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Charles Tillman, an NFL cornerback who was the Walter Payton Man of the Year in 2013, and Santonio Holmes Jr, an NFL wide receiver and MVP of Super Bowl XLIII, pose for a photo with Staff Sgt. Theresa Buck, 72st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, unit security manager, during the USO’s ProTour 2015, April 15 on Ramstein.

NFL stars visit service members in Germany

Photos by Staff Sgt. Sara Keller
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April: Month of the Military Child, ‘When we serve, you serve’

April: Month of the Military Child, ‘When we serve, you serve’

Photos by Tech. Sgt. Micky Pena and Senior Airman Damon Kasberg

Month of the Military Child, ‘When we serve, you serve’.

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A six-man team from the 86th Medical Operations Squadron participates in the drunk goggle obstacle.

Ramstein makes sexual assault prevention CLEAR

Photos by Staff Sgt. Sara Keller
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Soldiers from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment march into Rose Barracks, their home base, as they complete their 1,800km "Dragoon Ride" from Estonia, Lithuania and Poland on Apr. 1.

16th Sustainment Brigade supports Operation Dragoon Ride

Story and photo by Lt. Henry Chan 16th Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs

PRAGUE, Czech Republic — On March 31, three convoys carrying U.S. Soldiers, Stryker-armored vehicles and support crews from NATO bases in the Baltic States and Poland, converged on the Czech Army’s Prague-Ruzyne Barracks.

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Senior Airman Robert Newman, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron mission management technician, performs a wind drag during a survival, evasion, resistance and escape water survival course April 13 on Ramstein. Drags are practiced to simulate a parachute opening after evacuating an aircraft.

SERE trainees prepare for rough seas

Photos by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski
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Brig. Gen. Patrick Mordente, 86th Airlift Wing commander, shakes hands with Friedrich Wilhelm von Hase, son of German army Lt. Gen. Paul von Hase, during a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony.

Man commemorates father, Operation Valkyrie

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Friedrich Wilhelm von Hase, son of German army Lt. Gen. Paul von Hase, spoke to the KMC April 15 at the Hercules Theater about his father’s life, death and the effect that Operation Valkyrie had on him and his family.

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Senior noncommissioned officers  from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and event cadre members, discuss sexual harassment/assault response and prevention training scenarios during the SHARP Summit.

Awareness reaches peak levels at SHARP Summit

Story and photo by Ronnie Schelby 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Senior enlisted leaders from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command ascended to new heights of awareness during a unique, collaborative Sexual Harrassment/Assault Response and Prevention Summit April 13 at Armstrong’s Club on Vogelweh.

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Capt. Erin Wood is a flight nurse in the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron. She joined the Air Force to pursue her passion of taking care of people.

A proud heritage of caring

Story and photo by Kimberly Parker 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

She always had a desire to help those in need. From volunteering at the hospital, to helping her mom provide in-home nursing care, the young humanitarian continually strived to improve the area around her, but she wanted to do more.

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Training mission drops cargo

Training mission drops cargo

April 16, 2015 ×
Photo by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman
The Airman’s coin signifies the beginning of an enlisted member’s career upon graduating basic military training. The original version of the Airman’s coin featured an eagle clawing its way out of the coin with the words “Aerospace Power” under it. The most recent coin replaced the eagle with the new Air Force symbol.

Challenge coins: a tradition of excellence

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Deana Heitzman 31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs

AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy — Throughout the time we spend in the military, we collect many things. Whether they are mementos, awards or habits, such items are kept to remember the special moments we never wish to forget. Challenge coins are an example of these memories, as they are a form of recognition of the hard work and excellence an individual has displayed.

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