Archive for March, 2016


News

23 nations attend aerospace medicine summit

by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Medical professionals from 23 nations attended the Aerospace Medicine Summit and NATO Science and Technology Organization Technical Course March 14 to 18 on Ramstein.

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News

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Defender flight poses in front of the Airman Leadership School building March 15 on Vogelweh. On the far left, Spc. Dean Iversen, 92nd Military Police Battalion gunner, is the first Soldier to attend ALS in U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s history.

Different uniform, same school of leadership

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

Amidst the halls and classrooms of the 86th Force Support Squadron’s Airman Leadership School, Airmen are immersed in a culture of their own as they develop their leadership skills. However, joining these Airmen is a uniform pattern, a cultural background and a service member from a branch different than their own.

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Lifestyle

Experience everything the Black Forest has to offer

by Megan Finley Contributing writer

My family and I have been living in Kaiserslautern for almost three years. We have taken countless day trips and overnight trips, and we have had the privilege of visiting 12 different countries. There is one place on our list, however, that we still haven’t visited. It is only a couple hours away and has picturesque villages and scenery with an abundance of things to see and do all year round. So many of our friends have raved about all the things they have seen and done here, yet we have not been. What have we been waiting for? It’s time to visit the Black Forest.

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Lifestyle

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Prepare your vehicle for warmer weather

by Thomas Warner Contributing Writer

Spring is here, which of course means spring cleaning. But spring cleaning is not, and should not be, limited to your home…

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Health

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Fight Back Against Sugar: Tips to help overcome the cycle of excessive sweets

by Megan Finley Contributing writer

Before moving to Germany, I would avoid sugar and refined carbohydrates like the plague. But now that I am living here, I find it hard to refuse all the amazing breads, pastries and carbohydrate-loaded wonderfulness that Germany has to offer.

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Lifestyle

Tracy Villano
“I had a great time on a trip to Croatia, but my favorite city is probably Prague. It is really clean, and it’s easy to travel around there (and) walk around. The city of Prague is well designed, and it’s easy to navigate; you don’t get lost walking down the little side streets. It’s beautiful there, and (Alfons) Mucha, one of my favorite artists, has a huge exhibit with his Slav Epic paintings and other things he did housed at his museum there.”

MAN ON THE STREET: What is your favorite European city?

Interviews and photos by Thomas Warner, Contributing writer
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Lifestyle

Budget-friendly trips everyone can enjoy

by Katie F. Boltuch Contributing writer

One of the biggest concerns when planning any kind of trip is money. A 2013 CNN Global Tourism survey found that nearly 60 percent of people decide vacation destinations and activities based on price. Traveling can be expensive whether you’re single, attached or bringing the whole family. If you’re looking for a few unexpected locations that’ll give you a great vacation at minimal expense, the following five destinations might be just what you’re looking for.

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Lifestyle

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Gardening in pots

by Megan Finley, Contributing writer

For years, I have dreamed about having my own beautiful garden with the healthiest, most beautiful vegetables. Despite the fact that I do not have much of a green thumb, I have committed to giving it a shot this year. After doing a bit of research, I have decided growing my vegetables in pots is the more reasonable choice for me. Many people choose to grow their vegetables in pots for a variety of reasons, including:

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Lifestyle

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Beware of Germany’s dancing ban

by Ashley Dobson Contributing writer

For one weekend each year, Germany is transformed into the fictional town of Bomont from the movie “Footloose.”

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Lifestyle

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Live a purposeful life: 5 simple steps to help you grow as a person

by Megan Finley, Contributing writer

Many of us get caught up in the daily motions of life and “punching a clock.” We find ourselves in the same routine, doing the same things day in and day out. Many of us find ourselves getting caught up in the monotony of life. Before too long, we find ourselves asking the questions, “What am I doing? Where am I going?” It can feel as though you are investing a tremendous amount of effort in going nowhere fast. The secret to breaking free of this cycle and achieving your goals is to get started. These 5 steps will help you set your goals, grow as a person, and reap the most rewards from life.

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