Archive for July, 2017


News

Officials urge retirees to transition club membership to virtual portal

by Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — For many Air Force retirees, a club membership is one way to stay connected to the service they love. Air Force Services Activity officials are encouraging retirees to activate their new Air Force Club Member Portal accounts before losing that connection. “Our retiree population […]

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News

Airman saves life acting as Trusted Care Heroes

Airman saves life acting as Trusted Care Heroes

by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Bass and Airman 1st Class
Timmethy James 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

There are select Airmen who are given great titles: commander, first sergeant, chief. … But there is a relatively unknown title for those who save lives. They are Trusted Care Heroes. “Trusted Care Heroes are all of us,” said Col. Brent Johnson, former 86th Medical Group commander. “The motto is, […]

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News

AF announces Enlisted Professional Military Education redesign

AF announces Enlisted Professional Military Education redesign

by Senior Master Sgt. Katherine Grabham
Office of the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced major changes to the Enlisted Professional Military Education program today via an initiative called Enlisted Professional Military Education for the 21st Century, or EPME 21. A major initiative of EPME 21 is that time in service will no longer dictate an Airman’s EPME enrollment. […]

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Features

Sponsorship vital to positive newcomer experiences

Sponsorship vital to positive newcomer experiences

by Mary Ann Davis
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Installation Management Command Directorate

Being organized, getting the right information and knowing what to expect are critical factors when it comes to moving overseas successfully. That’s why the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Army Community Service’s Relocation Readiness Office provides sponsorship training classes to make moving to Germany a positive experience. Successful moves begin with […]

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Features

Thomas Perry retires after 48 years of service to KMC

Thomas Perry retires after 48 years of service to KMC

Story and photos by
Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

He sighs as he reads his most recent orders; the future didn’t feel too promising. It was the year 1966, and newly enlisted Airman Thomas Perry, 786th Force Support Squadron cook, had planned on spending Christmas relaxing but instead received orders that deemed it crucial to arrive at his first […]

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Sports

Sports Shorts — July 28, 2017

Soccer players needed The FV Olympia Ramstein Soccer Club is looking for male players born in 2003/2004.  Practice takes place 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday on the artificial turf pitch at Am Hocht 1 in Ramstein village.  The first practice will be Aug. 10.  For more information […]

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Lifestyle

Community Corner — July 28, 2017

Airman & Family Readiness Center MONDAY No classes TUESDAY Sponsorship- Sponsoring in the KMC: 9 to 10 a.m., A&FRC Sponsorship: Spouse Sponsorship: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., A&FRC Pre-Deployment Briefing: 1 to 2 p.m., IDRC WEDNESDAY Career Technical training Track (CTTT): 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., A&FRC Newcomers Base INTRO: 7:30 […]

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Lifestyle

Mark Your Calendar — July 28, 2017

Events Guided tours of the Abbey Church in Otterberg, in German, will be offered the first Sunday of each month. Interested participants will meet at 2:30 p.m. at the main entrance of the church. The one-hour long tour costs €3. The old smithy in Otterberg, Kirchstrasse, will be open to […]

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Lifestyle

The medieval days in Trier take place near the imperial palace Saturday and Sunday. — Photo by Martin Peters

Trier sponsors medieval days

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Trier will sponsor its fourth annual Medieval Days Saturday and Sunday. The event, which highlights the Middle Ages, will take place outdoors in the historical area of the electoral palace and the imperial thermal springs.

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Lifestyle

Jettenbach pool lures with beach party

Jettenbach pool lures with beach party

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The public swimming pool in Jettenbach will sponsor its 13th annual beach party with music, dances, magic, children’s activities, food and drinks Saturday night. After the official start at 7:30 p.m., the dance group Maniacs will present its new show. Throughout the night, two disc jockeys will play popular music. […]

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