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  • Royal Moroccan, U.S. Military practice patient care

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Pacheco, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron AE technician, center, demonstrates use of an emergency passenger oxygen system during Exercise African Lion 2018, April 19, 2018, at Kenitra Air Base, Morocco. Service members from the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces observed and practiced AE procedures to further develop
  • Spoken word poet, survivor takes on SAPR open

    The 86th Airlift Wing Chaplain Corp and Ramstein Sexual Assault Prevention and Response held a SAPR Leadership Breakfast, April 12, 2018, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
  • Exercise African Lion kicks off with roaring success

    Kaiserslautern Military Community Airmen and Soldiers teamed up with Royal Moroccan Armed Forces for Exercise African Lion 18, April 16-27 nearby Kenitra Air Base, Morocco.Service members from the 86th Airlift Wing, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 37th Airlift Squadron and 435th Contingency Response Group are a share of approximately 900 U.S.
  • Day of departure: PCS edition

    Outprocessing from an overseas assignment is known for being a complicated process, but service members can finally take a breather once they wake-up on that final day-of-departure morning. Though the day of departure may be a day to relax, for some, the day can quickly turn into one of the busiest.
  • USAFE-AFAFRICA contractor earns Purple Heart

    A communications engineer assigned to the U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa video operations center received the Purple Heart on Feb. 27, 2017, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany.Judson Rackley, an Army veteran who now serves the Air Force as a contractor, received the decoration in front of his friends, family, and colleagues during a simple
  • Practicing safe supplement use

    When people hear the word “supplement,” some tend to think about gym weights clashing and sweat, but supplements are used for far more than just getting “swole” or losing weight. There are a myriad of reasons people choose to take a supplement, but service members should be cognizant of what is in a supplement and the potential risks involved before making that choice.
  • Frau Vodde retires German Canteen after 40 years of service to KMC

    After 40 years of service to the Kaiserslautern Military Community, Marie-Luise Vodde, operator of the German Canteen on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, retired Dec. 2017.
  • Holiday Crime Prevention

    Christmas will be here in no time, and with that comes an increase in crime. To help prevent becoming a victim during the holiday season, the 569th United States Forces Police Squadron suggests these holiday safety tips to help prevent theft and break-ins.
  • Customs shopping guide for the holidays

    Some people are just not good at buying the right gifts. While this is normally a matter of taste, people new to Europe should note that many items available in Europe may seem like good Christmas presents but violate U.S. import rules.
  • Take Command with TRICARE Changes: Enrollments Shifting from Fiscal to Calendar Year Starting in January 2018

    Starting Jan. 1, 2018, cost changes for TRICARE benefits transition from a fiscal year period to a calendar year period. “Changing from a fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30) to a calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31) makes the TRICARE benefit consistent with civilian health plans,” said Capt Nicholas Edvarchuk 86th Medical Group Tricare Operation and Patient Administration Flight Commander. The change will largely affect those plans which have an enrollment fee and are currently billed by the fiscal year. This includes retirees and their family members in TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Retired Reserve, TRICARE Reserve Select and those in TRICARE Young Adult plans. This change is one of several changes that TRICARE is adopting in 2018.
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