Ramstein leadership joins Airmen, celebrates Thanksgiving

by Staff Sgt. Tory Patterson
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Brig. Gen. Richard Moore, 86th Airlift Wing commander, prepares to serve Airmen during a Thanksgiving meal Nov. 23 on Ramstein Air Base. Leaders gathered to serve holiday meals to Airmen and their families and to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. In the U.S., the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition can trace its origins back to 1621 in the heart of a newly-founded city called Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. However, the first nationwide Thanksgiving proclamation was made by the first president of the U.S., George Washington, in 1789. Since then, the holiday has been celebrated by an entire nation to recount the blessings of the year.

Chief Master Sgt. Aaron Bennett, 86th Airlift Wing command chief, serves Airmen during a Thanksgiving meal Nov. 23 on Ramstein Air Base. Every year at Ramstein, leadership across the Kaiserslautern Military Community visits the base’s dining facility to cook food and meet Airmen during Thanksgiving. Menu items included turkey, prime rib, ham, mashed potatoes and dressing.

Airman 1st Class Saul Ramos-Garcia, 786th Force Support Squadron food service apprentice, prepares desserts during the Thanksgiving meal Nov. 23 on Ramstein Air Base.

Col. Uduak Udoaka (left), 86th Logistics Readiness Group commander, serves Airmen during a Thanksgiving meal Nov. 23 on Ramstein Air Base.