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  • Reintegration retreat brings couples together

    With vows "for better or worse," when most people get married, they think only about wedded bliss, not the numerous deployments and remote tours that add stress to relationships. One program on base helps reacquaint spouses to help resolve some of these exact issues through reintegration retreats. The Ramstein Airman and Family Readiness Center
  • 435th CPTS not only supports USAFE, but proves to be best in the Air Force

    Supporting multiple wings and two numbered Air Forces might seem like a difficult task but the 435th Comptroller Squadron is money when it comes down to it. The squadron is made up of the more than 60 civilian and servicemembers that ensure military and civilian personnel get paid correctly and on time with little or no problems. While the 435th
  • Program promotes drug-free future leaders

    One KMC program specializes in providing youths the tools needed to avoid bad life choices while also having a good time and creating long lasting friendships - the Drug Education for Youth program. "The DEFY program affords kids the opportunity to learn necessary life skills to be successful in all they do," said Col. Don Bacon, 435th Air Base
  • Paralegal career field offers challenges but vast rewards

    Providing legal advice and a full range of legal service support to all Air Force commanders, service members, retirees and their families located in the Kaiserslautern Military Community is the mission of the Ramstein legal team. The Ramstein Law Center is the largest Air Force law center in Europe servicing the 435th Air Base Wing, 86th Airlift
  • Caring for patients on the fly: Medical professionals hone patient care skills at altitude

    It seemed odd - a group of flight suit-clad healthcare personnel bustling about the tail of a parked C-130 like they owned the place. If it weren't for the medical badges embroidered on their jackets, one could've easily mistaken them for a gaggle of crew chiefs. It didn't take long, however, before the medical team removed any question about who
  • AMC aeromedical evac missions bring Total Force partners together

    In the Air Force today, the phrase "Total Force," the multi-component of active-duty, Reserves, and Guard forces in the military, is a way of life for many Airmen. In the Air Mobility Command aeromedical evacuation community, every day entails a combination of Total Force AMC assets and communication challenges in order to save lives. Since October
  • 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
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