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Take Note — January 11, 2019

Door-to-door salesmen Living in Europe you may come across door-to-door salesmen offering to sell a wide variety of items ranging from artwork to produce. If you decide to utilize these services, the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron urges you to take caution with your transactions. Make sure the price of […]

January 10, 2019 ×

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Santa, elves drop in for Operation Toy Drop 2018

Santa, elves drop in for Operation Toy Drop 2018

by Senior Airman Devin M. Rumbaugh
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Santa Claus and his elves delivered toys to children via military freefall and static-line jumps as part of the 7th annual Operation Toy Drop event on Alzey Drop Zone, Dec. 11 through 13. Each day of the operation, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and seven partner nations took off in […]

December 20, 2018 ×

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KMC Blotter — December 21, 2018

December 10 10:40 a.m.: Fleeing the scene of a minor traffic collision in Frankfurt am Main December 11 No significant events to report December 12 7:53 a.m.: Major traffic collision with injuries in Ramstein-Miesenbach 11:55 a.m.: Major traffic collision with injuries and disabling damages in Rattingen December 13 12:55 a.m.: […]

December 20, 2018 ×

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Take Note — December 21, 2018

86th AW Retiree Activities Office closure The 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office (RAO) will be closed until Jan. 1, 2019. RAO will open again on Jan. 2, 2019. Landstuhl Registrar Office closure The Registrar Office Landstuhl (Standesamt Landstuhl, Kirchenstraße 41, 66849 Landstuhl) will be closed from Dec. 22, until […]

December 20, 2018 ×

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Ramstein Airmen build bare base in contested exercise

Ramstein Airmen build bare base in contested exercise

Story and photos by
Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

GROSTENQUIN AIR BASE, France — Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing’s 435th Contingency Response Group and more than 11 other organizations, along with one C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, deployed to Grostenquin Air Base, France, to participate […]

December 13, 2018 ×

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Chief Wright to Airmen: Know your retirement options

by Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth O. Wright
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

The opt-in deadline for the Blended Retirement System is Dec. 31, 2018. Make your decision knowing only you can determine which system is best for you, and understand that if you opt into BRS, it is irrevocable. You only have one chance to make this choice, so it’s imperative you […]

December 13, 2018 ×

Blotter, News

KMC Blotter — December 14, 2018

December 3 12:10 p.m.: Larceny of secured government property in Kaiserslautern 1:27 p.m.: Damage to private property in Kaiserslautern 7:48 p.m.: Larceny of unsecured government and private property in Kaiserslautern December 4 1:53 a.m.: Drunken operation of a motor vehicle in Landstuhl 7:44 a.m.: Major traffic collision with injuries in […]

December 13, 2018 ×

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Take Note — December 14, 2018

86 AW Retiree Activities Office closure The 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office (RAO) will be closed until Jan. 1, 2019. RAO will open again on Jan. 2, 2019. B420 detour The B420 in the community of Medard will be blocked for traffic until Dec. 20 while a new lane […]

December 13, 2018 ×

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Sharing sorrow, progress through storytelling

Sharing sorrow, progress through storytelling

Story and photos by
Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

While meditation, exercise and adhering to your normal routine are common checklist items on how to cope with a traumatic event, another method to reconcile the process is storytelling. Six Kaiserslautern Military Community members embraced this method during a U.S. Air Force Storytellers event on Ramstein Air Base, Nov. 16. […]

December 6, 2018 ×

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Air Force fields next-generation CBRN protective masks

Air Force fields next-generation CBRN protective masks

by Kevin O’Neal,
Jennifer Farrell,
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Hamblin,
Chief Master Sgt. Jonathan Redfern,
Brian Brackens
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center

In November, the Air Force completed fielding of an improved chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear protective mask for aircrew on rotary wing aircraft, allowing operational units to achieve full operational capability. This next-generation mask, also known as the Joint Service Aircrew Mask — Rotary Wing, replaces the Aircrew Eye and […]

December 6, 2018 ×