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U.S. Air Force Staff. Sgt. Kirsten Brandes, 86th Airlift Wing noncommissioned officer in charge of media, shows off her workstation, Ramstein Air Base, May 28. As the NCOIC of media, Brandes is responsible for crafting posts and creating plans to communicate with the general public and tell the Air Force story.

Airlifter of the Week: Voice of Ramstein

One of the most important parts of a community is communication, and in today’s age social media is one of the quickest and easiest ways to connect. At Ramstein, the 86th Airlift Wing interacts with members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community through the official Ramstein Air Base Facebook page.

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Military families cheer and wave American flags for first responders during a Heroes through Housing event at Vogelweh Military Complex and Kapaun Air Station, May 22. A convoy of 17 first responder vehicles made its way through military family housing to raise morale. The 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron, which oversees security for nine installations, organized the event.

Military families cheer on first responders

Military families cheer and wave American flags for first responders during a Heroes through Housing event at Vogelweh Military Complex and Kapaun Air Station, May 22. A convoy of 17 first responder vehicles made its way through military family housing to raise morale.

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Mr. Rainer Mueller, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron installation management flight chief, poses for a photo at Ramstein Air Base, May 20. Throughout his career, Mueller, a local national, was responsible for all environmental, property and support agreements within the Kaiserslautern Military Community. On May 31 he retired after 44 years of service with the U.S. Air Force.

Local legend retires after 44 years of USAF service

Mr. Rainer Mueller, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron installation management flight chief, retired after 44 years of faithful service with the U.S. Air Force at Ramstein Air Base, May 31.

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Juan Castro, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels distribution operator, discusses fuels operations at Ramstein Air Base, May 16. Castro was recognized as Airlifter of the Week, a program highlighting outstanding Airmen in the 86th Airlift Wing.

Airlifter of the Week: Helping COVID-19 patients fly

Much like Airmen, aircraft need support. One kind of support comes in the form of fuel.

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American children remembered in annual memorial service

American children remembered in annual memorial service

Leaders from the Kaiserslautern Military Community and city of Kaiserslautern gathered for the annual Kindergraves memorial service at the Kaiserslautern Main Cemetery, Kaiserslautern, May 16.

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Baumholder Military Community housing residents Harold Schlund and Army Capt. Estela Schlund, 254th Medical Detachment, smile for a picture with the garden they started in the family housing area on Smith Barracks. The community garden is the first of its kind in Baumholder. Photos by Bernd Mai

Housing resident’s garden vision blossoms into reality

If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring? In this case, it’s a quality of life improvement to an area of Army Family Housing here.

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Mariah Boykin and Jeffrey Bright, 86th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy Program intervention specialists, are facilitators for online classes that help families adapt to the coronavirus disease 2019 environment at Ramstein Air Base, May 13. Family Advocacy now uses telephones and video chat to offer services such as individual and couples counseling, the new parent support program and the domestic abuse victim advocate hotline.

Helping families embrace new normal

Family Advocacy now uses telephones and video chat to offer services such as individual and couples counseling, new parent support program and a domestic abuse victim advocate hotline. They also offer online classes every Wednesday at 1 p.m., mostly centered on parents and families.

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Heidi Bredlow, a Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Soldier and Family Readiness Group volunteer, sews and creates face coverings to be distributed to the Soldiers and family members that needed them on April 23, in Kaiserslautern. Burton said her goal is to keep the spouses involved and make certain they do not feel isolated during this time of social distancing and isolation.Photo by U.S. Army Col. Bruce Bredlow, 10th AAMDC

HHB, 10 AAMDC SFRG answers call to service

The Headquarters and Head-quarters Battery, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense, Soldier and Family Readiness Group (SFRG), located within the Kaiserslautern Military Community, is not just a support network between the unit and families. In fact, the SFRG has doubled efforts to ensure family members are informed and cognizant of the ever-changing COVID-19 laws and restrictions that began here since the pandemic began.

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Screen capture by Erinn Burgess

Housing Office adapts during COVID-19 Stop Movement restrictions

This time of year usually brings the sight of packing material and shipping containers stacked like skyscrapers, the ripping sound of packing tape, a plethora of housing appointments, and the various to-do lists that come with a permanent change of station move. However, this PCS season has been put on hold for most service members and their families due to the Stop Movement order issued by the Secretary of Defense in early March.

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A U.S. Air Force 86th Security Forces Squadron patrol car is parked prior to participating in a caravan of Kaiserslautern Military Community first responders at Ramstein Air Base, May 7. Photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater

Police Week 2020: Ramstein honors fallen law enforcement

Though coronavirus disease 2019 is hindering activities that once drew huge crowds, COVID-19 will not stop a nation from honoring and remembering law enforcement officers who have fallen in the line of duty.

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