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Austin visits US troops, meets with leaders in Latvia

Austin visits US troops, meets with leaders in Latvia

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III visited some of the 600 U.S. troops in Latvia and met with Latvian leaders to discuss ways to ensure the defense of an important NATO ally and to beef up deterrence against neighboring Russia. The secretary and Latvian Defense Minister Artis Pabriks met […]

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Commentary: 86 Mission Support Group is Atlas Strong

Commentary: 86 Mission Support Group is Atlas Strong

When I found out I was going to be the Commander of the 86th Mission Support Group, I was beyond excited and knew I had landed my dream assignment. I had always wanted to lead a dynamic group in a challenging location, and really make a difference … then BAM! […]

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Allied Air Forces support emergency services in fighting wild fires

Allied Air Forces support emergency services in fighting wild fires

Allied air forces and armed forces are integrating their capabilities and equipment, assisting national efforts to extinguish wild fires raging in many countries helping protect populations and contain damages. “Aerial firefighting missions are among the most complex in aviation, as crews have to deal with the classic elements of water, […]

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‘Communication and Information’ career field changes name

‘Communication and Information’ career field changes name

On July 1, the “Communication and Information” career field changed its name to “Cyberspace and Information Technology.” “The career field name is in sync with the on-going shift in mission and overall focus of the cyberspace career field including military (officer and enlisted) and civilians,” said Lauren Knausenberger, Department of […]

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Blotter

KMC Blotter – August 19, 2022

August 8 6:12 p.m.: Accidental damage in Gerhardsbrunn August 9 10:15 a.m: Theft by fraud on Vogelweh Main Base August 10 8:30 a.m.: Theft in Huetschenhausen 2:03 p.m.: Assault on Landstuhl Regional MC August 11 2 a.m.: Theft in Kaiserslautern 9:30 a.m.: Abandoned vehicle in Landstuhl 3:10 p.m.: Major traffic […]

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U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 435th Contingency Response Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, conduct an F-15 hot-pit refueling training with the 48th Maintenance Group at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, July 27, 2022. The training aids in expanding the squadron’s Agile Combat Employment capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Olivia Gibson)

435 AMF adds airframe to maintenance capabilities

Six members of the 435th Contingency Response Squadron Aircraft Maintenance Flight integrated with the 48th Maintenance Group for F-15 hot-pit refueling training at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, July 18-28.

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Blotter

KMC Blotter – August 12, 2022

August 1 12:03 a.m.: Drug related incident in Mainz August 2 6:59 a.m.: Major traffic collision in Mackenbach 7:45 p.m.: Assistance rendered for an animal bite in Otterberg 9:02 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Siegelbach August 3 4 a.m.: Driving under the influence in Kaiserslautern 1:01 p.m.: Driving under the […]

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Commentary

Celebrating 70 Years of Ramstein Air Base

Celebrating 70 Years of Ramstein Air Base

My heartfelt congratulations on the 70th anniversary of Ramstein Air Base! For 70 years, Ramstein Air Base has played a significant role in our two countries’ shared history. From here, multiple generations of Americans have served to ensure the security of the United States, Germany and Europe as a whole. […]

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Celebrating 70 years: letters from mayors in the KMC

Celebrating 70 years: letters from mayors in the KMC

Dear ladies and gentlemen, dear neighbors, As one of the largest American military installations outside the United States, the Kaiserslautern region can look back on decades of excellent German-American relations.  When I say relationships, I don’t just mean good neighbors. In the seven decades or so that U.S. forces have been […]

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Commentary: State Secretary of the Interior Roger Lewentz

Commentary: State Secretary of the Interior Roger Lewentz

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear fellow American citizens, For 70 years now, the region has been shaped by Ramstein Air Base and the U.S. troops stationed in the Western Palatinate. While in the beginning it was still a hesitant acquaintance after the catastrophe of World War 2, but in the meantime, […]

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