Archive for August, 2016


News

Gen. Frank Gorenc and Mrs. Sharon Gorenc stand together in front of a F-15 at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, U.K., in August 2015. Yesterday, the general culminated a 37 1/2-year career when he relinquished command of U.S. Air Forces in Europe, U.S. Air Forces Africa and NATO’s Allied Air Command.

COMUSAFE thanks Airmen, reflects on service

Story and photo courtesy of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs

After 37 1/2 years in the U.S. Air Force, Gen. Frank Gorenc shared a few departing words to Airmen as he prepared for the Aug. 11 change of command and future retirement.

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Sports

Sports Shorts – Aug. 5, 2016

Half marathon registration The Ramstein Half Marathon will be held Aug. 20. Registration is open until Wednesday at the Southside Fitness Center. Cost is $35 and includes a T-shirt, bag, participation medal and winner trophies. Summer Skate 2016 Summer Skate will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. every Wednesday, […]

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Schools

School Notes – Aug. 5, 2016

Registration opens University of Maryland University College Europe registration for Fall 2016 Session 1 is now open. On-site and online courses start Aug. 22. Registration is open until Aug. 17 for online classes; Aug. 21 for hybrid classes, which is a combination of on-site and online courses; and the day […]

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News

Community Corner – Aug. 5, 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

Mark Your Calendar – Aug. 5, 2016

Events » A block party will take place from 3 to 8 p.m. today at the Ramstein Enlisted Club. There will be bouncy castles, face painting, games, prizes, BBQ food, a demonstration by the K-9 unit and exhibits by the fire department and security forces. The event is free and open […]

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Lifestyle

Courtesy photo
Verdi’s opera ‘Nabucco’ in Ramstein
The Haus des Buergers in Ramstein-Miesenbach celebrates its 30th anniversary with an open-air performance of Guiseppe Verdi’s opera ”Nabucco” at 8 p.m. Sept. 2 on Prometheusplatz. The Prague Opera House performs the opera with more than 100 orchestra members and singers. Tickets cost €35, €48 and €60. For reservations, call Haus des Buergers at 06371-592-220 or visit www.hausdesbuergers.de.

Was ist los? KMC Cultural Highlights – Aug. 5, 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.

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News

Photo by Senior Airman Nesha Humes
A paratrooper jumps from a C-130J Super Hercules July 27 over Bitburg Airfield, Germany. The U.S. joined forces with Germany, France, the Netherlands, the U.K., Kosovo, Israel and the Czech Republic to conduct four days of airborne operations during International Jump Week.

International Jump Week builds camaraderie between US, partner nations

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Lifestyle

Courtesy photos
Various medieval bands, dancers and jugglers perform at the medieval market in the Nature Wildlife Park Freisen Saturday and Sunday.

Park in Freisen turns into medieval town

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Nature Wildlife Park Freisen will hold its 16th Medieval Market Saturday and Sunday. On a meadow area of about 60,000 square meters, around 400 tents will be put up to house approximately 2,000 actors. There will be more than 120 groups including Vikings, Celtics and Normans demonstrating life in […]

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Lifestyle

Families enjoy the car-free adventure day scheduled from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

Federal street closes for bikers, hikers Sunday

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Thirty-five kilometers of federal street B270 will be closed to motorized traffic Sunday for the annual Car-Free Lauter Valley day. From 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., walkers, hikers, bicyclists and in-line skaters will have B270 between Kaiserslautern and Lauterecken all to themselves.

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News

Volunteers sought for nerve block study for PTSD

Courtesy of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Public Affairs

If you are on active duty and have been diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder or think that you might have PTSD, you may be eligible to participate in a new study at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

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