Commentary

Telling Weldon’s story

by Sgt. 1st Class John S. Wollaston
10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs

“Saying goodbye to someone that was a friend, a co-worker, a Soldier you were entrusted to mold and develop is one of the hardest things a leader ever has to do — especially in a situation that didn’t involve that person being in harm’s way. And it never gets easier no matter how many times you have to go through it.”

October 16, 2014 ×
Photo by Senior Airman Timothy MooreSenior Airman Liberty Provo, 86th Dental Squadron dental laboratory technician, applies makeup to Tech. Sgt. Erica Carr, 86th Communications Squadron KMC frequency manager, to simulate domestic violence injuries Oct. 2 on Ramstein. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this year’s theme is “Thanks for Asking.” Participants volunteered to don the fake injuries to raise awareness for domestic violence victims who sometimes remain silent.

‘Thanks for Asking’ about Domestic Violence Awareness Month

by Valerie Seitz
86th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy Program

Each October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Family Advocacy Program puts a special focus on the prevention of domestic violence in the Air Force. This year’s campaign theme is, “Thanks for Asking.”

October 9, 2014 ×

Celebrating Hispanic heritage

by Maj. Carlos E. Chirivi
786th Civil Engineer Squadron Operations Flight commander

I often reflect on what a great privilege it is to serve for a military service composed of people from all the corners of the Earth fighting together for a common purpose: world peace.

October 9, 2014 ×
Courtesy photo

Let’s save energy

by David W. Carter
86th Civil Engineer Squadron base energy manager

As fall approaches in Germany, most people are more interested in turning the radiator thermostat up rather than down. However, the month of October not only marks the changing season; it is also a time to recognize Energy Awareness Month.

October 2, 2014 ×
What do you do after a traffic accident?

What do you do after a traffic accident?

by Staff Sgt. Joel Reyes
569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron

The 86th Airlift Wing recently created a step-by-step traffic accident information pamphlet for use in the unfortunate event you are involved in a traffic accident on- or off-base.

September 11, 2014 ×

The surgical technologist

86th Medical Squadron Surgical Services flight chief

From its humble beginnings dating back to World Wars I and II, the surgical technologist has occupied a vital role in the surgical environment, which has undoubtedly made a pivotal impact on the successes of military medicine.

September 4, 2014 ×

Responsible Airmen: Dorm ban on alcohol lifted

by Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente
86th Airlift Wing commander

As many of our Airmen at Ramstein were told Wednesday at several town halls, after careful deliberation, I decided to rescind the general order banning alcohol in the dormitories effective immediately.

August 28, 2014 ×
Festival attendees leave the Nature One festival grounds at 6 a.m. Aug. 2 inside the former Pydna Missile Base, Germany. Day One of the German dance music festival saw major international entertainers drawing in an expected 72,000 attendees.

How I learned to stop worrying and love the beat

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Europe has been known to suffer horribly depressing winters, and it comes as no surprise that many inhabitants look forward to the glorious relief of summer. Why is summer so fantastic in Europe? What makes it so magical? After nearly completing my tour here I believe I have found the answer: summer festival season.

August 21, 2014 ×

Ebola: What are the real risks?

by Lt. Col. Juan M. Ramirez Public Health Flight Commander

Given the shear amount of information being broadcast via television, print, radio and the Internet, it’s easy to understand why many people have concerns over what is now being called “the largest epidemic of Ebola in history.”

August 7, 2014 ×

Air Force Core Values – The 86th Materiel Maintenance Squadron

by 1st Lt Gregory Souder
86th Materiel Maintenance Squadron

The Air Force Core Values are a three-part code for all Airmen to uphold no matter the situation.

July 31, 2014 ×