Archive for June, 2014


News

Brig. Gen. John Horner, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas Air Force recruiting service commander, makes an appearance at the swear-in for delayed entry program members June 12 on Ramstein. The delayed entry program members had the opportunity to speak to a leader about the Air Force.

DEP members experience a day to remember

Story and photo by Airman Larissa Greatwood
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

No two military careers are identical. Everyone has different experiences that make their path unique. Though they’re all different, each one begins the same way.

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Commentary

Courtesy photoSenior Airman Chris Willis is greeted by his wife, Rena, after returning home from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan May 15, 2013.

After the Battle: the return home

by Senior Airman Chris Willis
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

I have spent more than a year telling the story of our nation’s wounded warriors as I followed their transport from the mountains of Afghanistan to their medical care at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany.

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Commentary

Check it or wreck it

by Capt. Larry Cornelio
786th Civil Engineer Squadron readiness and emergency management flight commander

No matter what my deployed military mission, I conduct the same checklist the night prior. Every single time.

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News

Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan CastelanLt. Gen. Darryl Roberson, 3rd Air Force commander, returns a salute to Lt. Col. Mike Mench, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa band commander, during the 3rd Air Force assumption of command ceremony June 11.

Gen. Roberson assumes command of 3rd AF

by Staff Sgt. Ryan Crane
U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa

Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson assumed command of 3rd Air Force during a ceremony June 11 on Ramstein.

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News

A U.S. Army M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle rolls past Lithuania military members in the Saber Strike kick-off ceremony June 9 at the Adazi 
training area in Latvia. Saber Strike is a long-standing, multilateral security cooperation exercise conducted at locations throughout the Baltic region.

Saber Strike unites 10 countries

Story and photo by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Approximately 4,700 service members from 10 countries, including the United States, came together for the kick-off ceremony for Saber Strike June 9 at the Adazi training area in Latvia.

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Features

Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan CastelanPassengers await the arrival of space-available flights to different destinations around the world at the Ramstein Passenger Terminal. With summer 
starting, travelers may find it hard to catch a flight. With the required documentation and help from PAX terminal Airmen, commuting to different locations can be a breeze.

PAX Airmen make summertime travel easy

by Senior Airman Holly Mansfield
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

With summer starting and more people changing duty stations, members who want to take space-available flights will need to bring all the information and documentation with them, so they can get on the first possible flight.

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Features

Historian shines light on Baumholder’s past

by Bernd Mai
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Public Affairs

Local historian Herbert Grimm recently visited Baumholder’s weekly German-American Stammtisch to intrigue a new generation of listeners with tales from long ago.

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Lifestyle

Courtesy photosSolemn processions proceed through many towns and villages in the KMC on Corpus Christi Day.

Germans observe Corpus Christi Day

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Thursday is a religious holiday in Germany, called “Fronleichnam,” or Corpus Christi Day. Roman-Catholics in Germany and Europe celebrate the church fest, which is observed 10 days after Pentecost. In some, but not all, German states, Fronleichnam is an official holiday. Stores, banks and official institutions are closed in Rheinland-Pfalz, […]

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Schools

Apply now for the USDA Free/Reduced School Lunch Program

Courtesy of the 86th Mission Support Group School Liaison Office

The USDA Free/Reduced Price Lunch Program can save a family up to $466 per child attending Department of Defense Dependents Schools every year.

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News

Photo by Staff Sgt. Sara KellerEllan Levitsky-Orkin, a Delaware native who served as a U.S. Army nurse in Normandy during World War II, speaks with a U.S. Army paratrooper during a ceremony to honor their service June 4 in Bolleville, France. The event was one of several commemorations for the 70th anniversary of D-Day operations conducted by Allied forces during World War II June 5 and 6, 1944. More than 650 U.S. military personnel have joined troops from several NATO nations to participate in ceremonies to honor the events at the invitation of the French government.

Landing in Normandy: 70th D-Day anniversary

       

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