Ramstein-Miesenbach recognizes 86th AW commander’s leadership

by 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
Photo by Stefan Layes
Photo by Stefan Layes

Ramstein-Miesenbach’s mayor Klaus Layes presented an award to Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente, 86th Airlift Wing commander, June 10.

The award was given to Mordente for his leadership of the 86th AW and Ramstein Air Base, which abuts the village of Ramstein-Miesenbach. The award highlights the continued cooperation and partnerships between the United States Air Force personnel assigned to RAB and the local communities and their civic leaders.

Layes recognized Mordente for two years of “good partnership” through his leadership and for working with the town of Ramstein-Miesenbach to create a “fruitful working relationship.” He also expressed his gratitude for cooperating with the planning of this year’s Rheinland-Pfalz Tag.

“I believe that one of Ramstein’s many strengths are the neighbors that stand by us,” said Mordente, “it has been a true pleasure leading the 86th Airlift Wing and working with local leaders like Mayor Layes has been an honor.Cooperation like this is key to executing our mission of providing responsive combat airpower and maintaining a safe, welcoming environment in which to
live and work.”