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United States v. Briggs — 5-year statute of limitations removed for rape offenses occurring between 1986 and 2006

On Dec. 10, 2020, the Supreme Court decided the case of United States v. Briggs, 141 S. Ct. 467 (2020). In this landmark opinion, the justices overturned a series of Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces decisions imposing a 5-year statute of limitations under the Uniform Code of Military […]

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KMC Blotter

March 29 12:11 a.m.: Driving under the influence in Kaiserslautern 10:50 a.m.: Major traffic collision in Kaiserslautern 2:57 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Kaiserslautern 3:10 p.m.: Major traffic collision/failure to report in Kaiserslautern 4:09 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Fischbach March 30 Nothing significant to report March 31 2:45 p.m.: […]

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Commentary: Core leadership attributes from the Ramstein Staff Judge Advocate

“What is your leadership philosophy?” This was the question put to me shortly after I found out that I would be taking over as the Staff Judge Advocate for the 86th Airlift Wing. I previously led two small legal offices, as well as teams of legal experts, but never a […]

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USAG Rheinland-Pfalz TASP Rodeo to go virtual

USAG Rheinland-Pfalz TASP Rodeo to go virtual

Kept in the barn because of COVID in 2020, the Total Army Sponsorship Rodeo wrangled by U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz is out of the gates with a new format and approach for 2021. In the past, the human resources team conducted the TASP Rodeo, which started in 2015, inside Armstrong’s […]

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Tony Nogales, left, and Airman 1st Class Byron Humphrey, 509th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chiefs, conclude preflight checks in support of a Bomber Task Force at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, March 16, 2021. The B-2 Spirit’s low-observable, or “stealth,” characteristics give it the ability to penetrate an enemy’s most sophisticated defenses and threaten its most-valued, heavily defended targets while avoiding adversary detection, tracking and engagement. Its participation in recurring Bomber Task Force operations and engagements with our allies and partners demonstrate and strengthen our shared commitment to global security and stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sadie Colbert)

B-2s land at Lajes Field to join historic BTF

U.S. Air Force B-2 Spirit aircraft from the 509th Bomb Wing, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, arrived at Lajes Field, Portugal, in support of upcoming Bomber Task Force missions.

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USEUCOM marks one year supporting Allies, partners in COVID-19 fight

USEUCOM marks one year supporting Allies, partners in COVID-19 fight

One year ago this month — after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic — U.S. European Command launched its first, formal support to NATO Allies and partners in what has now become a continuing mission against the highly infectious disease. Led by the command’s interagency partnering directorate […]

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Air Force marks ongoing commitment to rated diversity with newly released strategy

Air Force marks ongoing commitment to rated diversity with newly released strategy

Air Force leaders officially released the service’s Rated Diversity Improvement Strategy March 17, marking the force’s ongoing commitment to attract, recruit, develop and retain a diverse rated corps. Acting Secretary of the Air Force John P. Roth, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. and Chief Master […]

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Meds, food, fakes unwelcome at Germany APOs

Meds, food, fakes unwelcome at Germany APOs

German law prohibits many items from being imported into the country by mail. These banned articles could be things you order online or by mail order, or that relatives and friends mail to you. The most common products sent through the Military Postal Service that are banned from import to […]

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Commentary: Balancing accelerated change with resilient Airmen

Commentary: Balancing accelerated change with resilient Airmen

For years, “do more with less” was the refrain heard throughout every career field in the U.S. Air Force. As missions expanded and global security requirements remained high, we have continually asked our people to push themselves further. In August 2020, Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Charles […]

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Rheinland-Pfalz releases new COVID-19 ordinance

Rheinland-Pfalz releases new COVID-19 ordinance

The German state of Rheinland-Pfalz released their eighteenth ordinance regarding local COVID-19 restrictions that went into effect March 22. While most lockdown restrictions remained unchanged, several updates were included regarding COVID-19 testing and restaurant dining. Free COVID-19 testing for asymptomatic people is now offered at multiple locations throughout Rheinland-Pfalz. More […]

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