Archive for March, 2016


Features

Ask an attorney: Must I file a state income tax return?

by Mark Christensen Kaiserslautern Legal Services Center

Q: Am I required to file a state income tax return when I am stationed overseas?

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News

Child supervision policy outlines requirements for all ages

Child supervision policy outlines requirements for all ages

by Capt. Amos Gregory 86th Airlift Wing Legal Center

Having small children at home can be a rewarding experience. As they grow, they are able to help out with errands for your family or neighborhood, including babysitting. In situations where children may be left without adult supervision, it is important to remember that there are certain rules regarding the level of supervision required depending on the age of the child.

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News

Joint terminal attack controllers from the 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron and NATO partners work through a nighttime scenario as part of exercise Serpentex 16 March 15 in Corsica, France. Serpentex is an annual French-led exercise that is designed to enhance NATO operations and training between allies and partners. Multiple NATO countries worked together throughout the exercise in order to better learn each other’s capabilities and improve in areas where fellow JTACs would be able to help.

Darkness falls, TACPs train

Photos by Staff Sgt. Sara Keller
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Health, News

86th Medical Group explains Zika virus

by Capt. Ryan Button 86th Medical Group

While studies are ongoing, recent observations suggest that the incidence of serious birth defects may be related to infection with the Zika virus. Pregnant women or women of childbearing age who plan to become pregnant and their sexual partners are the focus population for the efforts to prevent or mitigate the disease.

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News

CSM departs TSC after eventful 28-month tour

by Sgt. Maj. Michael Pintagro 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

One of the most charismatic and consequential senior enlisted leaders in 21st Theater Sustainment Command annals bade farewell to fellow leaders, allies, Soldiers and family members during a unique ceremony emblematic of his tenure with “Team 21” held March 18 on Vogelweh.

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Features

Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II, Air Force Sustainment Center commander (front left), tours the Central Regional Storage Facility site March 3 at Sanem, Luxembourg. The CRSF site stores Air Force equipment, such as government vehicles, fuel tanks and basic equipment airfield requirement kits.

86th MMS keeps USAFE ‘Forward, Ready, Now’

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

SANEM, Luxembourg — The 86th Materiel Maintenance Squadron on Ramstein keeps U.S. Air Forces in Europe mission-ready by storing and maintaining equipment and assets. The Air Force commander charged with ensuring the upkeep and execution of the Air Force’s supply chain visited the 86th MMS’s geographically separated unit to see first hand how the Airmen and local nationals are keeping USAFE Forward, Ready, Now.

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News

KMC Notices and Events – April 1, 2016

Closures The KMC Housing Office and Furnishings Management Section will close at 11:30 a.m. April 13 due to training. Customer service hours will resume April 14. Traffic impacts on A6 On Monday, road construction will start on A6 between Kaiserslautern-West and Ramstein. Traffic bound to exit Kaiserslautern-Einsiedlerhof will be detoured […]

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Blotter, News

KMC Blotter – April 1, 2016

MARCH 21 12:18 a.m.: Failure to obey a lawful order or regulation in Kaiserslautern. 5:30 a.m.: Major traffic accident without injuries in Ramstein-Miesenbach. 1:30 p.m.: Major traffic accident without injuries in Hochspeyer. 4:45 p.m.: Drunkenness was processed at the KMC Law Enforcement Desk. MARCH 25 5 a.m.: Major traffic accident […]

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News

Journey to become joint terminal attack controller

by Staff Sgt. Sara Keller 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

SOLENZARA, Corsica — Senior Airman Tormod Lillekroken makes a joke and flashes a smile to his teammate next to him as his eyes dart from the map in his hand to an old car about 500 meters in the distance. This is his target, and he’s attempting to pinpoint its exact location. Shielded by bushes on a high hill, he peeks through openings in the leaves to gather enough information to describe it to a pilot he will soon be responsible for directing.

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News

Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas, 86th Airlift Wing commander, signs a pledge to kick off the 2016 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign March 21 on Ramstein. The program is designed to allow Airmen to help others through the program’s charitable affiliates that provide support to Airmen and their dependents, including those in emergencies and those who need help paying for educational costs.

Ramstein wings kick off 2016 AFAF campaign

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

The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign officially kicked off after a tri-wing command team signed the initial document March 21 on Ramstein.

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