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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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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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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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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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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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Lt Col. Alfred Flowers, 435th Medical Support Squadron commander, gives an inspirational speech at the African American History Month luncheon Jan. 30, 2009, at Ramstein Air Base. The month dedicated to African American heritage kicked-off with the luncheon and will be celebrated throughout the month of February. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenny Holston) Father, son duo promote African American History Month
A 30-year-old wooden name plate might not mean a lot to many people, but to one Airman, the carved wood with the engraved words "Lt. Al Flowers" is priceless because it was given to him by his father when he was a lieutenant. Maj. Gen. Alfred Flowers, 2nd Air Force commander at Kessler Air Force Base, Miss., and Lt. Col. Alfred Flowers Jr., 435th
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Airman 1st Class Joe McCarty, a 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter from Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, prepares to use new heavy equipment during a U.S.  Air Forces in Europe firefighter training exercise, Jan. 28, 2009, at Ramstein Air Base. Firefighters participated in a two-week accident response training course. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenny Holston) USAFE firefighters train to rescue
Sounds of twisting medal and shattering glass rang out as firefighters from around U.S. Air Forces in Europe trained here to be a part of an elite rescue squad at their respective duty stations. USAFE firefighters gathered at Ramstein for an intense 15-day training course where firefighters were pushed to use an array of skills and learned
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Army troops wait in the passenger area of the Ramstein Air Base Passenger Terminal before departing to the Area of Operation Jan. 26, 2009. The Ramstein PAX terminal, operated by the 721st Aerial Port Squadron, is the only one of its kind in Europe and is the pit stop point for most troops headed downrange.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenny Holston) Aerial Port Squadron holds key to Europe
Managing one of the biggest military aerial ports might sound a bit overwhelming to some, but for the men and women of the 721st Aerial Port Squadron, the hustle and bustle of the gateway to Europe is no match for them. The Ramstein Passenger Terminal is a unique military port here in Europe. The PAX terminal falls under Air Mobility Command but is
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Default Air Force Logo Maintaining healthy lifestyle key to healthy heart
Heart diseases, including strokes, top the list for causes of death in America, according to the American Heart Association. That's why February is dedicated to raising awareness and reducing the risks of heart disease through maintaining healthier lifestyles--it is "American Heart Month." "In order to maintain a healthier lifestyle, our health and
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Default Air Force Logo KMC reserve recruiter available to help transition from active duty to reserve
If you're planning a career move by separating from active duty and already have a separation date, but would still like to continue to serve, the Air Force Reserve may be right for you. Master Sgt. Christian M. Jorg, Air Force Reserve in-service recruiter for the KMC, is available for anyone looking to continue their career or begin a new career
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