Archive for August, 2016


News

Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command help unload a shipment of weapons July 27 at the Kaiserslautern Army Depot. The new weapons consisted mainly of new M4 rifles.

7th MSC Soldiers zero in on new weapon systems

Story and photos by Spc. Kelsey M. Ostrawski 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Soldiers of the 7th Mission Support Command joined a regional effort to maximize readiness though distribution of new weapons systems July 27 at the Kaiserslautern Army Depot.

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Features

Airmen partake in a meal together July 15 on Ramstein. The free weekly dinner for Airmen E-4 and below is part of the ministry of Club 7.

Club 7 welcomes, encourages young Airmen

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

Airmen gathered in the living room with their heads bowed and eyes closed as a chaplain blessed their meal.

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Features

Staff Sgt. Toni Odom, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster and Thracian Summer 2016 ramp coordinator, stands in front of a C-130J Super Hercules July 21 at Plovdiv Airport, Bulgaria. Odom was one of two ramp coordinators for Thracian Summer 2016, where she was in charge of 26 personnel for the two-week forward training deployment.

Glue that binds during Thracian Summer

Story and photo by Senior Airman Nicole Keim 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

PLOVDIV, Bulgaria — Engines roared to life as the hum of the “birds” flooded the tarmac and three C-130J Super Hercules lined up to take flight during another annual training mission.

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Features

Senior Airman Adam Longfellow, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron vehicle maintainer, welds a piston July 13 on Ramstein. Airmen at the 86 VRS are responsible for ensuring Ramstein’s government-owned vehicles are properly maintained and in proper working condition.

86 VRS keeps Ramstein rolling

Photos by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua

Senior Airman Adam Longfellow, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron vehicle maintainer, welds a piston July 13 on Ramstein. Airmen at the 86 VRS are responsible for ensuring Ramstein’s government-owned vehicles are properly maintained and in proper working condition.

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News

A German parachutist packs his bag after jumping from a U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook during International Jump Week July 27 on the drop zone in Bitburg, Germany. Over 150 parachutists from the U.S. and seven other countries participated in the weeklong annual event designed to build partnership capacity by conducting airborne operations.

5th QM troops help make International Jump Week a soaring success

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel Wyatt 16th Sustainment Brigade

BITBURG, Germany — Over the horizon in an opening between the clouds of a misty blue sky over an old U.S. Air Force airfield appeared several C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and U.S. Army CH-47 Chinook helicopters on a mission to rain Soldiers from the sky.

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News

Runners celebrate finishing their last lap during the Viking Challenge July 23 on Pulaski Barracks. After the marathon ended, awards and appreciation were given out.

KMC 5/6 hosts annual Viking Challenge

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Savannah Waters 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The KMC 5/6 club hosted its 10th annual Viking Challenge to raise funds for the people and organizations within the KMC July 22 on Pulaski Barracks.

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News

KMC Notices and Events – Aug. 5 2015

New off-limits establishments The 86th Airlift Wing commander declared the following establishments off limits until further notice due to safety concerns: Hotel Zepp at Pariser Strasse 4 and Club Psst at Pariser Strasse 8, both in Kaiserslautern. Passport hours change Customer service hours for the Kleber passport office have changed. […]

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Blotter, News

KMC Blotter – Aug. 5, 2016

JULY 25 10 a.m.: Larceny of government property on Ramstein. 10:50 a.m.: Major traffic accident without injuries in Kaiserslautern. 12:34 p.m.: Aggravated assault on Ramstein. JULY 26 11 a.m.: Damage to private property in Weilerbach. 11:15 a.m.: Loss of government property on Ramstein. 1:05 p.m.: Major traffic accident without injuries […]

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News

Alwin Puschmann, IT-Haus representative, writes on the screen of an interactive digital whiteboard system July 19 on Ramstein. Puschmann was a representative of one of more than 60 companies that showcased their technologies at the Ramstein Technology Exposition.

AFCEA hosts Ramstein Technology Exposition

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

Chapter 158 of the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association hosted the 2016 Ramstein Technology Exposition July 19 and 20 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club.

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Commentary, News

Looking at their story from another view, augmenting DPAA

by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

I’ve always thought the best part of my job as photojournalist in the U.S. Air Force is that I get to see so much of the big picture of the Department of Defense and how every job plays a part in putting that picture together.

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