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Members of the Ramstein military motorcycle club from the Kaiserslautern Military Community ride in a group as they travel to pay their respects to the deceased at the Lorraine American Cemetery Nov. 11, 2016, at St. Avold, France. Veterans Day is observed annually on November 11 and commemorates military veterans who currently serve or have served the U.S. armed forces, including those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. According to the DoD and Veterans Administration, since World War I, approximately 624,000 U.S. servicemembers have been killed in action battling in wars and conflicts. The Lorraine American Cemetery contains the buried remains of over 10,000 of them. It is the largest burial site of U.S. servicemembers in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer) Remembering our fallen heroes
Members of the Ramstein military motorcycle club from the Kaiserslautern Military Community ride in a group as they travel to pay their respects to the deceased at the Lorraine American Cemetery Nov. 11, 2016, at St. Avold, France. Veterans Day is observed annually on November 11 and commemorates military veterans who currently serve or have served
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Two portraits of fallen Air Force Office of Special Investigations Airmen lay on the floor during the 25th Expeditionary Field Investigation Squadron’s fallen heroes dedication ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 10, 2016. The 25th EFIS held the ceremony to commemorate AFOSI agents who lost their lives in the line of duty. Veteran’s Day is a celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice, even if it means their lives. According to a recent Congressional Research Service report, more than 6,500 U.S. service members have lost their lives in post-9/11 conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer) Gone but never forgotten: OSI constructs memorial for deceased
Two portraits of fallen Air Force Office of Special Investigations Airmen lay on the floor during the 25th Expeditionary Field Investigation Squadron’s fallen heroes dedication ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 10, 2016. The 25th EFIS held the ceremony to commemorate AFOSI agents who lost their lives in the line of duty. Veteran’s Day is
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Ben LeNeave and his daughter, Emma, fill out a pre-appointment form during the 86th Dental Squadron’s “Little Teeth, Big Smile” event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 5, 2016. The event was a way for children ages up to 10 years old to get their teeth checked or cleaned in an environment tailored to their age group. According to the Center for Disease and Control, tooth decay is one of the most common chronic conditions of childhood in the United States. Untreated cavities can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing, and learning. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer) Little teeth, big smile: children visit dental
Ben LeNeave and his daughter, Emma, fill out a pre-appointment form during the 86th Dental Squadron’s “Little Teeth, Big Smile” event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 5, 2016. The event was a way for children ages up to 10 years old to get their teeth checked or cleaned in an environment tailored to their age group. According to the Center for
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Airmen from the 86th Munitions Squadron properly secure boxes of ammunition as part of an exercise at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 25, 2016. The exercise pushed Airmen to perform jobs as effective and quick as possible, such as safely wrapping and loading boxes of ammunition into storage containers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer) Testing limits; 86th MUNS pushes itself during exercise
The 86th Munitions Squadron participated in an exercise Oct. 23-26, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
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Default Air Force Logo Workout smart: nutrition first, supplements last
As Airmen strive to build muscle mass, increase speed and endurance, and improve overall health, supplements that are promised to provide drastic results can become the go to for those looking to gain an edge.
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Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Hermann, 86th Force Support Squadron tire technician at the Auto Hobby Shop at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, opens up his shop as he begins his work day Oct. 6, 2016. Hermann is responsible for fixing customers’ tires, and around winter time, business increases as people around the Kaiserslautern Military Community need winter tires properly tested and installed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer) Never tiring out: A day in the shop life of Air Force veteran Greg Hermann
Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Hermann, 86th Force Support Squadron tire technician at the Auto Hobby Shop at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, opens up his shop as he begins his work day Oct. 6, 2016. Hermann is responsible for fixing customers’ tires, and around winter time, business increases as people around the Kaiserslautern Military Community
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Retirees and their spouses visit informational booths during a Retiree Appreciation Week event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 4, 2016. Members of Kaiserslautern Military Community organizations came together to assist the retiree population by providing information and answering questions about different topics such as medical appointments and financial assistance. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Larissa Greatwood) KMC takes care of retirees during appreciation week
Members of Kaiserslautern Military Community organizations came together to assist the retiree population here, Oct. 4, in honor of Retiree Appreciation Week.
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German army Staff Sgt. Sascha Wendt, Centre of Geoinformation of the Bundeswehr weather observer, uses a kestrel meter to measure wind speeds during exercise Cadre Focus 16.2 in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Sept. 27, 2016. Cadre Focus 16.2 marked the first time Airmen from the 7th Weather Squadron and 7th Expeditionary Weather Squadron invited NATO partners to Cadre Focus, which allows weather forecasters to train on basic U.S. Army skills such as land navigation, reaction to fire and calling in a medical evacuation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore) Weather Airmen focus on training, improving NATO relations
Twice a year, Airmen assigned to the 7th Weather Squadron and 7th Expeditionary Weather Squadron come together and train to better integrate with Army units, but this year they included a special part – German and Polish weather troops.
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Airman 1st Class Caleb Witham, 86th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, repacks a BA-22 parachute, July 25, 2016 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The AFE flight rotates Airmen in support of the 76th Airlift Squadron and the 37th AS mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nesha Humes) Ramstein Airmen: detail oriented, disaster prepared
Day-to-day life is full of revelations, some good and others bad. When bad situations arise, an Airman’s attention to detail on the ground is imperative to save a life in the air. The 86th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment Airmen ensure the safety of aircrew by properly equipping them for everyday and emergency missions.
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Greg Hermann, 86th Force Support Squadron tire technician, installs a winter tire on a customer’s truck Sept. 28, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. One way the Kaiserslautern Military Community can get their tires installed is by visiting the Auto Hobby shop on base, where trained technicians can prepare them for the winter by properly weighing and installing them. (U.S. Air force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer) Winter is coming: staying safe during seasonal hazards
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany--As cool autumn months become breezy winter days, Airmen are advised to continue practicing safe behavior by heeding pertinent safety tips when it comes to winter tires and road conditions.
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