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Environmental exclusive is a series designed to educate members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community on how individual choices impact the Earth. Simple changes can lead to cost savings, comply with Germany’s environmental standards and promote a more sustainable Earth.

Environmental exclusive: Why no air conditioning?

As temperatures rise through the summer months, individuals may want to keep their houses cooler. However, there are restrictions on the use of air conditioners.

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Education

Graphic by Senior Airman Noah Coger

Ramstein AB recognizes 260 Community College of the Air Force graduates

Members of Ramstein Air Base and the Kaiserslautern Military Community recognize the recent graduates from the Community College of the Air Force for Spring 2020.

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A C-130H Hercules ground trainer aircraft rests in a hangar at Ramstein Air Base, June 15. The 86th Maintenance Squadron removed fuel tanks from each wing of the aircraft to use for confined space training.

86 MXS extracts C-130H fuel tank for training

A C-130H Hercules ground trainer aircraft rests in a hangar at Ramstein Air Base, June 15. The 86th Maintenance Squadron removed fuel tanks from each wing of the aircraft to use for confined space training.

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Community

The library, as shown, at Ramstein Air Base, June 18. To comply with COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, the 86th Force Support Squadron set up a virtual process where DOD members and families can request books and other media. From there, they can pick up their items at the curbside takeaway window.

Never fear, the library is still here

To comply with COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, the 86th Force Support Squadron set up a virtual process where DOD members and families can request books and other media. From there, they can pick up their items at the curbside takeaway window.

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, speaks at a road dedication ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, June 16. The newly completed Rodriguez Road was named in remembrance of Maj. Rodolfo I. Rodriguez, former 86th Construction and Training Squadron contingency training flight commander, who was killed by a terrorist bomb in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sept. 20, 2008.

Fallen hero honored, memorialized at Ramstein

Ramstein leadership and Kaiserslautern Military Community members gathered to honor and memorialize a fallen hero during a road dedication ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, June 16.

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U.S. Airmen from the 86th Maintenance Squadron and local nationals from the 435th Construction and Training Squadron disconnect the load block of a crane and emplace an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft for static display at the traffic circle near the Northside Fitness Center at Ramstein Air Base, June 8. Movement and emplacement of the aircraft was a two-day joint effort between the 86th Maintenance Group, 86th Civil Engineer Group and 435th CTS.

Illuminating history: F-4 Phantom II restoration

The 86th Maintenance Group, 86th Civil Engineer Group and 435th Construction and Training Squadron recently completed the restoration and installation of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft.

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Tobruq Arrows participants stand in a closing ceremony in Jurmalciems, Latvia, on June 10.

NATO Allies continue to sustain readiness

JURMALCIEMS, Latvia — U.S. Soldiers assigned to 5th Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, participated in a joint multinational training exercise with NATO allies Latvia and Lithuania from June 7-10, in Jurmalciems, Latvia.

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U.S Air Force Airmen assigned to the 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department conduct a rescue certification course at Ramstein Air Base, April 28. The skills learned in this course can be used to rescue people who are stuck on the side of a building or have fallen off a cliff, among other things.

435 CTS ensures ready Airmen

Throughout the months of increased COVID-19 measures, the 435th Construction and Training Squadron hosted several training courses for various Air Force specialties within the 86th Airlift Wing.

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A U.S. Air Force Airman views French beaches from the ramp of a C130J Super Hercules aircraft ramp on June 6. Seventy-six years ago, Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, as part of D-Day to liberate the country from German occupation. To commemorate the anniversary of D-Day, eight C-130J aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron based at Ramstein Air Base performed low-level formations over several locations in France. Photo by Staff Sgt. Kirsten Brandes

Remembering D-Day; 76 years later

Seventy-six years ago, Allied Forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, as part of D-Day to liberate the country from German occupation. To commemorate the anniversary of D-Day, eight C-130J aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron based at Ramstein Air Base performed low-level formations over several locations in France.

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Community

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jasmine Holcey, 786th Force Support Squadron relocations supervisor, poses for a photo in the base relocations office at Ramstein Air Base, June 1.

Airlifter of the Week: Rising to the challenge

On an average day, the energy inside the Ramstein Passenger Terminal is a mix of nervous anticipation and excitement. However, on the day that the Secretary of Defense announced the initial force-wide Stop Movement order, it was just short of chaos. Service members and their families — with houses packed, […]

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