Archive for August, 2017


News

A C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron flies over Romania Aug. 22 during Carpathian Fall 2017. The exercise gives U.S. and Romanian troops a chance to learn from each other and sharpen their skills together.  — Photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua

US, Romania join forces for Carpathian Fall 2017

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

OTOPENI AIR BASE, Romania — Military members from the U.S. and Romania joined forces for a bilateral training exercise in Otopeni, Romania, Aug. 21.

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News

Vice Adm. Raquel C. Bono, Defense Health Agency director, gives a presentation to base members during a visit to Ramstein, Aug. 22. Bono discussed upcoming changes to the health care program for Tricare beneficiaries.

DHA director visits Ramstein, discusses health care changes

Story and photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Raquel C. Bono, Defense Health Agency director, visited Ramstein Aug. 22 to discuss future changes to the health care program for military members. During Bono’s presentation, she talked about changes the DHA will implement by Jan. 2018. “We are going to collapse Tricare Extra and Tricare […]

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Sports

786th FSS hosts successful Ramstein Half Marathon

786th FSS hosts successful Ramstein Half Marathon

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

The 786th Force Support Squadron hosted its 7th Annual Ramstein Half Marathon Aug. 19 on Ramstein.

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News

CURRENT KMC OFF-LIMITS LIST

U.S. Forces personnel are prohibited from entering establishments or conducting business with the below firms, individuals, and organizations, except as required by official business. U.S. Forces military members who violate this prohibition are subject to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.  Civilians are cautioned these establishments have been […]

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Blotter, News

KMC Blotter — Sept. 1, 2017

Aug. 21 6:47 p.m.: Aggravated assault on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. 11:11 p.m.: Drunken operation of vehicle in Kaiserslautern. Aug. 22 8:10 a.m.: Major traffic collision/disabling damages in Homburg. Aug. 23 8:03 a.m.: Major traffic collision with injuries in Kaiserslautern. 12:59 p.m.: Unattended death in Kaiserslautern. Aug. 24 7:30 a.m.: Major […]

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Uncategorized

Take Note — Sept. 1, 2017

Green Dot training Have you taken your annual Green Dot training? If not it is not too late to sign up. This annual training increases awareness and prevention of interpersonal violence, to include sexual assault, domestic and inter-personal violence, and suicide. We are providing additional training opportunities in order to […]

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News

Ramstein Bazaar coming Sept. 14 to 17

Ramstein Bazaar coming Sept. 14 to 17

by Rebecca Brokaw
Marketing Chair, Ramstein Bazaar and Airman 1st Class Milton Hamilton 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Ramstein is scheduled to host its 53rd Annual Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 14 to 16, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17, on the Ramstein flightline. The event, hosted by the 86th Force Support Squadron in partnership with the Ramstein Officers’ Spouses’ Club, is one of the most anticipated happenings of the year, according to event organizers.

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News

Air Force introduces new, improved tool to manage civilian benefits

by Richard Salomon
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force is the first agency in the Department of Defense to roll out a new tool that helps government civilians more effectively manage their benefits and entitlement information. The Government Retirement and Benefits Platform is a web-based application that allows employees to […]

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Health, News

Annual consent for automatic prescription refills begins Sept. 1

Courtesy of TRICARE

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Be-gin-ning Sept. 1, Express Scripts will need annual consent from patients who want to receive automatic refills of their maintenance medications enrolled in TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery. This means that just before one of your prescriptions runs out of refills, Express Scripts will reach out to […]

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News

Air Force announces initiatives to lessen pilot shortage

Air Force announces initiatives to lessen pilot shortage

by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced three additional initiatives designed to enhance mission readiness by keeping pilots in the service and bringing retired pilots back to fill critical-rated positions. The first is an increase in the aviation incentive pay, commonly called flight pay, for both officer and enlisted aviators for […]

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