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Default Air Force Logo Program promotes drug-free future leaders
One KMC program specializes in providing youths the tools needed to avoid bad life choices while also having a good time and creating long lasting friendships - the Drug Education for Youth program. "The DEFY program affords kids the opportunity to learn necessary life skills to be successful in all they do," said Col. Don Bacon, 435th Air Base
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2009
Master Sgt. Kristen Orcutt, 435th Air Base Wing paralegal reviews the Manual for Courts-Martial for court-martial case preparation.  Sergeant Orcutt, an 18 year Air Force veteran, retrained to be an Air Force paralegal eight years ago. (Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Voss) Paralegal career field offers challenges but vast rewards
Providing legal advice and a full range of legal service support to all Air Force commanders, service members, retirees and their families located in the Kaiserslautern Military Community is the mission of the Ramstein legal team. The Ramstein Law Center is the largest Air Force law center in Europe servicing the 435th Air Base Wing, 86th Airlift
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2009
Flight nurses and medical technicians load 1,500 pounds of medical equipment and training mannequins into a C-130 at Ramstein Air Base shortly before takeoff on a weekly recurring training sortie for personnel assigned to the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. The flight-qualified healthcare providers fly with the 37th Airlift Squadron to remain proficient in their skills.  (Department of Defense photo by Master Sgt. Scott Wagers) Caring for patients on the fly: Medical professionals hone patient care skills at altitude
It seemed odd - a group of flight suit-clad healthcare personnel bustling about the tail of a parked C-130 like they owned the place. If it weren't for the medical badges embroidered on their jackets, one could've easily mistaken them for a gaggle of crew chiefs. It didn't take long, however, before the medical team removed any question about who
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2009
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- An aeromedical evacuation crew and military members at Ramstein Air Base load a patient on to a C-17 Globemaster III on its way back to the United States to take patients to their next level of care (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Jonathan Stock) AMC aeromedical evac missions bring Total Force partners together
In the Air Force today, the phrase "Total Force," the multi-component of active-duty, Reserves, and Guard forces in the military, is a way of life for many Airmen. In the Air Mobility Command aeromedical evacuation community, every day entails a combination of Total Force AMC assets and communication challenges in order to save lives. Since October
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2009
U.S. Air Forces in Europe firefighters participate in firefighter rappelling training Feb. 3, 2009, at Ramstein Air Base.  Several firefighters from all over USAFE gathered to participate in an extensive two-week training course. Firefighters rely on their rappelling skills when responding to emergency calls such as building fires. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenny Holston) USAFE firefighters take plunge into rappelling training
Taking the stairs to the bottom was not an option as several U.S. Air Forces in Europe firefighters peered from the top of a four-story building before strapping their harnesses on and stepping over the rail. Firefighters from around USAFE endured a rigid two-day rappelling training course that taught them how to rappel from buildings of different
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2009
Master Sgt. David Greene, 2nd Air Postal Squadron first sergeant, documents identification information while participating in a sobriety checkpoint at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 7, 2009. Sobriety checkpoints are being held randomly throughout the Kaiserslautern Military Community in an effort to enforce a zero tolerance policy against driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. 

(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Otero) Ramstein officials take proactive approach to drug, alcohol awareness
People entering Ramstein Air Base in the early morning hours Feb. 7 were greeted with a surprise DUI and drug demand checkpoint operation conducted by the 435th Security Forces Squadron, the Drug Demand Reduction office, various first sergeants, and volunteer non-commissioned officers. The operation, dubbed Operation Night Hawk, was an initiative
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2009
Charlie, a peregrine falcon, stands by for a call near the Ramstein Air Base flightline Feb. 4, 2009. Charlie scares all other birds off the flightline so they don't interfere with inbound or outbound flights. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grovert Fuentes-Contreras) 86th Airlift Wing Flight Safety strikes back
Droves of birds scattered in all directions as the sound of loud gunshots from a scare-away launcher rang through the air while a Lockheed Martin C-5 Galaxy thundered down the Ramstein Air Base runway in preparation for takeoff. The 86th Airlift Wing flight safety and 86th Operations Support Squadron Air Field Management Offices maintain the base's
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2009
School children listen to a briefing about the history and mission of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe during Job Shadow Day Feb. 5, 2009, at Ramstein Air Base. Job Shadow Day is a nationwide effort to introduce young people to the working community through active participation.(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Levi Riendeau) KMC Job Shadow Day shows students endless opportunities in military
Students around the Kaiserslautern Military Community flooded servicemember's offices and workplaces Feb. 5 for Job Shadow Day to learn about different career fields throughout the military. From firefighters to health technicians, Job Shadow Day gave students a taste of what it's like to work in a specific career field through events held at
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2009
Army Lt. Col. Robert Kimbrough, NASA Astronaut, talks with Ramstein Middle School students during a Feb. 4 visit to Ramstein Air Base Germany. Colonel Kimbrough was one of six astronauts that participated in an Armed Forces Entertainment tour to visit troops down range and students in the Kaiserslaurtern Military Community.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Scott Saldukas) Endeavour Astronauts provide out-of-this-world experience for Ramstein students
While the recollection of one's childhood dreams might seem absurd now, this is not the case for a few individuals who fulfilled their adolescent fantasies by becoming astronauts. Six astronauts from the Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-126 mission made the last stop of their tour to speak with Ramstein Air Base students Feb. 5. "I am deployed out of
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2009
Army Sgt. Albert Dyk, Joint Fire observer, and other JFOs use maps and grids to plot coordinates to call in an air strike while participating in a JFO and Joint Terminal Air Controllers exercise, Jan. 29, 2009, in Southern France. Army JFOs and Air Force JTAC students worked together during the exercise to reach mission success. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenny Holston) Exercise brings Army, Air Force together for precision targeting
Air Force A-10's streaked overhead as Army Joint Fire observers and Air Force Joint Terminal Air Controllers plotted coordinates of enemy targets, sending the information to the pilots to have each target demolished. Air Force JTAC students worked hand in hand with Army JFO students during an extreme training exercise in Southern France Jan. 29.
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