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AFIMSC provides AF with innovative post-COVID workspace options

AFIMSC provides AF with innovative post-COVID workspace options

The Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center is providing the Air Force with innovative solutions for teleworking in the wake of COVID-19. Members of the Air Force Civil Engineer Center and the AFIMSC Ventures innovation office are working together to develop a viable plan that will optimize telework operations […]

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A child shares a hug with her mother at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, August 9, 2019. To provide more options for parents, the Key and Essential Family Child Care Provider Initiative was created as part of a Kaiserslautern Military Community-wide effort to support military families. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

DOD changes child care priorities policy

Changes to Department of Defense managed child care programs will affect Kaiserslautern Military Community families starting Sept.1. In February, Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper released a policy change memo stating, “The DOD’s system of child care was established to assist Service members as they face the unique challenges associated […]

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August 17 2:55 p.m.: Larceny of private property in Otterbach. 4:43 p.m.: Major traffic collision on Pulaski. 10:43 p.m.: Operating vehicle without valid license in Landstuhl. August 18 12:06 a.m.: Operating an unregistered vehicle in Landstuhl. 9:58 a.m.: Larceny from a motor vehicle in Otterberg. 1:26 p.m.: Major vehicle collision […]

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Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost, commander of Air Mobility Command, returns her first salute to Lt. Gen. Brian Robinson, AMC deputy commander, during the AMC change of command ceremony at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., Aug. 20. AMC provides rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America’s armed forces. Photo by Senior Airman Solomon Cook

AMC welcomes new commander

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Air Mobility Command welcomed its new commander during a ceremony at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, Aug. 20. The ceremony marked a historic Air Force first with back-to-back female generals commanding a major command. Gen. Jacqueline D. Van Ovost succeeded Gen. Maryanne Miller during […]

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U.S. C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron and Bulgarian C-27J Spartan aircraft approach the drop zone during Thracian Summer 2020 media day at Cheshnegirovo landing zone, Bulgaria, Aug. 19, 2020. The 37th AS dropped container delivery systems and Bulgarian air force parajumpers during the demonstration of their unique capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Devin Nothstine)

Thracian Summer 2020: NATO partners turn heads

PLOVDIV, Bulgaria — Members from the Bulgarian government met at the Cheshnegirovo landing zone to watch tactical airlift sorties flown during Thracian Summer 2020 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Aug. 19. Thracian Summer 2020 is a bilateral flying deployment allowing both the U.S. Air Force and Bulgarian military forces to extend joint […]

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German state minister visits Army garrison in Baumholder

German state minister visits Army garrison in Baumholder

A meeting with the new garrison commander and an update on what’s happening on Baumholder, a critical joint military installation, brought one of Rheinland-Pfalz’s most prominent officials for a visit Aug. 13. German State of Rheinland-Pfalz Minister of the Interior Roger Lewentz visited the Baumholder Military Community, a site belonging […]

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Heather Bradley, 86th Airlift Wing Equal Opportunity Director, teaches a class at the Lindberg Hof Dining Facility on Kapaun Air Station, Germany, Aug. 12, 2020. The mission of the 86th AW EO is to enable combat airlift capabilities and total team excellence through exceptional equal opportunity service, unrivaled leadership support, and promotion of a positive human relations environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

Continuing the conversation: EO leads the way with diversity classes

Now more than ever discussions about race and diversity are important. The U.S. Air Force is not excluded from the current climate, as senior leaders led the charge in encouraging racial sensitivity.

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Air Force announces second set of new scholarships for HBCU students

Air Force announces second set of new scholarships for HBCU students

The Department of the Air Force announced this week it has extended more than 100 scholarship offers to new students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the fall of 2020, as part of its efforts to increase diversity in its officer ranks. The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps […]

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August 11 4:20 a.m.: Major traffic collision in Kaiserslautern. 6:39 p.m.: Fleeing the scene of a traffic collision in Kaiserslautern. August 12 12:42 a.m.: Major traffic collision in Sembach. 1:49 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Landstuhl. August 13 4:50 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Schweich. 9:03 p.m.: Driving under the […]

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brian Clark, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, directs a cargo loader at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 13. Ramstein Airmen transported COVID-19 personal protection equipment purchased by U.S. Africa Command to South Africa. The supplies included N-95 masks, gloves, gowns and sanitizer.
Photo by Staff Sgt. Jourdan Barrons

US donates COVID-19 protective gear to South African health services

The U.S. government and U.S. Africa Command delivered approximately $340,000 in personal protective equipment to the South African National Department of Health, Aug. 15.

August 20, 2020 ×