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Default Air Force Logo Services’ self-help facilities have you covered
The 435th Services Squadron's auto hobby shops and auto recycling center offer different services for automotive needs. According to John Stanchfield, 435th SVS marketing director, these centers are traditionally known as self-help facilities. However, the auto skills centers have certified Automotive Service Excellence mechanics on staff to help
0 3/27
2008
Default Air Force Logo Social networking sites garner commander concerns
Imagine a terrorist organization searching to collect information about base personnel, their personal lives, children, where they work, their education, how much money they make. Imagine them being able to find out who is currently deployed, who is about to deploy, where we've been and who we have been there with, all without coming in the gate or
0 3/21
2008
Eagle Scout Kevin Stewart organizes DVDs for his leadership service project at the United Service Organizations administration office on Pulaksi Barracks Feb. 29.  Kevin collected 330 DVDs to distribute to the Air Moblilty Command passenger terminal, to wounded Soldiers at the Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility, and to the new USO opening at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Photo by Airman 1st Class Amber Bressler Boy Scout organizes project for KMC USO
Ramstein High School freshman and Boy Scout, Kevin Stewart, recently reached out to the community to help servicemembers and their families in the Kaiserslautern Military Community area. While waiting for a space available flight in the Air Mobility Command passenger terminal at Ramstein he decided to watch a movie. To his dismay, there were hardly
0 3/10
2008
Members of the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron check IDs at the Vogelweh main gate Feb. 28. Photo by Airman 1st Class Kelly LeGuillon Building human bonds through gate guard teams
In searching out ways to improve security and customer service at Vogelweh's gates, the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron has developed a simple strategy based on the team concept. With the introduction of the Golf-5 team, security forces Airmen and their German civilian police counterparts work in groups of five to six, performing entry controller
0 2/29
2008
Senior Airman Chance Medley, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron air evacuation technician, goes through the Joint Mobility Processing Center before deploying. Photo by Airman 1st Class Kenny Holston Teamwork in action
Ramstein's Joint Mobility Processing Center exemplifies teamwork in action at the passenger terminal. The JMPC serves as the hub for deployment operations originating or terminating at Ramstein. The JMPC processes deploying passengers and cargo, ensuring everybody and everything deploying from, or redeploying to Ramstein is properly processed,
0 2/26
2008
SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Senior Airman Mark Applewhite, (right), a crew chief deployed to the 386th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, assists Senior Airman Bryan Gallagher, a petroleum, oil, and lubricant—fuels specialist deployed to the 386th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron, with refueling a C-130 Hercules aircraft on a Southwest Asia air base Jan. 31, 2008. Airman Applewhite is deployed from Ramstein Air Base, Germany and Airman Gallagher is deployed from McGuire Air Force Base, N.J., in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Patrick Dixon) Deployed Airmen prepare pilots, aircrews to fly, fight, win
How often do you put your life in the hands of someone else? Pilots and aircrew members do it every time they fly. It's all a matter of trust, said Capt. Anthony Campbell, a C-130 Hercules aircraft commander deployed with the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, who described flying a 40-something-year-old C-130 like driving your dad's 1960-model
0 2/19
2008
Default Air Force Logo Pet owners must follow German rules
What happens to Scruffy and Fido when their owner deploys or moves back to the U.S.? Unfortunately, some KMC pet owners have chosen to abandon their pets. Under the German Animal Protection Law, pet owners can be fined for taking this action. Pet owners should try to find somebody who wants to take ownership of the pet or place an ad to sell or
0 2/15
2008
NATO military police provide security for 600 people assigned to Allied Air Component Command Headquarters Ramstein. (Courtesy Photo)               

NATO police protect 600 people, $80M facility
Once you gain access to Ramstein Air Base, you still have several layers of security to pass when entering the NATO Allied Air Component Command Headquarters building located off the traffic circle on the north side of the base. The ultra modern five-story facility, valued at $80 million, is protected by NATO military police representing five NATO
0 2/15
2008
After 33 years, Walter Meier meets with long lost son, Staff Sgt. Timothy Westerlund. Sergeant Westerlund was put up for adoption in Germany, and used his assignment at Ramstein as an opportunity to find his biological German father. (Courtesy photo) After 33 years, roots
Two phone calls, two people, two completely different outcomes. Staff Sgt. Timothy Westerlund, Ramstein Area Defense Counsel paralegal, said he expected it. His attempt to reach through language, countries, and time, (more than 30 years) led him here, to Germany, to find his German biological parents. "I went between wanting to find them and not
0 2/12
2008
Default Air Force Logo Carter G. Woodson and African American/Black History Month
"If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated" - Carter G. Woodson. February is African American/Black History Month. As with all observances, this month is designated not to divide or distinguish differences, but more
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2008
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