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Default Air Force Logo Baby teeth: not just for babies
Cavities in children are increasing as the number of children affected by tooth decay is on the rise.Helping families become more aware of the causes of tooth decay and how to best prevent this disease can decrease the number of children affected by cavities.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in five children,
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Military chaplains offer spiritual freedom, resilience
When thinking of the phrase "separation of church and state" and its embodiment, a multitude of examples may swarm a person's mind, but military chaplains are probably not one.In fact, as a Department of Defense employee and a religious leader, a military chaplain may be what comes to mind as the opposite of the phrase.However, it is a military
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2016
Default Air Force Logo Baby teeth: not just for babies
Cavities in children are increasing as the number of children affected by tooth decay is on the rise.Helping families become more aware of the causes of tooth decay and how to best prevent this disease can decrease the number of children affected by cavities.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in five children,
0 2/19
2016
Tech. Sgt. David Mitchell, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron payments and construction equipment NCO in charge, assists Senior Airman Kathryn Patchoski, 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron police services NCO, with her tax return at the tax center Feb. 18, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The tax center assisted in $2.1 million in refunds in 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood) Tax Center assists, saves, returns funds
From February to June, the tax center on Ramstein works tirelessly to ensure Airmen, dependents and retirees are able to file their taxes properly and receive return entitlements.In 2014 alone, the volunteers, who receive training prior to assisting, saved more than $200,000 in tax preparation fees by helping complete more than 1,000 returns. Their
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2016
Senior Airman Martin Dietrich, 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron tactical air control party member, looks through the scope on his weapon during training at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria in Vilseck, Germany, Feb. 8, 2016. The training consisted of Airmen calling in close air support, neutralizing opposing forces and practicing medical evacuation by helicopter. The role of an ASOS Airman is to be the subject matter expert on available air capabilities are for the ground commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko) ASOS Airmen: strike with fury
 He tries to ignore the silent trickle of rain falling down his face and focuses on the rapid bursts of gun fire in the distance; he and his Airmen will be found soon.However, that concentration is short lived as a deafening gust of wind erupts from above and the command "get him to the helicopter," is yelled by his team.Unable to move due to his
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2016
Retirees and their spouses meet at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center for the first retiree luncheon sponsored by the 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office Feb. 11, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The retiree luncheon was one of many events offered to retirees in the community. The RAO is reaching out to retirees with their new program which enables retirees to assist other retirees in need. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood) Volunteers strengthen KMC through retiree support
Retiring from a long military career can be a satisfying reward. Many people may look forward to retirement, but living in a foreign country may put a strain on a person's day-to-day life.Living in central Europe offers many opportunities for travel and culture. Some things that may be difficult for those living overseas are the language barriers
0 2/12
2016
Default Air Force Logo Strengthen your resolve, body
With each new year, the story repeats itself. The new arrivals come in droves looking for a spot to throw their weight around. While there is likely one or two that will flex some muscle and make a lasting ripple, the more seasoned members suspect the majority will not last more than a few months.Almost like clockwork, the newbies fall off as they
0 2/12
2016
Default Air Force Logo Senior leaders talk commitment
Being a 24/7 Airman sometimes requires service members to make personal sacrifice. According to senior leaders at Ramstein Air Base, in a career where being away is common, making deliberate time for your loved ones is paramount in upholding balance and happiness in a partnership.Four senior leaders and their spouses gathered at the Ramstein
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2016
Dennis Wilson, Defense Commissary Agency employee, grinds beef at the Ramstein Central Meat Processing Plant Jan. 25, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The Ramstein CMPP is the sole source of fresh beef and pork for all European commissaries throughout 11 NATO countries. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood) Meat Plant beefs up NATO commissaries
Whether grilling up hamburgers during a summer barbecue or baking a pork loin for a family dinner, the Ramstein Central Meat Processing Plant has had a direct impact on the meat eaten overseas.The Ramstein CMPP was established March 16, 1998. The Ramstein CMPP consolidated with the other original plants in Rhein-Main, Lakenheath to become the only
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2016
Airmen from the 86th Airlift Wing solve a simulated problem during Problem Identification Training Jan. 12, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. PIT is available to all Airmen and gives them the opportunity to learn problem-solving skills and in turn, help them come up with innovative ways to better processes in their individual units. Wings across the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Air Forces Africa are preparing for Innovation Madness 2016, which helps build an innovation culture year-round. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood) Innovation keeps 86th AW moving forward
The Air Force is "powered by Airmen, fueled by innovation." To keep innovation alive and thriving here at Ramstein, the 86th Airlift Wing Continuous Process Improvement office has taken up the responsibility of fostering a culture of improvement across the wing.Though innovation is not a new concept, its relevance in workplaces is becoming more
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