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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Jackie Harris, 24th Intelligence Squadron superintendent, left, loads a Thanksgiving package into a cart during an event sponsored by the United Services Organization on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Nov. 18, 2017.  Senior enlisted leaders from multiple organizations in the Kaiserslautern Military Community teamed up with the USO to provide military members, pay grade E-5 and below, with Thanksgiving meals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) USO, military leaders, thank KMC
Leaders from the Army and Air Force joined forces with the United Services Organization to thank military members in the Kaiserslautern Military Community with an event on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Nov. 18, 2017. The team conducted the annual USO Thanks for Thanksgiving event, in which senior non-commissioned officers provided free
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U.S. service members assigned to the 86th Medical Group and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center tour the Saarland University Medical Center in Homburg, Germany Nov. 9, 2017. The tour was organized by the 86th Medical Support Squadron Tricare operations and patient administration flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) 86th MDG leadership visits Homburg Medical University
Leadership from the 86th Medical Group and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center visited Saarland University Medical Center in Homburg, Germany, Nov. 9, 2017, in order to strengthen partnership and exchange information with German medical practitioners. Capt. Nicholas Edvarchuk, 86th MDSS Tricare operations and patient administration flight commander,
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Wist, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuel systems maintenance technician, plays the bugle during a Veterans Day ceremony at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial, Belgium, Nov. 11, 2017. Despite inclement weather, more than 100 veterans and civilians turned up for the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Ramstein Airmen honor U.S. veterans in Belgium
Bad weather did not deter Airmen assigned to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, from celebrating Veteran’s Day at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery in Belgium. The ethereal curtain of fog and delicate rainfall only added to the poignancy of the ceremony.The Airmen, assigned to the 86th Civil Engineer Group, maintained their bearing and honored all of
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U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, tests a piece of equipment for cracks with Tech. Sgt. James Cone and Staff Sgt. Timothy J. Schwenning II, both 86th Maintenance Squadron Nondestructive Inspection technicians, during an immersion tour on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 23, 2017. Wolters coined all four Airmen assigned to the shop for their efforts in finding the best course of action for detecting cracks in the equipment saving the Air Force money. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) Gen. Wolters thanks Ramstein Airmen
U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, center, receives a briefing from 435th Air Ground Operations Wing officials at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 23, 2017. Wolters visited two wings on Ramstein and spoke with Airmen from numerous units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua
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Airmen assigned to the 1st Combat Communications Squadron look at operating procedures while setting up a satellite dish during an exercise on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, Oct. 26, 2017. Participants in the exercise aimed to test their capability to cooperate with sister branches and prepare for real-world operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) 1st CBCS: sharpening skills, creating solutions
Airmen assigned to the 1st Combat Communications Squadron conducted a readiness exercise on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, Oct. 26, 2017.The exercise, is expected to continue for approximately two weeks, and is designed to test the mission capabilities 1st CBCS Airmen. The combat communications Airmen also partnered with the 1st Air and Space
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Manuel Nunez, 86th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment technician, cleans a helmet on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 17, 2017.  Airmen in AFE are responsible for inspecting, maintaining, and keeping accountability of various kinds of equipment used by aircrew. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) AFE saves lives every day
Imagine being in an aircraft 30,000 feet in the air when suddenly something goes wrong: a pressure drop, a fire, a malfunction, or any other emergency.Not only will the aircrew have to act quickly to save themselves, but their equipment must also work properly.This is why aircrew flight equipment Airmen dedicate themselves to providing clean,
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Prescription drugs lie on a table on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 5, 2017. According to the Military Health System and Defense Health Agency, the availability of unwanted, unused, and expired prescription drugs are a major contributor to drug abuse. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) 86 MDS offers drug disposal
Often when people are prescribed medications they end up with more than they needed. Rather than letting them expire patients should dispose of them. But some people feel uneasy about using the FDA accepted methods of throwing medication in the garbage or pouring it down the drain, especially in an environmentally conscious country like Germany.
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Military and civilian officials participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for a school building on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Sept. 29, 2017. The U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity is pushing an initiative to establish more student-centered and energy efficient schools. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Soon to rise: futuristic schools for the KMC
A groundbreaking ceremony for the Kaiserslautern Elementary School’s new campus took place on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Sept. 29.
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A worker performs maintenance work on a public announcement system on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 8, 2017. Public announcement loudspeakers are used on installations throughout the Air Force as a way to notify the public of various emergencies and exercises. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Ramstein to conduct Giant Voice testing Oct 2, 5, and 6
The 86th Communications Squadron is scheduled to conduct several tests of its “Giant Voice” capability at Air Force installations across the Kaiserslautern Military Community next week. All 18 loudspeakers will be tested on Oct. 2. Once each loudspeaker starts, the test may last for up to an hour. Each system will play every warning tone. On Oct
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1st Lt. Matthew Barnett, 693rd Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Group executive officer, right, speaks with an Airmen during a commissioning town hall on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 21, 2017. The Ramstein Education Office teamed up with Air Force company grade officers from around the area to conduct the event for Airmen interested in commissioning as officers in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Becoming an officer
Kaiserslautern Military Community Airmen attended a town hall meeting to learn about ways they can commission as officers in the Air Force Sept. 21, 2017, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany.The Ramstein Education Office teamed up with Air Force company grade officers from around the area to conduct the meeting for those interested in broadening their
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