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  • Dont even think about mailing meat ...

    Many U.S. personnel in Europe have received a $100 fine from the Bureau of Customs and Border Protection because they mailed packages of wurst, ham or pâté to America. And, the infestations of animal disease have cost the U.S. taxpayers millions of dollars each year. It is illegal to import red meats and sausage into the U.S. without U.S.
  • Ramstein Airmen join team in Iraq

    Six takeoffs. Six landings. Twelve hours. All in a day's work for aircrew members of the 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron taking on the mission known as the "pain train." "It's called the pain train because there's just 30 minutes between each stop," said Capt. Robin Cadow, 737 EAS pilot. "At each stop the motors are kept running as we offload
  • Mobile tower provides home-station training

    The 1st Combat Communications Squadron's Airfield Systems Flight is at it again. Training is how the Air Force gets the mission done, and it is how it takes a 22-person team and turns them into professional combat maintenance technicians. The team deploys at a moment's notice to set up bare base air traffic control and landing systems throughout
  • Shirts against violence

    The Integrated Delivery Services took time this month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, to thank the men and women who make a difference. "We are celebrating First Sergeants and all they do because they are on the front lines in the campaign against domestic violence. We can't do our jobs without their support," said Joy Bourhill, Family Advocacy
  • Changes coming for Ramstein Tax Center

    The Ramstein Tax Center will initiate a new tax assistance program this year. Following the "best practices" program from Incirlik Air Base, Ramstein's Volunteer Income Tax Advisor program will focus on helping Airmen, Department of Defense civilians and their dependents learn to prepare and file their own tax returns. In cooperation with
  • U.S. Air Force moves hybrid battalion into Darfur

    The U.S. Air Force provided airlift support to the Rwandan 55th Battalion Oct. 24. The battalion is one of two working as the United Nations-African Union Hybrid Operations in Darfur. The other battalion is from Nigeria. In July of 2007, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution creating UNAMID. By the beginning of 2008,
  • Military operation and urban terrain

    The 786th Security Forces Squadron had quite a showing for its two-week Creek Defender course. This course helps teach security forces members new tactical training methods and skills to better prepare them for situations that often occur in deployed environments. This time it was tweaked just a little bit with the addition of a new exercise to the

  • Debunking the COLA myth

    The beginning of each fiscal year brings another Cost of Living Allowance change based on spendable income. SI is comprised of an average servicemember's total regular military compensation minus housing allowances, taxes, savings, life insurance, gifts and contributions. Rising costs in the U.S. cause SI to go down stateside. This decrease in SI
  • 700th CONS sets records, breaks ground

    It was just after midnight on Oct. 1, and a team from the 700th Contracting Squadron, along with Col. Earl Matthews, 435th Air Base Wing commander, took up shovels and dug into the ground on Rhine Ordnance Barracks. This midnight groundbreaking was a celebration of the passing of a record-breaking fiscal year and a symbol of the start of the new