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  • How to transfer schools during a PCS

    People making a permanent change of station have a long list of things to check before they move to their next base. This list gets even longer for those who have kids in school.Parents should notify their child’s school about their PCS once orders are received, and ask about the earliest date they can withdraw their child. They also request the
  • PCSing? Not before turning in your VAT forms!

    Are you leaving Germany to move to your next duty station? Don’t forget to settle your business, especially when it comes to tax relief. When U.S. DOD members make a permanent change of station to Germany, they have the privilege of saving money on taxes by purchasing VAT forms and enrolling in the utility tax avoidance program. UTAP enables
  • 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
  • Ramstein welcomes new Ravens

    Security Forces Airmen from across the Kaiserslautern Military Community graduated from a Phoenix Raven Qualification Course on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 12, 2018. The Airmen completed approximately three weeks of rigorous training to join Air Force’s Raven program. The program focuses on the concept of specially trained security forces
  • 786th FSS makes major changes to their services

    The 786th Force Support Squadron revamped three of its processes starting Feb. 1, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
  • Blood, sweat, tears: Raven training at Ramstein

    Their instructors watched with stoic faces and eyes as cold as ice; if the students can’t handle the heat here, how can they handle it when they are on a real mission?
  • Ramstein legal office to provide free tax assistance

    The 86th Airlift Wing legal office is providing free tax return assistance to military members from Feb. 5 until June 15, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany.The service will be available to personnel from the ranks of Staff Sergeant and below for enlisted members and Captain and below for officers. The office will begin making appointments on January
  • Service members, families, to observe “worldwide caution”

    86th Airlift Wing leadership encourages military members and government civilians to stay vigilant while going about their business or taking leisure.Following a Dec. 6, declaration from the U.S. Department of State concerning “worldwide caution,” the 86th AW’s anti-terrorism representatives said members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community
  • Four MAJCOMs join forces, upgrade C2 systems

    Four Air Force major commands joined forces to overhaul command and control systems at Naval Station Rota, Spain, Dec. 4, 2017.Airmen assigned to U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, Air Mobility Command, Air Force Space Command, and Air Force Material command conducted major upgrades to the system. The project also included
  • Climbing to the top: Ramstein congratulates new chiefs

    86th Airlift Wing leadership congratulated some of the Air Force’s newest chief master sergeants on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec. 6, 2017. The chief-selects didn’t know they made the grade, and were delightfully surprised when the installation commander and command chief greeted them with their certificate of selection.Brig. Gen. Richard G.
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