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Exercise Maroon Surge trains in crisis response

Exercise Maroon Surge trains in crisis response

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

In an effort to advance combat readiness, the 86th Medical Group conducted exercise Maroon Surge on Ramstein Air Base, June 4 through June 11. “The exercise prepares our medical members to respond quickly and efficiently in a real-world mass casualty situation,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Zoya Lee-Zerkel, 86th MDG […]

June 22, 2018 ×
New parental leave policy gives secondary caregiver 21 days

New parental leave policy gives secondary caregiver 21 days

by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — In accordance with the Department of Defense Military Parental Leave Program, the Air Force announced an expansion to its parental leave policy on non-chargeable leave entitlements following the birth or adoption of a child. Previously, Air Force policy authorized 12 consecutive weeks of maternity convalescent leave to female […]

June 22, 2018 ×
86th MDG invites local community to witness life-saving capabilities

86th MDG invites local community to witness life-saving capabilities

Story and photos by
Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Community visitors from across the local area learned about U.S. Air Force and Army expeditionary medical capabilities during the 86th Medical Group’s exercise Maroon Surge Community Outreach Day June 7 on Ramstein Air Base. The Community Outreach Day kicked off Maroon Surge, a multi-day joint training exercise with the U.S. […]

June 22, 2018 ×
361st Civil Affairs Brigade supports Saber Strike 18

361st Civil Affairs Brigade supports Saber Strike 18

Story by Spc. Daisy Zimmer
221st Public Affairs Detachment

The 361st Civil Affairs Brigade is supporting exercise Saber Strike 18 led by U.S. Army Europe at training areas in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland, June 3 to 15. The 361st CA BDE is providing civil affairs support, public affairs, personnel accountability and casualty liaison teams, and movement control to […]

June 22, 2018 ×
Army Reserve Soldier trains alongside active duty casualty liaison team — Saber Strike 18

Army Reserve Soldier trains alongside active duty casualty liaison team — Saber Strike 18

by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike
United States Air Forces in Europe Public Affairs

U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Jonathan Fathag, a casualty liaison team leader with 406th Human Resource Company, Kaiserslautern, is embedded with the 30th Medical Brigade, Sembach, at their clinical operations section in Powidz, Poland, to conduct casualty training exercises during Saber Strike 18, June 3-15. Fathag, originally from Yap, Micronesia, […]

June 22, 2018 ×
USAFE provides fuel for  the fire at Saber Strike

USAFE provides fuel for the fire at Saber Strike

by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike
United States Air Forces in Europe Public Affairs

RIGA, Latvia — While working with 18 other countries in the Baltics, KC-135 Stratotankers deployed to U.S. Air Forces in Europe are demonstrating, over Latvia, what the air component of warfighting is capable of doing. During the U.S. Army Europe-led exercise, Saber Strike 18, KC-135s provided aerial refueling to A-10 […]

June 21, 2018 ×
Altstadtfest offers three days of entertainment

Altstadtfest offers three days of entertainment

Story and photos by City of Kaiserslautern

When Kaiserslautern’s “Altstadt” (old city) becomes a giant open-air-pub, it’s party time again. Culinary delicacies, street theaters, arts and crafts and live music of all kinds on nine stages await visitors. With rock, soul or blues, Japanese cuisine or Palatinate specialties, high quality leather goods or individual jewellery — there […]

June 21, 2018 ×
Mindfulness helps build resilient Force

Mindfulness helps build resilient Force

Story and photos by Senior Airman Devin M. Rumbaugh
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Jannell MacAulay, leadership and performance specialist and consultant, spoke to Airmen about “Mindfulness” June 4 at Ramstein Air Base.

June 14, 2018 ×
Exercise African Lion 18 loads up on regional partnership

Exercise African Lion 18 loads up on regional partnership

by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
June 1, 2018 ×
Thomas Bredel, water plant mechanic, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron, tests the water pressure of a fire hydrant May 9 on Ramstein Air Base. Hydrant flow tests are conducted every spring.

Flushing the old, in with the new

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

The 786th Civil Engineer Squadron is conducting water hyrdrant flow testing throughout the Kaiserslautern Military Community for the next several weeks.

June 1, 2018 ×