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Kaiserslautern Military Community Summer Special Olympians embrace each other after receiving their medals on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 18, 2018. Members of the KMC worked together to help students with special needs build confidence and discover their physical potential. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua) KMC brings smiles to children with Special Olympics
Kaiserslautern Military Community members worked together to bring smiles to the faces of special-needs children by hosting a Special Olympics event on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 18. Service members, along with U.S. and German civilians, conducted the 2018 KMC Summer Special Olympics. The event involved participation by more than 70 students
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German Air Force 1st Lt. Felix, an A400M Atlas co-pilot, left, discusses the capabilities of his aircraft with U.S. Air Force Capt. Tim Vedra, 37th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules instructor pilot, in Berlin, Germany, April 27, 2018. U.S. and German Airmen shared knowledge with each other concerning their respective airframes during the 2018 Berlin Air and Trade Show. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua) German-American partnership on display during air show
When boarding U.S. aircraft during an air show, it is natural for people to expect a U.S. pilot or crew member to greet them. This wasn’t the case when a group of German school children visited a C-17 Globemaster III during the Berlin Air and Trade Show on April 27. Instead, they were greeted by a German pilot assigned to Joint Base Charleston,
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U.S. Air Force Col. Bradley Spears, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing Vice Commander, spoke to current and upcoming leadership within the 521st AMOW during the Squadron Leadership Orientation Course on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 20, 2018. In total, 24 attendees from 15 units from 12 countries spanning over 5,100 miles attended the event. 521st AMOW hosts Squadron Leadership Orientation Course
The 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing hosted their second annual Squadron Leadership Orientation Course for incoming wing, group and squadron commanders, directors of operation, and superintendents at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 15-20, 2018.
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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 86th Civil Engineer Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, assist each other in donning protective gear during an exercise training service members to respond to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats, April 12, 2018. The Air Force requires service members to maintain ample knowledge of CBRN operations regardless of rank or career field. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua) Ramstein Airmen are CBRN ready
U.S. Airmen assigned to the 86th Civil Engineer Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, assist each other in donning protective gear during an exercise training service members to respond to chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats, April 12, 2018. The Air Force requires service members to maintain ample knowledge of CBRN operations
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A magnifying glass hovers over text from Sun Tzu’s “Art of War,” on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 3, 2017. The Air Force Culture and Language Center seeks to form a corps of multilingual Airmen to take on missions around the world through its Language Enabled Airman Program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua) An opportunity for multilingual Airmen
Do you know one or more foreign languages? You may be eligible for the Language Enabled Airman Program. The Air Force Culture and Language Center is forming a corps of multilingual Airmen to take on missions around the world, and recently released a memorandum detailing the 2018 LEAP recruitment process. This year’s application window for active
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A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing undergoes maintenance work on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. The 86th Airlift Wing maintains approximately a dozen C-130Js, which are used for various missions around the U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua) Maintainers keep aircraft flying and missions rolling
A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing undergoes maintenance work on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. The 86th Airlift Wing maintains approximately a dozen C-130Js, which are used for various missions around the U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by
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Military and civilian officials conduct a groundbreaking ceremony for a new school building on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 28, 2018. The Kaiserslautern Military Community has pushed to replace its old school buildings with futuristic 21st century educational facilities, which are characterized by student-centeredness, energy efficiency, and flexibility to accommodate multiple learning styles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua) Ramstein’s groundbreaking new school
Members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community celebrated the groundbreaking of a new school building on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 28, 2018.Students, faculty members, and 86th Airlift Wing officials welcomed the soon-to-rise Ramstein High School with a festive ceremony which included band performances and a choir.Officials from the U.S.
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Officials assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Kaiserslautern State Construction Agency cut a ribbon during a ceremony for a new dormitory building on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 7, 2018. The new dorm, 2411, is expected to replace the older dorm 2413. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua) Ramstein welcomes new dorm
Officials from the 86th Airlift Wing, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and German officials celebrated the inauguration of a new dormitory building on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 7, 2018. The crowd welcomed dormitory 2411 and its residents with an informal ribbon-cutting ceremony. Capt. Bethany Blackburn, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron housing
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2018
Default Air Force Logo How to transfer schools during a PCS
People making a permanent change of station have a long list of things to check before they move to their next base. This list gets even longer for those who have kids in school.Parents should notify their child’s school about their PCS once orders are received, and ask about the earliest date they can withdraw their child. They also request the
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2018
A value-added tax form lies on a desk on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 9, 2018. When U.S. DOD members make a permanent change of station to Germany, they have the privilege of saving money on taxes by purchasing VAT forms and enrolling in the utility tax avoidance program. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua) PCSing? Not before turning in your VAT forms!
Are you leaving Germany to move to your next duty station? Don’t forget to settle your business, especially when it comes to tax relief. When U.S. DOD members make a permanent change of station to Germany, they have the privilege of saving money on taxes by purchasing VAT forms and enrolling in the utility tax avoidance program. UTAP enables
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