Archive for January, 2018


News

Senior Airman Shelby Lucas, 10th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation flight critical care transport team respiratory therapist, explains the role of a critical care air transport team to Partnership Flight Symposium participants Jan. 17 on Ramstein Air Base. The CCATT’s mission is unique, as it’s staffed to operate an intensive care unit in an aircraft during flight. — Photo by Tech. Sgt. Rachelle Coleman

Multinational symposium demonstrates partnership capabilities

by Crystal Young
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Members of the 10th Expeditionary Aeromedical Evacuation Flight, assigned to Ramstein’s 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron, demonstrated their capabilities Jan. 17 at U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s first multinational aeromedical evacuation symposium.

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News

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center’s DC-8 jetliner on Ramstein Air Base waits to take flight over Europe. The DC-8 is used to gather data to support international scientific experiments.

NASA’s flying laboratory comes to Ramstein

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

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration along with the German Aerospace Center, or DLR, conducting biofuel testing over the skies of Germany this month.

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Blotter, News

KMC Blotter — Jan. 26, 2018

Compiled by the 569th USFPS and 86th SFS

January 16 8:14 a.m.: Fleeing the scene of a major traffic collision with injuries in Landstuhl 11:44 a.m.: Larceny of unsecured private property in Otterberg 5 p.m.: Theft of a motor vehicle in Ramstein-Miesenbach January 17 10:08 a.m.: Assault in Spain 1:45 p.m.: Major traffic collision with injuries in Kaiserslautern […]

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News

Take Note — Jan. 26, 2018

New process, new hours The Ramstein Visitor Control Center recently changed processes on issuing passes. The VCC now issues passes with a scannable barcode. These passes are valid for one to three days and may be used at any KMC Air Force or KMC Army installation. Any request longer than […]

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News

3rd AF commander attends inaugural French C-130J ceremony

3rd AF commander attends inaugural French C-130J ceremony

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News

National defense strategy a ‘Good fit for our times,’ Mattis says

National defense strategy a ‘Good fit for our times,’ Mattis says

by Jim Garamone
Department of Defense News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON — The new National Defense Strategy is a good fit for the times, emphasizing the return of great power rivalry yet still addressing other threats that abound in the world today, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said. The secretary unveiled the strategy at the Paul H. Nitze School of […]

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Health

Garrison implements suicide prevention initiative

Garrison implements suicide prevention initiative

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

When you or someone you know demonstrates suicidal ideations, knowing where to turn is critical. That’s why the U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Suicide Prevention Program launched the Suicide First-Aid Station and Keep Safe initiative.

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News

Garrison employee earns USAREUR’s top human resources award

Garrison employee earns USAREUR’s top human resources award

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

A U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz civilian employee was named the U.S. Army Europe’s top civilian human resources specialist of the year.

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Features

435th: Constructing, catching, training to accomplish the mission

435th: Constructing, catching, training to accomplish the mission

by Senior Airman Devin M. Rumbaugh
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Deep in the woods, outside the confines of Ramstein Air Base, you may run into the 435th Construction and Training Squadron compound, where three sections train and prepare to send Airmen on missions at a moment’s notice.

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News

Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan highlights budget, readiness

Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan highlights budget, readiness

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Rusty Frank
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — The ability to adapt and stay ahead of potential adversaries is one of the greatest challenges the Air Force faces, Under Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan said during an Air Force Association breakfast Jan. 18 in Washington.

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