Archive for September, 2017


News

Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark, 3rd Air Force commander, speaks to service members and their families during the Air Force Ball at the officers’ club Sept. 23 on Ramstein. Clark’s speech incorporated the number 70, in reference to the 70th birthday of the Air Force.

Ramstein celebrates Air Force’s 70th birthday

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

More than 600 Ramstein members attended the Air Force ball at the officers’ club to celebrate the Air Force’s 70th birthday and the 65th anniversary of the base, Sept. 23. Airmen commemorate the history and heritage of the Air Force in this longstanding tradition while building a sense of camaraderie […]

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Features, Sports

First Lt. Leah McNell, 48th Medical Support Squadron clinical engineering chief, dribbles past a defender during a live scrimmage practice at SV Bann field Sept. 14. McNell believes the U.S. is bringing a higher level of competition to the international stage each year at the Allied Air Command Soccer Championship.

USAFE soccer team practices for AIRCOM Championship

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Kristof Rixmann
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The United States Air Forces in Europe men’s and women’s soccer teams practiced in Kaiserslautern, Sept. 13 to 17, in preparation for the Allied Air Command Soccer Championship in Lechfeld, Germany, Sept. 18 to 22.

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News

A worker performs maintenance work on a public announcement system Aug. 8 on Ramstein. Public announcement loudspeakers are used on installations throughout the Air Force as a way to notify the public of various emergencies and exercises.

Ramstein to conduct several Giant Voice tests

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

The 86th Communications Squad-ron is scheduled to conduct several tests of its “Giant Voice” capability at Air Force installations across the Kaiserslautern Military Community next week.  All 18 loudspeakers will be tested Monday. Once each loudspeaker starts, the test may last for up to an hour. Each system will play […]

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Features

USAFE Airmen prepare for Toxic Trip exercise

USAFE Airmen prepare for Toxic Trip exercise

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

Air Combat Command Aircrew Flight Equipment instructors assigned to the 436th Training Squadron at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, trained U.S. Air Forces in Europe AFE Airmen on Ramstein Sept. 19 to prepare for the upcoming NATO Toxic Trip in Geilenkirchen. Toxic Trip is an exercise hosting 13 NATO allies […]

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Blotter, News

KMC Blotter — Sept. 29, 2017

Sept. 18 5:11 a.m.: Major vehicle accident with injuries on Ramstein 8:25 a.m.: Theft from an unsecured motor vehicle in Weilerbach 10:01 a.m.: Theft from an unsecured motor vehicle in Weilerbach 10:43 a.m.: Fleeing the scene of a minor traffic accident in Kaiserslautern 11 a.m.: Theft from a motor vehicle […]

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News

Take Note — Sept. 29, 2017

Office closures The KMC Housing Office as well as the Furnishings Management Section will be closed today due to an office function. The 86th Airlift Wing Judge Advocate Legal Office in Bldg. 2137 on Ramstein will close at noon today due to an official function. Dental Appreciation Day Army Retiree […]

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Sports

RAB Women’s Volleyball Team finishes tryouts

RAB Women’s Volleyball Team finishes tryouts

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

The 786th Force Support Squadron hosted tryouts for the Ramstein Women’s Volleyball Team at the Southside Fitness Center from Sept. 12 to 14.

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Features

Air Force impacts Airmen 70 years and counting

Air Force impacts Airmen 70 years and counting

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

For 70 years, Airmen have dedicated their lives to the Air Force mission to Fly, Fight, and Win. Through innovation, sacrifice and perseverance, Airmen have left a great impact on the Air Force. Furthermore, the Air Force has left a great impact on the Airmen. After asking Airmen from different […]

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Health, Sports

Ramstein Airmen crush Alpha Warrior competition

Ramstein Airmen crush Alpha Warrior competition

White chalk dust danced in the air as Airman after Airman battled battering rams, cliff hangers, broken bars, and every other challenge standing between them and the ultimate goal: becoming the Alpha Warrior Regional Competition champion. Through the Air Force Services Activity Alpha Warrior Program, the 86th Force Support Squadron […]

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Health

Hilltop Hail: Dr. Tina Dang Aldana, TBI Optometrist

Hilltop Hail: Dr. Tina Dang Aldana, TBI Optometrist

Story and photo by Thomas Panker
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center  Public Affairs Office

Dr. Tina Dang Aldana has always considered herself a ‘teacher at heart,’ and her positon as traumatic brain injury optometrist at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center utilizes that skill set with every patient she treats. This passion was also fueled by the loss of her brother-in-law who was the first and only optometrist killed in action while serving with the U.S. armed forces. Her background includes degrees in Education and a Doctor of Optometry, combined with training in ocular disease and neuro-optometry, which led to pursuing specialized care for TBI patients.

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