Archive for June, 2014


Features

Standing on shoulders of giants

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

Heritage, pride and legacy are a few words that may come to mind as people walk through the halls of the 37th Airlift Squadron.

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News

Color guard members from Landstuhl Regional Medical Center participate in a May 17 ceremony in Wereth, Belgium, honoring 11 African-American Soldiers murdered during World War II.

Wereth 11 honored at Belgian ceremony

Story and photo by Taylor Massey
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Public Affairs

A significant memorial was held in the small town of Wereth, Belgium, to celebrate, honor and recognize 11 African-American Soldiers who fought and were massacred during World War II. These men are now remembered as “The Wereth 11.”

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News

William “Bill” Prindible (left) and Julian “Bud” Rice, World War II veterans and former 37th Troop Carrier Squadron C-47 Skytrain pilots, answer questions from members of Team Ramstein. Rice and Prindible were invited by the 37th Airlift Squadron to participate in events commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

WWII veterans tell 70-year-old story

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Kris Levasseur
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

In the largest orchestrated air, ground and sea assaults of the century, more than 850 C-47 Skytrains piloted by Airmen with the Army Air Forces and the 37th Troop Carrier Squadron were to deliver approximately 13,000 paratroopers from the 82nd and 101st Airborne into battle.

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Blotter

KMC Blotter – June 6, 2014

MAY 27 2:01 a.m.: Drunken driving was reported in Kaiserslautern. 6:43 a.m.: Theft from a motor vehicle was reported in Ramstein-Miesenbach. 7:23 a.m.: A minor traffic accident was reported in Landstuhl. 2:50 p.m.: A minor traffic accident was reported in Kaiserslautern. MAY 28 1:03 p.m.: Larceny of government and private property was reported in Steinwenden. […]

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News

Photo by Staff Sgt. Kris LevasseurJulian Rice (seated left) and William Prindible, World War II veterans and former 37th Troop Carrier Squadron C-47 Skytrain pilots, answer questions from members of the media before telling their story to members of Team Ramstein. Rice and Prindible were invited by the 37th Airlift Squadron to participate in events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

WWII legends speak about D-Day experience

by Staff Sgt. Travis Edwards
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Two veteran pilots who were part of the D-Day invasion over Normandy, France, spoke to a packed crowd of service members, dependents and retirees Monday on Ramstein.

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Commentary

What SAPR stand-down day is all about

by Carmen Schott
86th Airlift Wing sexual assault response coordinator

Ever since I can remember, I enjoyed helping people. It was something that brought me great happiness. Helping support my friends, family and co-workers was always something that I felt was my mission to do. I felt a personal responsibility to serve others and to relieve the pain of those […]

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Commentary

Personal energy, overproduction

by Capt. Fred Jackson
86th Maintenance Group

As I entered technical training in 2005, the first words I heard were, stay fit-to-fight. Listening to our instructor gather opinions and discussing how the physical fitness examination changed from what we experienced through our different commissioning source was definitely a conversation point.

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News

Honoring history to secure the future

Honoring history to secure the future

Seventy years separate the two photos of a Douglas C-47. In that time, the Air Force became a separate, independent service of the Department of Defense, and the military has upgraded its airframes and capabilities.

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