Archive for March, 2017


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KMC Notices and Events

Important notices and events for the Kaiserslautern Military Community in Germany. Updated weekly.

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Bulgarian paratroopers wait to load two Super Hercules C-130Js and an Alenia C-27J Spartan during Exercise Thracian Spring 17 March 15 over Plovdiv Regional Airport, Bulgaria. The 37th Airlift Squardon air crew and 435th Contingency Response Group jump masters from Ramstein worked directly with the paratroopers to conduct tactical flight training. The two-week combined training with Bulgaria’s military aims to facilitate overall relations and build their nations’ joint military capabilities.

Ramstein Airmen build relations with Bulgarian military

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

PLOVDIV, Bulgaria — Trust is an essential element in building any team; similar to one gear efficiently turning in a large machine, it greatly affects the speed, torque and direction of its power source.

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Airman begins healing through support

by Senior Airman Jonathan Bass 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and the 86 Airlift Wing SAPR office said sexual assault has a significant impact on the military community at large. One Ramstein Airman stepped forward to tell her story. To maintain her privacy, we have agreed to refer to her as Airman “Z.”

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AFOSI: Brief easy, travel safely

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

For many service members and their families, one of the many benefits of being stationed in Germany is the ease with which they can travel, but everyone still needs to take steps to ensure their travels are as safe as can be.

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Ramstein airfield construction begins next week

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

Ramstein will close one of its two runways in support of airfield construction projects beginning Monday.

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Blotter, News

KMC Blotter – March 31, 2017

MARCH 20 9 a.m.: Failure to obey a lawful order on Ramstein. 2:38 p.m.: Major traffic accident with injuries in Weilerbach. MARCH 21 11:05 a.m.: Shoplifting on Ramstein. 4:33 p.m.: Major traffic accident in Boeblingen. 6:25 p.m.: Fleeing the scene of a minor traffic accident in Kaiserslautern. MARCH 23 5:15 […]

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KMC Notices and Events – March 31, 2017

Town center closes The Weilerbach town center will be closed for traffic through April 22. Motorists should follow the detour signs and obey the “do not park” signs. Office closures The Furnishings Management Section will be closed for furniture delivery and pickup April 10 and 11 due to the annual […]

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Airmen assigned to the 1st Air and Space Communications Operations Squadron perform pushups during a physical training session March 14 on Ramstein. The 1 ACOS has challenged themselves to complete 435,000 pushups by June 2018. They chose 435,000 as a way to pay homage to their wing, the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing.

1 ACOS pushes to challenge themselves

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

The 1st Air and Space Communications Operations Squadron is known for pushing boundaries, as evidenced by the motto emblazoned over their shield “The Best Done Better,” but the 1 ACOS Airmen have decided to challenge themselves to push in a different way.

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A smoke cloud rises into the air during the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Air-Ground Operations School’s Joint Terminal Attack Controller Qualification Course March 14 at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. The JTACQC is the first step for tactical air control party Airmen to qualify as a JTAC.

NATO Airmen bring fire in JTAC qualification course

Story and photos by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA, Germany — All was quiet across the field save for the wind whirling among dried grass and rickety trees. A peaceful calm filled the air.

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Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lawrence "Shane" Colton and Inge Colton on their wedding day May 5, 1995, at Landstuhl, Germany. Colton was an attack helicopter pilot assigned to the Army's 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, who was shot down April 11, 2004, in Baghdad, Iraq. Inge Colton and other spouse survivors will be honored on Gold Star Spouse Day April 5.

Gold Star Spouses Day: Honoring spouses of fallen service members April 5

by Mary Ann Davis Installation Management Command

While many Americans were hunting Easter eggs or enjoying holiday brunch, Inge Colton was getting the most devastating news of her life.

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