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Thomas Perry, retired from the 786th Force Support Squadron after 48 years of service, shares memories and expresses his thanks at his retirement ceremony at the Lindberg Hof Dining Facility, Kapaun Air Station, June 30, 2017. Perry says the comraderie, working with people, the importance of the Air Force mission, and most of all, working with the Airmen, were what motivated him to be the best cook he could be. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters) Thomas Perry retires after 48 years of service to KMC
It was the year 1966, and newly enlisted Airman Thomas Perry, 786th Force Support Squadron cook, had planned on spending Christmas relaxing, but instead received orders that deemed it crucial to arrive at his first base before Christmas.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo AAFES: Going where you go and a little further
Living overseas can be difficult for many service members and their families, with them not being able to have many of the conveniences they are used to having in the United States, but that’s where the Army and Air Force Exchange Service comes into play.
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Danny Hobel, 435th Construction and Training Squadron, administrative service clerk apprentice, types on his keyboard, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany Jul. 13, 2017. Prospective apprentices applying to work with the 435th CTS find themselves competing with their peers for job openings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) 435th CTS builds ties with local community
Local national students who finish school with a diploma have an opportunity to learn trade skills and earn money on Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody Hammond, 86th Operations Support Squadron intelligence analyst, finishes a 200-meter progressive sprint during a Running Improvement Program workout on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 26, 2017. The program uses progressive increases not only in workouts but in the overall program, as workouts gradually increase the distance runners have to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore) Running Improvement Program passes into Ramstein
As their arms and legs feel heavier, chest and lungs start burning, and sweat runs into their eyes, thoughts of stopping spring to the front of many runners’ minds. However, for many people - including military members - they may have to keep going long after those thoughts appear.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Capt. Matthew Coffey, 37th Airlift Squadron pilot, flies over Normandy, France, with his grandfather’s compass in a C-130J Super Hercules June 3, 2017. Coffey’s grandfather, Donald, served in WWII as a half-track driver and was wounded in Normandy from an artillery shell while performing his duties approximately a month after D-Day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer) To fly where he stood
War debris and blood soaked sand cover the shore. Naval vessels operating in pairs with nets between them gather bodies from the water. A grim site for Donald Coffey. The aftermath of the invasion was the first thing he saw when arriving to the beach front in Normandy, France, 73 years ago. The next thing was a half-track striking an underwater
0 6/26
2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Burr, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels operator, hooks up a hydrant coupler on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 20, 2017. The 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s petroleum, oils, and lubricants flight is responsible for handling the installation’s military fuel supply. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) 86th LRS fuels Ramstein’s mission
The 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s petroleum, oils and lubricants flight is responsible for handling the installation’s military fuel supply.
0 6/23
2017
(Courtesy Photo) SLO office quick to connect KMC
Parents are their children’s biggest advocate, and when families are transitioning between schools, it’s important for parents and guardians to speak up and know what their children need.
0 6/15
2017
A U.S. Airman displays their staff weather officer patch at the Mainz Sand Dunes, Germany, June 13, 2017. The 7th Weather Squadron is responsible for providing weather support for U.S. Army operations in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Cloudy with a chance of victory: Weather Airmen keep eyes on the sky
Sun Tzu, the ancient Chinese general who authored “The Art of War,” once wrote, “know the land, know the weather, your victory will then be total.”This is why the Air Force invests plenty of time and money into training certain Airmen to watch for anything happening in the atmosphere.Whether the sky is wide and open as the ocean, or if there is a
0 6/15
2017
Books about learning foreign languages create the illusion of falling off a table in a library at Ramstein Air base, Germany, May 18, 2017. The Language Enabled Airman Program aims to develop a general purpose force comprised of multi-lingual Airmen from all Air Force specialties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Know a foreign language? KMC LEAP wants you!
Ramstein recently introduced a mentorship-based organization to support the Air Force Language Enabled Airman Program.
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2017
Airman Austin Smith, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels journeyman, right, and Airman 1st Class Adam Evans III, 86th LRS individual protective equipment journeyman, inventory equipment at the IPE warehouse on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 19, 2017. IPE is responsible for maintaining equipment that is used to protect Airmen from chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive materials. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer) 86th LRS ensures readiness, safety
Sky lights beam down on steel shelves stacked as high as the eye can see. Thousands of industrial boxes occupy the shelves, fitting together perfectly like pieces of a puzzle. The faint chatter of workers echo across the vast rows and columns of the warehouse as Airmen inventory thousands of pieces of equipment. One Airman carefully fork lifts one
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2017
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