Archive for August, 2018


Features

Ramstein Airmen kick off Carpathian Summer

Ramstein Airmen kick off Carpathian Summer

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

OTOPENI AIR BASE, Romania — U.S. Airmen assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, kicked off exercise Carpathian Summer 2018 on Otopeni Air Base, Romania. The purpose of the bilateral training exercise is to enhance interoperability and readiness of forces by conducting combined air operations with the Romanian […]

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Features

Back to school means sharing the road

Back to school means sharing the road

by Airman 1st Class
Ariel Leighty
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Aug. 27 marked the first day of school for the Kaiserslautern Military Community. Large crowds of students students populated, and will continue to populate, the streets while parents rush to drop their kids off for school. With that in mind, it’s important to remember school days bring congestion; children on […]

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News

Exercise your right to vote responsibly

Exercise your right to vote responsibly

by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Bass
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

In case someone wasn’t aware, it’s an election year. The commercials are on during every break in broadcasting. Social media sites are flooded with advertisements and claims from every political source imaginable. Friends, family and even complete strangers argue in the comment sections. How does a military member negotiate this […]

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Blotter, News

KMC Blotter — August 30, 2018

August 20 No Significant events occurred August 21 8:43 a.m.: Theft from an unsecured vehicle in Kaiserslautern 2:35 p.m.: Damage to private property in Paris 11:51 p.m.: Loud noise complaint on Vogelweh Family Housing August 22 8 a.m.: Major traffic collision with injuries in Ramstein-Miesenbach 8:35 a.m.: Larceny of government/private […]

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News

Take Note — August 30, 2018

L363 Closure The L363 between Queidersbach and Bann will be blocked from Aug. 31 until Sept. 7. A detour is designated via road signs. Motorists are asked to apply caution and to have understanding for any inconveniences related thereto. Door-to-door salesmen Living in Europe you may come across door-to-door salesmen […]

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Health

Fluoride: Nature’s cavity fighter

by Airman 1st Class Mia Johnson
and Capt. Emily Steiner
86th Dental Squadron

In the year 2018, we know more about dental therapeutic agents than ever before. However, the positive effects of fluoride have been documented since 1901. It has been established that children who have the advantage of optimal fluoride, a parent-assisted oral hygiene program, proper diet and regular dental visits have […]

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Features

Ramstein village holds German-American Friendship Festival

Ramstein village holds German-American Friendship Festival

Story and photos by
Airman 1st Class Ariel Leighty
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Ramstein village held its second annual German-American Friendship Festival in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Aug. 10 to 12, celebrating the long-standing alliance between U.S. forces, local nationals, and their families. Ralf Hechler, Ramstein-Miesenbach mayor, welcomed Col. Joseph H. Wenckus, 86th Airlift Wing vice commander and attendees to the festival. “Our partnership with the […]

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Features

86th Communication Squadron holds Summer IT Clean Up

by Airman 1st Class Ariel Leighty
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 86th Communications Squadron Information Technology Asset Management team is scheduled to hold the 2018 Summer IT Clean Up on Ramstein Air Base. The ITAM team is taking old, broken, or unwanted tech equipment at building 2126 door 4 until 3 p.m. today. “The entire asset management team has put […]

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Features

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Ramstein Bazaar

Mark your calendars — the 2018 Ramstein Bazaar is quickly approaching! Whether you’re new to the community and looking forward to your first bazaar or you’ve been coming to the bazaar for years, you won’t want to miss this four-day shopping event. With more than 125 vendors from around the world, […]

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Features

Disasters happen, prepare now

Disasters happen, prepare now

by Erinn Burgess
Installation Management Command Public Affais

Disaster can strike when you least expect it. Recent world events, such as hurricanes and wildfires, demonstrate how important it is to have a plan when the unexpected becomes a reality. The theme of this year’s National Preparedness Month in September is, “Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How.” U.S. Army […]

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