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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ramstein kicks off holiday season with Christmas tree lighting

    Members of the leadership team from Ramstein Air Base, and local officials from Ramstein-Miesenbach, celebrated the beginning of the Christmas season with the lighting of the base Christmas tree.
  • Winter weather awareness

    Being informed before the winter weather hits is a good way to be prepared. Knowing where to find information such as road conditions (ROADCON), early release, late reporting and base and school closures can ensure members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community keep themselves out of the elements. Following are frequently asked questions with answers.
  • Mentoring the future

    Service member and civilian volunteers in the Kaiserslautern Military Community made strides to inspire and mentor children with special needs at the KMC Winter Special Olympics at the Vogelweh Military Complex, Dec. 1, 2017.The group comes together every spring and winter to conduct the KMC Special Olympics. The events are intended to help build
  • 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.
  • Wax on, Wax off: 86th MXS cleans C-130J

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Rachel Revels (left), and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lindsay Hallford, both C-130J Super Hercules crew chiefs, spray a C-130J engine with cleaning solution on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 20, 2017. Airmen clean the entirety of the aircraft before every inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M.
  • USO, military leaders, thank KMC

    Leaders from the Army and Air Force joined forces with the United Services Organization to thank military members in the Kaiserslautern Military Community with an event on Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, Nov. 18, 2017. The team conducted the annual USO Thanks for Thanksgiving event, in which senior non-commissioned officers provided free
  • The Angel Tree: Giving back to the community

    The Angel Tree event kicked off Nov. 14 and will be accepting donations until Jan. 1, 2018.
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