Archive for September, 2019


News

Riggers prepare for Saber Junction 19

Riggers prepare for Saber Junction 19

by Specialist Ryan Lucas 173rd Airborne Brigade With Saber Junction’s joint, multinational airborne operation fast approaching, the riggers of the 173rd Brigade, Support Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade are efficiently packing parachutes and rigging heavy equipment to drop into Hohenfels Training Area. Saber Junction 2019 is an exercise involving nearly 5,400 […]

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Features

Retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Pete Camerota poses for a photo during Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Week at Ramstein Air Base, Sept. 16. Camerota was a POW for 86 days, during the Vietnam War.

Former prisoner of war reflects on capture

Story & photo by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs In honor of Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Recognition Day, a former prisoner of war came to Ramstein Air Base, Sept. 16, to share his experience and visit one of his last duty stations before he retired. […]

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News

Germans celebrate Reunification Day

Germans celebrate Reunification Day

by Jutta Lausberg-Saam 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic were united 29 years ago. Germans will celebrate Reunification Day on Thursday, Oct. 3. It is a Germany-wide holiday and stores, government offices and schools will be closed. Originally, Nov. 9 was […]

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Features

86 VRS Airman earns Airlifter of the Week

86 VRS Airman earns Airlifter of the Week

by Staff Sgt. Kirsten Brandes 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Airman 1st Class Kamil Roginski, a material handling equipment journeyman with the 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron, was recognized as Airlifter of the Week, Sept. 19. Roginski was selected to travel to Sanem, Luxembourg, to support the 86th Material Maintenance Squadron’s […]

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Blotter, News

KMC Blotter

September 16 2:28 p.m.: Damage to private property on Ramstein Air Base 2:55 p.m.: Major traffic accident towards Saarbruecken on A6 10:05 p.m.: Driving under the influence in Ramstein-Miesenbach September 17 2:40 a.m.: Theft from a motor vehicle in Kaiserslautern 7:35 p.m.: Driving a USAREUR-plated vehicle without a USAREUR license […]

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KMC Notices, Take Note

TAKE NOTE

2019 KMC Retiree Appreciation Day On behalf of the 86th Airlift Wing Commander, and USAG-Rheinland-Pfalz Commander, it is our pleasure to invite you to the 2019 KMC Retiree Appreciation Day on Oct. 22 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club. All Military and DOD Civilian retirees, spouses, widows and widowers are invited […]

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KMC Notices, News

The Housing Hype

With the weather getting cooler, it’s time to start thinking about winter preparations for your homes. No matter if you’re combating Germany’s sub-zero temps or just cool mornings and nights, small changes can help lower the high cost of staying warm and cozy this winter. The KMC Housing Office has […]

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Health

Real science vs. bro science: Safe supplement use

Real science vs. bro science: Safe supplement use

by Senior Airman Sara Voigt 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Supplement use has become common practice in recent years for individuals who wish to achieve high levels of fitness. There are a variety of supplements on the market for use, that advertise all sorts of glorified results and promises, and […]

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Features

Operation Varsity 19-03 kicks off at Ramstein

Operation Varsity 19-03 kicks off at Ramstein

by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Moore 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs          

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Features

Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper delivers a speech during the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Sept. 18. The ASC Conference is a professional development seminar that offers the opportunity for Department of Defense personnel to participate in forums, speeches and workshops. Photo by Tech. Sgt. D. Myles Cullen

Esper emphasizes need for military to ‘adapt’ to confront new threats, resurgent ‘great power competition

by Charles Pope Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The emergence of Russia and China along with potential threats in space and from cyber attacks demands that the U.S. military adapt if it is to preserve “our long held advantages,” Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper […]

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