Archive for December, 2016


Lifestyle

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In the 17th century, after ore became scarce, miners started the production of nutcrackers in the Erzgebirge area near the Czech border.

Christmas item production dates back to 17th century

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

All over German Christmas markets, shoppers will find unique wooden items such as nutcrackers, Christmas pyramids, angels and other figures. The origin of these holiday items dates back to the 17th century in the Erzgebirge, a mountain area near the Czech border.

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Lifestyle

Motorists must obey signs

Motorists must obey signs

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Lifestyle

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Newcomers enjoy a break in the gluehwein hut at Kaiserslautern's Christmas market during the orientation tour sponsored by the USO, SWK city works Kaiserslautern and other local businesses Dec. 6.

Welcome to Kaiserslautern: USO cooperates with city, businesses

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Approximately 56,000 American citizens live in and around the region of Kaiserslautern. One of the first stops for the new arrivals is the USO. For 75 years, the non-profit organization has been supporting American military members and their families throughout the world. The USO could not fulfill its mission without the support of many generous sponsors and volunteers.

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Lifestyle

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The Silent Night Memorial Chapel in Oberndorf near Salzburg, Austria, was built from 1924 to 1936. Each year it lures thousands of visitors. It is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

‘Silent Night’: World’s most popular Christmas song

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

During Advent season, the world’s most popular Christmas song “Silent Night” can be heard all over the world in all languages.

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News

An Airman assigned to Air Combat Command marshals an F-15 Strike Eagle aircraft during a Coronet mission Nov. 10 on Morón Air Base, Spain. This mission will last almost 60 days and is a major Air Expeditionary Force fighter aircraft swap-out between the U.S. and the Middle East.

Team Morón’s ‘Hour’

Story and photos by Capt. Jose A. Quintanilla 725th Air Mobility Squadron Detachment 1

MORÓN AIR BASE, Spain — Morón Air Base is located in the Andalusia region of Spain, surrounded by olive groves and sunflower fields. It is home to the 221st Escuadron and Wing 11 of the Spanish air force, U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s 496th Air Base Squadron and Air Mobility Command’s 725th Air Mobility Squadron Detachment 1.

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News

569 USFPS: New data advises security measures through holiday season

by Senior Airman Larissa Greatwood 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

While living in Germany, individuals have direct access to travel to many different countries and enjoy the vast cultures of the world. Imagine going on vacation and coming home to the realization that your house was raided, personal possessions are gone and your sense of security is lost.

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Features

Maintaining fitness goals with Ramstein classes

by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Whether it’s bulking up or trimming down, reaching fitness goals requires dedication and motivation. When it comes to fitness, the 786th Force Support Squadron can assist through their motivating fitness classes and programs.

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News

86th Operations Support Squadron sticks landing

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

Ensuring a safe flight in bad weather can be challenging, but having a reliable air traffic control and landing systems team can make sticking the landing much smoother.

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News

A DJ plays music during a USO-hosted SoulCycle class Nov. 15 on Ramstein. SoulCycle, an American fitness company, offers mood lighting, a cadre of support staff to help its participants throughout the class and musical beats to choreographed cycling moves.

Cycling with soul: USO hosts indoor exercise program

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Members of the KMC attended a SoulCycle class hosted by the USO Nov. 15 and 16 at the Southside Fitness Center on Ramstein.

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KMC Notices, News, Take Note

KMC Notices and Events – Dec. 9, 2016

Office closures The KMC Housing Office and Furnishings Management Section will close at 11:30 a.m. Thursday due to training. The KMC Housing Office and Furnishings Management Section will be closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 in observation of the holidays. Recycling center moves The Ramstein Recycling Center will close Monday. […]

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