Search Results for "Wueschner" : 14

University of Mainz students visit Ramstein

University of Mainz students visit Ramstein

Photos by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski

Students from the University of Mainz listen as Dr. Silvano Wueschner, 86th Airlift Wing historian, provides a history and mission brief of Ramstein Jan. 20 during a base tour. The host nation office coordinated the tour to highlight the economic relationship and cultural aspects of both the U.S. armed forces […]

January 28, 2016 ×
Col. Harry Benham, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Operations and Plans chief, salutes during the playing of taps during the unveiling of a memorial stone for a World War II pilot Sept. 25 in Dietingen, Germany. Second Lt. Priesley Cooper Jr. was conducting an escorting mission when he was shot down.

German village honors fallen US Airman

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Armando A. Schwier-Morales 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The war was coming to an end. The thunder of the P-51D Mustang rolled under him as he dove for a strafing run.

October 8, 2015 ×

KMC Events and Notices – Sept. 18, 2015

Closures • Tuesday through Sept. 25, there will be a joint routine training exercise that will cause delays at gates within the KMC. In addition, Pulaski gate will be closed on Thursday. The only option to enter Pulaski/Vogelweh will be through the B-270 gate. Although most people will not be affected, […]

September 17, 2015 ×
Ramstein boasts lottery of numbered units, heritage

Ramstein boasts lottery of numbered units, heritage

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

Ramstein possesses a grab-bag of numbered squadrons, detachments and globally separated units. How these squadrons came under control of the 86th Airlift Wing starts back when the wing was first established.

February 13, 2014 ×
Silvano Wueschner, 86th Airlift Wing historian, sifts through books in his office Sept. 25 on Ramstein. Wueschner has been a historian at Ramstein since June 2011. He captures and organizes the history of the base.

86th Airlift Wing historian: Connecting past, present, future

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

History is the record of past events and is important to the future of a society. History affects what we do on a daily basis. Some may say the lack of knowledge of how and what happened in the past can be the reason history repeats itself.

October 3, 2013 ×
Ramstein and the three Chennault connections

Ramstein and the three Chennault connections

by Dr. Silvano A. Wueschner
86th Airlift Wing historian

Claire Chennault is one of those larger than life characters who emerges
from the annals of Air Force history. He may not have served with the
86th but there is an enduring connection from the inveterate daredevil
pilot and founder of the Air Corps Aerial acrobatics team the Flying
Trapeze.

July 27, 2012 ×
July: A month of great significance

July: A month of great significance

by Dr. Silvano A. Wueschner
86th Airlift Wing historian

The very mention of July conjures up images of family picnics, fireworks
and community celebrations to honor the Declaration of Independence on
July 4, 1776. Yet, for the 86th Airlift Wing, the month also holds
significance.

July 13, 2012 ×

War and peace: A historical perspective

by Dr. Silvano Wueschner
86th Airlift Wing historian

In November 1989 when the Berlin Wall and the Warsaw Pact came crashing
down, many people expected a peace dividend. I was reminded of that
yearning for peace some years ago when I conducted a seminar for young
Airmen at Balad.

June 15, 2012 ×

Robin Olds: ‘Triple Ace’ and advocate of tactical air power

by Dr. Silvano Wueschner
86th Airlift Wing historian

Brig. Gen. Robin Olds was a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot whose combined
total of 16 victories in World War II and Vietnam earned him the
distinction of a

May 18, 2012 ×

From Cold War to Desert Storm: Ramstein and the 86th Tactical Fighter Wing

by Dr. Silvano Wueschner
86th Airlift Wing Historian

In 1989, the world watched with fascination as one country after another
in Eastern Europe began to throw off the shackles of communism. On Nov.
9, 1989, the Berlin Wall started to come down amid cheers and
spontaneous celebrations.

May 3, 2012 ×