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  • Top NHRA drivers visit KMC during USO tour

    For the fourth consecutive year, members of the National Hot Rod Association have taken part in a post-season United Service Organizations-sponsored goodwill trip to visit KMC personnel and families. Six-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Warren Johnson, two-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Jim Yates, 2006 POWERade Pro Stock champ Jason Line and Top Fuel
  • Fulfilling his duty: a wounded warrior's story

    His one remaining arm held firmly on his wife as he toured facilities he could not see and spoke to people he could only hear. Yet, he moved and spoke with an air of strength and patriotism that only a wounded warrior could possess. Staff Sgt. Matthew Slaydon and his wife, Annette, visited several U.S. Air Forces in Europe units as part of a
  • Club 7 gives Airmen a place to have fun, relax

    While many Airmen might think of the TV show Cheers when talking about "a place where everyone knows your name;" that comfy environment can be found on Ramstein at Club 7 Café. The chapel established Club 7 due to a new Air Force initiative to provide an effective venue to minister to the spiritual and physical needs of single Airmen. Since its
  • School meal service more than fast food favorites

    While steamy globs of mystery mush served with an ice cream scooper might be your recollection of school lunch when you were little, today's military children are eating high on the hog. Believe it or not, the same company that provides military members that fast food fix on base is the same organization feeding thousands of military children every
  • Planning ahead for winter weather

    Falling leaves and colder weather mean winter is here. Last winter may have been mild, but three years ago, 27 inches of snow fell on the KMC - the second most in 55 years. Those who were here know how important it is to plan ahead. It is important that you, your family and organization are ready to deal with the changing conditions brought on by
  • Splish splash: Herc gets a 12-man scrub

    Even if it won't end up scheduled between "septic tank maintainer" and "hog farmer" on Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe's Discovery Channel TV series, one Air Force job has plenty of filth to go around. Two 12-member shifts, made up of Airmen from the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, washed a C-130E Hercules Oct. 28, in Ramstein's Hangar 1, to keep the
  • Just visiting some old friends: Retired chief revisits his aircraft

    Chief Master Sgt. John Wright was an aircraft maintainer in the Air Force for 30 years before retiring in 1991. In his time he worked on a wide variety of air frames, but he was always partial to the C-130. On Oct. 27, he visited Ramstein for the first time since Operation Desert Storm. "For my money, the 130 is the finest four-engine fighter ever
  • Kicking the tobacco habit: a personal story

    November is the Air Force's Quit Tobacco Use month, which is the perfect time to make strides to adopt a lifestyle change that will ultimately lead to an improved quality of life and overall health. However, kicking the tobacco habit is certainly not an easy thing to do. Those of us who haven't been a previous tobacco user may understand the
  • More than just a flag bearer: Honor guard provides unique volunteer service for Airmen

    Tap... tap... tap, clicked their boots against the ground. Each movement crisp and exact, each step resonates from the hardwood floor inside their training facility. While their routine is technically silent, the sounds of precision reflect hard work. The job is even more impressive, because these Airmen are all volunteers. As members of the Base
  • All in a day’s work: Riggers provide gift of life support – in a wrapped package

    Saving lives by providing emergency life support equipment may seem like a big job, but that is exactly what the 86th Operation Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment riggers do - every day. Riggers with the 86th OSS work to ensure aircraft at Ramstein Air Base are equipped with sufficient emergency contingency equipment before each aviation