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Friday Sep 12 | Stars and Stripes

Jiu-jitsu-based self-defense gives Kaiserslautern community an edge

Students sit and listen during a self-defense class held Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

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Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, US Military, Ramstein Air Base, US Air Force, World News, Germany

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Green Car Congress

Chevy's Cruze Diesel: a compact diesel contender in the US

US buyers hunting for a non-premium diesel passenger car have until recently only had Volkswagen-brand cars as an option: Beetle, Golf, Jetta, Passat. Accordingly, Volkswagen of America diesel sales to date in 2014 represent slightly north of 23% of all Volkswagen of America sales.

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Related Topix: Coupe, Wagon, Hybrid, Volkswagen, Volkswagen Jetta, Sedan, Volkswagen Passat, Facelifts, World News, Germany

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Stars and Stripes

KMC housing office trying to cut waits for housing, temporary furniture

As the permanent-change-of-station season winds down, officials responsible for the Air Force's largest housing office say they're working to fix problems that caused unusually long waiting times for their customers this summer. Cuts to temporary staffing and positions that went unfilled for months, combined with an added 3,000 customers in the past year, contributed to a bottleneck that extended expensive stays in temporary lodging and sometimes caused lines extending out the housing office door.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, World News, Germany

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Navy Times

More charges in sailor's death in Germany

A soldier will stand trial Oct. 14 on charges he made a false official statement and helped conceal a crime in the December death of Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Air Force deployments to Poland set to continue

Two C-130s and about 75 airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, wrapped up a 60-day deployment to Poland this week in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

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Related Topix: US Military, Ramstein Air Base, US Air Force, US Army, Aviano Air Base, US News, World News, Germany, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Stars and Stripes

DODDS students greet new school year with jitters and yawns

Gabriel Christensen, left, and Aubrey-Janae Fleming, third-graders at Vogelweh Elementary School in Kaiserslautern, Germany, work on their first assignment of the new school year: drawing a self-portrait.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Stars and Stripes

Wing leaders lift alcohol ban in dormitories on Ramstein

Base leaders announced in a series of town hall meetings Wednesday that they were lifting a 17-month ban on alcohol possession and consumption in and around the dormitories.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, World News, Germany

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