Archive for January, 2019


Lifestyle, Sports

Kids’ Carnival
Jan. 27
Zweibrücken, Albert-Schweitzer-Grundschule
Children of all ages are welcome at Kids’ Carnival at Albert-Schweitzer-Grundschule in Zweibrücken on Jan. 27 from 12:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to show off their favorite costume. Club-Gemeinschaft Hasensteig is looking forward to seeing you there. For more information go to militaryingermany.com/event/carnival

Was ist los? — Jan. 25, 2019

EVENTS Mannheim, Exhibition: Egypt – Land of Immortality. Permanent Exhibition. militaryingermany.com/event/egypt Mannheim, Winter Lights: Colorful illuminations at Luisenpark. Until Feb. 28. militaryingermany.com/event/winter Ludwigshafen, Special Exhibition “Remember 68”. Until Mar. 14. militaryingermany.com/event/68 Mannheim, Exhibition: Art and Economy 1919-1939 and 2008-2018. Until Feb. 3. militaryingermany.com/event/art Mainz, Exhibition: Photo Pictures And More. Until […]

January 25, 2019 ×

Features

‘World’s Best Wing’ a CINC IEA Finalist

‘World’s Best Wing’ a CINC IEA Finalist

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

Ramstein Air Base, home of “The World’s Best Wing,” is a finalist for the top installation in the Air Force. The 2019 Commander in Chief’s Installation Excellence Award selection board visited Ramstein and surrounding Kaiserslautern Military Community Air Force installations Jan. 14-16 to evaluate base operations and gain an understanding […]

January 24, 2019 ×

Features

Clock Tower Cafe continues to prove its excellence

Clock Tower Cafe continues to prove its excellence

Story and photo by Rabia Coombs
405th Army Field Support Brigade

The Clock Tower Café dining facility at Kleber Kaserne in Kaiserslautern, was presented with the U.S. Army Europe-level Phillip A. Connelly Award, Jan. 11. Col. Grant L. Morris, commander 405th Army Field Support Battalion and Lt. Col. Jason A. Berdou, commander 21st Theater Sustainment Special Troops Battalion, presented the culinary […]

January 24, 2019 ×

Features

Airlifter of the week: 86th MUNS Stockpile Management crew chief

Airlifter of the week: 86th MUNS Stockpile Management crew chief

by Airman 1st Class Kristof J. Rixmann
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

An 86th Munitions Squadron Stockpile Management crew chief received the honor of being Ramstein’s Airlifter of the Week, Jan. 10. Johnson is credited for his work that set the stage for operations needed to free floor space for an important shipment received in Fall 2018 that ultimately guaranteed the successful […]

January 24, 2019 ×

Features

AF-wide lodging rate increase effective Jan. 1

by Secretary of the Air Force
Public Affairs

Effective Jan. 1, the Air Force Lodging Program has increased nightly lodging rates service-wide in support of Department of Defense reform objectives to make business operations more efficient and provide Airmen with an improved lodging experience. The rate adjustment is an essential step in the direction of the DoD’s directive […]

January 24, 2019 ×

Blotter, News

KMC Blotter — January 25, 2019

January 14 12 a.m.: Driving under the influence of a controlled substance in Landstuhl January 15 3:28 p.m.: Fleeing the scene of a minor traffic accident in Bruchmuehlbach-Miesau January 16 3:55 p.m.: Larceny of unsecured private property on Kapaun Air Station January 17 8:05 p.m.: Major traffic collision with injuries […]

January 24, 2019 ×

News

Take Note — January 25, 2019

Door-to-door salesmen Living in Europe you may come across door-to-door salesmen offering to sell a wide variety of items ranging from artwork to produce. If you decide to utilize these services, the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron urges you to take caution with your transactions. Make sure the price of […]

January 24, 2019 ×

Features, Health

Protect our waters: Avoid release of pharmaceuticals into environment

Protect our waters: Avoid release of pharmaceuticals into environment

by 86th Airlift Wing Host Nation office

How do pharmaceutical residues get into our waters? Medicines are not fully absorbed by the body. In part they are chemically unchanged when excreted. Ointments are rinsed off the skin when washing. In this way, via municipal sewage large amounts of pharmaceutical degradation products are emitted into soil and water […]

January 24, 2019 ×

Features

Blood donors save lives at LRMC

Blood donors save lives at LRMC

by Army Staff Sgt. Douglas Aroca
Acting Blood Donor Recruiter

Without blood donors, there would be no blood products for people wounded in combat, fighting cancer, born prematurely or millions of other patients around the world. “The only thing more important than blood products are the blood donors themselves,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Evans, Director of Joint Blood Operations at […]

January 24, 2019 ×

Features

A place to call home: Baumholder opens new townhomes

A place to call home: Baumholder opens new townhomes

Story by Mary Davis
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz

The old proverb – “home is where the heart is” – will mean a lot more to 32 families this year as they move into their new government-owned townhomes on Smith Barracks, Baumholder. “There were a total of 84 homes being built – 32 are completed and mostly filled,” said […]

January 24, 2019 ×