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Wing unites for retreat ceremony

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August 27, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine


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Are you using the correct passport? Present the proper visa at the immigration counter or risk denied entry into the UK

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August 26, 2014 in Norway, Royal Air Force Base Croughton, Royal Air Force Base Fairford, Stavanger Community, United Kingdom by clevine

U.S. civilians, including dependents, on official orders to the United Kingdom should use their passport containing the UK Entry Clearance Visa for all travel, including non-official trips or vacations.

Attempting to re-enter the UK on a passport not containing the appropriate visa can result in unwanted delays at the immigration counter or denied entry into the country.

Most U.S. civilian employees, and civilian and military dependents, receive a free passport through the base passport agent at no cost before traveling to an overseas assignment. In most cases, these "no-fee" blue passports are then forwarded to the UK Consulate in New York for Entry Clearance Visas, which are glued into the passport.
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Action Line #140801 – Curfew and off-limits areas for DoD civilians

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August 26, 2014 in Incirlik Air Base, Turkey by clevine

Editor's note: The Action Line program allows members of Team Incirlik to voice concerns and receive a response relating to the concern while remaining anonymous. You can submit an action line by emailing it to: incirlik.actionline@us.af.mil.

Comment: I have a question about why civilians are under the curfew policy and the off-limits areas in Turkey. I've spoken to several agencies on base, JA, CPO and IG, no one can show me in writing why civilians that live on base have to abide by the curfew and the off-limits areas. You just had a town hall and in one of your slides you showed that the Department of State has no travel warnings or restrictions for Turkey. If a GS, Contactor civilian from Germany, Italy or anywhere else in USAFE or from the States comes to Turkey to visit, these restrictions don't apply. These restrictions also don't apply to DoDDS teachers. When we travel on l
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Airmen guard honor of tradition

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August 26, 2014 in Royal Air Force Base Mildenhall, United Kingdom by clevine

Traditions are a valued part of the Air Force and its history. Traditions must be passed down from generation to generation -- otherwise they may be lost forever.

Currently entrusted with teaching Airmen the Air Force traditions are honor guard trainers U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Michael Sternberg, 100th Civil Engineer Squadron pavement and construction equipment operator from Panhandle, Texas; U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Stay, 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron flight service center supervisor from Chicago, Illinois; U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Klarenbach, 352nd Special Operations Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion journeyman from Vancouver, Washington; and U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jesse Dunsmore, 100th Maintenance Squadron aerospace ground equipment journeyman from Wichita Falls, Texas.
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3rd AF leaders visit Incirlik Airmen

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August 26, 2014 in Incirlik Air Base, Turkey by clevine

Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Mark Marson, 3rd AF command chief, visited Team Incirlik Airmen Aug. 19 and 20, 2014, here.

The 3rd AF leadership spoke to Airmen about new changes with enlisted feedback forms known as the Airman Comprehensive Assessment, and described the benefits of the new changes to the enlisted force structure. Roberson and Marson also spoke to members of the 39th Air Base Wing during an all call to discuss 3rd AF command priorities during current operations and how the 39th ABW can continue to be Forward. Ready. Now!
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Spangdahlem leadership goes back to school

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August 26, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine


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Boots to Business comes to Ramstein

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August 25, 2014 in Germany, Ramstein Air Base by clevine

The Ramstein Airman and Family Readiness Center is bringing in a new course here, Sept. 2, 2014, which will better prepare Airmen and their families with transitioning into the civilian lifestyle.

"In 2011, President Obama, announced a plan to address the issue of transitioning veterans finding meaningful employment outside of the military," said Christopher Lowry, 86th Force Support Squadron supervisory community readiness consultant. "This is a great option for those who ever considered owning their own business or for those that are unsure as to what to do after separation."
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Veterans still serve, one joke at a time

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August 25, 2014 in Germany, Ramstein Air Base by clevine

Armed Forces Entertainment presented service members with a free, adult comedy show at the Ramstein Enlisted Club, Aug. 18. The 90-minute performance was put on by the GIs of Comedy, a group of four stand-up comedians, all combat veterans.

The group was formed in 2010 by Thom Tran, retired Army staff sergeant, comedian and writer. While in the Army, Tran was medically separated after being wounded during a combat deployment.

"I didn't leave the Army because I wanted to; I left because I was wounded in combat in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003," said Tran. "Leaving was not my choice, it was a medical necessity."
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Airmen light path to a safer base

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August 25, 2014 in Germany, Ramstein Air Base by clevine

With the winter months coming up fast and the hours of daylight gradually shortening, a three-man team from the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron spent July 7 to July 25 repairing and replacing streetlights to enhance safety and visibility during the darker hours on Ramstein.

From changing bulbs to digging underground trenches, the 786th CES Airmen successfully fixed approximately 500 lights. Though their efforts have reduced the number of electrical issues, they say their work is far from over.
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‘Million Gallon Man’ fuels the mission

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August 25, 2014 in Germany, Ramstein Air Base by clevine

Regardless of the vehicle you operate, it requires fuel. For military vehicles passing through Ramstein Air Base, Germany, that fuel is often supplied by Airmen from the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron, and one Airman from the squadron went above and beyond to perform his mission.

Airman 1st Class Ben Hunter, 86th LRS fuel distribution operator, supplied more than one million gallons of fuel here in July.

"It was a personal goal," Hunter said. "I was challenged to it because it hasn't happened at Ramstein in two years. It happens more often in deployed locations. Some Airmen have tried to go for it, but usually only get close. I wanted to do something significant, so I did."
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Service Members Receiving RAND Military Workplace Survey

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August 25, 2014 in Germany, Ramstein Air Base by clevine

About 580,000 service members have begun receiving emails or letters inviting them to participate in the first RAND Military Workplace Study, Defense Department officials said.

Active and reserve component members in all military branches and the Coast Guard are being invited to participate.

"The survey is unprecedented in its scale and will influence policies that affect everyone in the services," defense officials said.

The survey is voluntary and confidential. No one at the Defense Department will ever see how an individual service member responds, officials stressed.
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Barons begin the new school year

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August 25, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine


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Incirlik opens first 24/7 postal pickup in USAFE

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August 25, 2014 in Incirlik Air Base, Turkey by clevine

The Incirlik Official Document Center stepped up and stepped in to open its doors outside of typical customer service hours for after-hours parcel pick-up, here.

For the first time in United States Air Forces in Europe, personnel who sign up for 24-hour parcel pick-up will be permitted to retrieve ordinary mail at their convenience.

"It's an extra step we can take to ensure great customer service and satisfaction," said Master Sgt Jeremiah Scott, 39th Communications Squadron postmaster.
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Step up, Step in: Pursuing higher education

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August 25, 2014 in Aviano Air Base, Italy by clevine

Juggling a full-time career, volunteer positions and a family may cause education to fall by the wayside, but a short trip to the education center allows Airmen the opportunity to ask questions or talk to college representatives to ensure that they're taking full advantage of their education benefits.

The U.S. Air Forces in Europe initiative, "Step up, Step in," stresses the fundamental need for education in today's Air Force and encourages pursuing educational goals while serving overseas.
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Greek, US training ends with strengthened bonds

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August 25, 2014 in Bitburg Annex (Spangdahlem Air Base), Germany, Spangdahlem Air Base by clevine

The two-week bilateral training between the Hellenic and U.S. air forces ended Aug. 23.

As the U.S. service members departed for their home station at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, the pilots reflected on the outcome of this peacetime training event.

"The Hellenic air force and the U.S. Air Force have their own way of doing business, and we are good at it," said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. David Berkland, 480th Fighter Squadron commander. "But when you combine their air force with the way our air force operates, there are some limitations. Every day we get better at that interoperability piece, and both sides have seen significant improvements in our performance."
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