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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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Shipping your goods outbound

Shipping your goods outbound

by Senior Airman Devin Boyer
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

It’s time to pack up boxes and send your belongings to your next home. To do this, there are two services that you will need to set up; household goods and unaccompanied baggage. The difference between the two is simple. Household goods will contain most of your belongings and will […]

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How to transfer schools during a PCS

by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

People making a permanent change of station have a long list of things to check before they move to their next base. This list gets even longer for those who have kids in school. Parents should notify their child’s school about their PCS once orders are received, and ask about […]

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PCSing with your POV

by Airman 1st Class Alexis C. Schultz
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

A permanent change of station from the Kaiserslautern Military Community can cause stress, especially with a privately owned vehicle. Follow these guidelines to successfully turn in your POV for shipment. If shipment of your POV is not authorized for your next duty station and you wish to store the vehicle, […]

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Clearing housing on and off base

Clearing housing on and off base

by Senior Airman Devin Boyer
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Now that you have shipped all of your belongings, you will need to clear housing and move into temporary lodging. Whether you live on or off base, the steps provided will guide you to make your outbound processing a smooth transition. OFF BASE: Provide your landlord a minimum of 30 […]

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Not all trash is created equal

Not all trash is created equal

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

Military personnel living off base or in housing on Ramstein, Vogelweh, and Landstuhl have become accustomed to the thorough methods of trash disposal in Germany. It is important to remain mindful of these laws even while going through the permanent change of station process. The trash contractor provides yellow bags […]

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PCSing? Not before turning in your VAT forms!

PCSing? Not before turning in your VAT forms!

Story and photo by
Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Are you leaving Germany to move to your next duty station? Don’t forget to settle your business, especially when it comes to tax relief. When U.S. Department of Defense members make a permanent change of station to Germany, they have the privilege of saving money on taxes by purchasing value […]

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