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Sky is the limit

Sky is the limit

A young girl’s eyes lit up as three U.S. Air Force pilots spoke about their experience of flying. She asked questions one after the other to learn as much as she could, in hopes to one day be a pilot just like them. U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Melissa Dombrock, […]

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U.S. Air Force Captain Todd Locke, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight commander, poses for a photo during Operation Allies Refuge at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sep. 5, 2021. Locke is the director of operations and oversees all activities related to one of the Pod’s housing evacuees from Afghanistan on Ramstein’s flightline. This includes packaging/distribution of food, security, and general day-to-day events. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Caleb S. Kimmell)

EOD to POD

Capt. Todd Locke, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight commander, is the “Pod Boss” for OAR, who oversees all activities inside each Pod, including the packaging and distributing of food, security, sanitation, and events.

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A new best friend for OAR volunteers unleashed

A new best friend for OAR volunteers unleashed

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Barbara Cordero, 86th Medical Group surgical technician, adopted her dog, a boxer mix named Goliath, three years ago as a Senior Airman. Cordero quickly noticed that Goliath instinctively comforted a few of her friends who suffered from anxiety and other stress disorders. Later, when Cordero […]

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PERSCO: Total accountability

PERSCO: Total accountability

From packaging and distributing meals to performing security detail, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kenton Waring, 435th Air Expeditionary Wing personnel support for contingency operations non commissioned officer in charge, is a jack of all trades. He is currently deployed to the 435th AEW at Ramstein Air Base, from Joint […]

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Slovak medics aim to sync medical efforts with LRMC visit

Slovak medics aim to sync medical efforts with LRMC visit

Medical professionals of the Slovak Republic Armed Forces visited with Landstuhl Regional Medical Center trauma specialists during a military medical expert exchange at LRMC, Aug. 19. The exchange allowed the medical professionals to discuss best practices and increase interoperability between NATO allies. The visit included discussions on LRMC’s unique Trauma […]

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U.S. Air Force Special Agent Melvin Watson, Office of Special Investigations investigator, speaks with an evacuee during Operation Allies Refuge at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 7, 2021. Ramstein provides safety, shelter, food, and medical services to evacuees while they await transportation to other transient locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alexcia Givens)

OSI: Silent professionals during Operation Allies Refuge

Throughout Operation Allies Refuge, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 515, has been coordinating and orchestrating the efforts of federal law enforcement agencies in Europe and the United States.

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U.S. Air Force Capt. Jeffery Rueben, center, left, 52nd Medical Readiness Squadron physician assistant, and U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jeffrey Tremel, right, Defense Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Accounting Agency independent medical technician, provide a medical check-up for an evacuee at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 31, 2021. Ramstein provides safe, temporary lodging for evacuees from Afghanistan as part of Operation Allies Refuge over the course of the next several weeks. Medical technicians are available around the clock to provide assistance for evacuees in case of illness or injury. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taylor Slater)

Saving lives and starting lives: Medical efforts in OAR

The medical Pods at the temporary Joint Mobility Processing Center at Ramstein Air Base are just the first stop for medical care for newly arrived evacuees during Operation Allies Refuge.

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86 MDSS pharmacy support during OAR

86 MDSS pharmacy support during OAR

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Community Events – September 17, 2021

Community Events – September 17, 2021

Due to host nation regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, some community events may be cancelled or postponed. Please verify the status before making plans to attend a community event. Latin Night at Armstrong’s Club It’s time to Rumba, Salsa and Cha-Cha -Cha 9 p.m. first and third Saturday […]

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CET bridges cultural gap, facilitates communication in OAR

The quickly created Cultural Engagement Team is charged with ensuring members of Operation Allies Refuge are aware of Afghan cultural differences and sensitivities. The team, comprised of U.S. Air Force Public Affairs Officers, Information Operations Officers, U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Army Task Force 361st […]

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