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The Community College of the Air Force announced plans for a new degree program slated for launch in 2021. The new Associate of Applied Science in Military Technology and Applied Sciences Management degree is a flexible alternative for enlisted personnel serving in Air Force specialties lacking enough formal skills training to meet current degree program requirements.

Community College of the Air Force reveals plans for new degree program

The Community College of the Air Force announced plans for a new degree program slated for launch in 2021.

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Lt. Col. Hallie Herrera salutes during her change of command ceremony at Fort George G. Meade, Md., June 16. Hererra, who was eight months pregnant at the time, took command of the 22nd Intelligence Squadron.

Air Force removes administrative burden, allows pregnant, postpartum women to attend PME

Pregnant and postpartum members may now attend professional military education without an exception to policy, and are also exempt from the requirement to have a passing fitness assessment prior to attending.

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Soldiers assigned to the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, Airmen assigned to the 606th Air Control Squadron and Marines assigned to Marine Air Control Squadron 1 conducted Spartan Shield 20-7, a joint air and missile defense exercise at the U.S. Air Force Europe-Africa Warfare Center in Kaiserslautern on July 15-23.

Spartan Shield, the art of air and missile defense integration

One hears the rationale behind the creation of Army Air Defense Artillery Fire Control Officers was to place the human factor back into how Army ADAFCO personnel bridge the gap in integrated air and missile defense.

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Jo Montgomery, 86th Mission Support Group commander's secretary, poses for a photo at her desk at Ramstein Air Base, July 28. As the daughter of parents belonging to the 82nd Airborne Division, Montgomery said she's proud to contribute to her family's rich history with the military.

86 MSG personnel recognized for extraordinary effort during COVID-19

Jo Montgomery, 86th Mission Support Group commander’s secretary, was awarded Airlifter of the Week for her exceptional effort during COVID-19 on Ramstein Air Base, July 23.

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AF removes uniform barrier for women, authorizes pants option for mess dress

Based on overwhelming feedback from the field, Department of the Air Force officials announced Aug. 4 women may elect to wear pants or a skirt with their mess dress uniform.

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Handling of unsolicited seed packets from China

Handling of unsolicited seed packets from China

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is aware that people across the country and service members abroad have received suspicious, unsolicited packages of seeds of various types that appear to be coming from China.

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July 28 1:02 a.m.: Vandalism on Vogelweh Air Base 7:30 a.m.: Major traffic collision in Nuerburg 10:20 a.m.: Theft in Berlin July 29 9:35 p.m.: Failure to report a minor traffic collision in Kaiserslautern July 30 2:18 a.m.: Provoking speeches and gestures in Kapaun Air Station 3:23 a.m.: Drunken operation […]

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Virtual town hall talks return to school

Virtual town hall talks return to school

Returning to school after summer break was once a normal and much anticipated annual occurrence. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many in the Kaiserslautern Military Community questioned what to expect for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett, left, Air Force Chief of Staff David L. Goldfein and Mrs. Dawn Goldfein pose with a representation of an etching that is now displayed on the Wall of Valor at the Air Force Memorial during a ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., July 31. The ceremony unveiled a new etching for the memorial’s Wall of Valor at the Air Force Memorial that reads, “This is our sacred duty. When protecting Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, we fly to the sound of the guns … or we die trying.” Photo by Wayne Clark

Goldfein honored for service as Chief of Staff

With only days remaining in his service as the Air Force’s 21st Chief of Staff, Gen. David L. Goldfein was commemorated in a July 31 ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., and in the announcement that one of his quotes was etched into the Air Force Memorial’s Wall of Valor.

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Tommy Mize, IMCOM-E director, center, stands with Col. Jason Edwards, outgoing USAG Rheinland-Pfalz commander, left, and Col. Vance Klosinski, new USAG Rheinland-Pfalz commander during the national anthem before the change of command ceremony July 22 in Kaiserslautern. Photos by Elisabeth Paque

USAG Rheinland-Pfalz welcomes new commander

The Army’s garrison serving as the United States’ premier strategic readiness platform in Europe has a new commander overseeing its diverse area of responsibility. Col. Vance J. Klosinski assumed command of U.S. Army Garrison Rhein­land-Pfalz in a ceremony here July 22. Klosinski accepted the garrison colors from Tommy Mize, the […]

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