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Dr. John Treiber, 86th Airlift Wing historian, sits during an interview at Ramstein Air Base, April 29. Treiber explained how keeping records of events, especially during situations like coronavirus disease 2019, can help leaders make important decisions in the near and distant future.

86 AW historian captures present for future

History provides lessons: accounts of what was inform what is, and what could be. U.S. Air Force historians ensure these lessons are available by keeping records of events, submitted them to commanders for sign-off, and organizing the information for future reference.

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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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Community

Aiden, a military dependent, holds up a sign thanking Kaiserslautern Military Community first responders during the Heroes through Housing event in on-base housing at Ramstein Air Base, May 7. Families were encouraged to make signs, cheer, wave and clap while adhering to physical distancing standards.

‘Heroes through Housing’ builds community morale

Sirens blared and children clapped as Kaiserslautern Military Community first responders drove through Ramstein’s family housing area during the Heroes through Housing event May 7.

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Maj. Chris Harmer poses with his wife, Shelley and children. Harmer is one of many who struggle with invisible wounds and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Invisible wounds can be PTSD, traumatic brain injury or other cognitive, emotional, or behavioral conditions associated with trauma experienced by an individual. Courtesy photo

How leaders helped Airman find support to overcome invisible wounds

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — “I found a leader I could trust,” said Maj. Chris Harmer, as he recounted how fellow wingmen helped him find the support to overcome his invisible wounds.

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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. William Rodriguez-Febres, 721st Aerial Port Squadron ramp services noncommissioned officer in charge, right, at Ramstein Air Base, assists Airman 1st Class Christian Minjares, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, pull an engine trailer during a C-17 Globemaster III cargo offload at Ramstein, April 24.

721 APS maintains readiness

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. William Rodriguez-Febres, 721st Aerial Port Squadron ramp services noncommissioned officer in charge, right, at Ramstein Air Base, assists Airman 1st Class Christian Minjares, 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, pull an engine trailer during a C-17 Globemaster III cargo offload at Ramstein, April 24.

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Ramstein Airmen honor Tuskegee Airman

Ramstein Airmen honor Tuskegee Airman

Due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, Retired Maj. Ralph L. Turner, Tuskegee Airman, was not able to have traditional military honors for his funeral service.

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Baxter, 86th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, praises Little B, 86th SFS MWD, after detection training at Ramstein High School, Ramstein Air Base, April 24. Detection training is important for detecting explosives brought in by harmful parties or illegal narcotics.

Building a K-9: Drug detection, building search training

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Education

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Six tips to help your children learn better in school

Want to help your children begin to learn better in school? You can do so by paying attention to their learning habits and implementing a few tips around the house and in everyday life.

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The graphic dislays infamous myths regarding sexual assault and their corresponding truths. Even during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office is available 24/7.

SAPR office continues to raise awareness

Even during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office is finding ways to raise awareness.

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Cloth face coverings sit on a table located at the home of a 435th Contingency Response Support Squadron key spouse in the Kaiserslautern Military Community area in early April. The 435th CRSS key spouses donated hundreds of cloth face coverings to help Airmen and their families prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019. Courtesy photo

COVID-19 ops: 435 CRG Key Spouses help mask pandemic, protect force

Amid all the changes to routines, key spouses from the 435th Contingency Response Squadron, 435th Contingency Response Support Squadron and the 435th Security Forces Squadron found a way to touch the lives of their squadron’s most valuable commodity: its people.

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