Ramstein honors Earth Day


by SrA Milton Hamilton
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

A Ramstein elementary school student pats the dirt after planting a sapling during an Earth Day event on Ramstein Air Base, April 29. Approximately 100 second graders from Ramstein elementary school planted 1,200 trees in honor of Earth Day.
Gerhard Wagner, 86th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Management Office falconer, releases his falcon during an Earth Day event on Ramstein Air Base, April 23. Wagner showed how natural resources help the Ramstein mission, by allowing his falcon to scare away birds from the flight line.
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, shovels dirt with members of the German forest authority, during an Earth Day tree planting ceremony on Ramstein Air Base, April 29. The tree planting symbolized support for environmental protection as well as a continued joint partnership between the 86th AW and Germany’s environmental authorities.
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, poses for a photo with members of the German forest authority, during an Earth Day tree planting ceremony on Ramstein Air Base, April 26. Earth Day is an annual occurrence honored around the world to campaign and garnish support for environmental protection.