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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kaylea Berry, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs broadcast journalist, is pictured in her military uniform, left, and her traditional Mvskoko (Creek) Nation attire at Ramstein Air Base, Nov. 8. Berry keeps a connection with her tribe by learning its language and history, and by reading about how current events affect her, her family, and her tribe.

Honoring National American Indian Heritage Month

A U.S. Army Maj. in 1912 said “The real secret which makes the Indian such an outstanding soldier is his enthusiasm for the fight.”

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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jennifer Zima, 501st Combat Support Wing photojournalist, photographs St. Andrews Church in Kyiv, Ukraine, Oct. 19. Courtesy photo

From Ukraine with love: An Airman visits her homeland

“Where are you from?” Military members often travel to all ends of the earth and meet people from all walks of life. We often get asked that question. People want to know our story, where our roots began.

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Tips for a safe, successful household goods shipping experience

Tips for a safe, successful household goods shipping experience

One constant of working for the military is frequent moves. Whether you are just arriving in Europe or finishing your tour, you will have to deal with receiving or shipping household goods.

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86 MXS Airman recognized as Airlifter of the Week

86 MXS Airman recognized as Airlifter of the Week

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kendal “Wade” Roberson, 86th Maintenance Squadron hydraulic section chief, was recognized as Airlifter of the Week, Nov. 5.

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Genesis Guerrero, a 39th Air Base Wing chaplain, meditates in the chapel at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Oct. 2. The chaplain survived a challenging childhood due to his father’s troubled lifestyle, but the pair reconciled after the younger Guerrero found his faith at the age of 18.

Seeing the bigger picture

Capt. Genesis Guerrero, a chaplain for the 39th Air Base Wing, was 17 years old when his family almost fell apart.

It started with an ugly discovery, then escalated into fits of rage as he witnessed his parents arguing hysterically: his father, Gene, had been caught being unfaithful.

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kenaniah Taft, explosive ordnance disposal technician, performs a hang power clean at Ramstein Air Base, Nov. 5. Participants in the EOD 136 Memorial Workout wear plate carriers, adding an additional 20 pounds to the workout.

136 Memorial Workout: EOD remembers fallen

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Dr. Michelle Woodfork, Smith Elementary School principal, talks to her students in Baumholder Military Community. Woodfork was an assistant principal in Baumholder from 2009 to 2011 and returned in 2019 as principal following an assignment at Ramstein Middle School. Photo by Bernd Mai

Garrison, school partnerships benefit Baumholder community

A strong partnership between U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz leaders and school principals led to improvements for students and teachers in the Baumholder Military Community this past year.

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Brig. Gen. Mark August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, poses for a photo with U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Christian Martin, 86th Operation Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Training non-commissioned officer in charge, in recognition of Martin receiving Airlifter of the Week Oct. 31, on Ramstein Air Base. Martin maintains just under one million dollars worth of facilities and training equipment in order to sustain aircrew currencies for missions spanning three geographic combatant commands.

Airlifter of the Week: SERE NCOIC can’t escape recognition

Staff Sgt. Christian Martin, 86th Operations Support Squadron Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape Training non-commissioned officer in charge, might be able to evade capture in the wilderness, but he couldn’t escape the surprise when leadership recognized him as Airlifter of the Week, Oct. 31 on Ramstein Air Base. Martin leads […]

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Three U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation employees, (from left) Steve Selvey, Kaiserslautern Outdoor Recreation director; Ingrid Osewalt, Kaiserslautern DFMWR deputy director and Beau Yeager, Baumholder Outdoor Recreation director; accept the award for being a finalist in the Armed Forces category in the 2019 National Recreation and Park Association National Gold Medal Award program in Baltimore, Maryland, in September.

USAG RP DFMWR named national award finalist

The U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation was named a finalist for the 2019 National Recreation and Park Association National Gold Medal Award in September.

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Army 1st Lt. Herschel H. Mattes Courtesy photo

Former 86th WWII pilot laid to rest after 75 years

After nine years of research, Dr. Stephen Johnson picks up a small, worn artifact among his possessions and polishes the rough surface with his thumb. The piece originated from a downed World War II A-36A Apache aircraft nicknamed “Stelloola,” after its pilot’s little sister.

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