Nearly 70 years ago, on June 7, 1944, Pfc. Leslie Cruise and Pfc. Richard Vargas found themselves under enemy attack by German forces.
Archive for June, 2014
Hollowed soil, possessed by a war machine denying liberty and freedom; hedgerows lined with hostile weaponry; dreary skies lit by gunfire launched from the ground; two Army Air Corp pilots flying into the face of danger.
JUNE 3 9:36 a.m.: Damage to private property was reported on Panzer Kaserne. JUNE 4 7 a.m.: Larceny of private property was reported in Kaiserslautern. 8 a.m.: Theft from a motor vehicle was reported in Kaiserslautern. 9:24 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported on L-395. 9:49 p.m.: Animal neglect was reported on Vogelweh. JUNE […]
A German army band’s music echoed through the air as service members from the U.S. Air Force and Army and German and French armies marched together to the Picauville memorial.
The events of Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy, 70 years ago hold a special place in the hearts of many people, especially those who experienced it for themselves or knew someone who lived through it. Remembering D-Day is as important to them as it is for those of us wearing the uniform today.
The Air Force has provided mission, vision and priorities. Transforming vision into executable policy requires charismatic, energetic, inspirational yet humble leaders focused on Airmen and the mission. It is important to remember that being a leader is not tied to rank or position and it’s not about rewards. Leadership is about taking care of the people who complete the mission.
Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, 86th Airlift Wing commander, and Denis Lebarbier, mayor of Coigny, France, stood together June 7 to unveil a memorial plaque dedicated to the courage and fortitude of the veterans of the 358th Fighter Group who participated in D-Day operations 70 years ago.
Members of the German Bundesliga FCK Rolling Devils, a wheelchair basketball team based in Kaiserslautern, came out to the Kleber Fitness Center May 30 to join Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe Soldiers in a friendly game.
“Fun and Action in the City” is the motto of the children’s fest taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in the center of Kaiserslautern. The city and the advertising association “Kaiser in Lautern” will sponsor the traditional fest offering a diversified program for the whole family.