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Ramstein Airmen build bare base in contested exercise

Ramstein Airmen build bare base in contested exercise

Story and photos by
Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

GROSTENQUIN AIR BASE, France — Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing’s 435th Contingency Response Group and more than 11 other organizations, along with one C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, deployed to Grostenquin Air Base, France, to participate […]

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Chief Wright to Airmen: Know your retirement options

by Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth O. Wright
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

The opt-in deadline for the Blended Retirement System is Dec. 31, 2018. Make your decision knowing only you can determine which system is best for you, and understand that if you opt into BRS, it is irrevocable. You only have one chance to make this choice, so it’s imperative you […]

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Holiday readiness

Holiday readiness

by Command Sgt. Maj.
Thurman Lee Reynolds
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

I know what you might be thinking. “Leave it to a command sergeant major to add ‘readiness’ to ‘holiday.’” And, yes, while medical and service member readiness is my top priority, I mean to emphasize it in a different way as it pertains to this time of the year. GLUEHWEIN […]

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Airlifter of the Week: 86th CPTS budget analyst

Airlifter of the Week: 86th CPTS budget analyst

Story and photo by
Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

An 86th Comptroller Squadron budget analyst received the honor of being Ramstein’s Airlifter of the Week on Nov. 30. The 86th Airlift Wing commander and command chief lauded Tech. Sgt. Fritz Julian for his excellence in executing the Air Force mission across the European theater of operation. Julian, who hails […]

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Key Spouse program: Key to keeping families connected

by Airman 1st Class Ariel Leighty
86 Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Air Force Key Spouse program is an official Air Force family and readiness program implemented to help Airmen and their families be resilient through any unexpected challenges. A key spouse is a volunteer who is formally appointed by the unit commander to be a conduit of information between unit […]

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Call to honorable service runs deep in Army family

Call to honorable service runs deep in Army family

Story and photo by Brittany Jones
21st Theater Sustainment Command

A father and son continued a lineage of service, at the top of Kleber Kaserne’s historic clock tower as Lt. Col. Brett Swanke, U.S. Army Europe’s Chief of Inspections for the Inspector General, promoted his son 2nd Lt. Braxton Swanke to 1st Lieutenant, Nov. 26. As a military child claiming […]

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Red-nosed Herc brings Holiday Cheer

Red-nosed Herc brings Holiday Cheer

by Senior Airman Devin M. Rumbaugh
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

       

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Remembering a servant leader, friend: John Edward Haldeman

Remembering a servant leader, friend: John Edward Haldeman

Story and photo by
Sgt. Maj. (Ret) Michael D. Richter
KMC Retiree Council

The loss of a spouse or family member can be a time of great stress and grieving for a surviving member. U.S. Army Europe has seven enduring garrisons, each with their own retiree services officer who, in many cases, also serves as the area’s casualty affairs officer. The men and […]

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Celebrating the life of Melissa Ford

Celebrating the life of Melissa Ford

Story and photo by Ramstein Intermediate School

“I can fly like an eagle, high up in the sky, on the wings of the spirit, I can fly.” Melissa Ford, well-known Department of Defense Education Activity educator, friend, sister, and daughter, passed away in the early hours of Friday, Oct. 19, surrounded by family and friends. Melissa was […]

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Annual holiday program brings communities together

Annual holiday program brings communities together

Story and photos by Mary Davis
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz
Public Affairs Office

Baumholder Military Community Soldiers have more to be merry about this holiday season due to an annual event that brings military and local communities together. Operation Good Cheer is a seasonal program pairing Soldiers with local Baumholder families, who open their homes to service members for Christmas. Prior to the […]

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