ADAZI MILITARY BASE, Latvia — 11,000 U.S. and NATO military members from 20 countries wrapped up exercise Saber Strike 17, June 24. The exercise took place in various regions in the Baltics and Poland from May 28 to June 24.
Archive for June, 2017
Team Ramstein members partnered with the Fuss-ballverein Ramstein Fussball Club A-Team for a sports day at FV Olympia Field, Ramstein-Miesenbach, June 24.
I left for Air Force Basic Military Training on May 11, 2015. I left behind most of my immediate family, the love of my life, Joseph, and our two dogs. The six-hour drive to the Military Entrance Processing Station was filled with every emotion ranging from anxious to excitement. An […]
June 21 11:40 p.m.: Domestic assault in Harsberg-Weselberg June 22 4 a.m.: Failure to pay debt, assault, resistance, flight, breach of arrest, disorderly conduct and drunkeness in Landstuhl June 23 9:40 p.m.: Domestic assault in Otterberg 11:30 p.m.: Aggravated assault in Kaiserslautern June 24 3:58 a.m.: Drunken operation of vehicle […]
Retire in Germany briefing The Next Retire In Germany Briefing will be conducted 1 to 3 p.m. July 28 in Bldg. 2120, room 105, on Ramstein. The 86 AW Retiree Activities Office, Customs Office, TRICARE and the VA, will be briefing. To register for the briefing contact the RAO at […]
In the heat of a German summer afternoon, 28 young people make their way through the forest. They are mostly too young to be Airmen, yet they wear similar uniforms as they carry fellow members on stretchers, over walls and under barbed wire, following the orders of their cadre.
Many Airmen and Soldiers are used to working alongside one another in a variety of career fields. Pilots, security forces, maintainers, and others often have the opportunity to build a partnership with sister services through exercises and deployments.
Usually when NATO nations come together, it’s to work together toward a common goal, but that wasn’t the case when six nations came together on Ramstein, June 20-21. This time they were competing against each other as they worked toward a similar goal — victory in the NATO Allied Air […]
My name is Stephanie. I was born and I enlisted into the Air Force as Jonathan from St. Louis, Missouri. My father was in the Air Force as well, and it just made sense for me to leave home the same way. My first year in the military was filled with what I would say every child leaving home deals with; learning who they are and learning to accept the different parts of who they are. That’s when I came out as transgender male-to-female, and at first, it was a very difficult few months. I first only came out to certain friends, and of course family, and all the change left me in a difficult place until I was introduced to the military’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community, OutServe-SLDN, Germany. Through this group I made many friends, and was accepted into their family almost immediately. After a few months of this, I had the confidence to live as who I was until I began pursuing treatment.
“The struggles, sacrifices, and successes among the LGBT community continue to shape our history and remind us to uphold tolerance and justice for all. Integrity and respect are fundamental qualities of our military and civilian culture. As we celebrate the diversity of the total force, we honor all who have answered the call to serve, and their unwavering commitment to our shared mission. During the month of June, let us celebrate the diversity of the DoD workforce and rededicate ourselves to equity, dignity, and respect for all.” – A.M. Kurta, performing the duties of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, 2017 DoD LGBT Pride Month Memo.