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Default Air Force Logo 101 critical days of summer begins
It's Memorial Day weekend and that means people will be hitting the road to travel. This also means the 101 Critical Days of Summer are upon us, and it's time, again, to pay particular attention to safety. Vehicle safety is a familiar theme. Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death, and their wicked predilection for the young is daunting.
0 5/25
2007
Default Air Force Logo 0-0-1-3 campaign comes to KMC
Over the past four weeks, the front page of the KA has published an intriguing "0-0-1-3" slogan. This slogan is a part of a new campaign promoting a responsible drinking culture throughout the KMC. This campaign fits in with the idea of "work hard - play smart." The 0-0-1-3 slogan is memorable in comparison to other "message only" responsible
0 5/18
2007
Col. Earl Matthews, 435th Air Base Wing commander, cuts a birthday cake for the wing. The wing turns 58 this year. Photo by Senior Airman Levi Riendeau. 435th ABW celebrates birthday, history
The 435th Air Base Wing is a long way from home and its humble beginnings as it celebrates its 58th birthday this year. The Air Force special order first established the 435th Troop Carrier Wing May 10, 1949, in Miami. It was the result of a chain of events after World War II when the military was in full-scale demobilization: between August 1945
0 5/18
2007
Maura Williams, 8, Vogelweh Elementary School third grader, admires her ribbons after receiving one for the soccer control and pass event May 2 at the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's 24th Annual Special Olympics Spring Games 2007 at the Police Academy in Enkenbach-Alsenborn. Athletes received a ribbon for participating at each of the seven competitive events. Photo by Christine June. Day of the Athletes: Garrison hosts Special Olympics
It was a lot of firsts for Taylor McDaniels at the Special Olympics Spring Games 2007 held May 2 at the German Police Academy here. This was the first Special Olympics for the Patrick Henry Elementary fifth grader, and she took first place in her first event - the 50-meter unassisted race. "I'm very happy to win because if you deserve something,
0 5/07
2007
From left, Maj. Doug Brock, U.S. Embassy Zagreb Air Attaché, Capt. Brian Choate, 86th Operations Group, and Maj. Jason Terry, HQ USAFE/A3TW, center, stand with members of the Croatian Air Force during their visit to Ramstein April 13 to 17. Courtesy photo MAKING HISTORY: Croatia AF crew touches down at Ramstein
Marking a first in Croatian Air Force history, nine crewmembers along with their AN-32B aircraft touched down on Ramstein April 13 for a five-day visit to test their tactical control and navigation procedures prior to flying support missions in Afghanistan. While here, they met with NATO and the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Operations Division to
0 4/27
2007
Default Air Force Logo KMC personnel to see increase in utility
Beginning in May, KMC personnel will see a significant increase in their utility allowance. The annual Overseas Housing Allowance Utility and Move in Expenses survey for uniformed U.S. servicemembers was conducted from Feb. 1 to March 15 in Germany. The information provided on that survey was used to update Overseas Housing Allowance
0 4/27
2007
Default Air Force Logo Mischievous, malicious behavior not tolerated by DoD
Never a day goes by when we are not reminded of the importance of protecting American resources, particularly our most valuable resource: our people. Therefore, it is very disheartening to discover the mindless actions of those in the community who willingly endanger the safety of everyone on base. A recent string of mischievous and malicious
0 4/20
2007
Col. Earl D. Matthews takes the 435th Air Base Wing guide-on from Lt. Gen. Rod Bishop, 3rd Air Force commander, during a change of command ceremony April 18 on Ramstein. Photo by Airman 1st Class Julianne Showalter. Colonel Matthews takes command of 435th Air Base Wing
Col. Earl Matthews promised Wednesday to focus on four key areas - safety, readiness, training and personnel - as the new commander of the 435th Air Base Wing. Colonel Matthews took command of the 435th ABW Wednesday in a ceremony in Hangar 1. Col. Kurt Lohide, who has been the 435th ABW commander since June 2005, relinquished command, and in
0 4/18
2007
A C-130 sits on the airfield at Baghdad International Airport, waiting to move American troops out of the Iraqi capital. Courtesy photo DESERT STALWART: C-130 teams bring warfighters home safely
When I pack my bags for another deployment, it's always difficult to leave my wife and girls for four months, but there's a part of me that is ready to go. The motivation doesn't come from the sandstorms that leave grit in the teeth like the dentist's fluoride treatment: it comes from being part of an incredible Air Force team making the mission
0 3/23
2007
Default Air Force Logo New program lets Airmen speak their mind
 A group of Airmen and USAF civilians are being invited to become the Air Force's Internal Communication Assessment Group, called the ICAG. Internal communication refers to how the Air Force delivers information to Airmen and USAF civilians. Senior Air Force leaders want to know Airmen's interests, opinions, and preferences on receiving Air Force
0 3/21
2007
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