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  • Ramstein Airmen fly with BDF into Darfur

    Ramstein Airmen flew with a Botswana Defence Force C-130 crew to the Darfur region of Sudan Sept. 23 and 24 to support the African Union peacekeeping mission there. Two C-130 crewmembers from the 86th Operations Support Squadron, aerial porters from the 86th Air Mobility Squadron, and a force protection specialist from the 786th Security Forces
  • Bundeswehr leave Ramstein

    After more than three years, the German Bundeswehr officially relinquished its role as guardian of the Ramstein gates on Wednesday. Guard duty was handed off to members of the 435th Security Forces Squadron at 10 p.m. that same day. "We are very grateful for the outstanding job the Bundeswehr did in supplementing base security," said Col. Kurt
  • AFN Kaiserslautern completes digital upgrade

    KMC audiences will be getting local news "when it happens" and more often with the completion of the Digital Video Upgrade Monday at American Forces Network Kaiserslautern on Vogelweh. "We are going to be able to serve the audience better," said Jerry Cormier, AFN Kaiserslautern broadcast operations director. "We can get more timely information out
  • Retiree Appreciation Day coming up

    Colonel Kurt Lohide, 435th Air Base Wing commander, invites area retirees to celebrate Retiree Appreciation Day Sept. 29 at Ramstein. The day will offer opportunities to hear about retiree issues, greet old friends and meet new ones. There will also be an update on Ramstein's future facilities, including a bus tour of the base. Registration will
  • Exercise takes troops to Africa

    Dozens of KMC servicemembers recently traveled to countries along Africa's West Coast to take part in MEDFLAG 2006, an annual U.S. European Command combined military exercise aimed at forging stronger ties with African allies in the region. The 14-day exercise took place simultaneously in Senegal, Nigeria, Benin and Ghana, while other
  • Ramstein Airmen prepare for training in England

    Airmen ruffling through mobility folders, k-loaders moving pallets and maintainers turning wrenches on C-130s was the scene as the 86th Airlift Wing and 435th Air Base Wing completed phase I of an operational readiness exercise in preparation for the 37th Airlift Squadron's off-station trainer in England. After approximately 350 Airmen processed
  • KMC troops serve on JTF Lebanon

    Joint Task Force Lebanon consists of personnel from all military services and the Reserves, including approximately 30 embarked staff aboard the USS Mount Whitney (LCC/JCC 20) from the KMC. JTF Lebanon has two task forces coordinating air, land and maritime support to the U.S. Embassy in Beirut and providing security for humanitarian aid flowing in
  • UCI: 38th CSW is ‘Excellent’

    For three weeks - one week in March and two weeks in August - inspectors pored through every aspect of the 38th Combat Support Wing, a wing of more than 2,500 military and civilian personnel in 31 geographically separated units throughout the U.S. Air Forces in Europe theater. And during its inaugural Unit Compliance Inspection, the men and women
  • Overseas Americans to send holiday greetings

    The Army and Air Force Hometown News Service from San Antonio will have a camera team in the KMC starting Monday to record holiday greetings for broadcast on local Stateside television and radio stations. The camera team will be here for five days at three different locations throughout the KMC tapping Hometown News Holiday Greetings to send to
  • POW/MIA Day honors service sacrifices

    The KMC recognition of POW/MIA Day will be Sept. 15. The following schedule will be observed: · 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. - POW/MIA Recognition Vigil at the River Rat Memorial at the Ramstein Officers' Club takes place. Guest speaker will be Col. Rich Johnston, KMC and 86th Airlift Wing commander. The POW/MIA Flag will be flown; a volunteer sentry