Archive for April, 2018


News

Airmen donate to the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign March 26 on Ramstein Air Base. The AFAF was established to raise funds annually for charitable affiliates that provide support to Air Force members and their families.

Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicks off

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

The Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicked off with breakfast at the Officer’s Club on Ramstein Air Base, March 26. The AFAF was established to provide an annual effort to raise funds for the charitable affiliates that provide support to Air Force members and their families. Total force Airmen, retirees, […]

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News

Airman 1st Class Connor Murph, left, 86th Operations Support Squadron Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems radar, airfield, and weather systems technician, and Tech. Sgt. Jerel Sledge, RAWS production control noncommissioned officer in charge, observe the primary engine which turns the radar dish at the digital airport surveillance radar tower March 14 on Ramstein Air Base. No matter the weather, day and night, the 86th OSS ATCALS team ensures that when pilots need guidance on and off the flightline, the systems in place are ready.

In good hands: 86th OSS ATCALS ensures safe takeoffs and landings

Story and photos by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The most dangerous part of flying an aircraft is takeoff and landing. Air crews flying in and out of Ramstein are in good hands, though.  No matter the weather, day and night, the 86th Operations Support Squadron Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems team ensures that when pilots need guidance on and off the flightline, the systems in place are ready.

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Commentary, News

Revitalizing squadrons: A commander’s perspective

by Lt. Col. Peter Aguirre, 381st Training Support Squadron

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — Over the course of a 20-year career, I have experienced some challenges at the squadron level due to decisions made by higher headquarters staff personnel that have negatively impacted squadrons or go against what a commander might think is best for their squadron.

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Health

Tech. Sgt. Michael Mayes, 86th Medical Squadron ophthalmology clinic noncommissioned officer in charge, inspects a patient’s eye at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Nov. 16, 2017. The clinic offers ophthalmology eye disease management and eye surgeries to military members, dependents, retirees and qualified Department of Defense civilians.

Bird’s-eye view: LRMC’s Ophthalmology Clinic

Story and photos by Senior Airman Savannah L. Waters
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force medical squadrons around the world do their best to ensure that service members’ medical needs are taken care of, and it’s certainly no different for Landstuhl Regional Medical Center’s Ophthalmology Clinic.

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Blotter, News

KMC Blotter — April 13, 2018

Compiled by the 569th USFPS and 86th SFS

April 3 2:28 p.m.: House break-in in Winnweiler 6:30 p.m.: Fleeing the scene of a minor traffic collision in Kaiserslautern April 4 8:06 a.m.: Operating a vehicle with expired registration and without a USAREUR license on Vogelweh Family Housing 9 a.m.: Operating a vehicle without insurance in Kaiserslautern 12:54 p.m.: […]

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Blotter, News

German police looking for assistance

In the region of Kusel several items were secured by German police that are obviously related to house break-ins and thefts in 2016 and 2017 in Kaiserslautern, Kusel and surroundings. Not all items could be identified yet, so German police is looking for your as-sis–tance. Please check this website to […]

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News

Article 15 — April 13, 2018

Compiled by the 86th Legal Office

Editor’s Note: The purpose of the monthly listing is to promote awareness and transparency of UCMJ offenses in the KMC. The purpose of non-judicial punishment is to provide a prompt means of maintaining good order and discipline and promote positive behavioral change outside of a court-martial. The outcomes of particular […]

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News

Take Note — April 13, 2018

Counter-terrorism Speaking Event Mubin Shaikh, a counter-terrorism operative, will be sharing an inside perspective of extremist organizations on 25 April from noon – 1 p.m., and again at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., at the Hercules Theater on Ramstein. Baumholder Tax Center File your taxes before April 17. The Baumholder Tax […]

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News

Customs helps guests ‘drive on’ in Germany

by Robert Szostek
U.S. Army Customs Agency-Europe Public Affairs

WIESBADEN, Germany — One advantage of being stationed in Germany is that friends and family can visit you and travel around Europe. But you must first receive customs approval if you want to lend them your USAREUR-plated vehicle for their excursions. You don’t require the approval if any member of […]

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Lifestyle

How to be a better neighbor in Germany

How to be a better neighbor in Germany

by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Ralf Hechler, Ramstein-Miesenbach mayor, notified the German-American Community Office of several complaints neighbors made involving U.S. military members. The U.S. military enjoys good standing in the Rheinland-Pfalz area, and it’s important for service members to make sure it continues.

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