Team Ramstein touches down for D-Day 75

by Senior Airman Devin Rumbaugh
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

CHERBOURG-OCTEVILLE, France — More than 100 Airmen from Team Ramstein arrived at Cherbourg-Maupertus Airport to support the commemoration of D-Day in Normandy, France, May 30.

A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules, assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, sits on the ramp of Cherbourg-Maupertus Airport, France, May 30. More than 100 Team Ramstein members arrived to support the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. Seventy-five years later, the bravery and heroism by all allies on D-Day continue to resonate with U.S. forces.

The United States, along with several other nations will honor the sacrifice of the greatest generation at events throughout the Normandy region of France, June 1 to 9.
“It is an honor to be here and to commemorate the invasion of Normandy, 75 years later,” said U.S. Air Force Capt. Michael Ceci, 37th Airlift Squadron pilot and deputy mission commander.
“I’ve always wanted to see the places where these defining moments in history and unbelievable acts of bravery actually took place. I’m honored and humbled to partake in the flight operations.”
The 37th Airlift Squadron is scheduled to support over 44 flyovers throughout the week with participation from seven NATO countries.
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Members of Team Ramstein exit from a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules, assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, at Cherbourg-Maupertus Airport, France, May 30. The men and women of the U.S. military remain forever indebted to World War II veterans who demonstrated selfless service and sacrifice that characterize the greatest generation in defense of global peace and security.