Ramstein community helps postal Airmen during busy holiday season

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Capt. Matthew Streett, 86th Airlift Wing chaplain, distributes mail as a volunteer at the Northside Post Office Dec. 8 on Ramstein. To celebrate the season of giving back, chaplains, their assistants and other volunteers spent the day helping postal Airmen sort mail.

Members of the Northside Chapel volunteered to help Airmen at the Northside Post Office Dec. 9 on Ramstein.

To celebrate the season of giving back, chaplains, their assistants and other volunteers spent the day helping the 86th Communication Squadron postal Airmen sort mail.

Senior Master Sgt. Jose Gomez, 86th Airlift Wing chapel operations superintendent, believes it’s all about bringing the community closer together during this time of the year.

“The 86th AW chapel team are here to spend time with our units and to spread the word asking for more volunteers to assist the post office during the holiday season,” Gomez said. “Volunteering is about making a positive impact to the community. It is important because it allows you to meet new friends and build a network support in the community.”


The purpose was to not only help the Airmen with their job but also to spread the word about volunteering at the post office during the holiday season.

“The holidays are hands down the busiest time of the year for us all,” said Airman 1st Class Djemila Evans, 86th Communication Squadron postal specialist. “When we see volunteers come in and help, not only do they help us not feel overwhelmed with the large workload, but it also boosts our morale seeing new faces.”

For those that can find time to help at the post office, the process is easy. Call the Northside Post Office at 480-7857 or 06371-47-7857 to schedule your time slot to help Airmen during the busiest time of the year for Ramstein’s postal specialists.

However, more than just postal Airmen need help during the holidays. Volunteer opportunities arise across the KMC constantly, and some venues that reach out to the local communities in need are the USO, located at the Ramstein passenger terminal, or the chapel.

These organizations can help make a difference in the community and aid in maintaining morale through dozens of volunteer opportunities during the holiday season. It’s the time of year where people are brought together, and giving back to those in need is part of Ramstein’s culture of Airmen looking out for Airmen and more.

Maj. Chuck Seligman, 86th Airlift Wing chapel branch chief, helps postal specialists Dec. 8 at the Northside Post Office on Ramstein. Volunteer opportunities arise across the KMC constantly, and some venues that reach out to the local communities in need are the USO, located at the Ramstein passenger terminal, or the chapel.