Archive for January, 2017


Sports

Take A Hike – Jan. 27, 2017

TAKE A HIKE — The Kaiserslautern Military Community’s monthly volksmarching feature. Volksmarching Notes • As of this writing, no travel restrictions are in place for neighboring countries. When considering participation at events outside of Germany, volksmarchers are advised to check with their command for any new travel restrictions. • Interested in volksmarching but […]

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News

Senior NCOs attend the 86th Medical Group Senior NCO Symposium Jan. 17 on Ramstein. Speakers at the symposium covered topics such as career field functional manager perspectives, ethical leadership, deliberate development and the stratification process.

SNCO symposium stresses development, leadership

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

The 86th Medical Group Top 3 conducted its first Senior NCO Symposium Jan. 17 on Ramstein.

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News

LVIS Gate to change traffic flow in February

by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

A change to the flow of traffic through the Large Vehicle Inspection Site Gate on Ramstein is slated to take effect in February.

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News

Maj. Gen. Timothy Zadalis, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa vice commander, speaks to attendees of a Continuous Process Improvement Senior Leader course Jan. 9 on Ramstein. Zadalis challenged the leaders to allow, encourage and support their Airmen to make the changes their units and the Air Force needs to be a more efficient organization.

USAFE course stresses innovation, efficiency

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

The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Innovation and Transformation office hosted more than 40 leaders from units throughout the major command at one of two Continuous Process Improvement Senior Leader courses during the week of Jan. 9 to 13 on Ramstein.

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News

National Children’s Dental Health Month

by Dr. Christianna Moore Ramstein Dental Clinic

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Every year, dental providers strive to improve the health and awareness of children and their teeth.

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Blotter, News

KMC Blotter – Jan. 27, 2017

JAN. 17 4:15 a.m.: Theft of unsecured private property in Mackenbach. 8:30 a.m.: Theft of unsecured government property in Mackenbach. 10:10 a.m.: Child neglect on Landstuhl. 3:30 p.m.: Driving under the influence of a controlled substance in Landstuhl. JAN. 18 5:15 p.m.: Theft of unsecured private property on Ramstein. 8:30 […]

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News

KMC Notices and Events – Jan. 27, 2017

Closures The KMC Housing Office and Furnishings Management Section will close at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 8 due to training. Customer service hours will resume Feb. 9. The KMC Housing Office and Furnishings Management Section will be closed Feb. 20 in observation of the holiday. Customer service hours will resume Feb. […]

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News

Courtesy photo
Gertrude “Gertie” Grosskopf, 721st Aerial Port Squadron fleet service supervisor and air transportable galley and lavatory manager, takes a photo with members of the 721 APS on the flightline of Ramstein. Gertie is retiring after serving the Air Force for more than 39 years. During her time, she became known as the go-to person for the ATGLs not only in the squadron but for all of Air Mobility Command.

721 APS local national celebrates 39 years of stellar service

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

After nearly four decades of dedicated work, one would hope they have left a mark on their work center. One 721st Aerial Port Squadron member has done that and more.

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News

Air Force Reserve Airmen assigned to the 452nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 446th Maintenance Squadron spray propylene glycol onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft Jan. 19 on Ramstein. The purpose of the spray is to de-ice the tail and wings of aircraft that are about to depart. Airmen from multiple reserve aircraft maintenance squadrons are on a temporary duty assignment at Ramstein to train with the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, which is part of the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing.

Team Ramstein doesn’t roll dice when it comes to ice

Photos by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh

Air Force Reserve Airmen assigned to the 452nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and 446th Maintenance Squadron spray propylene glycol onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft Jan. 19 on Ramstein. The purpose of the spray is to de-ice the tail and wings of aircraft that are about to depart. Airmen from multiple reserve aircraft maintenance squadrons are on a temporary duty assignment at Ramstein to train with the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, which is part of the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing.

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Features

Staff Sgt. Karriem Abdulahad, 86th Security Forces Squadron training instructor, teaches the Expeditionary Active Shooter Training course information to his students Dec. 15 on Ramstein. Abdulahad adds personal information to the course by informing students about his experience with active-shooter situations.

Learning from tragedy: Instructor’s past prepares him for present

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class D. Blake Browning 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

While many people look at extreme situations and think to themselves, “It could never happen to me,” they run the risk of allowing those same unfortunate circumstances to occur.

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