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Career Summit brings military community, civilian employers together

Career Summit brings military community, civilian employers together

by Mary Davis
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz

From military relocations to constant exercises and deployments, being on the move is a way of life for service members and their families. So, no wonder it can be difficult to network and form professional relationships for employment after leaving the military or relocating as a military spouse. That’s where […]

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21 TSC father shares Army bond with son

21 TSC father shares Army bond with son

Story and photo by Capt. Doug Magill
21st Theater Sustainment Command

Army service is now the family business for the De Tingo family. Col. Geoffrey De Tingo, 21st Theater Sustainment Command chief of staff, rendered the oath of enlistment to his son, Cole, March 5, at the two-star command’s headquarters at Panzer Kaserne. Cole De Tingo enlisted as a cavalry scout […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury safety course at KES

Traumatic Brain Injury safety course at KES

by Melecio Figuracion
School Nurse, Kaiserslautern Elementary School

On March 11, the Traumatic Brain Injury Re­hab­ilitation Clinic staff presented a safety course to kin­der­garten, 1st and 2nd graders of Kaiserslautern Ele­men­tary School. The TBI staff discussed the use of proper equipment and practicing safe habits to prevent head injuries.

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FINRA offers free financial counselor accreditation to military spouses

FINRA offers free financial counselor accreditation to military spouses

by Erinn Burgess
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz

Now through April 19, military spouses can apply for the opportunity to earn a free financial counselor accreditation to help them find employment at any military installation or in the civilian sector. The FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship Program offers this career-enhancing credential to military spouses so they may in […]

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Easter markets offer decorations, family fun

Easter markets offer decorations, family fun

by 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Editor’s Note: This article was published in a previous edition of the Kaiserslautern American and the information has been updated to reflect this year’s event. Easter markets with Easter egg displays, decoration items and special activities are scheduled to take place in the coming weeks. On March 23 and 24, […]

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Public Health Command Europe builds interoperability with Polish counterparts

Public Health Command Europe builds interoperability with Polish counterparts

Story and photos by Michelle Thum
Regional Health Command Europe

Public Health Command Europe’s Entomological Science Program invited the Polish Armed Forces for a joint mosquito surveillance training at the PHCE Headquarters March 6 to 7. Five Polish officers from the Epidemiological Response Centre attended the training which covered mosquito biology and military history; medically important mosquitoes of Poland; trapping […]

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Auf Wiedersehen  Kaiserslautern Military Community!

Auf Wiedersehen Kaiserslautern Military Community!

by Staff Sergeant Jimmie D. Pike
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office

Whenever a service member receives orders for a permanent change of station, many emotions may be running through their head: joy, sadness, anxiousness, or surprise. Whatever the case, the process for leaving the currently assigned base is usually filled with stress and confusion. To make the inevitable PCS process as […]

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PCS-ing and need your orders?

by 786th Force Support Squadron

There is a new, more efficient process for U.S. Air Force personnel to receive their orders. This electronic process is only for members serviced by Ramstein Air Base’s military personnel flight. New changes ensure things are all electronic; no need for hard copies! Set to accommodate all schedules, all AFSCs! […]

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Don’t stress, we’ve all been there

Don’t stress, we’ve all been there

by Senior Airman
Timmethy James
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The military lifestyle brings about constant change. One of the biggest and most drastic of the changes is the act of physically uprooting the family, sometimes on a semi-annual or annual basis. As exciting as a change of scenery might be, a permanent change of station could also bring overwhelming […]

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Passports and IDs: Getting squared away

Passports and IDs: Getting squared away

by Airman 1st Class Kristof J. Rixmann
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

In preparing to leave Ramstein Air Base, it is imperative to maintain current forms of identification for military-affiliated personnel. Military members and their families are encouraged to have an official travel and tourist passport, be in possession of valid identification cards, and return restricted identification cards, such as line badges, […]

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