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USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Family and MWR Community Expo, Army Birthday Celebration

USAG Rheinland-Pfalz Family and MWR Community Expo, Army Birthday Celebration

U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Commander Col. Jason T. Edwards (center) takes part in a cake cutting to celebrate the Army’s 244th Birthday along with USO Kaiserslautern and garrison Family and MWR team members at the Community Expo June 14 at Pulaski Park, Kaiserslautern. The expo provided community members an opportunity […]

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KMC Notices, News

Reopening Baumholder Indoor Pool

Reopening Baumholder Indoor Pool

Kids swim in the newly renovated Baumholder Indoor Swimming Pool following the official grand opening June 13. The pool is located on Wetzel Kaserne, Baumholder. Hours of operation are available at baumholder.armymwr.com.   U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Commander Col. Jason T. Edwards (right) along with Baumholder Deputy Garrison Manager Jim […]

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Features, News

The German military band played a special performance for retired U.S. Air Force Col. Gail Halvorsen, the famed “Candy Bomber” in the Berlin Airlift, before a memorial service June 11, at Lucius D. Clay Kaserne airfield in Wiesbaden. The event commemorated those who participated in the historic military operation in 1948 to 1949.

Americans, Germans memorialize airlift personnel 70 years later

by Jessica Marie Ryan Installation Management Command Europe   WIESBADEN — “All gave some, some gave all” were the words that summed up the courageous feats of military personnel who served in the Berlin Airlift from 1948 to 1949. Community members remembered these acts of heroism during memorial services on […]

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Berlin Airlift commemoration draws 45,000 visitors

Berlin Airlift commemoration draws 45,000 visitors

Story by Emily Jennings USAG Wiesbaden and Jessica Ryan USAG Benelux More than 45,000 people attended a celebration at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden’s airfield on Clay Kaserne June 10 and 11 in commemoration of 70 years since the end of the Berlin Airlift. “This event is a testament to the […]

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Lifestyle, News

Army lengthens tours for Soldiers in Europe, Japan

Army lengthens tours for Soldiers in Europe, Japan

by Sean Kimmons Army News Service The Army is adding a year to overseas tours for some Soldiers heading to Europe and Japan, as part of an effort to boost readiness and reduce moves. Under the new policy, which applies to permanent change-of-station orders published after June 14, tours for […]

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Senior Leaders, Italian air force Maj. Gen. Silvano Frigerio, Combat Force Commander; U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Steven Basham, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa deputy commander; Brig. Gen. Mato Mikic, Croatian air force commander; and Maj. Gen. Alenka Ermenc, Slovenian air force chief of the general staff, visited Aviano Air Base, Italy, as part of Astral Knight 2019, June 4.

Exercise Astral Knight 2019 boasts multinational relations

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Ericka A. Woolever 31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — Senior leaders, Italian air force Maj. Gen. Silvano Frigerio, Combat Force Commander; U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Steven Basham, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa deputy commander; […]

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Two U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules, assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, fly over a ceremony in Picauville, France, June 4. A formation of four aircraft flew over the ceremony, honoring airborne and aircrew members involved in the invasion of Normandy.

Remembering D-Day 75 years later in Picauville

by Airman 1st Class Kristof Rixmann 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs PICAUVILLE, FRANCE — Ten United States Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa service members paid respects as they attended a ceremony held to commemorate all service members that served on D-Day, June 6, 1944, at the U.S. Air Force […]

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Ramstein Rucks to Remember

Ramstein Rucks to Remember

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs It was 1944 and the U.S. was in the height of World War II when a B-24 Liberator plummeted to the ground after being shot down. The crew bailed out onto enemy territory, leaving the surviving […]

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KMC Notices, News

TAKE NOTE

Sewage construction From June 17 until mid August Kaiserslautern’s Auf dem Sess, Von-Braun-Strasse and Ottostrasse will undergo sewage construction. Ottostrasse and Auf dem Sess will be closed off for traffic completely, Von-Braun-Strasse will close off one side to traffic. Pedestrians are not affected by the construction measures. Registrar’s office closure […]

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Blotter, News

KMC Blotter – June 13, 2019

June 3 2:43 p.m.: Operating a USAREUR-plated vehicle on a revoked USAREUR license on Kapaun Air Station June 5 7:04 a.m.: Operating a USAREUR-plated vehicle on expired registration on Vogelweh Main Base June 6 3:42 a.m.: Major traffic collision with injuries in Siegelbach 1 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Kaiserslautern […]

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