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Intimacy defined: How to grow a strong relationship

Intimacy defined: How to grow a strong relationship

Intimacy is the foundation that bonds two people together in a relationship. Intimacy is the process of effective communication, emotional bonding, and meeting each other’s needs.

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Attendees discuss their vision for 2020 during the monthly Let’s Connect session at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center, Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 14. Let’s Connect is run by a group of female senior noncommissioned officers within the KMC, providing monthly lunch-and-learn opportunities for all genders, services and ranks, to include civilians.

Seeking Mentorship

The Kaiserslautern Military Com­munity offers a multitude of opportunities for personal and professional development. Opportunities are readily found at every turn.

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U.S. Army Spc. Stiven Rosales and U.S. Army Master Sgt. Ryan Thiers, both wheeled vehicle mechanics assigned to 21st Theater Sustainment Command, troubleshoot an Army cargo truck at the Daenner Kaserne Motor pool Dec. 18, 2019 in Kaiserslautern. The assigned mechanics are responsible for maintaining vehicle mobility by troubleshooting, fixing and maintaining roughly 60 vehicles at the motor pool.

Vehicle mechanics keep Army rolling throughout European theater

Warm air carrying the smell of used motor oil and grease circulated through the open bay of the mechanic shop. While one mechanic combed through the colored tangle of wires exposed under the vehicle’s dashboard, another mechanic scanned the various hoses and tubes under the hood of their assigned vehicle.

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U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Lydia Byrom, left, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron readiness officer in charge, and Senior Airman Terry Kularski, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulic system specialist, look at a Medal of Honor at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 13. The medal was awarded to retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Leroy Petry for his actions in Afghanistan in 2008. Operation Proper Exit and the Troops First Foundation brought Petry and several other wounded warriors to Ramstein to visit the 86th AES, the squadron that medically evacuated them from Iraq and Afghanistan to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

Wounded warriors revisit Ramstein, LRMC

U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Lydia Byrom, left, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron readiness officer in charge, and Senior Airman Terry Kularski, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron hydraulic system specialist, look at a Medal of Honor at Ramstein Air Base, Jan. 13. The medal was awarded to retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Leroy Petry for his actions in Afghanistan in 2008.

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Capt. Michael Hill, USAG Rheinland-Pfalz assistant chief at Germersheim Army Depot, was recently named the Fire Service Officer of the Year from Installation Management Command-Europe for 2019.

USAG RP takes half of IMCOM-Europe fire services awards

The U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Directorate of Emergency Services took half the awards handed out in the Installation Management Command-Europe 2019 Department of Defense Fire and Emergency Services Award competition.

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An Airman from the Malawian air force briefs members of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Manpower, Personnel and Services Directorate, Force Development team at Lilongwe Air Base, Malawi, Jan. 14. The USAFE-AFAFRICA force development team has been working with the Malawian air force since 2018 to build partnership capacity in the region.

USAFE-AFAFRICA A1 Force Development Malawi

Airmen from U.S. Air Forces Africa conducted force development training with the Malawian Air Force, Jan. 13-17, in Malawi. Force development training such as this provides an opportunity for the U.S. Air Force to enhance relations, share ideas and build partnership capability in the region.

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“In my heart is a memory and there you’ll always be”

Celebration of Life

It is with deep regret we share the loss of one of our own. On the evening of Dec. 15, 2019, Noreen Mantini passed away following a tough battle with cancer surrounded by family. An educator with DoDEA for almost 40 years in Baumholder and Ramstein school communities and school counselor at the Ramstein Intermediate School for over 15 years, Noreen touched the lives of countless students and families.

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Spark Tank is an annual competition where Airmen pitch innovative ideas to top Air Force leadership and a panel of industry experts. Key project themes include improved task management, commercial best practices for healthcare, workforce development, automation, suicide prevention and detection, and maintenance and airfield assessment innovation. U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic

Air Force announces Spark Tank 2020 selectees

As the Air Force continues to build an organizational culture that empowers intrepreneurs, it doesn’t hurt to celebrate them and give them a stage to share their projects too.

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CMSgt takes a leap of faith

CMSgt takes a leap of faith

In Dec. 2019, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jackie Harris, 693rd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group superintendent, retired after 27 years of service.

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An ambulance bus backs up to the Mississippi Air National Guard C-17 Globemaster III as Airmen prepare to unload patients at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, April 26, 2018. The bus transports the ill and/or injured to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. JBA and Travis Air Force Base, California, serve as the primary military entry points or hubs for patient distribution within the Continental United States. Photo by Karina Luis

US Transportation Command manages the movement of America’s wounded warfighters from overseas to the final medical treatment destination stateside

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — U.S. military C-17 Globemaster III aircraft often arrive at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, and Travis Air Force Base, California, from foreign locales, transporting cargo, but also at times, ill or injured service members returning stateside for continuing medical treatment.

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