February 6, 2015
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February 6, 2015
Volume 39, number 5
Fuels Airmen break record for POTUS Story and photo by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Airmen assigned to the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels management ﬂight refueled Air Force One and accompanying aircraft Jan. 24 and 27 on Ramstein, breaking the previous record set here in April 2014 for refueling the U.S. leader’s aircraft. President Barack Obama and other U.S. leaders stopped at Ramstein on their way to India. Between Air Force One and its accompanying aircraft, the fuels management team pumped more than 900,000 pounds of fuel in record time. “It was stressful, but we had excellent management out there,” said Airman 1st Class Anthony Williams, 86th LRS fuels journeyman. “At any point, I knew where I was going to be and where to go, and that allowed us See FUEL, Page 2
U.S. Air Force leaders salute as Air Force One departs after a refueling Jan. 27 on Ramstein. The president made a brief stop at Ramstein for refueling before heading back to the states.
Juniper Thunder: Strengthening communication through cooperation Airman 1st Class Lamar Richerson, 1st Combat Communications Squadron transmissions systems technician, manages a satellite dish as part of exercise Juniper Thunder Jan. 29 on Ramstein. Juniper Thunder is a joint communications exercise between Air Force and Army members with the focus on establishing bilateral communications across the two branch’s networks.
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Don’t forget! Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.
Pilots train, keep Ramstein soaring, Page 8
Tip of the Week
Ramstein Airmen and Army Soldiers from Rhine Ordnance Barracks came together Jan. 19 on Ramstein to take part in a joint communications exercise and establish bilateral communications across the two services’ networks. Code-named Juniper Thunder, the exercise was aimed to help improve the interoperability between Air Force and Army combat communications
systems. The 17-day effort also tested how well the two services could work together to support the European Command’s No. 1 priority in Air Ballistic Missile Defense. Working inside the tents were Airmen from the 1st Combat Communications Squadron, 1st Air and Space Communications Operations Squadron, and U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, and Soldiers from the 10th Army Air Missile Defense Command.
Story and photo by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
21st STB tastes burn at chili cook-off, Page 9
Ramstein stays up for Super Bowl XLIX, Page 10
February 6, 2015
Learn to overcome failures
by Maj. Eric Tucker 509th Communications Squadron commander WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — You will fail. The question is, how will you respond? This reminds me of a parable about the carrot, egg and coffee. A senior airman was distraught when he learned he did not make staff sergeant after his first time testing. His staff sergeant supervisor saw a teaching opportunity, and the next day he filled three pots with water and placed each on a stove. After they came to a boil, he placed carrots in the first pot, eggs in the second and ground coffee in the last. After 20 minutes, he fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then he ladled the coffee out into a cup. Turning to the senior airman, the staff sergeant asked, “Tell me, what do you see?” “Carrots, eggs and coffee,” the senior airman replied. Then he asked the senior airman to feel the carrots, which he did, noting they were soft and mushy. The staff sergeant then asked the senior airman to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, the senior airman observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked the senior airman to sip the coffee. He smiled as he tasted the coffee with its rich aroma.
The senior airman said, “Nice, but what does all of this mean?” The staff sergeant laughed and explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity — boiling water — but each reacted differently. “Which are you?” the staff sergeant asked. “Are you a carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity becomes soft and loses strength? Are you the egg that appears not to change but whose heart is hardened? Or, are you the coffee bean that changes the hot water — the very circumstances that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases its fragrance and flavor. If you are like the coffee bean, when things are at their worst, your very attitude will change your environment for the better, making it sweet and palatable.” When you face failure, will you be the carrot, egg or coffee? I offer three suggestions when dealing with failure. First, own up to your failures. Don’t explain failures away. Instead, deal with them head-on. Don’t look around for other people to blame. That happens way too often today. Admit your failures and take responsiblity for them. Being accountable for your failures shows responsibility. Accepting your failure will give you the courage to apologize, if that’s appropriate to the situation. Taking ownership of your failures enables the second step — learning FAIL (First Attempt In Learning). This is how you need to view failures — a lesson on what didn’t work. While learning from your mistakes, don’t expect a miracle
recovery overnight. Take the time you need to learn the appropriate lessons. Don’t short-circuit the process. Bouncing back is good, but you want to bounce back in a healthy way and not force it. Forcing it will only hinder your opportunity for growth. The beautiful thing about failure is it teaches you the resiliency needed to cope with future failures. Also, don’t go in alone. Ask for help if you need it. I like this quote from B.F Skinner: “A failure is not always a mistake; it may simply be the best one can do under the circumstances. The real mistake is to stop trying.” Third, with the wisdom gained from growing through your failure — thrive. Life isn’t about luck. Life is about hard work — hard work that is born from failure. Learning from failure and thriving from the growth you made will help you reach your full potential in life. We never try to fail on purpose. But, at the same time, if you stay so far away from failure, if you don’t ever push yourself to where failure is a possibility, you’re probably not pushing yourself enough. Failure presents opportunities for personal growth. It also teaches you about willpower, persistence, self-discipline and hard work. I encourage people to be empowered, take initiative and move out. Step out of your comfort zone and take a chance. There are very few “one strike and you’re out” failures in the Air Force. Be adventurous, and try something new. If you fail, own up to it, learn from it, change your circumstances and thrive! Don’t be a carrot or an egg.
to execute the mission. The president doesn’t land at every base, but this has definitely been a staple for me, and I am going to cherish it. I have very high standards after working with this team.” Fuels Airmen were determined to break their previous record time set during Obama’s last visit in 2014. The team prepared for two weeks, to ensure all logistics and planning was ready to flawlessly complete the mission. Williams said one of the most
impressive things to witness was the large number of Airmen who worked on this mission who were able to get things done without any safety issues. “Under the high-stress situation, this team performed flawlessly,” said Senior Airman Thomas Valiare, 86th LRS mobile distribution supervisor. “There were no safety mishaps reported. As fuels experts we ensure that there is no spillage or fuel dropped at all.” Senior leadership helped to mentor and motivate their team, Valiare said. “Seeing my senior leadership out
there leading the way gets me pumped up,” Valiare said. “It builds up excitement to do my job to the best of my ability. When the group sees our leaders taking the first step forward, it motivates everyone and shows the camaraderie that we have, which helps us as Airmen get the job done.” Not only do their leaders motivate the fuels Airmen, but they also teach them how to lead from the front. “It definitely helps me grow, because it allows me to look at the big picture and learn how to be an effective leader on such a big mission,” Williams said.
Ramstein’s mission is unlike any other in the Air Force, and with such busy workloads, Airmen are challenged to perform to the best of their abilities. “Hearing the expectations of Ramstein coming from a stateside base, I was told you are going to work,” Valiare said. “The mission here is a beast, but with our team we can conquer anything. We are the best. Valiare said it was an absolute honor to work on Air Force One, but working with his team on a mission that important is one of the most rewarding parts.
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February 6, 2015
CMSAF visits Airmen, stresses importance of USAFE mission by Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs
hief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and his wife, Athena, met with Airmen from bases around U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa during a visit Jan. 25 to 31 to thank them and their families for their service and to discuss the future of USAFE. Cody specifically chose to visit Airmen at eight bases throughout Europe that have a small footprint but provide an important capability to USAFE and its mission partners. “We do have bigger bases in Europe,” Cody said, “but the smaller units have great Airmen performing extremely important missions for our country and partners.” The importance of these missions remains crucial to the effectiveness of USAFE’s “Forward, Ready, Now!” posture, Cody said. “This theater remains as important today as it ever has,” he said. “We have a long standing commitment to our partners here and NATO. We have the smallest Air Force in our history, but we are more globally engaged as a country than ever before. If we are going to accomplish anything, we are going to have to do that with our partners globally.” Because of that commitment, the U.S. Air Force has had to make tough decisions in many regards, which ultimately led to the decision to divest multiple bases in the United Kingdom over the next seven years. The biggest of those bases is RAF Mildenhall, home to nearly 4,000 U.S. Airmen and local civilians. “Everyone loves Mildenhall,” Cody said. “I understand the emotional connection to the base and the relationships with the local community. But at the end of the day, we can do the missions that we need to do out of other locations in a more efficient and effective way.” Cody emphasized that the reasoning behind these decisions was strategically and financially driven. “We don’t have excess Airmen in our Air Force,” Cody said. “We have had a longstanding relationship in this theater; it spans five decades. We continue to place Airmen in strategic places so airpower can be projected globally. It is critical to our national security and the security of our partners.” He also added that the decision will not affect mission capabilities. “When you think about the overall capability in Europe, it’s not going to change in any way. But by doing this consolidation, we are going to save approximately $500 million every year. I think everyone in our Air Force and our partners will agree that given the limited resources, we cannot afford not to do this,” Cody said. As the Air Force goes through changes, Cody said it is important to remain resilient. Airmen are encouraged to adopt and internal-
Photo by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody speaks with the audience during a chief recognition ceremony Jan. 30 on Ramstein. In his speech, Cody congratulated the newly selected chief master sergeants on their career accomplishments.
ize the four pillars of Comprehensive Airman Fitness: physical, mental, social, spiritual. “When you think about programs like RUfit, the real essence is how we are communicating the resources that we have to bolster resiliency within our Air Force community,” he said. Cody said that ultimately it’s about genuinely knowing your Airmen, because they are our most valuable resource. “These pillars are all aspects of every human being’s life, and if you don’t know your people in any of those aspects, you’re not really going to know where they are,” Cody said. “If they are struggling with one of those areas and we are not helping them, there is a great potential for failure. “The basis, however, for all successes in our mission rests with the professional development of our enlisted force,” he continued. “To get an idea of where our enlisted force is headed, all we have to do is look to our history.” Cody said it takes every generation of Airmen to continue to build on the previous generation. “We will be a better force in 10 or 15 years, just like I would tell you we are a better force today than we were 10 to 15 years ago,” he said. “Whether it be innovation, how we professionally develop or how we recognize and document performance, these are all important to becoming a better force. There has always been a commitment to that and if you look at how far we have come, it is a great predictor of how far we will go.” Cody closed by reminding the Airmen of USAFE-AFAFRICA that what they do will have a lasting effect on the mission and the future of the U.S. presence in Europe. “Athena and I couldn’t be more appreciative of you all,” Cody said. “Anytime we have an opportunity to address our Airmen, we want them to hear that directly from us. We are certainly in dynamic times in our military. If you look at the stability globally or the mission changes within your own backyard, that fact is evident. But it’s important to know that our Airmen and their families are our No. 1 priority.”
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“Traditionally, 1st CBCS doesn’t interact with our Army brethren in the same manner as we have during this exercise,” said 1st Lt. Francis Gudez, 1st CBCS lead exercise evaluation team member. “It’s a great experience for our Airmen to have this interaction and change our thought process from one of a separate ‘blue and green’ force to a joint ‘purple’ force. In real world operations, we are expected to work jointly and these Juniper Thunder exercises prepare us for that moment.” Made up of 70 military personnel and more than $40 million worth of equipment, Juniper Thunder presented realistic scenarios to help identify complications within the networks used between the partnering services. “Being a part of Juniper Thunder and exercises like it help identify interoperability issues in a controlled environment,” said Army Capt. John Verwiel, 10th AAMDC. “Now, we are working to fix those concerns during the exercise, so we don’t have these issues when we deploy together and fight. “Undergoing a shared experience with our Air Force counterparts will add to the common understanding of the global security climate in which we operate,” Verwiel continued. “Training together now will help foster a more secure setting downrange.” During the exercise, the 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force commander, Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, as well as director of C4/Cyber, U.S. European Command, Brig. Gen. Welton Chase Jr., visited and spoke with Airmen and Soldiers to better understand what processes can be improved upon. “It is important for us to locate any problems and address it with upper leadership before they occur during a real world mission,” said Airman 1st Class Cyrus Marvin, 1st CBCS network operations technician. “Each unit here, Air Force and Army, provides a significant level of support in a virtually seamless operation, and can only strengthen it by eliminating any imperfections found.” Though Juniper Thunder was scheduled to end Thursday, the Airmen and Soldiers will continue to reinforce their joint capabilities and sustain their role in providing the combatant command the tools necessary to make the right decision, at the right time.
February 6, 2015
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Reported Larcenies JAN. 27
Landstuhl — One laptop, one jar of coins, make-up, perfume and one bag of scarfs.
4:45 a.m.: A major trafﬁc accident was reported in Schönenberg-Kübelberg. 6:30 a.m.: A major trafﬁc accident was reported in Kaiserslautern. 10:50 a.m.: A major trafﬁc accident with injuries was reported in Landstuhl. 12:50 a.m.: A major trafﬁc accident was reported in Landstuhl. 3 p.m.: A breaking and entering and larceny of private property were reported in Landstuhl. 5 p.m.: A breaking and entering and larceny of private property were reported in Landstuhl.
3 p.m.: A major trafﬁc accident was reported in Kaiserslautern.
5:05 a.m.: A major trafﬁc accident was reported in Landstuhl.
6:20 a.m.: Damage to private property was reported in Kaiserslautern. 5:30 p.m.: Drunken driving was reported in Kaiserslautern.
• The KMC Housing Ofﬁce and Furnishings Management Ofﬁce will close at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for training. For appliance emergencies, call the FMO Appliance Section at 4896943/8156. • The Baumholder Library, located in Bldg. 8332 on Smith Barracks, will be closed until Feb. 14 for maintenance. The library will reopen Feb. 17. For details, call 485-1740 or 06783-6-1740. • The KMC Housing Ofﬁce and Furnishings Management Ofﬁce will be closed Feb. 16 in observation of a holiday. • Baumholder’s indoor swimming pool will be closed for annual maintenance until Feb. 28 with a tentative reopening date of March 3. This is annual preventative maintenance that helps to ensure a safe and healthy swimming environment for all patrons. For details, call 4857093/6575 or 06783-6-7093/6575.
In an effort to better serve the beneﬁciaries of the 86th Medical Group, the Ramstein Clinic announced its closures due to U.S. holidays and mandatory training. Closures are as follows: Feb. 16 (Washington’s birthday); March 12 (MDG training day); April 3 (family day); April 9 and May 7, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (MDG training days); May 25 (Memorial Day); June 11 (MDG training day); and June 12 (family day). This forecast will be amended when applicable. As the clinic improves its processes, it welcomes customer feedback. To provide feedback, contact Maj. Janelle Quinn, 86th MDG group practice manager, at 479-2687 or email@example.com.
Black History Month
Landstuhl — One plastic safe, one Social Security card, collectable coins and one laptop.
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10:30 p.m.: Theft of private and government property from a vehicle was reported in Niedermohr. 11:20 p.m.: A major trafﬁc accident was reported in Katzweiler.
9:30 a.m.: Fleeing the scene of a minor trafﬁc accident after making a false statement was reported in Kaiserslautern. 9:13 p.m.: A minor trafﬁc accident was reported in Landstuhl.
Black History Month committee will sponsor the following events: • Three-on-three, 21-point co-ed basketball competition, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 13 to 14 at the Ramstein Southside Fitness Center. For details, call 480-6366 or email aﬂady22@gmail. com. • Reading program “A Century of Black Life, History and Culture,” 11:50 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Feb. 17 to 20 at Ramstein Elementary School. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org. • Art display and music showcase, 2 p.m. Feb. 21 in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center food court. For details, email email@example.com. • Health expo, 2 p.m. Feb. 28 in the KMCC food court. For details, call 480-4480 or 480-2721.
The City of Kaiserslautern will be cutting trees on roads L502 and K6 between KaiserslauternEspensteig and Breitenau. For this reason, the road will be blocked from Monday until March 13. Detour signs will be posted.
AAFES essay contest
To recognize the unique contributions of military service members and their families, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is hosting a yearlong “Because of You” program with new prizes each month. The program kicks off with a chance to win a $10,000, $5,000 or $2,000 Exchange gift card. Authorized Exchange shoppers can enter the Proud to Serve essay contest until Saturday by writing an essay of 300 words or less detailing why they are proud to serve. Essays can be submitted to BecauseOfYou@ aafes.com with “Why I Serve” in the subject line. Proud to Serve essay contest winners will
be notiﬁed no later than Feb. 19. Complete rules can be found at www.shopmyexchange.com/ sweepstakes or at www.facebook.com/AAFES. BX.PX.
The Ramstein Air Force Association will sponsor “Dancing with the Stars,” a beneﬁt gala, at 6 p.m. April 18 at the Ramstein Ofﬁcers’ Club. Interested competitors should contact Senior Airman Josiah Austin at 0160-91381564.
Special events in KMC
Ramstein-Miesenbach will sponsor this year’s Rheinland-Pfalz State Fair June 26 to 28. Cities and union communities of the State of Rheinland-Pfalz, charity organizations as well as military forces will participate in the fair to demonstrate who they are and what they have to offer. The event will include live music, dance performances, displays and a farmers market. Organizers expect more than 180,000 visitors. Landstuhl will celebrate its Sickingen year with special exhibitions throughout 2015, and castle event days will take place May 7 to 10 featuring a medieval market and music performances.
Sleep, pain research study
Do you have problems with sleep and pain? If you are 18 or older, a Landstuhl Regional Medical Center beneﬁciary and have had problems with pain and sleeping for three months or longer, you may be eligible to take part in a study using ear acupuncture for insomnia and pain. Participation is voluntary and conﬁdential. For more information, call 590-4059/5641, 06371-9464-4059/5641 or 0174-375-6086, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A&FRC teaches money management by Senior Airman Timothy Moore 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Regardless of rank, age, service or marital status, all Department of Defense employees must manage money; however, effectively managing money can be a daunting task to accomplish. The Ramstein Airman & Family Readiness Center stands poised to tackle the job in a few ways to help DOD members in all stages of their military career. “There are primarily two classes we teach,” said Kyle Lambert, 86th Force Support Squadron personal financial specialist. “We teach ‘Managing your Money,’ which is a class that encompasses all of our program areas inside finance.” In Managing your Money, service members receive information about setting up a budget, building up savings, reducing debt, setting shortand long-term goals, and investing. Though the financial specialists at the A&FRC can’t tell people where or how to spend their money, they can show individuals the different options available to them. “We are more like financial educators versus financial advisers,” said Chris Lowry, 86th FSS supervisory community readiness consultant. “We educate and empower. We tell you what you need to do get on the right path.” There is one investment option the A&FRC financial specialists emphasize. “We teach a class called ‘Understanding TSP,’” Lambert said. “It teaches about the basics of investing with the Thrift Savings Plan, the government retirement plan.”
The A&FRC plans to get the classes down to one hour to minimize the time impact they have on service members’ jobs. There are other classes the financial specialists teach depending on which stage a service member is in during their career. Other classes include a course at the First Term Airman Center when the newest Airmen arrive to their first duty station. Another program is called “Ditching the Dorms,” which is designed for Airmen planning to move out of the dorms. Airmen can participate in this program on their own or at the request of their leadership starting with their direct supervisors. The A&FRC also teaches a course during the “Transition, Goals, Plan, Success” workshop, which helps Airmen make the transition from military to civilian life. The financial specialists are also available to attend group gatherings, such as commanders’ calls. While the group sessions are there to quickly reach a larger number, Lambert said he does more one-on-one financial sessions. The one-on-one sessions allow individuals to be more honest about their financial situation as some people are not comfortable speaking about money in front of their leadership or a group, he said. “We look closer at a debt management plan, set up a power pay reduction or look at investing ideas,” Lambert said. One tool the financial service specialists give to service members is powerpay.org. It is a free website that helps people snowball their debt. Lambert said it shows people exactly how much money they will be paying based on interest rates. It helps them to pay down their debt faster without adding more to the regular payments. The A&FRC’s accredited financial
specialists conduct between one and four one-on-one sessions per day, depending on their workload with classes. This helps to ensure they give adequate attention to an individual or family’s concerns. Walk-ins are possible, but they are reserved for Air Force Aid emergencies. “You can’t plan an emergency, but you can budget for them,” Lambert said. “We prefer appointments so you aren’t waiting in the lobby for someone to possibly be able to see you.” By setting up appointments, financial specialists are also able to send budgeting tools to service members to help prepare for the private session, helping to eliminate some of the stress with tackling the task. “When it comes to building a budget, the most important numbers are surplus and deficit,” Lambert said. “If you’re living within your means, you have a surplus. If you’re living negatively, that means the budget may not be accurate or you are living on someone else’s money in order to get by.” To further help service members save money and get on a path to financial success, the A&FRC is gearing up for the Military Saves Campaign from Feb. 23 to 27. “The campaign is to help people reduce debt and build wealth,” Lambert said. “We are bringing in financial educators to teach classes, and we will teach some classes. We encourage people to go to militarysaves.org, click on the ‘Take the Pledge’ graphic to pull a free credit score and credit report to develop their own plan (might not work from military computers), or they can come in here.” For more information about the personal financial readiness services and the Military Saves Campaign, contact the A&FRC at 480-5100 or 06371-47-5100.
903rd CCBN Soldiers deploy to Africa in support of Operation Observant Compass by Rachel Clark 409th Contracting Support Brigade Soldiers from the 903rd Contingency Contracting Battalion were in Africa providing contracting support services for a Special Operations Command Africa-led operation. The contracting team deployed to Entebbe, Uganda, in support of Operation Observant Compass. Contracting support services included various support services and infrastructure needs, said Maj. Justin De Armond, 903rd CCBn. contracting officer. “We provided cus-
tomer contract support for radio station upgrades, repair and maintenance services, short message services, and other communication needs that helped to shape multinational operations against the Lord’s Resistance Army,” Armond said. “We also ensured there were trained contracting officer representatives on the ground and made sure everything went according to plan. This line of effort against the LRA was one of the main efforts as it proved the most fruitful in the destabilization of Joseph Kony’s forces.” The team is part of the 409th Contracting
Support Brigade and augmented the 414th Contracting Support Brigade. The primary mission of the team was to administer the Logistic Civil Augmentation Program task order supporting OOC. “Our team was there providing contract administrative services with an estimated value of $54 million and provide expeditionary contracting support,” said Lt. Col. Daryl “Gwen” Devera-Waden, 903rd CCBn. commander. Ontario Flowers, 903rd CCBn. contracting officer, said part of See deploy, next page
French army 2nd Lt. Vivien Mole, a cadet at the French Combined Armed School, determines his pace count prior to conducting a land navigation course Jan. 28 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks.
French army cadet learns the ropes Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr. 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs Throughout the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, French army cadets from the French Combined Armed School have been shadowing
young officers as a part of an English language utilization and orientation visit designed to enhance linguistic skills and provide cadets with their first operational contact with U.S. allies. Cadets with the Combined Armed See cadet, next page
February 6, 2015
Air traffic controllers pave way for pilots by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
hat would happen if pilots flew without knowing where other aircraft were in the sky? There would be confusion. To eliminate the doubt from the minds of flyers, air traffic controllers are there to ensure mission success. Air traffic controllers are the eyes that help pilots maneuver through the air space around them. They ensure safe air traffic flow by informing aircraft of their whereabouts in relation to other aircraft. “It is understood pilots are generally quite occupied with the task at hand,” said Staff Sgt. Levi Rodney, 86th Operations Support Squadron air traffic controller. “Although they may be very
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English training,” Mole said. “It’s also given me the opportunity to learn platoon-leading skills, as well as learn how other armies work. “It’s been very interesting, because I have been able to see how we do things the same way as well as how we do things differently,” he continued. One of the differences Mole noticed was how the U.S. Army utilizes both a commanding officer and a senior noncommissioned officer to create a “command team,” a unique approach not found in the French army. During his time with the 212th CSH, Mole has spent time with leaders at multiple levels and has been learning the differences in how each individual leader works and operates. “He’s had the opportunity to learn a lot of leadership qualities from shadowing different people,” Kress said. “Everyone has a different leadership style, and he’s been able to shadow executive officers, people within the various shops, and he’s also been in the weeds with the NCOs, watching them and
operations that come through Ramstein to occur because we have so much air traffic.” Military controllers are slightly different than civilian controllers. The qualifications and certifications are the same, but military controllers conduct a lot of specialized training, are required to conduct tactical aircraft movement and may have to perform their tasks under fire. “When I retrained into this career field, I was impressed by seeing Airmen with the ability to manage extremely difficult tasks, work hard and ensure the mission of our command is conducted safely every day,” Rodney said. Air traffic controllers provide pilots with a clear picture and remove the uncertainty of the circumstances a pilot might endure.
learning from their leadership styles.” On top of passing along leadership skills and knowledge, members of the 212th CSH have enjoyed the opportunity to show off their profession to a foreign soldier. “He got to experience going through the (the chemical warfare trainer) and conducting (land navigation), as well as setting up an internalization of a hospital,” Kress said. “He’s pretty much covered all of the basics for this unit. “Everyone’s been really receptive to him, and they like having him around,” she added. “They all like sharing what they do with him.” One of the most important aspects of the program is the continuation of building on the relationships with partner nations. While maintaining strong relationships with allies has always been a priority for the U.S. Army, recent world events have prompted a renewed emphasis on the NATO Alliance. “It’s important because it’s very difficult for a single country to do everything alone,” Mole said. “You may
be able to conduct small operations by yourself, but if you want to conduct lasting operations, you have to cooperate with other countries.” “It’s important for us to
the contracting teams’ mission was to ensure all the services LOGCAP brings to support the special operations forces personnel in the field are executing well and are responsive to their needs, especially as the requirements change. LOGCAP brings a unique solution to contracting in Africa and can be quickly exercised to meet needs in an expedient manner. “Working with the local economy was an evolving educational process,” Flowers said. “I loved teaching and guiding them on conducting business with the U.S. government in order to promote the local economy. I guess you can say that I’ve developed a great business relationship with them, because they know that I’m fair and ethical in every aspect that I conduct business with them.” OOC has been operating since the fall 2011 and is currently approved by the president to operate through fall 2015. maintain good relationships with our allies, and I think this is a good environment to foster that,” Kress added. “I think it makes us stronger as allies.”
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School participate in a twoyear program designed to help former military members gain a commission within the French army. One such cadet, French army 2nd Lt. Vivien Mole, is participating in the language program as he works alongside officers and Soldiers from the 30th Medical Brigade’s 212th Combat Support Hospital. “We sponsor cadets throughout the year, and it’s special for (Mole), because he’s from a foreign service,” said 1st Lt. Amanda Kress, executive officer for Alpha Company, 212th CSH. Programs such as these are “important, because we get to foster young cadets and influence them in a way that will help them in their future,” Kress said. The program is designed to help foreign officers with language training, however it also serves to highlight the various differences on how partner nations’ militaries conduct operations. “The main purpose for being here has been for
skilled in their field, they do not have the means or the capability to monitor all the conditions of the airfield and all relevant air traffic.” The 86th OSS communicates with all aircraft up to a few thousand feet high and within a few miles in all directions. They are an important piece of the puzzle in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa mission, which provides combat airlift, enables strategic capabilities and directs air operations in a theater spanning three continents. “They’re essential because they control the airspace, have great situational awareness and, through communication, ensure safe operations,” said Capt. Matthew Miller, 37th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot. “Without them, it would be impossible for all the
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February 6, 2015
Pilots train, keep Ramstein soaring Photos by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko
First Lt. Robert Stephenson, 37th Airlift Squadron co-pilot, prepares for a training mission in a C-130J Super Hercules Jan. 22 on Ramstein.
First Lt. Robert Stephenson, 37th Airlift Squadron co-pilot, reads flight plans before a training mission Jan. 22 on Ramstein. During the mission, Stephenson and the pilot flew 7,000 feet for approximately three hours to maintain proficiency. First Lt. Robert Stephenson, 37th Airlift Squadron co-pilot, prepares for a training mission in a C-130J Super Hercules Jan. 22 on Ramstein. Using its loading ramp and door, the C-130 can accommodate a wide variety of oversized cargo, including everything from utility helicopters and six-wheeled armored vehicles to standard palletized cargo and military personnel.
First Lt. Robert Stephenson and Capt. Kenneth Jubb, 37th Airlift Squadron pilots, go over mission planning Jan. 22 on Ramstein. The intent of the mission was to train the pilots in flying at 7,000 feet and performing a simulated cargo drop to maintain proficiency.
Capt. Kenneth Jubb, 37th Airlift Squadron pilot, performs pre-flight checks on a C-130J Super Hercules Jan. 22. The aircraft is capable of taking off and landing on rough dirt strips and is the prime transport for air dropping troops and equipment into hostile areas.
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21st STB tastes burn at chili cook-off
a 21st TSC family member. “I won last year with my secret recipe hot sauce.” After the judges made their rounds and ate up a sweat, the three winners were announced. The Best Traditional Chili As Soldiers entered the building, they Award went to Cordula Richards, a member were immediately hit with the smell comof the 21st TSC support operations team, ing from a nearby open door. A mixture of for her Flavor Bursting Explosion Chili; the savory and sweet aromas filled the air and Non-Traditional Chili Award went to Chaz drew in passers-by. It was the smell of chili Perusich for her Buffalo Chicken Chili; and — a winter tradition used for a good cause. Five-Alarm: The Most Spicy Award went to The 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s Benedicta Arthur for her Spicy Chili Corn 21st Special Troops Battalion hosted its Bread Pudding. Each winner was presented annual chili cook-off to raise money for with an engraved glass mug. the STB family readiness group Jan. 29 on “I don’t know if it was just one or all the Panzer Kaserne. chili I’ve tasted today, but I am sweating,” Soldiers, Department of the Army civilsaid Col. Matthew Redding, 21st TSC chief ians and family members were all invited Command Sgt. Maj. Brian K. Mainor, 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s of staff and one of the chili cook-off judges. 21st Special Troops Battalion command sergeant major, holds up a spoon full of chili to taste the flavor and feel the burn of 10 during the 21st STB annual chili cook-off Jan. 29 on Panzer Kaserne. “We have our winners here, but if you pardifferent chili flavors prepared and donated ticipated in this great event, then you are all by 21st TSC Soldiers and their families. A $5 entry week. Just like last year, this was a great success.” winners in my book.” fee secured each attendee three taster cups, one full The “Always Ready” battalion also provided The crowd of 21st TSC Soldiers and DA civilbowl of their favorite chili and a drink to put out incentives to their chili culinarians in the form ians socialized and ate chili for over an hour. As the the fire. The money raised will go toward future of prizes. Four judges from throughout the 21st event came to an end, one STB leader and judge had FRG functions, said Maj. Ryan Perusich, 21st STB TSC tasted each chili and cast their vote for Best something to say about the event. executive officer. Traditional Chili, Best Non-Traditional Chili and “This event is all about bringing our Soldiers and “In the last few months, we have been throwing Five-Alarm: The Most Spicy. Each competitor families together and to build the bonds between around ideas to raise money for the FRG, and this brought different flavors and secret recipes to the us,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Brian K. Mainor, 21st event was a huge success last year,” Perusich said. competition. STB command sergeant major. “There was some “We also wanted our event to coincide with the “I am competing for the Non-Traditional Chili amazing food here today. There is no better way to Super Bowl this year, which is why we chose this with my Buffalo Chicken Chili,” said Chaz Perusich, bring together a group of Soldiers than good chow.” Story and photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander A. Burnett 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs
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Photos by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg
Seattle Seahawks fans celebrate after their team scored a touchdown against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLIX Feb. 1 on Ramstein. New England won the Super Bowl after stopping Seattle in the final minute of the game.
Ramstein stays up for Super Bowl XLIX
Fans watch as the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots compete in Super Bowl XLIX. In a close game, New England was crowned the champion.
A fan watches Super Bowl XLIX while working out Feb. 1 at the Ramstein Northside Fitness Center.
Fans stand during the national anthem prior to kickoff.
Fans participate in a hot-wing-eating contest prior to the start of Super Bowl XLIX.
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Word Scramble Unscramble these European countries
iblAnAA irAutsA mieugbl iAlbugrA CriAtAo hruCipblzeCCe
AekDmrn sAnoiet ilAnnDF nrCeAF yAmrneg egerCe
AnsWers: AlbAniA | AustriA | belgium | bulgAriA | CroAtiA | CzeCh republiC | DenmArk | estoniA | FinlAnD | FrAnCe | germAny | greeCe |
Share your adventures with Capt. Spanky Greetings, my faithful, furless followers. I hope the first couple of months of 2015 have been exciting. This year is looking well for traveling within the European Union. My little nub can’t stay still just thinking about the places I’m going to allow my humans to take me this year. Being stationed at Ramstein allows us to travel to so many places with little to no hassle. On any given weekend, I could be in any of a number of different countries for a small sum of euro. How awesome is that? You know, what makes these trips even more spectacular is that I get to share my adventures with you. I get to tell you about the sights, the sounds and, of course, the food! Hmmm. I’m sorry. I promise I won’t drool over my little keyboard. I’m sure my human wouldn’t be too happy about having to buy me another one. Seriously, I enjoy these times I can share my stories with you, but I know I can’t be the only one traveling. So, I would love to hear about your adventures. I want to hear about your experiences. Tell me about what you saw, heard, felt, smelled and tasted. Let
me know about the different cultures you’ve been exposed to. I want to know about the museums, restaurants, hills, trees, lakes, town squares, trees, historical sites, mountains and valleys, and did I mention the trees? Whether you decide to share your story through photos or a written tale, I look forward to hearing them. Send your adventure stories to 86aw. firstname.lastname@example.org. Until next time, safe travels wherever your adventures take you.
Recipe of the week
Servings 10 IngredIents: 200 grams gouda cheese or other hard cheese, cubed 2 tablespoons fresh chives 1/2 yellow or red onion, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil or sunflower oil Salt and pepper, to taste dIrectIons: • Cut the cheese into cubes about 1/4 inch thick.
• Toss the cheese with the chives, diced onion and the bell pepper. • Mix together the vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Pour the marinade over the top of the vegetables and cheese. • Serve the salad on a piece of salad green, such as chicory or radicchio. or, you can also serve it in pastry puffs or shells. *If making ahead of time, drain the liquid before filling into pastry puffs or onto salad greens.
February 6, 2015
USO takes new spin on music tour Photos by Senior Airman Armando A. Schwier-Morales
Members of the KMC talk with disc jokey SuperVision as he plays for service members Jan. 30 on Ramstein. DJ SuperVision and three other DJs played for Airmen, Soldiers and civilians on base as part of a USO Electronic Dance Music tour.
Members of the KMC dance to a song played by touring disc jockeys.
Soldiers, Airmen and civilians dance to electronic dance music on Ramstein.
Members of the KMC dance to a song played by the Electronic Dance Music USO tour Jan. 31 on Ramstein.
A technician for the USO Electronic Dance Music tour manages the light display as a disc jockey plays for service members on Ramstein.
February 6, 2015
86th LRS protects Airmen around globe Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
rotecting Air Force resources is a nonstop effort. In order to do so, service members need to have the proper equipment and protection when deployed to various locations around the globe. The 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron individual protective equipment team ensures Airmen are properly issued the necessary gear used in deployed locations. “Our overall mission here at IPE is to provide all of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa (personnel) with protective equipment, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive gear, Kevlar hel-
mets, individual body armor and weapons,” said Tech Sgt. Jorge Fernandez, 86th LRS individual protective equipment NCOIC. The IPE team tracks, records and manages all the equipment issued to Airmen on Ramstein. The IPE team serves service members of all ranks, in-processing and outprocessing. “The gear we are issuing saves lives,” said Senior Airman Zachary Kettner, 86th LRS IPE journeyman. Providing customers with faster service was the driving force behind them winning the 86th Airlift Wing Innovator of the Month award in October 2014. According to the team, after a year of coordination with the Air Force Material Command, the 86th LRS IPE team ﬁnished installing a $244,000 mechanized material handling system. The system equipped USAFE’s
Senior Airman Zachary Kettner, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron individual protective equipment journeyman, tracks the number of Kevlar vests in a container Jan. 28 on Ramstein. The IPE team services all of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa with protective equipment, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives gear, Kevlar helmets, individual body armors and weapons.
largest mobility armory with a new weapons rack mounted on a mobile storage system. The innovation reduced the time it takes to issue a
weapon to a service member from 25 minutes to 10 minutes. “At the end of the day you get the personal satisfaction of helping anyone from air-
man basic all the way up to a general, because you know what you’re doing will make them a lot safer when they are downrange,” Fernandez said.
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Women tie the men working in the town hall to a fountain and charge them a fee to be released during “Altweiberfasching,” or old women’s Fasching.
Women storm town halls Thursday Air Force and Army Chapel Schedule
POC for Miesau, Landstuhl and Daenner is the USAG R-P Chaplains Office in Bldg. 2919 on Pulaski Barracks. DSN 493-4098, civ. 0631-3406-4098 Miesau Chapel (Bldg. 3175) Seventh-Day Adventist Worship Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays Spanish Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays Worship: 11 a.m. Saturdays Small Group: 6-7 p.m. Tuesdays Landstuhl Community Chapel (Bldg. 3773) Worship: 11 a.m. Sundays Children’s Youth Church: 11 a.m. Sundays Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg. 3150) Chapel Next Worship Worship: 10 a.m. Sundays Children’s Church: 10:30 a.m. Sundays Ramstein North Chapel (DSN 480-6148, civ. 06371-47-6148) Contemporary Service: 11 a.m. Sundays Ramstein South Chapel (DSN 480-5753, civ. 06371-47-5753) Liturgical Services: 9 a.m. Sundays Liturgical Sunday School: 11 a.m. Sundays Traditional Service: 11 a.m. Sundays Vogelweh Chapel (DSN 489-6859, civ. 0631-536-6859) Gospel Service: 11 a.m. Sundays. Protestant education classes are available for all ages at Vogelweh, Ramstein, Landstuhl and Daenner. For information, call DSN 480-2499/489-6743 or civ. 06371-47-2499/0631-536-6743.
Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg. 3150) Religious Education (grades K-8): 11 a.m. Sundays Confession: 11:45 a.m. Sundays Sunday Mass: noon Landstuhl Community Chapel (Bldg. 3773) Religious Education (following Mass) Confession: 8:15-8:45 a.m. Sundays Sunday Mass 9 a.m. Ramstein North Chapel (DSN 480-6148, civ. 06371-47-6148) Daily Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday-Friday Sunday Mass: 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Confession 4-4:45 p.m. Sundays Vogelweh Chapel (DSN 489-6859, civ. 0631-536-6859) Confession: 4-4:45 p.m. Saturday Mass: 5 p.m.
Jewish Religious Services
Ramstein South Chapel Synagogue (DSN 480-5753, civ. 06371-47-5753) Shabbat Evening Service: 7 p.m. Fridays
Ramstein South Chapel Mosque (480-5753) Jumu’ah Prayer, 1:30 p.m. For religious education and daily prayers, check the prayer schedule
Kapaun Chapel (DSN 489-6859, civ. 0631-536-6859) Divine Liturgy: 9 a.m. Sundays Confessions by appointment
Youth Group Kaiserslautern Youth of the Chapel (Religious Youth Center, Pulaski Bks., Bldg. 2869) “Plugged In” Middle School Youth Group: 2-4 p.m. Sundays Café Dinner (for students and their families): 4:15-5:15 p.m. Sundays “The Rock” High School Youth Group: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sundays More information: www.kmcyouth.com Protestant Youth of the Chapel Ramstein North Chapel "Vision" Middle School Ministry Tuesdays 3:15-5:00pm "Salvage" High School Ministry Tuesdays 7:00-8:45pm Vogelweh Chapel Teen Bible Study Wednesdays 7:00-8:00pm Info: www.ramsteinpyoc.blogspot.com
Episcopal (St. Albans) 10:30 a.m. Sundays, Kapaun Chapel
At 11:11 a.m. Thursday, women from the Ramstein-Miesenbach community will storm the local town hall in celebration of “Altweiberfasching,” or old women’s Fasching, which is one of the craziest days during Fasching season. Altweiberfasching is always observed the Thursday before Rose Monday. Traditionally, women dress as old hags or witches and meet in the morning to walk down the street, sing songs and storm the town halls in some communities. These women constantly look for victims — men wearing ties. As soon as they see a man with a tie — on the street, in a store, in an office — they get out a pair of scissors and “attack” the man, cutting off his tie. Men should beware of women with scissors on this day. Depending on the area in which the tie cutting is performed, the woman might ask the man to either buy her a drink or lose the tie, or she cuts the tie and kisses the man. Women are allowed to act crazy that day and have fun without their “better halves.”
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The tradition of women participating in Fasching dates back to the 15th century. During sermons, priests complained about the exchange of clothing between women and men. In 1558, the city council of Überlingen at Lake Constance was forced to prohibit women’s Fasching celebrations in female taverns and dormitories because of women’s indecent behavior. But the women referred to their female rights, such as drinking and dancing during specific Fasching days. Altweiberfasching also marks the status of women in the 15th and 16th century. Wives had well-defined rights since they were the budget keepers. During the crazy season, they sat in judgment of other women who didn’t clean the house or didn’t take care of the children. Later, in several towns in Southern Germany, it became customary to sit in judgment of men. Women usually met in the conference rooms of town halls. That’s why nowadays women still “storm” the town halls on Altweiberfasching to take control and become fully liberated as on no other day. See AltweiberfAsching, next page
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DCR offers English-spoken guided museum tour The Docu Center Ramstein will offer an English-spoken guided tour through its current special exhibition at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Museum im Westrich in RamsteinMiesenbach. The display called â€œAmericans â€Śâ€? is a brochure with caricatures published in 1954 in Kaiserslautern. Renowned German caricaturists present the consequences and effects of the presence of Americans stationed here. It is considered a unique document of these years but still valid today. DCR also shows off cartoons from its inventory and â€œFunnies,â€? cartoons from early editions of the Stars and Stripes and former base newspapers, such as the Landstuhl News. German caricaturist Uwe Herrmann, who works for the local daily paper Die Rheinpfalz, is featured at the museum. The exhibition displays
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Visitors of the â€œAmericans ...â€? display in Ramstein-Miesenbach can admire cartoons created by Americans in the 1950s.
enjoyable to satiric examples of the German and American perception of alleged strengths and weaknesses of the other sides. DCR chief Michael Geib and Dr. Claudia Gross, scientific assistant, will take guests on the guided tour. Admission is free. The Center of Documentation and Exhibition of the History of the Americans in Rhineland-Palatinate opened in 2007 and collects unique material and historical documents of
AltweiberfAsching, from Page 16 During the storming of the RamsteinMiesenbach town hall, women in disguise will capture men in their offices, take them outdoors and tie them to the â€œNarrenbrunnen,â€? or foolâ€™s fountain. Then, the â€œAltweiberâ€? will cut the menâ€™s ties. Captives will be set free only after paying a fine of â‚Ź1.11. Traditionally, the ties are hung up as trophies. Men should also watch out because itâ€™s not always women in disguise who attack and cut the ties. Attacks can also come from normally dressed women in the workplace. Some men donâ€™t like to participate in the event, so they wonâ€™t wear a tie that day or they will choose to wear one they donâ€™t like. In some communities, the day will close out with Fasching parties and dances. A big Altweiberfasching party will start at 8:11 p.m. Thursday in Ramstein-Miesenbachâ€™s RAMSTEIN
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the last 60 years regarding U.S. presence in the state. The exhibition will be open through Feb. 28. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. On Thursday, the center is open until 6 p.m. The Museum im Westrich is located on Miesenbacher Strasse 1 in Ramstein-Miesenbach. (Information provided by Docu Center Ramstein)
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