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CMSAF Wright testifies before Congress on Air Force quality of life

CMSAF Wright testifies before Congress on Air Force quality of life

by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright told members of Congress at Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., Feb. 7, that issues such as adequate base housing, reliable child care and other quality of life factors are “inextricably linked” to the service’s readiness. “Recruiting the best Airmen possible, training […]

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Ready for the fight: WPC hosts missile defense exercise

Ready for the fight: WPC hosts missile defense exercise

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

The Warrior Preparation Center European Integrated Air and Missile Defense Center hosted a three-day, joint-service Integrated Air and Missile Defense exercise on Einsiedlerhof Air Station, Jan. 28 to 31. Approximately 60 participants from the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and NATO affiliates collaborated in the exercise. “The exercise […]

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Continue to serve: RAO office seeks new director

Continue to serve: RAO office seeks new director

by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Kaiserslautern Military Community is seeking a volunteer director for the Retiree Activities Office, the volunteer-based organization that supports retirees, active-duty members, and spouses throughout the KMC. Col. Joseph Wenckus, 86th Airlift Wing vice commander, said the community needs an energetic, retired senior noncommissioned officer or officer to be the […]

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Airmen encouraged to participate in Health Related Behaviors Survey

Airmen encouraged to participate in Health Related Behaviors Survey

by Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

Airmen are encouraged to participate in the online Health Related Behaviors Survey that will conclude on Feb. 28. The Defense Department asked the independent, non-profit RAND Corporation to design, field, and analyze the confidential web-based survey. Westat, the survey subcontractor, will assist with data collection. Service members were randomly selected […]

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Service Secretaries link reform to greater lethality

Service Secretaries link reform to greater lethality

by Department of Defense

Army Secretary Mark T. Esper, Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer and Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson spoke about reform Feb. 8, at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. “Reform is the means by which we free up time, money and manpower to do modernization and readiness […]

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Bolado brings community together, honored as Airlifter of the Week

Bolado brings community together, honored as Airlifter of the Week

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

A civilian from the 86th Force Support Squadron was selected to be the Airlifter of Week Feb. 7, on Ramstein Air Base. Mr. Scott C. Lockard, 86th Airlift Wing vice director, and Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto Rendon, 86th AW command chief, coined Michael “Mike” Bolado, 86th FSS, director of Arts […]

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86 AW command team visits GSUs

86 AW command team visits GSUs

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

       

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Family Life Ministry brings communication ‘soul-utions’ to military families

Family Life Ministry brings communication ‘soul-utions’ to military families

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

Life in a military community can be stressful enough, but when you add the pressures of deployments, relationships and children into the mix – healthy communication can suffer. Fortunately, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Chaplain Family Life Ministry brings counseling and training to those who need help. The program provides master’s-level […]

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Civil Air Patrol receives recognition

Civil Air Patrol receives recognition

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

Distinguished guests cut a cake with a ceremonial sword at a Civil Air Patrol banquet at the Officer’s Club on Ramstein Air Base, Feb. 2. CAP provides a unique opportunity for youth to experience life in the military by teaching discipline and leadership to the next generation of possible Airmen.

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Heavy tread: Choose correct tires for winter

Heavy tread: Choose correct tires for winter

by Seth Dyer
Installation Management Command

If you’ve lived through a German winter before, you know that good tires are a thing — and therefore, installing weather-appropriate tires will keep your wheels on the road. Snow tires or all-season tires with the Alpine symbol are required any time snow, icy conditions or low temperatures are present […]

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