In response to the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 outbreak, an 86th Airlift Wing C-130J Super Hercules out of Ramstein Air Base, assisted the Italian government in transporting medical and other relief supplies between supply hubs in Milan and Rome, Italy, May 13.
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing decontaminate a Transport Isolation System on a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, after the transport of a potentially infectious patient to Ramstein Air Base, May 8. The mission marked the fourth mission and the 14th patient moved using the TIS since its first operational use on April 10.
An Airman assigned to the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron stands at a welding work station during a 435th Contingency and Training Squadron welding course at Ramstein Air Base, April 28. Welding curtains are used at the stations to ensure safety from welding fumes and chemicals.
A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from Ramstein Air Base drops heavy cargo on Landing Zone Kristen at Baumholder, May 8. Airmen with the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron prepared and recovered the cargo as part of their local proficiency training.
Family Advocacy now uses telephones and video chat to offer services such as individual and couples counseling, new parent support program and a domestic abuse victim advocate hotline. They also offer online classes every Wednesday at 1 p.m., mostly centered on parents and families.
The Headquarters and Head-quarters Battery, 10th Army Air and Missile Defense, Soldier and Family Readiness Group (SFRG), located within the Kaiserslautern Military Community, is not just a support network between the unit and families. In fact, the SFRG has doubled efforts to ensure family members are informed and cognizant of the ever-changing COVID-19 laws and restrictions that began here since the pandemic began.
This time of year usually brings the sight of packing material and shipping containers stacked like skyscrapers, the ripping sound of packing tape, a plethora of housing appointments, and the various to-do lists that come with a permanent change of station move. However, this PCS season has been put on hold for most service members and their families due to the Stop Movement order issued by the Secretary of Defense in early March.
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department rappel a structure during a rescue certification course at Ramstein Air Base, April 28. The 86th CES firefighters practiced changing ropes after finding obstructions in their ropes, while ascending and descending the structures.
Water pours out of a fire hose at a 435th Construction and Training Squadron training site at Ramstein Air Base, April 29. The 435th CTS teaches U.S. Air Forces in Europe water and fuel systems maintenance Airmen how to properly operate and maintain the reverse water osmosis purification unit in a contingency environment.
Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated every year on May 8 to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices spouses make for their loved ones in the Armed Forces. Military spouses are the “glue” that holds families together when their family member must report for duty at a moment’s notice.