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Kisling NCOA goes virtual due to COVID-19, Page 6



Air Force releases JADO doctrine, Page 7

2019 annual drinking water quality report, Page 8

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USPS Customs Declaration Forms change in August, Page 14


Day trips to some of Germany’s hidden gems, Page 20

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Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass named 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass was selected June 19 to become the 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, becoming the first woman in history to serve as the highest ranking noncommissioned member of a U.S. military service. In selecting Bass, incoming Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. CQ Brown said Bass brings skills, temperament and experience that the job requires and an outlook on leadership that meshes with his own. “I could not be more excited to work side-by-side with Chief Bass,” Brown said. “She has unique skills that will help us both lead the Total Force and live up to the high expectations of our Airmen,” he said. “She is a proven leader who has performed with distinction at every step of her accomplished

career. I have no doubt that Chief Bass will provide wise counsel as we pursue and implement initiatives to develop and empower Airmen at all levels.” Brown, who will become the 22nd Chief of Staff in August, said selecting the correct candidate to serve as chief master sergeant was one of his most critical decisions in advance of his becoming Chief. The search to replace outgoing Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright was both broad and rigorous. Bass emerged as the consensus choice from a group of more than a dozen finalists from across the Air Force’s global operation, officials said. The finalists were selected based on breadth of experience, recommendations from senior commanders and performance across each candidate’s Air Force career. Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass was selected June 19 to become the 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, becoming the first woman in history to serve as the highest ranking noncommissioned member of a U.S. military service. U.S. Air Force photo

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Ramstein says “RIP” to RIP line by Kelly Sanders 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Graphic by Staff Sgt. Kirsten Brandes

by Charles Pope Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

While COVID-19 virtual town halls will soon be a distant memory, 86th Airlift Wing leaders took a final opportunity June 19 to go “live” via the Ramstein Facebook page and provide updates to the Ramstein community. Brig. Gen. Mark August, 86th AW commander, Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon, Jr., 86th AW command chief, and Maj. Joseph Baldwin, 37th Airlift Squadron pilot

and Operational Planning team lead, each delivered some good news. August opened the town hall by announcing that Ramstein reduced its health protection condition from Charlie to Bravo. Throughout HPCON Charlie, base access was restricted to only those with official business, so the move to Bravo comes as a welcome change for members hoping to once again sponsor visitors on base. HPCON Bravo doesn’t mean a complete return to normal

operations. August reminded personnel many customer service areas still require appointments. Rendon delivered new guidance for those wanting to travel. “For a very long time we’ve communicated that leave is restricted to Germany…and also we were encouraging that you don’t leave Rheinland-Pfalz. The good news is that really is no longer the case.” Rendon said new guidance from U.S. Air Forces in Europe allows See TOWN HALL, Page 2

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Page 2 TOWN HALL from Page 1 Airmen to take personal leave outside German borders: However, he emphasized travelers need to factor local guidance into their planning. “You need to know what provisions and what hygiene standards are applicable where you want to go,” said Rendon. He also mentioned that unit commanders have the ability to exercise boundaries based on mission requirements. “As always, make sure you are talking to your leadership chain because they may have some unique mission requirements that will pertain to you.” Before opening the floor for questions, Rendon turned the discussion over to Baldwin, who has been involved in rolling out a new in-processing system. “COVID-19 has made us in-process a little differently and we are looking to capitalize on some of those changes to make it better for people coming to Ramstein in the future,” said Baldwin. Baldwin mentioned that in the past, base newcomers were inundated with tasks and information which is overwhelming for those adjusting to jetlag or life in a foreign country. “We are looking at providing newcomers better information prioritized via the USAF Connect app as well as the newcomer’s website, which will be completely revamped and reorganized to give you prioritized information,” said Baldwin. The goal is to ensure information is easily accessible to personnel before and after arrival. “The Ramstein in-processing line

as we know it is going to go away,” said Baldwin. “The newcomer’s brief that we’ve had so far is going to get truncated and focus more on a base welcome and introduction.” Baldwin emphasized that an information fair will still be available for those wanting to ask face-to-face questions. August agrees the new way forward is a game changer, but asked for feedback as the changes roll out. He encourages sponsors and units to continue to take care of inbounds to ensure that transitions are as smooth as possible. What follows are summarized answers to several questions fielded during the town hall. With the base now in HPCON Bravo, are the fitness centers still opening on schedule? Yes. The Southside Fitness Center is already open by appointment only. All three Air Force fitness centers will be open by June 25 by appointment only. But, we lost a lot of capability because people made appointments and then didn’t show up to their appointment. Please help the whole team — check six for your wingman, make sure they show up to appointments on time. Supervisors — if they’ve scheduled an appointment please let them get to that appointment. Can someone highlight the in-processing changes specific to civilian personnel and tenant units? The changes we are making are going to be applicable to people across the board. That includes civilians, 86th AW personnel and tenant units.

During the RIP Line, representatives typically assist newcomers with their Defense Travel System travel orders, will this change? This level of customer service will not change; a finance expert will still assist newcomers with filling out their voucher. Can you explain the online RIP line process? The RIP line is going away. The new process will be a revitalized and prioritized process to help newcomers find information and access it before and after arrival. If an incoming spouse and children are quarantined for 14 days, will they be unable to take their driver’s license test or look for a house out in the community with their active duty sponsor? You’ll be able to knock out preliminary work, but as long as we still have requirements for quarantine, when you arrive here in Germany that will be the posture. We see there is a virtual housing and other such briefings, but we need to print out a packet. How are we doing this if we aren’t able to leave TLF? There are a lot of resources available. Because this is an official function, you can use your unit’s printing capabilities, ask your sponsor or even begin printing documents prior to arrival. Being able to access in-processing information on an app sounds great, but what about newcomers without cell service

June 26, 2020 when they arrive in Germany? We are making this new information as widespread as possible. It will be available via commercial internet on the Ramstein website and via the app. There’s Wi-Fi available on base and we are working on setting up a computer lab for newcomers. Also, please rely on your unit and sponsors to help connect you with the information you need. What’s the plan for the 4th of July? Normal base events won’t be the same as they’ve been in previous years and we are unable to support fireworks. We can’t have large gatherings this year or host the typical Freedom Fest. We can encourage you to visit the 86FSS website at https://86fss.com/ because there will be a series of smaller events to help people celebrate Independence Day in a safe way. When can we get relief from wearing face coverings in areas like the Base Exchange or commissary? We aren’t going away from face coverings anytime soon. We will be driven a lot by what the local government pushes out. I expect this will remain our posture; face coverings are a common sense approach. It’s agreed upon worldwide that face coverings help protect others from the spread of COVID-19. Are travel exception to policy letters (ETP) still needed if both origin, journey and destination are “green”? Even though we are HPCON Bravo, Ramstein Air Base is not

a “green” installation due to our service’s capability, specifically our childcare capability. Please reference the Ramstein website with flowchart of what’s needed as there’s no simple answer at this time. What is the average processing time for ETPs once they’ve been routed to Brig. Gen. August? I clear out my ETP inbox each day, I can say pretty comfortably if it makes it to my inbox I can get it back to you within 24 hours. This is our primary job, to take care of our Airmen. I’m having a hard time understanding the Robert Koch Institute website to find out where the “hot spots” are located. The easiest way to break it down is to go to our COVID-19 page to access the “heat map” and then avoid the red. Remember to check it on both departure and return because things change daily. What app will we be using for newcomers? The USAF Connect app. Download the app and select Ramstein Air Base as your organization. This is an ongoing effort which will be available in early July. The full virtual town hall video can be viewed on the Ramstein Facebook page. Visit the official Ramstein website at www. ramstein.af.mil and go to the COVID-19 tab located in the top-right side of the page for the most up-to-date information. Visit the newcomers page to learn more about in-processing.

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June 26, 2020 19TH CMSAF from Page 1 “I’m honored and humbled to be selected as the 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, and follow in the footsteps of some of the best leaders our Air Force has ever known,” Bass said. “The history of the moment isn’t lost on me; I’m just ready to get after it. And I’m extremely grateful for and proud of my family and friends who helped me along the way.” When asked about the job and her partnership with Brown, Bass acknowledged that strong “chemistry” is important and the standard was set by Wright and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein. Brown, she said, is “the kind of leader we’ve all wanted to work with. I’m excited for the opportunity to serve as his chief and his wingman. Together, we will do everything we can to ensure that every Airman and their families are taken care of and feel like they are a part of our Air Force family.”

She added, “CMSAF Wright and Team 18 have set a pretty high bar, but I know that Team 19 will rise to the occasion. “… My job will be to help set the stage for individual and team development, so our brothers and sisters are healthy, engaged and ready for the fight!” Bass said. Wright endorsed the choice as well. “I’ve known Jo for many years and watched closely as she’s guided Team 18 and led her own teams to great success,” he said. “This is a historic moment for our Air Force and she is a phenomenal leader who’ll bring new ideas and her own style to the position. She’ll do great things for our Airmen and she’ll blaze her own trail as our CMSAF.” Bass is clearly prepared for the new assignment. She currently serves the command chief master sergeant, Second Air Force, at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. In her current assignment, Bass is the senior enlisted leader and advisor

to the commander on all matters relating to the professional development, proper utilization, and the readiness of the enlisted corps. The command consists of four training wings, 18 groups with 76 operating locations worldwide, in support of 13,000 enlisted, officers, civilians, contractors and 36,000 basic military trainees per year. In addition, Second Air Force is home to more than 260 Air Force specialties through 2,300 courses graduating 150,000 Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and international students annually in various fields including financial management, security forces, cyber, personnel, weather, civil engineer, and aircraft maintenance, while providing 93% of the Air Force’s initial skills training. She began her career in 1993 with a posting at Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina, and has served at Ramstein Air Base, as the command chief master sergeant for the 17th Training Wing at

Page 3 Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, and at the Pentagon as chief, Air Force Enlisted Developmental Education. Her service awards include “Distinguished Graduate” from the Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy in 2009 and the 2011 Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year Award for the 86th Operations Group. By coincidence, Bass also shares two notable similarities with her soon-to-be partner, Brown. Both come from Army families. Bass lived in several overseas and stateside locations, prior to entering the Air Force. Brown’s father is a retired Army colonel. Brown is the first African American in history to be confirmed as a chief of staff for any branch of the U.S. military. Bass will be the first woman to serve as the senior enlisted leader for a military service. When Brown and Bass move to their new assignments, they will confront an Air Force in transition.

The force is moving from a heavy focus on combatting terrorism to one that must be prepared to confront China, Russia and other peer adversaries. Each will be called on to continue the Air Force’s efforts to improve resiliency across the force and reduce suicides. They also will be responsible for addressing racial disparity in the Air Force. Across all those issues and others, Bass, as chief master sergeant of the Air Force, will provide direction for the enlisted force and will represent their interests. Like previous CMSAFs, she will be the public face of Air Force enlisted personnel and those in all levels of government. As noted by Brown, she will be a personal adviser to the chief of staff and Department of the Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett on issues regarding the welfare, readiness, morale and proper utilization and progress of more than 410,000 enlisted members.

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COVID-19 updates for KMC Looking for updated information regarding coronavirus and changes to base facilities? Visit www.ramstein.af.mil/COVID-19/ RAO message for those serviced by Kaiserslautern Zoll Retirees and surviving spouse Pink Card holders need not report to make payment on their purchases right now due to COVID-19 precautions. Those individuals can hold onto all receipts and make payments starting Sept 1. when the Zoll reopens to full capacity. Additionally, the Director of US Customs in coordination with the German Federal Customs Directorate has authorized an automatic extension of expired/expiring German Forms 0217 through Dec. 31. If your Pink Card expired prior to Mar. 1, you need to visit your local US Customs Field Office for the issuance of a status verification. Expired ID cards Attention: All Common Access and Identification Cards need to be current by June 30 to gain access to Ramstein Air Base and surrounding installations. If your CAC is already expired or expires within 30 days, please book an appointment at https:// booknow.appointment-plus.com/y7jgzct0/ For dependent IDs that are expired or expiring within 30 days, please visit https://go.usa.gov/ xw5H4. Don’t wait if your CAC/ID card is expired or expiring. Slots are filling fast! *Members will retain their benefits and be able to extend their certificates until 30 Sept., but will

JUNE 15 4:02 p.m.: Larceny of government property in Ramstein-Miesenbach 6:12 p.m.: Driving under the influence of alcohol in Landstuhl 9:20 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Katzweiler 9:38 p.m.: Fleeing the scene of a traffic collision in Landstuhl

need to sign on to base through the Visitor Center after June 30 if their CAC/ID has expired. Ramstein Aquatics Center Update The filtration system on Ramstein’s lap pool failed in May and is currently being contracted for repair. Officials anticipate opening the lap pool in August with the recreation pool opening in the fall. Once repairs are completed the opening date will be advertised along with COVID-19 guidelines. The Ramstein Aquatic Center will be issuing full refunds for swim lessons, lane reservations, and lifeguarding courses cancelled due to the COVID-19 closure. Monthly swim passes expiring after the closure date will be refunded at prorated rate. Annual swim passes will be extended for the length of time the facility was closed due to COVID-19. Those with annual passes PCS-ing before their extended expiration date can email a refund request to the Ramstein Aquatic Center org box: 86FSS.FSCS. AquaticCenter@us.af.mil.

JUNE 16 9:09 p.m.: Damage to private property in Kaiserslautern JUNE 17 3:33 a.m.: Driving while impaired in Landstuhl 6:32 a.m.: Major traffic collision in Kaiserslautern

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JUNE 19 7:01 a.m.: Major traffic collision in Landstuhl 8:58 a.m.: Damage to private property in Landstuhl 11:05 p.m.: Driving under the influence of alcohol in Kaiserslautern JUNE 20 9:58 p.m.: Driving under the influence of a controlled substance in Landstuhl JUNE 21 1:50 a.m.: Driving under the influence of a controlled substance and driving without a USAREUR license in Landstuhl

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Editor’s note: The purpose of the weekly blotter is to deliver a chronological listing of criminal activity in the KMC. The information contained in the blotter is not indicative of crime trends or the targeting of service members or their dependents. The location and nature of the entries is dependent upon where the crime was reported and not necessarily where the crime took place.

THE HOUSING HYPE If you’re sponsoring a new arrival assigned to the Kaiserslautern Military Community, there is a requirement to have housing eligible(s) in-process with the KMC Housing Office. However, because of the current situation associated with COVID-19, the Housing Office is offering a virtual briefing service. Active-duty accompanied service members are eligible to apply for on-base family housing upon reporting. After receipt and verification of all associated documents (contact Housing Office for details), the service member’s eligibility date will be based on the date that the individual signed out of the losing installation and a housing offer will be made when housing becomes available. As always, the KMC Housing Office works to ensure a smooth and non-stressful approach to the in-processing experience during personnel moves. So, here is a short list of the required steps/documents to receive assistance from the KMC Housing Office.

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Environmental exclusive: Why no air conditioning? Story and graphic by Tech. Sgt. J. Smith 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs As temperatures rise through the summer months, individuals may want to keep their houses cooler. However, there are restrictions on the use of air conditioners. Only mission-essential functions and special equipment, which require controlled temperatures, are authorized in an air conditioned environment; all other air conditioning units require a waiver. “Ramstein follows German regulations regarding air conditioning,” said Peter Best, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron utility engineer. “For example, Ramstein Air Base reduces energy consumption and environmental burden by restricting the amount of air conditioning units allowed on the installation in accordance with United States Air Forces in Europe Instruction 32-7040 and Ramstein Air Base Instruction 32-9001.” The RABI states that portable or temporary air conditioning units are not authorized for use. Air conditioning in Germany was not previously a necessity as the summer temperatures were not as extreme as they are now. “Air conditioners require too much energy to function properly,” said Markus Schaaff, 86th CES electrical engineer. “Typically, air pollution mainly comes from the burning of fossil fuels, and much of the world's energy is still produced this way. Less air conditioning usage helps to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide pumped into our atmosphere and curbs the effects of ozone layer depletion. So how do individuals keep their houses cooler? “One of the most effective ways to keep a home cool in the summer is to crack, or open, windows during the night to allow the coldest air of the day inside the house,” said Luis Saldivar, 86th CES energy manager. “In the morning, shutting windows and rollladens help keep the cool air inside and keep heat from the sun out.” Rollladens are roller shutters that block direct sunlight from entering windows and reduce heat buildup, inherently cooling the inside of the home. “It’s crucial to ventilate and replace the air in the home at least once a day for your health and to prevent mold and mildew,” Saldivar said. “Ventilating your house will keep it cooler, but it can also improve mood and well-being, just by opening the windows.” Another key method for cooling is what Germans call Durchlüften,

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or push ventilation. Push ventilation is achieved when “you open the windows completely, allow the air to circulate, and then shut the windows,” Schaaff explained. “You want to exchange the air from inside with air from outside completely. The longer the time for air exchange, the better. Merely tilt-

ing the windows isn’t enough for durchlüften. It may make the problem worse. A tilt is bad because the air replacement needs much more time. You can get water condensation on the wall on top of the window, which can lead to mold. Fully opening the windows is the best practice for air circulation.”

Other ways to keep houses cooler: • Use fans with correct counterclockwise rotation - allows blades to push air downward and increase the wind chilleffect • Cook outside on a grill, this will prevent heating the kitchen

• Use natural light when possible or use energy efficient light bulbs because regular light bulbs radiate excess heat when they are producing energy • Unplug appliances and electronics when not in use as items plugged into a socket produce heat

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Kisling Noncommissioned Officer Academy goes virtual due to COVID-19

Pictured is the main entrance to the Kisling Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun Air Station, June 12. The academy cadre transitioned their in-residence course to a virtual platform due to COVID-19 restrictions, and will begin the first online course, June 15.

Kisling Noncommissioned Officer Academy staff test the virtual platforms for the upcoming online professional military education course at Kapaun Air Station, June 12. The academy cadre has been preparing to transition from their in-residence course to a virtual platform due to COVID-19 restrictions, and began the first online course in Europe June 15.

Senior Master Sgt. Jasmine Howell, Kisling Noncommissioned Officer Academy director of education, tests the virtual platforms for the upcoming online professional military education course at Kapaun Air Station, June 12.

Story and photos by Tech. Sgt. Stephen Ocenosak U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs

“We, as a cadre, have thought through these issues,” Conniff continued, “and have provided as many avenues as possible to try and duplicate the feeling of being at the academy.” One of the biggest differences to teaching online, Tech. Sgt. Alex Torelli, NCOA instructor, found was the way instructors facilitate conversations. “There will be options to type in a chat, speak in the meeting, and deliver your thoughts through discussion posts and whiteboards,” Torelli, one of ten primary instructors, said. “I also think that internet connectivity will

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, cadre at the Kisling Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kapaun Air Station, opened their virtual doors for the first online class in Europe on June 15. To get here, academy staff devoted three months in professional development training, tailoring the curriculum to an online format while staying true to the Kisling NCOA mission to educate,

motivate, cultivate and inspire enlisted Airmen throughout U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa. “We covered the entire curriculum together as a team,” said Tech. Sgt. Robert Conniff, NCOA instructor, as he prepared for the 150-student class. “We created numerous project teams to hyperfocus on areas of concern for the good of the program.” Teleworking during COVID-19 restrictions served as a catalyst to prepare the instructors to present, educate and deliver curriculum virtually. “We incorporated activities

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and exercises that are designed to enhance lesson objectives while doing our absolute best to replicate the in-residence experience,” said Chief Master Sgt. Terrance Smiley, Kisling NCOA commandant. Comparing the in-residence and virtual courses, one of the main differences will be the number of hours students and instructors spend together. “Teaching in a virtual environment will bring types of fatigue uncommon to the in-residence class version,” said Conniff, also noting the way students network will be somewhat different.


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be an issue for some. However, we spent this past week having small meet-and-greets with the class and were able to work out quite a few kinks.” Smiley said one of the cornerstones of professional military education is feedback, so they built in a special feedback session at the end of each day to assess how the course is going so they can adjust as needed. He also said he doesn’t foresee virtual NCOA being a permanent solution. “As an institution we value the in-residence PME experience. There are certain things that cannot be captured through a virtual platform, such as building relationships, or drill and ceremony activities that serve to develop our future leaders,” said Smiley. “We, as an academy, look forward to the day when we can have USAFE-AFAFRICA’s best and brightest walk through our doors again,” said Conniff. “Until that day comes we will continue to sharpen the sword by utilizing innovation and technology.”

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Air Force releases JADO doctrine

Air Force senior leaders direct IG review into racial disparity

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Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

The Department of the Air Force released the service’s first doctrine annex on Joint All-Domain Operations June 1, outlining how the service expects to maintain the competitive advantage with the reemergence of near-peer competition. Graphic by Senior Airman Charles Welty

The Department of the Air Force released the service’s first doctrine annex on Joint All-Domain Operations June 1, outlining how the service expects to maintain its competitive advantage. Annex 3-1, Department of the Air Force role in JADO, builds on the doctrine note signed by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein in March, and the direction to deter and defeat adversaries from the National Defense Strategy. “Developing this new annex on an emerging concept was a challenge, and I’m proud of the efforts from all Airmen involved,” said Maj. Gen. Brad Sullivan, Curtis E. LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education commander. “Publishing JADO doctrine is a first step in changing how we think and conduct operations with the reemergence of great power competition.” The LeMay Center expects to continue testing and evaluating the annex to improve DAF support to JADO development across the Department of Defense. “While developing this emerging doctrine, we tapped into a community of experts across the Department of the Air Force. We will continue to engage and grow this community as we refine this doctrine,” said Lt. Col. Jeremy Holmes, LeMay Center, Air Force Doctrine Development director. “Working with the Air Force Warfighting Integration Capability was essential as they had already begun work to establish and further develop joint all-domain command and control concepts. Input from our existing doctrine community in the DAF was key, and will continue to be critical as we develop emerging JADO doctrine.” Shortly after taking command in July, Sullivan directed LeMay’s Wargaming Center to design, develop

and execute a wargame that would drive JADO insights. The first iteration of what would become the Chennault Series occurred in December and contributed to both the JADO doctrine note and annex. “With the Chennault Series, we were able to leverage expertise resident in LeMay (Center), pull students in from across Air University resident programs and include subject matter experts from around the DAF,” Sullivan said. “The first two exercises in the series may be complete; however, we’ll continue to test and adapt JADO.” As both the doctrine and the pace of near-peer competition evolves, the LeMay Center is looking for feedback from Airmen on how to improve Annex 3-1. “This doctrine annex is not a static document, meant to gather

dust in professional reading libraries,” Holmes said. “We expect to update Annex 3-1 at a more frequent pace as lessons are learned and best practices become apparent, but we need bright minds from across the DAF to identify what is missing.” The LeMay Center for Doctrine Development and Education serves as the chief of staff of the Air Force’s principal agent for doctrine, Air Force Lessons Learned and provides Air Force input to joint doctrine. The center also assists in the development of concepts and strategy. For any matters dealing with basic and operational level doctrine, Air Force organizations coordinate directly with the LeMay Center. It accepts feedback on all doctrine through the doctrine website, email address, as well as a doctrine subReddit.

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On June 2, Secretary of the Air Force Barbara M. Barrett, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, and Chief of Space Operations Gen. John W. Raymond directed the Department of the Air Force Inspector General to conduct a review into racial disparity in the Department of the Air Force. This effort is independent, under the direct authority of the Secretary. The intent is to ensure your voices are heard. Our report will tell it like it is, good or bad. And, once the report is complete, it will be widely and publicly available. The review will be conducted in two phases. Phase one will assess African American racial disparity in our uniformed military discipline processes. Phase two will focus on African American racial disparity in our leader development system including enlisted, civilians and officers. We recognize other disparities exist, and these should be reviewed as well. However, for this immediate effort to be effective and result in lasting and meaningful change, it must be narrowly targeted. The efforts that will be undertaken upon the completion of this review will not be exclusive to a single minority group. We’re confident the lessons we’ll learn and recommendations we’ll provide will benefit all of our

Airmen and Space Professionals. This survey will allow all enlisted, civilian and officer members to voluntarily and anonymously share their experiences and thoughts on potential solutions. The IG team has already begun to gather information contained in a wide array of previous reports, studies and various databases across the Department of the Air Force. Although the data is helpful, the most important information will come directly from our Airmen and Space Professionals. It is critical that we hear from you because you are a central part of the solution. The Inspector General recently made it clear: “We want to make sure our Air and Space Professionals are able to share their experiences and concerns, and we want to empower them to be a part of the solution. Their voices will be heard and captured for the record. We have a tremendous opportunity here, and we will not waste it.” In the coming days, enlisted, civilian and officer Airmen and Space Professionals across the services will receive an anonymous email survey facilitated by the Air Force Survey Office. Thank you for your participation and contribution to this effort, and thank you for the hard work you do every day in support of our Air Force and Space Force!





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2019 annual drinking water quality report by 86th Medical Group Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight

We are pleased to present this year’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report – CCR) as required by Air Force Instruction 48-144, Drinking Water Surveillance Program, and the Final Governing Standards for Germany (FGS-G). This report is designed to provide details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies. This report is a snapshot of last year’s water quality. Our goal is to provide you with a safe, quality and reliable drinking water supply. We are committed to providing you with this information because informed customers are the best allies. Water sources The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally-occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the

presence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include: • Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations and wildlife. • Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban storm water runoff, industrial or domestic waste water discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming. • Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban storm water runoff and residential uses. • Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are byproducts of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban storm water runoff and septic systems. • Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally-occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

Where do we get our drinking water? The Kaiserslautern Military Community draws all its drinking water from deep wells several hundred feet below ground. Our water is pumped from these wells, treated, and then distributed to our communities. Within the KMC, there are many water distribution systems. Ramstein Air Base has one system, being fed by four water treatment facilities, and the Cold Storage Area has one system. Since 2019, the two Construction Training Squadron systems have been supplied with potable water by the City of Ramstein’s drinking water provider. Since November 2007, Vogelweh, including Kapaun AS, has been supplied by the City of Kaiserslautern water provider Stadtwerke Kaiserslautern or SWK. Drinking water and your health All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information on contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling bioenvironmen-

tal at DSN 479-2220 (0049-6371-462220). According to the Environmental Protection Agency, some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immunocompromised individuals such as those with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, those who have undergone organ transplants, those with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants are at a higher risk of waterborne illness. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers. A final word on water quality Your water quality team at Ramstein AB works around the clock to provide safe, dependable water at every tap. But they can only ensure the success of today’s mission if everyone contributes. Tomorrow’s success will depend on all of us, working together, to protect our vital water resources. Remember, the water we use does not quickly return to the aquifer, but is, for the most part, “consumed” by our actions. The military installation (Ramstein AB) and many nearby villages draw water from the same

aquifer. Conservation is therefore essential to protect our water supply. You should also consider ways you can reduce your water consumption, i.e., don’t let the water run while brushing your teeth, take a shower vs. a bath. There are numerous ways to save our most valuable natural resource for us and the future of our children. If you have ideas for reducing usage and contamination of this valuable resource, submit them to the Ramstein AB Drinking Water Quality Working Group (POC – 86th Medical Group BE Flight). These efforts will help protect the future water supply by reducing overall consumption. Customer views welcome We are available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Housing residents should contact the Housing Office with any water concerns. Dorm residents should contact their building manager. For more information on this report or base drinking water quality, please call the 86 MDG BE Flight at DSN 4792220 (0049-6371-462220) or the 86 CES Environmental Management Flight at DSN 480-7712.

About the tables The tables list all drinking water contaminants detected during the calendar year of this report. Although more than 90 contaminants were tested, only those substances listed were detected in our water. All sources of drinking water contain some naturally occurring contaminants. The FGS requires us to monitor for certain contaminants less than once per year because the concentrations of these contaminants do not vary significantly from year to year, or the system is not considered vulnerable to this type of contamination.

Required additional health information for lead If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. Ramstein AB is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.

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Ramstein AB recognizes 260 Community College of the Air Force graduates by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Members of Ramstein Air Base and the Kaiserslautern Military Community recognize the recent graduates from the Community College of the Air Force for Spring 2020. Please read below for the names of graduates: • Staff Sgt. Erica B. Adames • Staff Sgt. Cesar A. Alcocer • Master Sgt. Christopher D. Alvarez • Tech. Sgt. Vincent T. Amato • Master Sgt. Joshua C. Amby • Staff Sgt. Jonathan R. Anacleto • Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Anastasiadi • Senior Airman Ryan D. Anderson • Staff Sgt. William Antee • Airman 1st Class Odemaris Aponte Rivera • Senior Airman Jaron R. Augustus • Staff Sgt. Jacquelyn D. Baker • Master Sgt. Kalvin G. Ball • Staff Sgt. Matthew J. Bartfai • Airman 1st Class Brenden R. Bass • Staff Sgt. Brittany N. Beatty • Senior Airman Diana Becerra • Staff Sgt. Samuel D. Belcher • Staff Sgt. Liberty R. Bennett • Staff Sgt. Ryan J. Bentkowski • Staff Sgt. Christopher L. Billups • Master Sgt. Dustin H. Bingham • Senior Airman William J. Bisbee • Staff Sgt. Ashley M. Black • Staff Sgt. Skyler W. Bluemel • Tech. Sgt. Kyle J. Blythe • Tech. Sgt. Jason T. Boeninghaus • Senior Airman Jacob G. Borth • Master Sgt. Bryan J. Boulet • Senior Airman Elizabeth K. Brennan • Staff Sgt. Darien M. Brooks • Master Sgt. Alan J. Brown • Senior Airman Whitney Brown • Master Sgt. Travis W. Bulay • Master Sgt. Nathan O. Bullard • Tech. Sgt. Joshua S. Burch • Tech. Sgt. Anthony B. Calizo • Staff Sgt. Aaron P. Cameron • Staff Sgt. Aaron P. Castellanos • Tech. Sgt. Andreamarie B. Cera • Tech. Sgt. Marisol Chavez • Master Sgt. Jonathan C. Cherry • Senior Airman Khaliq A. Clark • Tech. Sgt. Michael S. Collins • Tech. Sgt. William A. Colon • Airman 1st Class Cody L. Coulter • Tech. Sgt. Tianna M. Crisostomo • Master Sgt. Kathleen T. Cruz • Master Sgt. Daniel A. Currence • Staff Sgt. Kaleb M. Danico • Staff Sgt. Craig A. Deacon • Staff Sgt. Nikhil A. Deo • Senior Airman Gamaliel Dias • Staff Sgt. Nils O. Dillmann • Staff Sgt. Shane P. Donnelly • Senior Airman Renald I. Dorcelus • Senior Airman Kylee N. Dougherty

• Staff Sgt. Christopher A. Douglas • Senior Airman Alec L. DowellQuintero • Senior Airman Taylor K. Earl • Senior Airman Sean R. Echaverry • Senior Airman Kirstin K. Eells • Staff Sgt. Taylor J. Eide • Staff Sgt. Sarah V. Engle • Master Sgt. Gina D. Escanes • Staff Sgt. Stone A. Escobedo • Tech. Sgt. Shane M. Farkas • Staff Sgt. George A. Farmer • Senior Airman Allysa Figueroa • Staff Sgt. Gregory D. Foster • Tech. Sgt. Kelley G. Franck • *Master Sgt. Randall S. Galles • Senior Airman Alison M. Gandulla • Staff Sgt. Edwin A. Garcia • Senior Airman Michael A. Gardner • Tech. Sgt. Washington J. Gardner

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Tech. Sgt. Wesley A. Hoffman Master Sgt. Ricky S. Honeycutt Master Sgt. Clifford J. Howey Senior Airman Nakisha O. Huaca Rivera Staff Sgt. Billy R. Hunt Airman 1st Class Sean M. Hurley Airman 1st Class Macy K. Ivers Staff Sgt. Vencile L. Jackson Staff Sgt. Jesse A. Jaramillo Staff Sgt. John T. Jarrett Airman 1st Class Vincent Jiang Senior Airman Julian Jimenez Senior Airman Matthew J. Johnson Senior Airman Michael A. Johnson Tech. Sgt. Zachary A. Johnson Staff Sgt. Duncan M. Jones Staff Sgt. Jared C. Jones Senior Airman Kristina M. Kaleel

• Senior Airman Nykyla J. Malinosky • Airman 1st Class Jonathan M. Mantonya • Airman 1st Class Aspen A. Marcum • Staff Sgt. Jonathan A. Marquez • Staff Sgt. Jalen A. Martin • Staff Sgt. Hunter W. Massey • Tech. Sgt. Christopher J. Mathews • Senior Airman Auriel S. McClinton • Staff Sgt. Marissa G. Melem • Special Agent Garon E. Metcalf • Tech. Sgt. Brock S. Miller • Airman 1st Class Cayla A. Miller • Airman 1st Class Cornelis L. Mol • Master Sgt. Shane C. Monterosso • Airman 1st Class Colby M. Moore • Tech. Sgt. Anthoney D. Moralez • Staff Sgt. Matthew G. Moran • Staff Sgt. Brian M. Motta

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Graphic by Senior Airman Noah Coger

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Senior Airman Elizabeth F. Gilliam Staff Sgt. Sarah E. Ginsburg Airman 1st Class Alex Gonzalez Airman 1st Class Antonio W. Gonzalez Airman 1st Class Garrett M. Greaves Staff Sgt. Tarianna A. Green Staff Sgt. Nathaniel D. Greene Airman 1st Class Jillian M. Grey Tech. Sgt. Joel T. Grier Staff Sgt. Cody L. Griswold Airman 1st Class Stephen W. Griswold *Staff Sgt. Marnela Joy T. Guevara Staff Sgt. Shawn M. Hancock Airman 1st Class Ian A. Harrington Senior Airman Nicholas T. Harris Staff Sgt. Jeffrey R. Hawkins Airman 1st Class Alexus R. Haynes Randon Staff Sgt. Lester E. Heckstall Master Sgt. Jeffery A. Henebry Staff Sgt. Nicholas R. Herbstreith Senior Airman Christopher C. Heredia Staff Sgt. Citali Hernandez Tech. Sgt. Eric A. Hines Staff Sgt. Terry S. Hobbs Staff Sgt. Christie R. Hodge Staff Sgt. Daniel A. Hodge

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Staff Sgt. Michael L. Karnes Airman 1st Class Mikayla L. Kates Airman 1st Class Zachary L. Kelley Staff Sgt. Lucas M. Kelly Master Sgt. Nigiel Kelly Master Sgt. John D. Kim Airman 1st Class Connor M. King Airman 1st Class Michael J. Klopfer Staff Sgt. Fernando L. Kossler Staff Sgt. Jordan E. Lafleur Tech. Sgt. David C. Lanahan Senior Airman Andrew D. Larson Staff Sgt. Whitney F. Lavire Staff Sgt. Blake A. Lawver Staff Sgt. Sailee J. Leatherwood Senior Airman Collin M. Leduc Airman 1st Class Robert C. Lemos Staff Sgt. Francis A. Lentini Staff Sgt. Emanuel Leon Santiago Senior Airman Brett W. Leonard Senior Airman Colin M. Lewis Senior Airman Lakin M. Lindsey Staff Sgt. Kyle E. Lock Staff Sgt. Courtney R. Loewen Staff Sgt. Austin W. Lohn Staff Sgt. Louis P. Lotfy Senior Airman Lucas C. Lott Senior Airman Kevin Q. Ly Airman 1st Class Ruben J. Madrid Staff Sgt. Claudio M. Maique

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Tech. Sgt. Ruben J. Moya Senior Airman Yevgeniy V. Nastyuk Senior Airman Anthony J. Necker Airman 1st Class Derik S. Novina Tech. Sgt. Jon M. OHearne Tech. Sgt. Richard Joseph L. Ola Airman 1st Class Coleman K. Olivas Staff Sgt. Anneliese M. Ortiz Tech. Sgt. Kane M. Palomo Staff Sgt. Eric C. Paluczak Master Sgt. Robert E. Paradis Staff Sgt. James T. Parrish Staff Sgt. Jose M. Peregrinaflores Staff Sgt. Jose J. Perez Staff Sgt. Julio C. Pernas Senior Airman Kayla E. Pfund Tech. Sgt. Ruben B. Pineda Senior Airman Dylan B. Pittman Staff Sgt. Kaylin N. Pollard Senior Airman Michael A. Pollard Staff Sgt. Joshua L. Pravel Tech. Sgt. Abraham A. Pulido Staff Sgt. Robert V. Rabinowitz Staff Sgt. Juan V. Ramirez Airman 1st Class Steven V. Ramirez Tech. Sgt. Yadgar A. Raswll Staff Sgt. Rock M. Remillard Staff Sgt. Anthea M. Remis Senior Airman Jasmine Reyes Airman 1st Class Alexander P. Rhodes

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Staff Sgt. Joshua D. Rice Tech. Sgt. Eddie A. Rios Staff Sgt. Soline Rios Airman 1st Class Jonathan Tito T. Robbins Master Sgt. Waleska E. RodriguezPettit Staff Sgt. Michael P. Rosales Master Sgt. Ryan T. Rosser Senior Airman Kari A. Rowland Staff Sgt. Elizabeth S. Ryan Master Sgt. David M. Sanner Staff Sgt. Ashley R. Schaelling Senior Airman Emily M. Scherdnik Master Sgt. Daniel L. Schumann Senior Airman Tyshawn I. Scott Senior Airman Caitlin P. Searl Airman 1st Class Adrian Francis O. Serrano Tech. Sgt. Arthur L. Sherard Tech. Sgt. Jennifer C. Sherrill Senior Master Sgt. Rachel C. Singletary Staff Sgt. Alec M. Smith Senior Master Sgt. Shiloh D. Smith Airman 1st Class Meghan Snyder Airman 1st Class Spencer S. Snyder Senior Airman Ethan E. Sorensen Airman 1st Class Michael J. Sprott Tech. Sgt. Ryan J. Sullivan Tech. Sgt. Caleb R. Sutton Senior Airman Emily G. Szpak Tech. Sgt. Edward W. Taylor Airman 1st Class Teresa S. Taylor Senior Airman Stacy V. Thomas Tech. Sgt. Daniel C. Thompson Tech. Sgt. Marshall N. Thompson Tech. Sgt. Stephen M. Tweet Staff Sgt. Guillermo Uribe Airman 1st Class Desmond A. Valdez Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. Vanegas Airman 1st Class Benjamin J. Vigil Senior Airman Amairani Villarreal Airman 1st Class Louquisha J. Walker Staff Sgt. Brent J. Wallace Tech. Sgt. Jerimiah L. Walters Tech. Sgt. Brian S. Watson Staff Sgt. Justin L. Weathers Staff Sgt. Jordan P. Weeks Staff Sgt. Ryan M. Whipple Master Sgt. Andrew D. Wilder Senior Airman Jordan T. Wilhite Staff Sgt. Adam G. Williams Staff Sgt. Jeffrey D. Williams Tech. Sgt. John L. Williams Staff Sgt. Johnathan M. Williams Tech. Sgt. Timothy R. Woller Staff Sgt. James R. Wollitz Staff Sgt. Maurice A. Wood Senior Airman Johannah A. Wright Tech. Sgt. Adam A. Ybarra Airman 1st Class Sang H. Yu Staff Sgt. Andrew D. Zeiler Senior Airman Yan Zhu Senior Airman Nicholas J. Zieno Staff Sgt. Shanae E. Zimmerman

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86 MXS extracts C-130H fuel tank for training

Photos by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

A C-130H Hercules ground trainer aircraft rests in a hangar at Ramstein Air Base, June 15. The 86th Maintenance Squadron removed fuel tanks from each wing of the aircraft to use for confined space training. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jubal Johnson, 86th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems craftsman, left, and Senior Airman Colby Moore, 86th MXS aircraft fuel systems journeyman, work on a C-130H Hercules ground trainer aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, June 15. After extracting fuel tanks from the aircraft, several maintenance sections will be able to repurpose them for training, including aircraft fuel systems repair, sheet metals, metals technicians, and non-destructive inspections.

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 86th Maintenance Squadron lower a C-130H Hercules ground trainer aircraft fuel tank into a stand at Ramstein Air Base, June 15. The aircraft fuel systems repair section designed and built stands to house the fuel tank.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Colby Moore, 86th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems journeyman, searches through a toolbox at Ramstein Air Base, June 15. Moore and his colleagues extracted fuel tanks from a C-130H Hercules ground trainer aircraft to utilize later as confined space trainers for on-the-job instruction.

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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jakeb Hurley, 86th Airlift Wing non-commissioned officer in charge of wing plans and programs, reads a technical order for a C-130H Hercules ground trainer aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, June 15. Hurley returned temporarily to the aircraft fuel systems repair section to see the C-130H Hercules fuel tank extraction project to its completion.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Colby Moore, 86th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems journeyman, lowers a C-130H Hercules ground trainer aircraft fuel tank at Ramstein Air Base, June 15. The additional hands-on training from the extracted fuel tanks is estimated to save the Air Force up to $700,000.

(Left) U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jubal Johnson, 86th Maintenance Squadron fuel systems craftsman, helps extract a fuel tank from a C-130H Hercules ground trainer aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, June 15. The C-130H Hercules fuel tank extraction project began in December 2019, and when completed, will be used as a confined space trainer for the squadron.

Left to right: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jubal Johnson, 86th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems craftsman, left, Tech. Sgt. Jakeb Hurley, 86th Airlift Wing non-commissioned officer in charge of wing plans and programs, center, and Senior Airman Colby Moore, 86th MXS aircraft fuel systems journeyman, pose for a photo after extracting a fuel tank from a C-130H Hercules ground trainer aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, June 15. The fuel tanks from the aircraft will increase the overall effectiveness of the 86th MXS by giving additional opportunities for training in confined spaces.

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Changes to USPS Customs Declaration Forms coming in August by Lionel Rivera USAFE AIRPS/PO A significant change to how overseas military postal customers mail packages is coming. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is phasing out and will no longer accept handwritten customs declaration forms starting Aug. 13. Starting Aug. 13, pre-printed, hard copy PS Form 2976, PS Form 2976-A, and PS Form 2976-B customs declaration forms will no longer be accepted. This USPS policy change derives from the Global Trade Compliance requirements instituted in 2015 due to increasing international security risks facing the United States.

Aggressive and mandatory steps are being taken to provide additional safeguards against these risks. One step is the entry of Electronic Customs Declaration Information for military outgoing mail items and transmission of the electronic customs data to the Customs Border Protection Manifest system. For the United States, changes will give USPS, the Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol more visibility to what is arriving into the U.S. and from where. “To allow for a smooth transition period, we recommend customers start using the online electronic customs declaration forms in order to familiarize themselves

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at post office finance windows if they complete an online customs declaration using the USPS website when presenting parcels and packages for mailing at the military post offices. NOTE: USPS announced that packages found in the mail stream bearing handwritten customs declaration forms after Aug. 13 will be returned to the sender. Lastly, most post offices will make available or offer a separate, expedited mail acceptance window as an incentive for customers who arrive at the post office with online, pre-printed USPS customs declarations. However, customers should be patient and understanding if the new policy causes longer wait times at the counters.

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Never fear, the library is still here Photos by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Gonzales 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The library, as shown, at Ramstein Air Base, June 18. To comply with COVID-19 physical distancing requirements, the 86th Force Support Squadron set up a virtual process where DOD members and families can request books and other media. From there, they can pick up their items at the curbside takeaway window.

Christian Gebhardt, 86th Force Support Squadron library technician assistant, checks a customer’s I.D. at the library curbside window at Ramstein Air Base, June 18. Due to physical distancing rules, staff verify customer identities in the system without having to touch their library card.

Monika Janzer, 86th Force Support Squadron library technician, catalogs returned books at the library at Ramstein Air Base, June 18. The date written on the bag indicates how long the items have been isolated.

Customers wait at the library curbside window at Ramstein Air Base, June 18. To ensure the health of staff and DOD members, the 86th Force Support Squadron library has moved all of their programs online.

Christian Gebhardt, 86th Force Support Squadron library technician assistant, pulls books from a shelf at the library at Ramstein Air Base, June 18. After checking a customer I.D., Gebhardt searches for the books and media requested online.

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AIR FORCE POC for Ramstein North, Ramstein South, Vogelweh, and Kapaun is the USAF Chaplain Corps, Bldg 1201 on Ramstein, DSN 480-6148, CIV 06371-47-6148.

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Ramstein South Chapel Mosque Area (Bldg 2403) Jummah Prayers: 1:15 p.m. Fridays Daily Prayers: 1:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday

Wisconsin evangelical lutheran synod (Wels) Ramstein South Chapel (Bldg 2403) Service: 4:00 p.m. 2nd & 4th Sundays

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Ramstein North Chapel Conference Room (Bldg 1201) protestant services Service: 10:30 a.m., 4th Saturday Service: 12:00 p.m., 3rd Thursday at LRMC Chapel Landstuhl Community Chapel (Bldg 3773) For more info: ktownsgibuddhism@gmail.com Worship: 11:00 a.m. Sundays Children’s Youth Church: 11:00 a.m. Sundays Catholic services Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg 3150) Daenner Community Chapel (Bldg 3150) Chapel Next Sunday Mass: 12:30 p.m. (all year round) Worship: Sunday 10:00 a.m. Confession: 11:45 p.m. Children’s Church: Sunday 10:30 a.m. Landstuhl Community Chapel Seventh-Day Adventist Worship Sabbath School: 9:30 a.m. Saturdays (Bldg 3773) Worship: 11:00 a.m. Saturdays Tue, Wed, Fri: 12 p.m. Small Group: 6:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday Sunday: 9 a.m. Ramstein North Chapel (Bldg 1201) Confession: 8 a.m. Contemporary Service: 11:00 a.m. Sundays Ramstein North Chapel (Bldg 1201) Ramstein South Chapel (Bldg 2403) Daily Mass: 11:30 a.m. Monday-Thursday Traditional with Communion: 9:30 a.m. Sundays Sunday Masses: 9 a.m., 1 p.m. & 5 p.m. Vogelweh Chapel (Bldg 2063) Confession: RNC or by appt. 4 p.m.- 4:45 p.m. Gospel Service: 11:00 a.m. Sundays. Sundays For more info: facebook.com\vogelwehgospelservice or email episcopal (anglican) rvgsfacebook@gmail.com (st. albans) Kapaun Chapel (Bldg 2781) Wiccan Service: 10:30 a.m. Sundays Kapaun Annex (Bldg 2782)

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Air Force Surgeon General authorizes 5-year shaving waivers

by Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

Christian Gebhardt, 86th Force Support Squadron library technician assistant, types on a laptop computer at the library at Ramstein Air Base, June 18. When customers pick up their books, Gebhardt checks for their names in an online database to ensure the customer is getting the correct items.

In a memorandum dated June 18, Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, authorized five-year shaving waivers for Air and Space professionals diagnosed with Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, effective immediately. Driven by feedback from the field, the change is intended to provide more time for skin to heal and prevent a recurrence. The previous policy required PFB waivers to be updated annually. The change allows shaving waivers to be valid for five years from the date of initiation. The waiver remains valid regardless of the member’s deployment or new permanent change of station location. Once diagnosed with PFB, members are instructed on proper shaving methods to prevent

a recurrence. Red bumps associated with this condition can cause a secondary infection and excessive scarring. PFB is most common in men with hair that curls when cut. The policy on the length of facial hair remains the same and cannot exceed one-quarter of an inch. Facial hair must be grown out naturally. Any shaping or styling of facial hair is not allowed, and facial hair cannot interfere with the wear of personal protective equipment, such as a gas mask. Members must be able to perform required duties. This new authority will be updated in Air Force Instruction 44-102, Medical Care Management; and AFI 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force Personnel, and will be standardized across the force.


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by MilitaryInGermany.com There are amazing trips that can be taken right from the Kaiserslautern area. Here are five great destinations to explore that you may not have thought of. Enjoy!

1. Freinsheim

Freinsheim is a smaller town in the Bad Dürkheim region of Germany. It’s one of those quaint wine villages that we stumbled on one day during a Harley ride. We like it so much that we started looking for events that would bring us back. We have visited the town a couple of times just to wander through the streets and browse the shops. Recently we were there for their Blütenfest to kick off spring and enjoy some wine. Every year, during the month of January they have a night festival that takes you on a torchcarrying tour throughout the town and local vineyards.

Other things to do in Freinsheim: Toy museum: We haven’t been to this (because we no longer have kids at home), but I can see where young kids would enjoy this. Upcoming events: Freinsheimer Altstadtfest Each year on the first weekend in June, the Freinsheim Old Town Festival is held. Its motto is Wein und Kultur auf historischen Plätzen (“Wine and culture on historic squares.”) As a rule, the festival lasts from Friday to Sunday. Stadtmauerfest The Town Wall Festival held on the third weekend in July in the historic gate is among the region’s largest wine festivals. Kulinarischer Weinwanderweg The Culinary Wine Trail is held on the fourth weekend in September, running through the

town’s vineyards. Winemakers and food vendors offer traditional Palatine cooking, Mediterranean dishes and wine. Weihnachtsmarkt The Christmas Market is held on the four weekends in Advent and attracts visitors with its Nativity scene, in which living animals are used. How to get there Freinsheim is approximately a 1½-hour train ride from Kaiserslautern. The train station is very close to the city center so this is really the most convenient way to get there, especially for a wine festival. By car, it is approximately 40 minutes east via A6.

2. Trier

Unless you are new to the area, you’ve probably been to Trier or at least know about it. Trier is Germany’s oldest city and is a great place to spend the day. They have a downtown area much like Kaiserslautern with plenty of shopping and restaurants. Trier offers a little bit of everything from Roman Baths to craft shopping. Even though it is technically a day trip, you might have to make it more than once since there are so many things to do! Things to do in Trier: Porta Nigra: The largest Roman city gate north of the Alps. Designated as part of the Roman Monuments and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Kaiserthermen or Imperial Baths is a large Roman bath complex. This is also designated as part of the Roman Monuments and UNESCO World Heritage Site. We have been here a couple of times and it is definitely worth the 3 € to take a self-guided tour.

Things to do in Heidelberg: Schloss Heidelberg: A truly impressive castle overlooking the equally impressive town along the river. We were last there in the fall to visit the castle along with the world’s largest wine barrel and the German Pharmacy Museum.

High Cathedral of St. Peter (Cathedral of Trier): This is the oldest Roman Catholic cathedral in the country. Another important historical location designated as part of the Roman Monuments and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Altstadt (Old Town): The Heidelberg Old Town is a wonderful, sprawling and occasionally maze-like gem that is filled with churches, restaurants and the famous Marktplatz. There are plenty of shopping opportunities to be found, as well. It’s well worth your time to take a short - or long - stroll and simply take it all in.

Bastelstube (Craft Store): I went to this store shortly after moving to Germany with my girlfriend. Excellent selection and fair prices. How to get there A drive to Trier is about 1 hour and 20 minutes northwest of Kaiserslautern, 1 hours and 50 minutes southwest of Wiesbaden and 3 hours and 10 minutes northwest of Stuttgart. Visit the Deutsche Bahn website for train information.

3. Heidelberg

I’m sure everyone has heard of Heidelberg and its castle. Actually, it is the first place I heard about from my parents when we learned we would be moving to Germany. It’s the first city they visited back in the sixties when my dad was stationed here during the Vietnam Era. It was also the very first trip we took after arriving and unpacking. Heidelberg is situated on the Neckar River and is a very popular tourist destination.

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Karl Theodor Bridge: Commonly known as the Old Bridge. This is the stone bridge that connects the two sides of the river. You can see this bridge in pretty much any popular picture of the view from the castle. How to get there The Heidelberg Castle by car is approximately 1 hour and 5 minutes east of Kaiserslautern, 1 hour and 5 minutes south of Wiesbaden and one hour and 30 minutes north of Stuttgart. Visit the Deutsche Bahn website for train information.


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4. Bernkastel-Kues

Bernkastel is a well-known winegrowing center on the Mosel River. The town sits in the valley along the river overlooked by vineyards and a castle. We’ve been there every fall for their Wine Festival that ends with fireworks over the castle. The downtown area is a medieval market place zone strictly for pedestrians, which is great because you can enjoy it without the annoyance of cars. Some of the houses, dating as far back as the 15th century, are a little crooked yet have stood the test of time while others are a bit more spacious. There are plenty of little stores, pubs and cafes as well as historic places. Things to do in Bernkastel-Kues: Mosel Wein Museum: This

multi-media museum will give you a much better understanding of the region’s winemaking traditions. Guided tours and wine sampling are available daily. Dr. Loosen Winery: Famous for their Riesling! They require a confirmed appointment before you arrive with at least a 7-day notice. I can personally vouch for their customer service. This is a very nice tasting. Burg Landshut: Take a shuttle bus, the Burg Landshut Express, to the castle ruins. The trip up takes about 20 minutes. This castle was largely destroyed by a fire in 1692. It’s a great place to walk around and take in the view below. How to get there Bernkastel is an easy one

hour drive from Ramstein. It’s an hour and 20 minutes northwest of Kaiserslautern, 1 hours and 25 minutes west of Wiesbaden and 3 hours and 10 minutes northwest of Stuttgart. Visit the Deutsche Bahn website for train details. .. 5. Rudesheim am Rhein

In my personal opinion, I saved the best for last. I absolutely LOVE Rüdesheim! I’m not sure if it’s the ferry ride that takes you from Bingen, the quaint streets, the vineyards, or the ride over the entire village in a cable car that makes it my favorite. Maybe it’s all of the above. This is a great day trip. So much fun, in fact, that we ended up getting a room and spending the weekend. Rüdesheim is a wine-making town in the Rhine Gorge and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Things to do in Rüdesheim am Rhein: Broemserburg Castle: This is the oldest Castle in the Rhine Gorge. It is now owned by the town and is a wine museum. Foltermuseum: Medieval torture museum.

Drosselgasse: Famous street with cafes, bars, music, etc. There are also many wine tours available. When arriving in Rüdesheim am Rhein I recommend picking up a free city guide from the Tourism Office.

Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Museum: This music museum offers a 45 minute tour for 7 € for adults and 4 € for students and children. This is the only option to visit the museum since the tour guides operate the musical instruments for you during the tour.

How to get there By car, Rüdesheim is approximately 30 minutes southwest of Wiesbaden, 1 hour and 30 minutes north of Kaiserslautern and 2 hours and 30 minutes north of Stuttgart. Visit the Deutsche Bahn website for train information.

Niederwald Monument: Take the cable cars to see the panoramic views of Rüdesheim and enjoy some time at the monument. Cable cars leave from Oberstrasse.

This is by no means an entire list of all of the things to do in these towns. It is simply a recommendation for where to start. Go explore!


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Day trips to some of Germany’s hidden gems

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by MilitaryInGermany.com Visitors who make the stop at Voelklingen might continue westward across the border to Metz, France. Aside from the well-documented St. Stephen

cathedral and another antiquated religious building, St. Pierre aux Nonnains, the town offers flea markets, small wineries, bistros and pubs, and a few childrenthemed places to let the kids blow off steam.



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The Porte Des Allemands is a 13th-century, twin-towered structure that once stood in the path of invading forces. It features a walking area that winds through the building, and several shops and restaurants are situated nearby. Just blocks from the towers you can find Eglise St. Maximin, one of several churches and noteworthy for its bluehued, modern stained glass that was installed under the direction of its creator, 1960s artist Jean Cocteau. Castle ruins in Homburg, just a 30-minute drive along A6 toward Saarbruecken, are excellent, with drawings and plans that show exact layout and floorplans of what used to be there. There are caves that served various purposes and are located

underneath the castle complex. Dress warm: The caves are at pretty a constant cool temperature for exploring in any season. Be prepared to learn, too, as the caves can give the visitor an idea of ways of life from another time period. There is a fun and spacious park close to downtown with an extremely shallow pond that has a children’s pirate ship at its center. Children can get on tiny boats and use poles to push themselves out to examine the ship. The park also has a rock climbing wall, a miniature golf course, and large, open fields for volleyball and other outdoor or ball games. Teenagers and younger kids alike will find this place appealing. Northeast of Kaiserslautern is

the Rhine River town of Mainz. It is here that you simply must come before your time is up, for a visit to both the Gutenberg Museum and to trace Martin Luther’s path to reforming religion into what we know it as today. Take time to drive south for 30 minutes and see Worms, where Luther appeared in front of Roman emperor Charles V in high court. This might inspire you to seek out more Lutherrelated spots in German towns north of Frankfurt. Downtown Worms has a walking tour that traces some of Luther’s steps. The city also has castle ruins that are different from castles on the Rhine River hills, as they are set right in the middle of downtown. There is a convenient parking garage with inexpensive day rates plus many restaurants and shops to check out. Altstadt is the old town portion of Mainz and a place to find authentic servings of sausage and beer, varying representations of medieval architecture, and lots of walking space for shops, pubs, coffee houses and photo opportunities. A day in Mainz is not enough and it’s probably worth the traveler’s while to book a room somewhere and stretch the experience. The printing press and ancient bible memorabilia take time to explore, so plan accordingly and give yourself time to digest the information. DELIVER

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Jerry Lundegaard has gotten himself into debt. Jerry is so desperate for money that he hires two thugs to kidnap his own wife for using her to extract money from his father-in-law. Things do not go as planned and Jerry finds himself in big trouble. Stars: William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

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David awakens from being accidentally knocked out and he finds that eight years have passed. His family is as perplexed as he is by the fact that he hasn’t aged. When a UFO is discovered nearby, David gets the chance to unravel the mystery. Stars: Joey Cramer, Paul Reubens Director: Randal Kleiser

Pee Wee Herman goes on a big adventure when his bike is stolen. He hitches across America, encountering various people and situations in his own special way, but will he find his beloved bike? Stars: Paul Reubens, Elizabeth Daily, Mark Holton Director: Tim Burton

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