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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.

December 11, 2020 ×

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KMC Blotter

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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Commentary: The Empowerment Imperative

Commentary: The Empowerment Imperative

In one of those “right place at the right time” moments, I was in the EUCOM Operations Center in April 2018 to witness the launch of a combined US and Allied missile strike on Syria in response to a Syrian chemical weapons attack on civilians. From this vantage point, I […]

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Installation Access Control System flags those who might break quarantine

Installation Access Control System flags those who might break quarantine

Anyone who has had to quarantine for two weeks since the COVID-19 pandemic started can tell you quarantining is not fun. The German government put the quarantine in place, and U.S. Army Europe-Africa has followed suit. In fact, USAREUR-A has kept its quarantine at 14 days, with no testing out, […]

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November 23 Nothing significant to report November 24 Nothing significant to report November 25 7:10 a.m.: Major vehicle collison in Mackenbach 8:32 a.m.: Major vehicle collision in Kaiserslautern 8:07 p.m.: Major vehicle collision in Mackenbach November 26 5:25 a.m.: Driving under the influence in Kottweiler-Schwanden November 27 8 a.m.: Theft […]

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10 AAMDC integrates with NATO allies at NAMFI

10 AAMDC integrates with NATO allies at NAMFI

Soldiers from the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Air Force personnel, and NATO allies participated in the annual NATO Missile Firing Installation live fire exercise, Nov. 18. The NAMFI live fire is designed to enhance interoperability among NATO allies and partners to increase readiness through the integration […]

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November 15 9 a.m.: Theft in Landstuhl 10 a.m.: Traffic accident in Bruchmuehlbach 12:40 p.m.: Damage to private property/theft in Otterberg 8:02 p.m.: Traffic accident/fleeing the scene in Nothweiler November 16 2:42 p.m.: Damage to personal property in Ramstein-Miesenbach November 17 Nothing significant to report November 18 10:39 a.m.: Damage […]

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