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DOD building capacity to support up to 50,000 Afghan evacuees

DOD building capacity to support up to 50,000 Afghan evacuees

As part of Operation Allies Refuge, the Defense Department is building capacity to house up to 50,000 Afghan evacuees on seven different military installations across the United States. “The request for assistance from the State Department specifically requested that the Department of Defense provide culturally appropriate food, water, bedding, religious […]

September 3, 2021 ×

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US central to one of largest, most difficult airlifts in history, Biden tells nation

US central to one of largest, most difficult airlifts in history, Biden tells nation

The civilian evacuations in Afghanistan involve one of the largest and most difficult airlifts in history, and the only country in the world capable of projecting that much power is the United States, President Joe Biden said in a televised address to the country today. Since he addressed the nation […]

August 27, 2021 ×

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USAG Rheinland-Pfalz provides beds, comfort to Allies Refuge evacuees

USAG Rheinland-Pfalz provides beds, comfort to Allies Refuge evacuees

Beds, showers, and a temporary place to call home are three things U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz is providing to people evacuated during Operation Allies Refuge. The garrison’s contribution is part of a more significant effort by the Kaiserslautern Military Community, which includes Ramstein Air Base, providing a transit point and […]

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Josh Olson, 86th Airlift Wing commander, holds a comfort kit provided by the American Red Cross at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 20, 2021. Ramstein Air Base is providing safe, temporary lodging for qualified evacuees from Afghanistan as part of Operation Allies Refuge during the next several weeks. Operation Allies Refuge is facilitating the quick, safe evacuation of U.S. citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk Afghans from Afghanistan. Qualified evacuees will receive support, such as temporary lodging, food, medical screening and treatment and more, while housed at Ramstein Air Base while preparing for onward movements to their final destinations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jan K. Valle)

Commentary: A message from 86 AW commander

To the men and women of Team Ramstein: In the span of only a few long days, Ramstein Air Base transformed into U.S. European Command’s primary evacuation hub supporting one of the largest, most complex humanitarian airlift operations in history.

August 27, 2021 ×

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KMC Blotter – August 27, 2021

August 16 9:40 a.m.: Theft in Ramstein-Miesenbach August 17 4:23 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Otterbach August 18 Nothing significant to report August 19 7:44 a.m.: Major traffic collision in Landstuhl 10:20 a.m.: Theft in Ramstein-Miesenbach 9:01 p.m.: Driving under the influence in Ramstein-Miesenbach August 20 1:19 a.m.: Driving while […]

August 27, 2021 ×

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Commentary: 21st century leadership: Innovation, embracing change

Commentary: 21st century leadership: Innovation, embracing change

Over the past year and a half the world has faced a global pandemic, stock market collapse followed by its meteoric rise, global political changes, and rampant social unrest. During this timeframe and despite the global upheavals, the U.S. military’s core missions did not change. The war against terror has […]

August 20, 2021 ×

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Air Force releases additional dress, appearance changes

Air Force releases additional dress, appearance changes

New dress and appearance updates will soon be released following feedback, testing from Airmen and reviews conducted as a part of the 2020 Air Force Uniform Board.

August 20, 2021 ×

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First Space Guardian for NATO Space Centre

First Space Guardian for NATO Space Centre

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation Space Centre gained its first U.S. Space Force Guardian, when a key member of the team, Major Matthew Leines, officially transferred from the U.S. Air Force to the U.S. Space Force on Aug 12. During the formal ceremony held at Allied Air Command on Aug. […]

August 20, 2021 ×

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1 ABCT, 1 ID assumes authority in Żagań, Poland

1 ABCT, 1 ID assumes authority in Żagań, Poland

Zagan, Poland — The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team “Devil Brigade,” 1st Infantry Division assumed command during a transfer of authority ceremony in Zagan, Poland, Aug. 13. The event signified the successful end of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team “Ironhorse,” 1st Cavalry Division’s nine-month rotation to Poland. After months […]

August 20, 2021 ×

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KMC Blotter – August 20, 2021

August 9 3:30 a.m.: Damage to government property on Pulaski Barracks 6:15 a.m.: Theft in Kindsbach 7:50 a.m.: Theft in Kindsbach 7:58 a.m.: Theft in Kindsbach 8:05 a.m.: Theft in Kindsbach 9:05 a.m.: Theft in Kindsbach 4:34 p.m.: Verbal altercation in Weilerbach 7:56 p.m.: Damage to personal property in Kaiserslautern […]

August 20, 2021 ×