramstein have grown and evolved immensely — and I couldn’t be prouder of all we’ve accomplished together.

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News

Photo by Airman 1st Class Lane Plummer
Lt. Gen. Timothy M. Ray, 3rd Air Force commander (left), passes the guidon to Brig. Gen. Richard G. Moore during the 86th Airlift Wing change of command ceremony as Chief Master Sgt. Aaron D. Bennett, new 86 AW command chief, looks on Aug. 17 on Ramstein. The passing of a wing's guidon symbolizes a transfer of command.

86 AW welcomes new CC

by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Members of the 86th Airlift Wing welcomed their new commander Aug. 17 on Ramstein.

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Sports

Sports Shorts – August 19, 2016

Back-to-school basketball Before your kids begin their first day back at school, let them spend their last two weekends of the summer playing basketball. Volunteer coaches from the KMC community will hold a basketball camp Saturday at the Southside Fitness Center on Ramstein. Children ages 7 to 16 will learn […]

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Schools

School Notes – August 19, 2016

KMC school orientation, open house events Monday • Ramstein Middle School, New Student/Parent Orientation: 10 a.m. Thursday • Ramstein High School, New Student Orientation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 26 • Kaiserslautern High School, New Student Orientation: 10 a.m. to noon • Ramstein Elementary School, Open House — kindergarten only: 1 to 2 […]

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News

Community Corner – August 19, 2016

Airman & Family Readiness Center For more information or to sign up for a class, call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 480-5100. MONDAY » Transition GPS Workshop: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., A&FRC » Ramstein Spouses Orientation: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., A&FRC TUESDAY » Transition GPS Workshop: 7:30 a.m. to […]

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Lifestyle

Was ist los? KMC Cultural Highlights – August 19, 2016

Was ist los? KMC Cultural Highlights – August 19, 2016

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The following is a list of performances and events happening in the KMC and nearby locations. Dates are subject to change. Performing arts: Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern: • Summer break until September. • A theater fest scheduled for Sept. 9 starts the new 2016-2017 play season. For information on the new program, […]

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Lifestyle

Mark Your Calendar – August 19, 2016

Events » A Holy Family Catholic Community picnic will take place Aug. 28 at Pulaski Park. The event will begin with Mass at 10 a.m. The 9 a.m. Mass at Ramstein North Chapel will not be held that day. Food and games will be offered after mass at the picnic. There […]

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Sports

Sports Shorts – Aug. 12, 2016

Summer Skate 2016 Summer Skate will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday through Aug. 25 at Crossroads Skate Rink. Cost is $6 a day and is open to all ID cardholders. The Crossroads Skate Rink is located on Vogelweh, Bldg. 2053. The Color Run […]

August 11, 2016 ×