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Department of the Air Force releases fiscal year 2021 Selective Retention Bonus program

Department of the Air Force releases fiscal year 2021 Selective Retention Bonus program

Department of the Air Force officials released details Dec. 10 on the fiscal year 2021 Selective Retention Bonus program, which includes 37 eligible Air Force specialties. “Overall retention levels are at record highs and manning within many of our career fields is healthy,” said Lt. Gen. Brian Kelly, Air Force […]

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December 8 11:36 a.m.: Burglary in Breunigweiler 1:02 p.m.: Larceny of government property in Nanzdietschweiler 2:20 p.m.: Major traffic collision/driving under the influence in Hohenecken 4 p.m.: Vandalism in Landstuhl 7:21 p.m.: Operating a USAREUR-plated vehicle without a USASEUR license in Kaiserslautern December 9 11:36 a.m.: Major vehicle collision in […]

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Commentary: How Leaders lead through COVID

Commentary: How Leaders lead through COVID

Daily life has changed in almost every way since the COVID pandemic began; however, the fundamentals of leadership have not. The common leadership pillars of communication, trust, and respect are still critical and require a little creative thinking during this very different time. I would argue they are needed even […]

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CSAF releases action orders  to accelerate change across Air Force

CSAF releases action orders to accelerate change across Air Force

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. released the CSAF Action Orders to Accelerate Change Across the Air Force Dec. 4. In August, Brown released his strategic approach entitled Accelerate Change or Lose, in which he described his view of the strategic landscape as Air Force chief […]

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Online system simplifies, speeds up housing work order requests

Online system simplifies, speeds up housing work order requests

New website and mobile app options will soon make it easier for Army housing residents to put in maintenance work order requests. While the Installation Management Command’s Army Maintenance Application (ArMA) won’t officially roll out until early next year, some Baumholder housing and barracks residents were tagged to participate in […]

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Air Force hits record retention levels, reviews voluntary force management efforts

Air Force hits record retention levels, reviews voluntary force management efforts

The Department of the Air Force is seeing its highest retention levels in 20 years, second only to rates recorded shortly after 9/11 in 2002. However, as hundreds of members who were previously planning to retire or separate in 2020 withdrew or delayed their departures amidst COVID-19 concerns, it led […]

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Housing survey feedback vital to quality of life improvements

Housing survey feedback vital to quality of life improvements

The U.S. Army’s Fall 2020 Tenant Satisfaction Survey, formerly the Housing Satisfaction Survey, began Dec. 2 for all Army Housing residents. The Baumholder Housing Office is excited the survey is getting started after a delay from September. “The Tenant Satisfaction Survey allows residents who live in Army-controlled housing an opportunity […]

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Commentary: Ramstein chaplains implement FaithWorks

Commentary: Ramstein chaplains implement FaithWorks

Nothing tests religious beliefs more than the situations our Airmen face throughout the course of their service. Providing pastoral care and counseling to those of faith, and those of no faith, Air Force chaplains are religious ministry professionals who support the spiritual resilience of our Airmen all over the world. […]

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U.S. Air Force Basic Military Training trainee Chris-Ann Wilmoth, 37th Training Wing Detachment 5, Flight 564,  participates in a physical training session at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, July 1, 2020. This group of nearly 60 trainees, who graduated on July 24, made up the first female flight to complete the six-week BMT course at Keesler. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kemberly Groue)

Department of the Air Force moves Physical Fitness Assessments to April 2021, removes waist measurement from composite score permanently

The Department of the Air Force announced physical fitness assessments will now resume April 2021 and will no longer include the waist measurement component.

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November 30 9:30 a.m.: Theft in Enkenbach-Alsenborn 10:10 a.m.: Major vehicle collision in Ramstein-Miesenbach 9:43 p.m.: Major vehicle collision in Oberarnbach December 1 10:09 a.m.: Damage to personal property in Otterbach December 2 2:15 p.m.: Larceny of government property on Vogelweh Family Housing December 3 2:35 a.m.: Assault in Landstuhl […]

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