News

Blotter

KMC Blotter – November 19, 2021

November 8 8:37 a.m.: Major traffic collision in Kaiserslautern November 9 2:40 p.m.: Larceny on Vogelweh Air Station 7:28 p.m.: House break-in in Bruchmuehlbach-Miesau November 10 Nothing significant to report November 11 Nothing significant to report November 12 1:22 p.m.: Minor traffic collision/fleeing the scene of traffic collision in Landstuhl […]

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News

Air Force releases alternate component fitness score charts

The Air Force will officially add new alternative components to physical fitness assessments beginning Jan. 1, 2022. The updated scoring charts can be found here. After announcing the components in July, over 9,000 data points were collected to determine the point values for each component by assessing approximately 2,000 Airmen […]

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News

Department of the Air Force releases addendum to Disparity Review

In addition to the two Inspector General Disparity Reviews released over the last year, the Department of the Air Force released an addendum, which focused on the intersection of race, ethnicity and gender. The DAF IG Disparity Review Addendum follows the DAF’s 2020 Racial Disparity Review, which addressed disparities impacting […]

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News

Recommended holiday season mailing dates, tips

Recommended holiday season mailing dates, tips

The recommended holiday season mailing dates for Air Force customers assigned to the European theater are: USPS Retail Ground/Space Available Mail (SAM) – Nov. 27 First Class Mail/Priority Mail – Dec. 11 Priority Mail Express Military Service (PMEMS) – Dec. 18 These dates are for mail originating in Europe and […]

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Health, News

Department of the Air Force nears 97 percent AD vaccination rate

Department of the Air Force nears 97 percent AD vaccination rate

Nov. 2 marked the Department of the Air Force’s deadline for active duty component Airmen and Guardians to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. As of publication, nearly 97 percent of Airmen and Guardians on active duty have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. “Our Airmen need to be […]

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News

DOD celebrates ‘National Veterans, Military Families Month’

DOD celebrates ‘National Veterans, Military Families Month’

November is National Veterans and Military Families Month. The Defense Department recognizes that military families have important roles to play in supporting a strong and ready force. “Our nation’s service members do not serve alone. Alongside them are the dedicated members of their families, whose commitment and resolve strengthen our […]

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Commentary

Commentary: Message from Secretary of Defense

Statement by Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III observing National Veterans and Military Families Month Our families serve every bit as much as we do. That’s one reason why it’s so important during this National Veterans and Military Families Month that we take time to recognize them for the […]

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Blotter

KMC Blotter – November 12, 2021

November 1 10:05 a.m.: Theft in Miesenbach 1:02 p.m.: Possession of drug paraphernalia on Vogelweh Main Base November 2 11:50 a.m.: Minor traffic collision/fleeing the scene in Landstuhl 12:30 p.m.: Damage to personal property in Kaiserslautern November 3 Nothing significant to report November 4 7:56 a.m.: Minor traffic collision/fleeing the […]

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News

The final outbound flight with evacuees from Afghanistan departs to the United States from Ramstein Air Base, Oct. 30. More than 34,800 Afghan evacuees have traveled through Ramstein AB since Aug. 20 as part of the Department of State-led noncombatant evacuation operation. Photo by Staff Sgt. Emmeline James

by 1st Lt. Ridge Miller
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs 

The final flight carrying Afghan evacuees to the United States from Ramstein Air Base departed Germany Oct. 30, 71 days after the first flights from Afghanistan began arriving at the installation.

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Commentary, Health, News

Beating Burnout

by Col. Irene Folaron, MD
86th Medical Squadron commander

I was at the height of my medical career. After nine years of medical education followed by 12 years as a full-time physician, I should have been pleased with my professional progress. After all, this was the goal all along. However, instead of feeling overwhelming pride, I felt overwhelming misery. Although I remained dutiful in my studies and patient care, I was simultaneously looking for something else…really anything else…to do. Every day was a struggle and it would take me a year to realize and admit in hindsight that I had experienced burnout.

November 4, 2021 ×