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  • Post Office handles holiday influx with volunteers

    Airmen from the 786th Force Support Squadron put in extra hours and effort, and receive help from volunteers to support the holiday influx of mail at Ramstein Air Base post offices. Some of the ways Post Office personnel are helping during the holidays is by increasing weekday shifts from 9-to-10 hours, keeping customer service open an extra hour Monday through Friday, and opening the Northside Post Office for additional hours on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Airmen, Soldiers deal cards in Exercise Wild Card Straight

    Exercise Wild Card Straight on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, tested and showcased joint partners’ ability to synch capabilities to support an end goal.The exercise, which occurred Nov. 13-22, featured the 1st Air and Space Communications Operations Squadron and the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade (Theater).Wild Card Straight was a
  • KMC civilians honored in Length-of-Service Ceremony

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – More than one hundred American and non-U.S. civilians were honored for their continued service to the U.S. government during the Kaiserslautern Military Community’s Fall Length-of-Service Ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, December 6, 2019.
  • Operation Varsity 19-04: Day 3

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, left, and Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon, 86th AW command chief, speak to Airman 1st Class Sean Hurley, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron emergency management training journeyman, about the importance of preparedness and emergency response at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec 11,
  • 569 USFPS responds to simulated ground attack

    U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron responded to a simulated ground attack during exercise Operation Varsity 19-04 at Kapaun Air Station, Germany, Dec. 11, 2019. The simulation demonstrated the use of de-escalation tactics and tested security forces response to enemy fire. (U.S. Air Force picture story by Staff
  • Operation Varsity 19-04: Day 2

    Yellow smoke disperses into the air during exercise Operation Varsity 19-04 at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec. 10, 2019. The smoke simulated a chemical attack, adding realism to the exercise which was designed to test Airmen’s response to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Devin
  • Operation Varsity 19-04 commences

    The fourth iteration of Operation Varsity commenced Dec. 9, 2019, providing Airmen the opportunity to sharpen their skills when dealing with imminent threats in the local area.The exercise, designed to sprout unpredictable events throughout the base, requires Airmen to stay vigilant and test their ability to quickly react to scenarios. So far, a
  • Language course enhances BPC mission

    Since 2006, the Department of Defense has increased its emphasis on the mission of building partnership capacity, or BPC. For the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, BPC is a predominant part of operations.When thinking of BPC, several elements come to mind: training, mentoring, equipping and exercises. Leadership from the contingency response units
  • Operation Varsity 19-4: Impacted Services and Agencies

    Attention Ramstein! Next week's exercise, running December 9 - 13, will cause some delays and disruptions across the base, including, but not limited to the below list -- we appreciate your patience!
  • St. Nicholas Day

    A European holiday observed on Dec. 6th celebrates the generous works of St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas Day inspires people to follow his example of giving to those in need. One tradition has children filling their shoes with carrots and hay for St. Nicholas’s horse the night before. The next morning they will find treats and small gifts in return. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Regina Burbidge)