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Members find course fun-damental

Members find course fun-damental

by Airman Larissa Greatwood
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

From July 28 through Aug. 5, 35 service members and civilians attended the Protocol Fundamental Course here to learn specific details about the role they play in many different events.

August 14, 2014 ×

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Commentary — Teamwork: It’s all about you

Maj. Michael Kersten
86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron Director of Operations

Every speech I’ve heard regarding “teamwork” usually includes the phrase “there’s no ‘I’ in team” or something to that effect. Its true there is no “I” in team; however, teamwork starts with you. The mission can’t get accomplished if you don’t complete your training. Your team can’t succeed unless you are dedicated to the goal. It takes YOU to make a team succeed. To be a successful team player, you need to focus on and adopt the unit’s mission. You have to understand each teammate’s role in the mission. The Air Force is not a single team effort; therefore, you must learn how to cooperate and work with other teams.

August 14, 2014 ×

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Airmen turn C-130 into mobile ER

Airmen turn C-130 into mobile ER

by Senior Airman Hailey Haux
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

A C-130J Super Hercules was converted into a flying critical care unit in mid-air after leaving Ramstein on a real-world mission July 26, 2014.

August 14, 2014 ×

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Dominance through precision measurement

Dominance through precision measurement

by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Precision is a part of everyday life, whether an Airman realizes it or not, and the members of the 86th Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory ensure the accuracy of equipment used by several commands that operate in Europe, Africa and Asia.

August 7, 2014 ×

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U.S. Army Europe welcomes new  deputy commanding general

U.S. Army Europe welcomes new deputy commanding general

U.S. Army Europe welcomed its new Deputy Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt today after he departed his previous assignment as the commander, Joint Multinational Training Command in Grafenwoehr. Piatt replaces Maj. Gen. Richard Longo who retired in a ceremony July 22, after 34 years of service. Piatt has […]

August 7, 2014 ×

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‘First in Support’ leaders participate in soccer tournament for PT

‘First in Support’ leaders participate in soccer tournament for PT

Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr.
August 7, 2014 ×

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Visitors of the residence fest in Kirchheimbolanden, can enjoy a fireworks display closing out the event at 10:30 p.m. Monday.

Three summer days in little residence feature entertainment, food, wine

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Kirchheimbolanden will celebrate its 64th annual summer fest called “Residenzfest” (residence fest), Saturday through Monday. The fest, which is also known as “Three summer days in the little residence,” features live music, culinary specialties, wines and a fireworks display.

August 7, 2014 ×

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KHS competes in World Robot Olympiad challenge

Courtesy of Zachary Branham

On May 24, three members of the Kaiserslautern Robotics Club had chance to participate in an all German robotics competition, called the World Robot Olympiad. This was the first year the team from Kaiserslautern High School participated in this event, and it was an incredible challenge being the only English speaking team at the event.

June 19, 2014 ×

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Take A Hike

by Donald Seltzer

VOLKSMARCHING NOTES – Interested in volksmarching but not sure how things work? Send an email message to volksmarch@gmail.com with the subject “Getting Started.” – Got a comment? Found something you’d like to correct? Want to change ‘unknown’ to a useful trail description? Write me at volksmarch@gmail.com with the subject “Feedback.” […]

May 15, 2014 ×

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Lt. Col. Thomas Westbrook, 86th Airlift Wing inspector general, listens to an Airman in the 86th AW Inspector General office Dec. 13 on Ramstein. The IG works to ensure all Airmen receive fair and equitable treatment free of reprisal or consequence.

General inspections lead to specific results

Story and photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

There may come a time when an issue arises that seems like it cannot be resolved through the chain of command. When that occurs, Airmen can turn to the office of the inspector general.

January 16, 2014 ×