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June 13, 2014
Volume 38, number 23
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D-Day airdrop remembered, relived Paratroopers jump onto the Iron Mike drop zone June 8 in Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France. More than 600 U.S., German, Dutch and French service members jumped to honor the paratroopers who jumped into Normandy on D-Day. The event was one of several commemorations of the 70th anniversary of D-Day operations conducted by Allied forces during World War II June 5 to 6, 1944. More than 650 U.S. military personnel have joined troops from several NATO nations to participate in ceremonies to honor the events at the invitation of the French government.
358th Fighter Group memorialized at 70th D-Day anniversary U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, 86th Airlift Wing commander, speaks with Odette Lonckheere and her son Patrick, Coigny residents, June 7 at Franquetot Castle. Odette shared her story of how she chose to join the French army alongside her husband during World War II.
by 1st Lt. Marie Denson U.S. Air Force in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs COIGNY, France — Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, 86th Airlift Wing commander, and Denis Lebarbier, mayor of Coigny, France, stood together June 7 to unveil a
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memorial plaque dedicated to the courage and fortitude of the veterans of the 358th Fighter Group who participated in D-Day operations 70 years ago. In his remarks to the gathered veterans and visitors, Mordente said the memorial was placed here to remind successive generations of the
enormous cost of freedom. “We build these memorials so that our children and grandchildren will never forget the stories of those who fought here,” Mordente said. “So that as the passage of time thins the ranks, it will never dim the glory of the See ANNIVERSARY, Page 3
Vet honors fallen comrade in France, Page 6
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Remembering D-Day: Reflect on past, live in present, secure future by Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente 86th Airlift Wing commander The events of Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy, 70 years ago hold a special place in the hearts of many people, especially those who experienced it for themselves or knew someone who lived through it. Remembering D-Day is as important to them as it is for those of us wearing the uniform today. To ensure we properly remembered the contributions of the Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors who participated in D-Day, the Airmen of the 86th Airlift Wing poured countless hours over several months into planning, coordinating and executing multiple events to honor the veterans who participated in the momentous occasion that changed the tides of war in Europe and led to Allied victory. I’m proud of Team Ramstein’s efforts to remember those who sacrificed everything to secure a better future for us all. Specifically, the wing worked tirelessly to bring a historic C-47 along with veterans Bill Prindible and Bud Rice, who flew one like it the night of the D-Day
airdrops, to Ramstein to share their collective experience. Additionally, we sent more than 60 Airmen and four C-130Js to Normandy to provide flyover and airdrop support for more than 25 different commemorative events. Starting on Memorial Day, when the C-47 known as Whiskey 7 arrived, and continuing to the last Sunday when more than 800 paratroopers from multiple nations jumped into the Sainte-Mere-Eglise Iron Mike drop zone to recreate the airborne operations from June 4, 1944, our Airmen did a great service and paid the proper respect to the men and women of “The Greatest Generation.” The past few weeks also reminded me how lucky I am to serve our great nation. For the past two weeks, I was privileged to bear witness to and interact with living, breathing history. Most importantly, the past several days have allowed me to reflect on the awe-inspiring efforts of the Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors who came before me. I’ve thought quite a bit about the airmanship lieutenants William Prindible and Julian “Bud” Rice displayed on that dark and dangerous night
to deliver Pfc. Leslie Cruise and his fellow paratroopers into Sainte-Mere-Eglise. I’ve thought a great deal about the brave men who stormed Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword beaches from Higgins boats under withering fire. But I’ve mostly thought of the 9,387 veterans who died and 1,557 who went missing during the Allied attempt to secure a foothold in France to defeat a tough, battle-hardened enemy. The last couple of weeks reminded me – and should remind you – of why it is important to remember D-Day and the people who participated in it and why we continue to serve today. The profession of arms is a noble endeavor worthy of our best efforts. It’s what the nation expects of us, and to do any less than our best is a disservice to the men and women who came before us and will come after us. We all have different reasons for joining the service, but I believe the warrior ethos to defend the homeland, protect the rights of all men and women, and ensure freedom to all who seek it is what motivates us and keeps us on See reflect, next page
Strengthening the team COMMENTARY
by Lt. Col. Troy C. Austin 86th Security Forces Squadron commander
he Air Force has provided mission, vision and priorities. Transforming vision into executable policy requires charismatic, energetic, inspirational yet humble leaders focused on Airmen and the mission. It is important to remember that being a leader is not tied to rank or position and it’s not about rewards. Leadership is about taking care of the people who complete the mission. Fact is, if you were lucky, someone in your life or your career took you by the hand or the scruff of the neck and showed you how to succeed; they showed you how to win. My mentors showed me one of the keys is to be avail-
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able for your Airmen and not just on Facebook, Twitter or instant messenger. Airmen must know and believe that, if they have a problem, you are there for them; look them in the eyes and let them know you care. Just as important, give them accurate, honest feedback — the good and the bad. Warren G. Bennis, Ph.D, the founding chair of the leadership institute, said, “The most dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born (and) there is a genetic factor to leadership.” This myth asserts that people simply either have certain charismatic qualities or not. That’s nonsense. In fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born.” This quote is personal to me. Early on in my career I was lucky enough to work for retired Col.
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William “Wild Bill” Renfroe. He was a constant throughout my career and quick to tell others what right looked like. Even though I wasn’t born a leader, he was a mentor in a long line of many who held the hammer and chisels to smooth out the rough edges to help make me the leader I am today. As leaders we must forge our replacements and prepare them for the operational environment. Most of us have benefited from mentors throughout our lives. We owe Airmen our “been there, done that” expertise. We need to teach them the “smart Airman, wise Airman” concept. Simply put, a smart Airman learns from his or her mistakes, but a wise Airman learns from the smart Airman’s mistakes. We owe it to our Air Force to train wise Airmen, helping them avoid pitfalls and bad decisions.
Nobody ever said leadership is easy; it is a challenge that goes beyond mentoring. It requires the ability to form consensus, build teams and pave the way for cooperation. To get there, we need to strengthen our team with boots on the ground and honest, accurate feedback and guidance. This has to take place every day. There is no on and off switch. It is not event driven, and it is not done in turns. For those of us in the 1 percent who joined to serve this great nation, we clearly have answered a higher calling, and that higher calling demands higher standards. When all is said and done, leaders are not measured by individual accomplishments, but by their character and commitment to the Airmen they serve. AdvantiPro’s KA Team
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Vice commander honors veterans at Picauville by 1st Lt. Marie Denson U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs PICAUVILLE, France — A German army band’s music echoed through the air as service members from the U.S. Air Force and Army and German and French armies marched together to the Picauville memorial. The sound of roaring engines from the C-130s filled the sky as they flew overhead, and the D-Day ceremony was officially underway. Lt. Gen. Tom Jones, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa vice commander, stood on the grassy mound in the center of town looking out over the crowd of townspeople, NATO partners and re-enactors who provided a sense of nostalgia. He began by speaking in French, thanking the veterans, family members, militaries and those present. Jones focused on the veterans, telling the stories of Army Air Corps Lt. Col. Bruce Parcell, who died during the liberation of Europe, and 1st Lt. Billie Harris, who was shot down during World War II. His wife didn’t know what had happened to her husband until the members of Picauville, France, reached out to let her know the location of Harris’s final resting place. “Your commitment in the preservation of their story represents our shared history and partnership,” Jones said. “These men saved our way of life; they fought for freedom and liberty ... freedom for people they had never met.” Jones spoke about fighting alongside each other, preserving freedom for future generations and the formation of NATO, which has made anniversary, from Page 1
deeds the Allies accomplished here in Normandy.” Translated, the plaque reads, “From July 3 to Aug. 14, 1944, Franquetot Castle housed the 358th Fighter Group, which operated Advanced Land Ground A-14. Let’s remember the pilots and ground personnel who died for the liberation of France.” Flying P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft, the 358th Fighter Group’s mission leading up to the invasion of Normandy was to attack enemy marshaling yards, airfields and communication nodes, as well as escort bombers to drop zones. On D-Day, the “Orange Tails,” so called for their distinctive orange tail markings, flew troop carrier escort missions over Normandy. Once the Allies secured their foothold in France, the 358th took on the role of ground support, including attacking enemy tanks, vehicles, gun emplacements and anti-aircraft artillery, as well as fly interdiction, escort and close-air support duties. During World War II, the castle was used as the headquarters for the German and later U.S. armies. “It’s important to remember that the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen who participated in Operation Overlord came here
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Lt. Gen. Tom Jones, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa vice commander, speaks at the 70th D-Day commemoration ceremony June 6 in Picauville, France.
former enemies into today’s greatest allies. “Americans have never been alone in defending freedom ... as we continue to move forward, we will continue to be faced with challenges,” Jones said. “Together we can strive for a world whole, free and at peace. Our strong bond to support each other in difficult times is paramount. Even more so is the NATO Alliance, born out of World War II.”
to liberate, not conquer,” Mordente said. “The strength of the Allies’ conviction to do what was necessary was vital for peace and security in the world.” In keeping with the theme for U.S. participation in commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day, “Honoring the History, Securing the Future,” the general confirmed that Americans continue to honor the history of D-Day and today share strong bonds with European Allies and partners. “Indeed we remain indebted to the veterans whose service demonstrated the selfless actions of the ‘Greatest Generation,’” the general said. “We are grateful that out of the rubble of war, free nations conceived of and built a better future that we all enjoy today.” After the ceremony, the townspeople gathered to take photos with the general and 86th AW Command Chief Master Sgt. Frank Batten III, along with U.S. Air Force members from the 703rd Munitions Squadron, Volkel Air Base, the Netherlands, and the 37th Airlift Squadron and 435th Contingency Readiness Group from Ramstein. After C-130Js from Ramstein flew overhead, audience members made their way to the castle for a tour and guest lecture describing the history and the important role it played during the war.
While the general focused on lauding the veterans of the Second World War, he reminded everyone that as we honor the past we must secure the future. “It’s important to remember and respect the actions of the brave young men and women who fought on hallowed ground, but we must not forget we owe support to our service members today as they continue to defend our shared values,” he said.
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the right path. It’s the same ethos that led to the founding of our nation — the same ethos that led the more than 150,000 Airmen, Soldiers and Sailors to do what was asked of them in the air, on the ground and on the seas at Normandy. Much like the men and women involved in the Normandy invasion and liberation of Europe so many years ago, most Airmen serving today entered the service at a time of great conflict for our nation. Then and now, Airmen step up when our country needs us the most.
Many things have changed in our military over the last 70 years and will continue to change, but the one constant that won’t change is the commitment to defend our nation while protecting the world’s freedom. The valor displayed by our heroes in Normandy paved the way for future generations to build upon their legacy. Today’s Airmen have picked up the torch and continue to build upon that heritage so future generations can look back with pride. Witnessing our Airmen here and in Normandy pay
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respect to the brave souls who fought during D-Day is a career highlight for me. I’m confident that every person who had the opportunity to interact with our heroes is better because of the exchange. I walk a little bit taller knowing the men and women who participated in Operation Overlord made what we do today possible. So remember the sacrifices of our D-Day heroes and pay tribute to their bravery. They built the platform of honor that we stand upon today and continue to build for our Airmen of the future.
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Reported Larcenies JUNE 4
9:36 a.m.: Damage to private property was reported on Panzer Kaserne.
7 a.m.: Larceny of private property was reported in Kaiserslautern. 8 a.m.: Theft from a motor vehicle was reported in Kaiserslautern. 9:24 a.m.: A major trafﬁc accident was reported on L-395. 9:49 p.m.: Animal neglect was reported on Vogelweh.
8:40 a.m.: A major trafﬁc accident was reported on BAB-62. 8:45 a.m.: Theft from a motor vehicle and damage to private property were reported in Kaiserslautern. 2:15 p.m.: Damage to government property was reported on Landsthul. 3:05 p.m.: Larceny of government property was reported in Kaiserslautern. 11:56 p.m.: A minor trafﬁc accident with ﬂeeing the scene was reported on BAB-62.
6:49 a.m.: Vandalism of government property was reported on Ramstein. 10 a.m.: A major trafﬁc accident was reported in France.
10:14 a.m.: Vandalism of government property was reported on Ramstein. 10:20 a.m.: A major trafﬁc accident was reported on Vogelweh. 1:05 p.m.: A simple assault was reported on Ramstein. 1:10 p.m.: Vandalism of government property was reported on Ramstein. 10:20 p.m.: Vandalism of government property was reported on Ramstein.
» Kaiserslautern: One green ﬂeece jacket and one backpack containing one laptop, one Restricted Area Badge, one wallet, one Florida state driver’s license, three credit cards, one debit card, one social security card and one military ID card.
4:20 a.m.: Drunk and disorderly conduct was reported in Kaiserslautern. 7:32 a.m.: Larceny of private property was reported on Ramstein. 7:36 a.m.: Larceny of private property was reported on Ramstein.
» Ramstein: One wallet, one Common Access Card, three debit cards, one S5 Galaxy card, one U.S. driver’s license, one U.S. Army regulation physical training uniform, one black ruck sack, rings, one watch, an unknown number of U.S. Army regulation Army Combat Uniforms, one Galaxy S3 phone and one Samsung phone.
4 a.m.: Failure to obey was reported on Ramstein. 6:01 a.m.: Drunken driving was reported in Kaiserslautern. 6:05 a.m.: Drunken driving was reported in Kaiserslautern. 11:05 a.m.: An assault was reported in Kindsbach.
3:36 a.m.: Drunken driving was reported in Kaiserslautern.
The KMC Housing Ofﬁce and the Furnishings Management Ofﬁce will be closed Thursday for a German holiday.
A community blood drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Monday at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center.
The Deutsches Haus restaurant on Ramstein, run by the German Armed Forces, offers lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Visit www.deutscheshausramstein. de for details about the menu, reservations and special events.
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» Kaiserslautern: One Nokia Lumia cell phone, one black Sureﬁre ﬂashlight, one black BlackBerry cell phone, one black iPod 5, one Gerber multi-tool and one package containing one pair of shoes, one baseball cap and one T-shirt.
The KMC Top 3 is offering two $300 scholarships to enlisted active-duty members and their dependents who are enrolled in a degree pro-
2:44 p.m.: A ﬂeeing the scene of an accident was reported on Ramstein. 10 p.m.: A minor trafﬁc accident with ﬂeeing the scene was reported in Ramstein-Miesenbach.
June 6 — Number of volunteers unknown, 25 lives potentially saved. June 7 — Number of volunteers unknown, 22 lives potentially saved.
gram. Applicants must have a validated degree plan from an accredited institution. To apply, submit a two- to three-page essay on the degree being pursued, why it is being pursued and how the degree will beneﬁt the student in the future. Interested individuals can email Master Sgt. Amanda Callahan at amanda.callahan@ us.af.mil or Master Sgt. Willie Frazier at willie. email@example.com for an application and more information.
Vet facility payment
Effective July 1, the Kaiserslautern Veterinary Treatment Facility will no longer accept cash as a form of payment. The facility will only be able to accept Visa and Mastercard payments.
U.S. forces personnel are prohibited from entering the below establishments and conducting business with the following ﬁrms, individuals and organizations. Members who violate this
prohibition are subject to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Marco Banf (MBT and BTM moving company), Kirchdell 16, Kaiserslautern James Brown (cleaning business), Obergasse 20, Weilerbach Axel Burghammer (car sales), Im Bachgraben 11, Landstuhl Ramona Fröhlich (day care), Hebelstrasse 12, Katzweiler Mohammad Koohi (Arya Club), Steinstrasse 56, Kaiserslautern Martin Massa (cleaning business), RudolfBreitscheid Strasse 77, Kaiserslautern Edgar Mayer (Autohaus Mayer and gas station), Kaiserstrasse 87, Bruchmühlbach Angelika Picker (AP Bausysteme/construction), Kaiserstrasse 15, Pirmasens Gisela Smith and Herbert Sator (dog sellers), Steinwendener Strasse 23a, Kottweiler Brigitte Weinand (day care), Weberstrasse 21, Kindsbach
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industrial counter coo mander, one industrial industrial salad dispe trial drink mixer, one washer, one industria plate, one industrial ﬂ trial fryer, one industri » Ramstein: Copp APRIL 22
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Veterans relive Operation Neptune Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs NORMANDY, France — Hollowed soil, possessed by a war machine denying liberty and freedom; hedgerows lined with hostile weaponry; dreary skies lit by gunfire launched from the ground; two Army Air Corp pilots flying into the face of danger. How different today is from that, though the plane is still the same. William “Bill” Prindible and Julian “Bud” Rice once again soared over the fields of Normandy marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day. “It’s a fantastic moment,” Rice said. “It is a bit nicer now though. I have a little less to worry about.” Seventy years ago, Prindible and Rice were piloting C-47 Skytrains with the 37th Troop Carrier Squadron, the legacy unit of Ramstein’s 37th Airlift Squadron, into Axis-defended air-
space to drop paratroopers near Sainte-MereEglise, France. “The C-47 is a very lovable aircraft,” Rice said. “There are quite a few unique traits about it. The wings tend to flap around a bit like a bird, and it likes to bounce around a little while flying, but I would never trade the feeling of piloting it.” Unlike today, they had to fly their aircraft nearly wingtip to wingtip, Rice said. The skies were filled with hundreds of C-47 Skytrains to complete a mission that would now be handled in an entirely different manner. “We’ve been having an amazing experience,” Prindible said. “It’s been quite some time since I have been back here, but I have been nothing but pleased.” Due in part to the effort put forth by 37th AS Airmen, flying over Normandy inside a C-47 that was part of the same adventure Prindible and Rice once took became a reality.
Bill Prindible, a veteran U.S. Army pilot who flew on D-Day, takes the controls of a C-47 Skytrain during a flight over Normandy June 5. Prindible was visiting Normandy as part of the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy. More than 60 Ramstein Airmen traveled to Normandy to honor the sacrifices made by veterans of World War II.
WWII vet honors fallen comrade in France Story and photos by Brandon Beach 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs SAINT-AVOLD, France — Nearly 70 years ago, on June 7, 1944, Pfc. Leslie Cruise and Pfc. Richard Vargas found themselves under enemy attack by German forces. The place was an old farm road outside the town of Sainte-Mere-Eglise, France. The two privates first class were Army paratroopers with H Co., 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne and part of the airborne assault during the D-Day invasion of Normandy. With mortar shells landing all around them, the two men took cover at the edge of the road flopping themselves belly first onto the dirt, inches from each other. One of the shells landed next to Vargas’ right leg. It was at that moment that Cruise heard a whimper from his friend. “I turned him over face up. His whole right side from thigh to ankle was covered with blood. I tried to bandage him,” said Cruise, as he stood at Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial June 2 to pay tribute to his fallen comrade 70 years after that fatal day in Normandy. “He saved me by being there. To this day, I don’t forget that.” Accompanied by an honor guard of U.S. paratroopers from the Kaiserslautern-based 5th Quartermaster Theater Aerial Delivery Company, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, and the Ramstein-based 435th Contingency Response Group, Cruise, now 89, laid a wreath of pink lilies and yellow roses next to the grave of his wartime companion during an afternoon remembrance ceremony under blue skies. “This is a day of remembrance, something that happened 70 years ago on June 7,” said Cruise, as he rested his hand on the top of Vargas’ grave.
“Perhaps now I can set it aside and go on without it, but I doubt it.” The ceremony, organized by the National Warplane Museum, concluded with the playing of taps by an Army bugler. For Cruise, this was the first stop of an extended tour that took him to other 70th anniversary D-Day events around France, including the C-47 “Whiskey 7” flyover of Normandy. “It’s a sobering and contemplative time for many of us. It’s also a time of personal thanks,” Cruise said. “We did what we were supposed to do. Some made it, and some didn’t. You can’t forget it.”
ABOVE: World War II veteran Pfc. Leslie Cruise salutes the gravesite of Pfc. Richard Vargas during a wreath laying ceremony June 2 at the Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial. LEFT: Sgt. Jeannette Mason, a parachute rigger from the Kaiserslauternbased 5th Quartermaster Theater Aerial Delivery Company, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, plays taps during a June 2 commemoration ceremony for Pfc. Richard Vargas.
June 13, 2014
21st TSC hosts resiliency course for senior leaders
Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr. 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs
For more than five years, the Army has worked toward developing resiliency in Soldiers and ensuring they have the skills necessary to bounce back from adversity and focus on the positive experiences in their lives. For the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and other Army organizations within the KMC, working toward resiliency starts at the top. “We’re talking about strong leadership, Army strong, resiliency,” said Maj. Gen. John R. O’Connor, commanding general of the 21st TSC, to senior leaders from across the KMC who came together May 30 on Vogelweh to learn about the leader’s role in resiliency. O’Connor said leaders must be resilient. “We as leaders need to not only set the example with all that we do, but that we do it in a positive sense that creates an atmosphere where people want to wake up in the morning, come to work and do the right thing,” he said. With recent changes to the
Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program, commands all the way down at the company level are now required to maintain master resilience trainers, making even the youngest of leaders responsible for resilience training within their organizations. The course allowed MRTs and program coordinators to “train leaders on resilience and at the perspective of MRTs so that they have an understanding of what resilience is, what right looks like and so they can ensure that when the MRTs are training, they are doing it to standard,” said Erika Turner, 21st TSC’s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program manager. “It’s a big added value to leaders,” Turner said. “If you’re a leader, you want a Soldier who operates at a higher performance and is more aware of themselves and how they communicate with others.” Having the ability to bounce back from adversity and to keep “hunting the good stuff” are key aspects of Soldier performance that keep units running smoothly and effectively. “One of the major pieces of resiliency is that it enhances the performance of the Soldier,” Turner said. “People who are looking at life from
Tony Garcia, U.S. Army Europe’s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program manager, speaks to senior leaders from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz during the executive resilience and performance course May 30 on Vogelweh.
an optimistic standpoint are going to identify and focus on those positive things and become better performers.” While the training is intended to help leaders identify requirements for their MRTs and ensure Soldiers are being trained in resiliency techniques, leaders who exhibit strong resilient qualities also help Soldiers to become more resilient. “The senior leader’s role in resil-
iency is very important,” said Sgt. 1st Class Ronnell Foster, 21st TSC’s CSF2 NCOIC. “Younger Soldiers look up to their leaders and if their leaders are able to show resiliency, it will help the younger troops believe more in the program. “As long as you’re open-minded and can live by the program, it will be easier for junior Soldiers to pick it up,” Foster added.
CCAF: a lighthouse for enlisted searching for education by Senior Airman William Blankenship 42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — The Community College of the Air Force serves as a lighthouse for enlisted Airmen searching for a path to receive college credits for their military service while on the road to getting their associate degrees. Established April 1, 1972, the CCAF is the world’s only degree granting institution for enlisted personnel and is regionally accredited through Air University by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. “(The) CCAF evolved when senior leadership recognized the need to enhance the development of NCOs as managers of Air Force resources,” said Chief Master Sgt. Andrew T. Hollis, the CCAF vice commandant. An education study revealed that Air Force technical training often exceeded standards set by civilian institutions. This was followed by a series of conferences that laid out the framework to translate the rigorous technical training into regionally accredited college credit. After the college was approved by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John Ryan in 1971, the secretary of the Air Force endorsed the CCAF in 1972, paving the way to later be approved by Congress and President Gerald Ford. “This is noteworthy because (the) CCAF is the only institution in the world solely dedicated to
grant regionally accredited degrees to the enlisted toward completion of other degrees, opening doors force,” Hollis said. of possibilities and assisting in molding well-roundHaving a degree backed by regional accreditation ed service members. is vital to Airmen’s ability to continue to pursue “The Air University Associate-to-Baccalaureate bachelors or masters degrees, because the accredita- Cooperative establishes partnerships between the tion is widely recognized and makes credits easily Air Force and civilian institutions to provide CCAF transferable. graduates advanced education opportunities at the “It is the gold standard in accreditation because of baccalaureate level,” Hollis said. more strict admission standards and rigorous faculty Enlisted Airmen are automatically enrolled in the qualifications,” Hollis said. “We share accreditation with some of the best and most well-known colleges See education, Page 8 in the nation. “When CCAF program managers apply this credit to a degree, Air Force tuition assistance is saved since Airmen do not have to duplicate these classes in 4b en civilian colleges,” Hollis said. “In 2013, tstr. 9 haus Haup Hütschen 2 we saved $357 million in tuition assis6688 om RAB 55 fr 80 32 5min 0 63 72 tance, representing roughly the produce Phon s.de tique tion cost of an F-22 (Raptor).” dyan d e r .f www Parallel to most civilian institutions, the associate in applied science awarded by the CCAF is a 64 semester-hour program composed of technical education, general education, leadership and management studies. Students may acquire credits during basic military training, technical school, professional military ay: aturd education courses and taking college m ay - S Mond m - 6:00 p y a a classes after arriving at their first duty 10:00 Wednesd d on close station. These steps can catapult Airmen
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CCAF on enlistment. They will maintain student status, providing them an opportunity to earn a diploma, as long as they are in the military. Only those who are wounded warriors may continue to pursue their certificate post separation. “Prior to my 2003 deployment to Iraq, I had completed all of the necessary courses to graduate, but for some reason one of my classes wasn’t being reflected as completed,” said retired Staff Sgt. Jason Ellis, the first wounded warrior to earn a CCAF degree after separation. “A short time after I had gotten injured and returned home, I was no longer fit for duty and got medically discharged.” Shortly after the decision was made to allow wounded veterans to continue to pursue their degrees, Ellis was notified of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act and how it allowed combat wounded, injured or ill Airmen, who were enrolled into the CCAF program prior to being honorably discharged, the opportunity to fulfill the requirements to graduate. Like Ellis, many Airmen value finishing what they started, and the father of six explained his desire for receiving his CCAF diploma, even though he has his bachelor’s degree from elsewhere and is no longer serving in the Air Force. “Growing up, my dad had instilled in me that you must finish what you start, even if along the way you decide it’s not what you thought it was going to be,” Ellis said. “To me, finishing what you start helps build character. I also wanted to teach my kids the importance of this to make sure to set the example.” To date, six wounded warriors have finished their journey in earning their degree from the CCAF after returning to civilian life. “The legislative change that allows wounded warriors to continue pursuing their CCAF degree even after separation or retirement provides those who have given so much of themselves to our Air Force a valuable tool in their transition to civilian life,” said Senior Master Sgt. Christopher Leo, the superintendent of enrollment management at the CCAF. “This opportunity was earned through their blood, sweat and tears during wartime situations, and we are proud to offer this opportunity to all wounded warriors.” Now, over 40 years old, the CCAF is steadily increasing its graduate numbers, further distancing itself from most competitive institutions. In 2013, the school recorded its largest graduation number with 20,661 students receiving diplomas. “We are the world’s greatest Air Force, powered by Airmen and fueled by innovation,” said Chief Master Sgt. Harry Hutchinson, the 42nd Air Base Wing command chief. “This vision could not happen without confident, well-trained, critical thinking enlisted Airmen of which the CCAF program is the foundation. The CCAF is an invaluable enabling program with significant return on investment for both the Air Force and the member. I am a better Airman because of it.” As the number of enlisted Airmen with degrees increases, the CCAF is expanding and taking opportunities further by instituting the Air Force Credentialing Opportunities On-Line, or COOL, program. “The (Air Force) COOL Program will institutionalize Air Force credentialing programs and allow Airmen to go to a single location and see the various certifications applicable to their career fields,” Hollis said. “Professional certifications formally enumerate an Airmen’s education, training and skill. When coupled with an associate degree from CCAF, an Airman is well-postured for future employment, because they demonstrate a high degree of technical competence in addition to a well-rounded battery of knowledge and qualifications. The degree and certifications officially capture and quantify this. “
A Ramstein Airman and an observer take a container to the restroom to provide a sample as part of the Drug Demand Reduction Program June 9 on Ramstein. The DDRP provides a way to detect and deter drug use.
DDRP deters drug use Story and photo by Senior Airman Jose L. Leon 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
The military is a microcosm of society; however, drug use does not run rampant through the ranks as it does outside of the military, mainly because of the programs in place to deter substance abuse. The Drug Demand Reduction Program uses a computer system to pick random individuals from around the installation for a urinalysis screening. The screening provides a process to detect and deter the wrongful use of drugs. “It is entirely up to the computer,” said Master Sgt. Kimberly Nilles, Drug Demand Reduction Center assistant program manager. “You might not be selected for two years, but your buddy might get selected every month for a year.” The random aspect is very important to the deterrence and is the spirit of the program, Nilles said.
“By random selection testing, we can see what segments have issues if there are any,” said Capt. Justin Blood, 86th Airlift Wing judge advocate general law division chief. “You need to weigh the value of a couple of minutes to a couple of hours of getting high with the impact it is going to have on your career and possibly your life.” Testing positive for drug use can result in a dishonorable discharge, an Article 15, reduction in rank, forfeiture of pay, general courts martial and confinement. Blood said drug users need to be prepared to lose their job. “Everyone is aware they can be tested at any time, and it is not a smart choice,” Nilles said. Contrary to popular belief, testing of multiple samples at once is an urban myth and each sample is tested individually, Nilles said. Being in the military is a privilege, not a right. Programs like the Drug Demand Reduction Program ensure the Air Force retains the right personnel and identifies individuals who abuse their privilege.
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PAX Airmen make summertime travel easy by Senior Airman Holly Mansfield 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs With summer starting and more people changing duty stations, members who want to take space-available flights will need to bring all the information and documentation with them, so they can get on the first possible flight. “A member must first go to our passenger service center to sign up for a space-available flight,” said Airman 1st Class Jeffrey Wade, 721st Aerial Port Squadron passenger service specialist. “They need their passport or ID if they are active duty, leave form and command sponsorship letter for dependents. After that, they wait for roll call so they can be marked present.” Anderson said the member must show up an hour early before roll call to be marked present for their flight. If a member shows up too late, they might not be able to be marked present and won’t be able to get on that flight. “We process as many passengers as we can, as quickly as possible and we do everything we can to fill every flight, but there will be times when things are out of our control,” said Tech. Sgt. Charity Anderson, 721st APS passenger service shift supervisor. “Be financially ready to pay for a hotel room or lodging if you don’t fly out the
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Passengers await the arrival of space-available flights to different destinations around the world at the Ramstein Passenger Terminal. With summer starting, travelers may find it hard to catch a flight. With the required documentation and help from PAX terminal Airmen, commuting to different locations can be a breeze.
first day you come to the terminal. The average wait time to catch a flight for active duty members on leave is about a week. For dependents and retirees it is anywhere from two weeks to a month.” Members can consider different terminals to fly to, such as Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, when traveling to the states on a space-available flight. “Everyone wants to go to Baltimore but it’s the hardest
destination to get to during the summer,” said Senior Master Sgt. Timothy Moncman, 721st APS passenger superintendent of flight services. “Be ready to go to other available east coast terminals or anywhere in the states.” An average of 650 people per day process through the terminal during the summer months. Members have several options to stay entertained while waiting for a flight. “We have the USO, fam-
ily lounge, playground and the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center across the street for passengers waiting for their flights,” Anderson said. “The family lounge has toys for children to play with and cribs for babies. There is also Wi-Fi in the terminal sponsored by the USO. Anderson said if a dependent is over 10 years old, they are required to have an ID card, and all active-duty members must be on leave before
signing up for a flight. “Our Facebook page displays 72 hours of flight data, so that is a great avenue if people are trying to get information for a flight,” Anderson said. “We also have the updated phone system, so people can get information there also by calling 479-4440 or 06371-46-4440.” With patience, flexibility and the proper paper work, members can be on their way to destinations around the world.
Secretary of defense visits MK Air Base by Spc. Glenn M. Anderson U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs MIHAIL KOGALNICEANU AIR BASE, Romania — Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel visited Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base June 4 and 5 as a part of his 14th international trip, a broad-ranging, 12-day tour that brought him to the near and far East as well as Europe. The secretary conducted the visit in order to see base facilities used to accommodate Soldiers returning from Afghanistan during the drawdown first-hand. After receiving a welcome, a presentation and a situational update from
base leaders, Hagel took time to thank all the service members in the small briefing room for their hard work here. Hagel described American personnel serving at MK as “critical” to the development of an American and Romanian partnership and understanding of mutual interests as well as common challenges and opportunities. He also praised the hospitality of the Romanian people. “You are really helping to redefine a new world order,” Hagel said. “What we do here and how we do it will have very significant consequences in the future of our world.” The secretary met with key Romanian and U.S. leaders as well
as service members during his visit. The stop also gives Hagel a chance to visit Sailors aboard a U.S. Navy ship in-port in the region and to consult with Romania’s minister of defense on ways to strengthen mutual security. Romanian Minister of National Defense Mircea Duşa, who also participated in the briefings, thanked U.S. service members for their efforts through an interpreter. Maj. Gen. John O’Connor, commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, also participated in the tour, meeting with service members, encouraging their efforts and thanking them for their hard work. “Raise the bar of excellence each
and every day,” O’Connor said. “We have an important mission here … but we will be ready. “I am absolutely proud of you all,” he added. “Although the leadership may change, your job remains the same.” Prior to the service members departing, Hagel said history is being made. “What you are doing has never been done before … let the history books show that,” he said. Hagel’s last scheduled stop was in Normandy, France, where he joined President Barack Obama and other world leaders for a ceremony commemorating the 70th anniversary of the World War II Allied invasion of France.
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Recipe of the week: SERVINGS: 4 INGREDIENTS: 500 grams white asparagus 500 grams green asparagus 250 grams carrots, peeled and sliced 250 grams fresh mushrooms (or one can, drained) 500 grams pork ﬁlet or turkey or chicken breast Salt and white pepper 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 pinch sugar 150 grams sour cream 2 medium eggs 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 100 grams Appenzeller cheese 2 tablespoons bread crumbs 1 tablespoon butter DIRECTIONS: • Heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius/350 degrees Fahrenheit.
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and carrots. Cook for • Butter a casserole 5 more minutes. Drain. dish and set it aside. • Remove meat from • Wash all of the vegthe pan and set aside. etables. Peel the white Add mushrooms to the asparagus and cut off pan and fry for 2 to 3 hard part on the ends. minutes. Season with Cut off the hard part on salt and pepper. Remove the ends of the green mushrooms from the pan asparagus (green asparand mix them with the agus doesn’t need to be Recipe courtesy of USO other vegetables. Put the peeled). Cut all of the asparagus into pieces. Peel and slice the vegetables into the casserole dish. Cut the meat into slices and lay over the vegetables. carrots. • Wash the pork (or chicken or turkey) • Mix together the eggs and the sour under cold water and pat dry. Season with cream. Season with salt, pepper and nutsalt and pepper. Brown in oil on both meg. Pour over casserole. sides. Simmer for about 10 minutes turn- • Bake for about 15 minutes. Grate the cheese and mix it in with bread crumbs. ing frequently. • Bring 3/4 liter water to a boil along Slice the butter. Spread the cheese mixture with 1 teaspoon of sugar and a pinch of and cut up butter over the top of the cassesalt. Add in white asparagus and continue role. Bake for another 15 minutes. cooking over medium heat, covered for • NOTE: You can use either all white or about 5 minutes. Add in green asparagus all green asparagus or a mixture of each.
Capt. Spanky’s oﬀ-leash tour Hi everyone! I just got back from Normandy. I wanted to travel with the 37th Airlift Squadron to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, but I was grounded due to an unfortunate incident (I can’t help it if I drool on the avionics; I’m a dog after all.) Anyways, my human and I decided to paw the bill and get out there on our own. D-Day or not, this place was awesome. I’ve never felt this welcomed as a tourist before. The people were friendly, the food was great and everyone was in on the celebration. At ﬁrst I thought this was because of D-Day, but after a pleasant conversation with a lovely
French poodle, it turns out that even though the D-Day celebration reminds Normandy residents of the events from 70 years ago, the population there is always happy to see tourists. I was happy to hear that because we wanted to explore. And explore we did. We saw medieval castles, toured many of the museums, spent some time digging in the national forests and doggy-paddled up and down the beach. By the time the week was over, I was so tired I could barely chew my kibble. I deﬁnitely recommend visiting Normandy.
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Solemn processions proceed through many towns and villages in the KMC on Corpus Christi Day.
Germans observe Corpus Christi Day by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
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
Korean Service 1 p.m. Sundays, Ramstein South Chapel
Unitarian Universalist Service, 1:30 p.m. second and fourth Sundays (Sept.-May), Kapaun Chapel
Wiccan 7 p.m. first and third Saturdays, Kapaun Annex
Confessional Lutheran (WELS) 4 p.m. second and fourth Sundays, Ramstein South Chapel
Thursday is a religious holiday in Germany, called “Fronleichnam,” or Corpus Christi Day. Roman-Catholics in Germany and Europe celebrate the church fest, which is observed 10 days after Pentecost. In some, but not all, German states, Fronleichnam is an official holiday. Stores, banks and official institutions are closed in Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Baden-Württemberg, Hessen, Bayern, in some communities in Sachsen and Thüringen, and in areas with a mainly Catholic population. The word Fronleichnam derives from old German and corresponds to the Latin word “Corpus Domini,” or body of the Lord. In 1264, Pope Urban IV ordered the entire Catholic church to observe the feast of Corpus Christi.The fest commemorates Christ’s Last Supper the day before he died. It honors the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Today, the church holiday is a colorful event featuring solemn processions through the streets, which are decorated with flowers, little birch trees and church banners. Four altars are
In some communities, parish members create flower carpets for the Corpus Christi Day celebrations.
set up on the procession route to symbolize the four stops of Christ’s way to the cross, known as the “Stations of the Cross.” A priest leads the procession and carries the Holy of Holies under a baldachin. Then the ministrants, communion children of that year and worshippers follow. At the altars, the procession stops and participants say a prayer. The procession is accompanied by singing and usually ends at a church or a public place, where an open-air worship service is conducted.
Keep banned foodstuffs out of US by Robert Szostek U.S. Army Europe Customs Public Affairs Personnel shipping household goods to the states this summer should be careful when packing the contents of their kitchen, agriculture officials advise. The Bureau of Customs and Border Protection issues fines of $100 to $1,000 to firsttime offenders who ignore the strict rules that apply to sending food products stateside. “Red meats, sausages, pates and salami can harbor animal viruses, even if canned, and are therefore barred
from import,” said Scott Sanner, U.S. Department of Agriculture adviser to the U.S. European Command. Even pasta or soup mixes that contain dried meat are not allowed, he added. Footand-mouth disease and bovine spongiform encephalopathy (also known as mad cow disease) are examples of animal diseases that need to be kept out of the U.S. this way. Fresh fruits and vegetables may also not be sent to the U.S., because they can contain the eggs or larvae of voracious pests. The Mediterranean fruit fly is a good example of a bug that can hide in citrus and
other fruits to beat defenses. However, members can ship processed fruit and vegetable products, such as canned fruit, olive oil, mustard and canned or processed sauces. There are no restrictions on fish or mushrooms either, Sanner added. Commercially produced dried herbs and spices, tea, roasted coffee, cured cheeses, cakes, candies, cookies and roasted nuts are also OK. To find out more about importing food and plant and animal products into the U.S., visit the CBP website at www. cbp.gov/travel/internationalvisitors/know-before-you-go.
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Moated castle revives Middle Ages
by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
CHURCH OF CHRIST www.ktowncoc.org
The village of Reipoltskirchen will host a medieval market at the bottom of its â€œWasserburg,â€? or moated castle, Saturday and Sunday. For the third time, this castle, which is one of the bestkept castles in the Pfalz, will be the location for medieval groups presenting the life of the Middle Ages. The market will start at 2 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday. There will be horse shows and knight fights. Dancing groups and musicians will entertain the audience. Jugglers and witches will walk around and show off their skills. Fire-eaters will present a fire show after dark Saturday. Vendors will sell herbs, spices, jewelry, toys, clothes, fur coats, soap, liquors, berry wines and mead. Craftsmanship presentations will include shoemaking, stone cutting and the creation of glass pearls. Visitors can take part in archery and the use of bow and arrow. Children will enjoy a merry-go-round and learn to do pottery. Medieval culinary specialties, such as duck legs, roast pork, onion meat, goulash, fire pot, steaks and vegetarian dishes, will be served. Cakes and coffee will be available as well. Admission fee is â‚Ź3. Visitors
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Medieval groups present the life of the Middle Ages in camps located on the bottom of the moated castle in Reipoltskirchen Saturday and Sunday.
in medieval costumes pay â‚Ź1.50. Children shorter than a sword (4 feet, 3 inches) are admitted free. Reipoltskirchen is situated in the middle of the Odenbach Valley, north of Niederkirchen and south of Odenbach. It is more than 800 years old and is considered one of the oldest villages in RheinlandPfalz. The castle supposedly was erected in 1181 to help
secure the valley. Today, the moat and two stories of the tower are left from the original castle. The castle keep was renovated, and a restaurant was built around it. Its arched cellar can be used as wedding room. For more information on the medieval market, visit www.reipoltskirchen.com/ mima.
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