Archive for December, 2017


News

William Hendricks, right, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe Armed Control and Counter Proliferation treaty compliance officer, roleplays as an inspector during a Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Inspection Exercise Dec. 6 on Ramstein Air Base. Ramstein exercises annually to ensure that it is in compliance with the treaty, which establishes that at any moment, any of the 30 countries can announce that they are giving 36 hours’ notice before inspecting Ramstein Air Base for combat capabilities such as combat aircraft.

Maintaining post-Cold War treaty on Ramstein

Story and photos by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

At any moment, any of 30 countries can announce that they are giving 36 hours’ notice before inspecting Ramstein. The 30 countries are Treaty of Conventional Armed Forces in Europe signatories, which was created to control the number of combat capabilities such as combat aircraft in Europe. To prepare for such an inspection, Ramstein conducted a CFE inspection exercise Dec. 6.

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News

Senior Master Sgt. Daniel Stellabotte, 86th Dental Squadron dental operations superintendent, receives congratulations from his colleagues after being selected for promotion to the rank of chief master sergeant. Chief master sergeant corresponds with the pay grade E-9, and is the highest enlisted rank an Airman can attain.

Climbing to the top: Ramstein congratulates new chiefs

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

86th Airlift Wing leadership congratulated some of the Air Force’s newest chief master sergeants Dec. 6 on Ramstein Air Base. The chief-selects didn’t know they made the grade, and were delightfully surprised when the installation commander and command chief greeted them with their certificate of selection.

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Health

Bedrock of readiness: Air Force Medical Home improves access to care and supports Airmen readiness

Bedrock of readiness: Air Force Medical Home improves access to care and supports Airmen readiness

by Shireen Bedi
Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Air Force Medical Home is a patient-centered, team-based approach to delivering primary care to patients at Air Force health facilities. As with all aspects of the Air Force Medical Service mission, maintaining Airmen’s medical readiness and optimizing performance is the highest priority. To achieve this mission, the Air Force Medical Service is working to increase its health care capabilities, and provide greater levels of mission support to line commanders.

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Blotter, News

The KMC Blotter — Dec. 15, 2017

Dec. 4 9:34 a.m.: Shoplifting in Kaiserslautern 2:02 p.m.: Damage to private property and assault at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center 4:23 p.m.: Assault in Kaiserslautern 7:15 p.m.: Fleeing the scene of a minor traffic collision in Kaiserslautern 8:30 p.m.: Larceny of unsecured private property on Vogelweh Family Housing Dec. 5 […]

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News

Take Note — Dec. 15, 2017

Grasroots event The 86th Airlift Wing Grassroots Program for young Airmen will offer German kegeln, which is similar to bowling, 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the lanes in the Ramstein-Miesenbach culture center, Haus des Buergers. The mayor of Ramstein-Miesenbach extended an invitation to 15 Airmen to enjoy an evening […]

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Features

Holiday Crime Prevention

Holiday Crime Prevention

by Airman 1st Class Clare Hilborn
569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron

Christmas will be here in no time, and with that comes an increase in crime. To help prevent becoming a victim during the holiday season, the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron suggests these holiday safety tips to help prevent theft and break-ins.

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News

US Army NATO changes enlisted leadership

US Army NATO changes enlisted leadership

by Greg Jones
U.S. Army NATO Brigade

Command Sgt. Maj. Bernadette Phillips assumed responsibility as the senior enlisted leader of the U.S. Army NATO Brigade from Command Sgt. Maj. Ira Russey in a ceremony Dec. 5 at Sembach Kaserne.

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News

X-mas tree & decoration/safety tips

X-mas tree & decoration/safety tips

Courtesy of KMC Fire Emergency Services

The holiday season is here again. As people prepare to make their homes look like a tiny version of a local Christmas market, the Kaiserslautern Military Community Fire Emergency Services would like everyone to keep safety in mind. KMC Fire Emergency Services is dedicated to helping keep Christmas merry and bright, so here are some safety tips regarding Christmas trees and home decoration.

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News

Operation Good Cheer provides Soldiers a holiday cultural experience

Operation Good Cheer provides Soldiers a holiday cultural experience

Story and photos by Mary Davis U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz  Public Affairs Office

BAUMHOLDER, Germany — Soldiers assigned to units in the Baumholder Military Community and Kaiserslautern will get an extra dose of goodwill and holiday spirit in the local community thanks to the Operation Good Cheer program.

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News

Garrison provides inclement weather notifications for safety

Garrison provides inclement weather notifications for safety

by Mary Davis
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Public Affairs Office

Cold weather can create hazards affecting road conditions, duty reporting and school closings, and the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz is ready to make the tough calls in regard to safety. “We want to ensure our Army Families are safe by making prudent decisions when the weather creates dangerous driving conditions,” […]

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