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  • USAFE firefighters take plunge into rappelling training

    Taking the stairs to the bottom was not an option as several U.S. Air Forces in Europe firefighters peered from the top of a four-story building before strapping their harnesses on and stepping over the rail. Firefighters from around USAFE endured a rigid two-day rappelling training course that taught them how to rappel from buildings of different
  • Ramstein officials take proactive approach to drug, alcohol awareness

    People entering Ramstein Air Base in the early morning hours Feb. 7 were greeted with a surprise DUI and drug demand checkpoint operation conducted by the 435th Security Forces Squadron, the Drug Demand Reduction office, various first sergeants, and volunteer non-commissioned officers. The operation, dubbed Operation Night Hawk, was an initiative
  • 86th Airlift Wing Flight Safety strikes back

    Droves of birds scattered in all directions as the sound of loud gunshots from a scare-away launcher rang through the air while a Lockheed Martin C-5 Galaxy thundered down the Ramstein Air Base runway in preparation for takeoff. The 86th Airlift Wing flight safety and 86th Operations Support Squadron Air Field Management Offices maintain the base's
  • KMC Job Shadow Day shows students endless opportunities in military

    Students around the Kaiserslautern Military Community flooded servicemember's offices and workplaces Feb. 5 for Job Shadow Day to learn about different career fields throughout the military. From firefighters to health technicians, Job Shadow Day gave students a taste of what it's like to work in a specific career field through events held at
  • Endeavour Astronauts provide out-of-this-world experience for Ramstein students

    While the recollection of one's childhood dreams might seem absurd now, this is not the case for a few individuals who fulfilled their adolescent fantasies by becoming astronauts. Six astronauts from the Space Shuttle Endeavour STS-126 mission made the last stop of their tour to speak with Ramstein Air Base students Feb. 5. "I am deployed out of
  • Exercise brings Army, Air Force together for precision targeting

    Air Force A-10's streaked overhead as Army Joint Fire observers and Air Force Joint Terminal Air Controllers plotted coordinates of enemy targets, sending the information to the pilots to have each target demolished. Air Force JTAC students worked hand in hand with Army JFO students during an extreme training exercise in Southern France Jan. 29.
  • Father, son duo promote African American History Month

    A 30-year-old wooden name plate might not mean a lot to many people, but to one Airman, the carved wood with the engraved words "Lt. Al Flowers" is priceless because it was given to him by his father when he was a lieutenant. Maj. Gen. Alfred Flowers, 2nd Air Force commander at Kessler Air Force Base, Miss., and Lt. Col. Alfred Flowers Jr., 435th
  • USAFE firefighters train to rescue

    Sounds of twisting medal and shattering glass rang out as firefighters from around U.S. Air Forces in Europe trained here to be a part of an elite rescue squad at their respective duty stations. USAFE firefighters gathered at Ramstein for an intense 15-day training course where firefighters were pushed to use an array of skills and learned
  • Aerial Port Squadron holds key to Europe

    Managing one of the biggest military aerial ports might sound a bit overwhelming to some, but for the men and women of the 721st Aerial Port Squadron, the hustle and bustle of the gateway to Europe is no match for them. The Ramstein Passenger Terminal is a unique military port here in Europe. The PAX terminal falls under Air Mobility Command but is
  • Maintaining healthy lifestyle key to healthy heart

    Heart diseases, including strokes, top the list for causes of death in America, according to the American Heart Association. That's why February is dedicated to raising awareness and reducing the risks of heart disease through maintaining healthier lifestyles--it is "American Heart Month." "In order to maintain a healthier lifestyle, our health and