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Lt. Col. Mechelle B. Hale, U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern commander, accepts the Garrison Organizational Colors from Col. Willie E. Gaddis, USAG Heidelberg commander, in a change-of-command ceremony Aug. 10 at the Armstrong Community Club on Vogelweh Housing in Kaiserslautern. USAGK changes commanders
Lt. Col. Mechelle B. Hale took command of the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern Aug. 10 at the Armstrong Community Club on Vogelweh Housing. She succeeds Lt. Col. Erik O. Daiga, who goes to the Pentagon to serve with the Army Chief of Staff for Installation Management Office. "I'm honored by the privilege to become a part of this team," said
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Default Air Force Logo Out of Cyprus: a letter of thanks to Ramstein Airmen
Editor's note: the following letter was submitted to the 435th Air Base Wing Public Affairs Office by a family who travelled through Ramstein following their departure from Lebanon. Words cannot describe my gratitude and appreciation to you and to everyone at the air base in Ramstein, Germany. My son Danny (15), my daughter Amanda (11) and I were
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435th Air Base Wing Command Chief Master Sgt. David Spector Q&A: new 435th ABW command chief
The 435th Air Base Wing has a new command chief, Chief Master Sgt. David Spector. Chief Spector took a few minutes recently to answer some questions about his position, his expectations of the enlisted corps at Ramstein and his leadership philosophy. KA: What are your expectations of the enlisted corps at Ramstein? Chief Spector: First and
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Capt. Chi Suh, a nurse with the 435th Medical Squadron, hugs his wife after returning from a humanitarian mission to Cyprus Aug. 7. 86th CRG serve in Cyprus; 435th MDG Airmen return
The recent movement of personnel and supplies in and out of Lebanon and Cyprus has been a massive undertaking, requiring cooperation across all U.S. service branches. Ramstein Airmen have been at the heart of the matter since the beginning. Members of the 86th Contingency Response Group continue to operate in Cyprus, and Airmen from the 435th
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RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFPN) -- Members of the 435th Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility transfer ABC anchorman Bob Woodruff to a C-17 Globemaster III here today. Mr. Woodruff and his cameraman, Doug Vogt, were injured in Iraq and had been treated for their injuries at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. The C-17 is from the Mississippi Air National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Amaani Lyle)
                   Air Force evacuates ABC News team to U.S.
An injured ABC News correspondent and cameraman were flown from here to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., today to receive additional medical treatment in the U.S.Anchorman Bob Woodruff and cameraman, Doug Vogt, were injured in Iraq and treated for their injuries at the Air Force Theater Hospital at Balad Air Base, Iraq, and later at Landstuhl Regional
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RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFPN) -- Staff Sgt. Bamidele Odeniyi (left) explains inventory procedures and operations to Lance Corporals Joel Sefako and Bathoeng Keakwala from the Botswana Defense Force during their visit to the 435th Logistics Readiness Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. John E. Lasky)
Botswana Defense Force learns about warehouse management
Five members of the Botswana Defense Force, or BDF, visited Ramstein last week to learn about the Air Force's warehouse management procedures and operations.The 435th Logistics Readiness Squadron hosted the visit, touring the group through the base's inbound cargo sections, receiving section, storage and issue element, hazardous materials section,
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An Airman marshals a C-17 Globemaster III as it begins a mission from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on Sunday, March 19, 2006. The Mississippi Air National Guard transport delivered cargo to Al Asad, Iraq, and returned from Balad Air Base, Iraq, as an aeromedical mission which put the air transport past the 1 millionth hour of flight time. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John E. Lasky) C-17 surpasses its 1 millionth flying hour
A C-17 Globemaster III on a routine air evacuation mission from Iraq flew the Air Force transport fleet past the 1 millionth flying hour mark on its return to this airlift hub today.There were no bands or dignitaries waiting for the plane -- from the Mississippi Air National Guard's 172nd Airlift Wing -- when it arrived after a more than 14-hour
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A C-17 Globemaster III awaits loading on the parking ramp at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on Sunday, March 19, 2006. The transport, from McChord Air Force Base, Wash., helps a fleet of Air Force cargo planes move troops and cargo from stateside bases to Iraq and Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John E. Lasky) C-17s would help USAFE's air mobility business
As the need grows for more Air Force transports to move cargo and troops to Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. Air Forces in Europe is feeling the pinch.Today, most Air Force airlift missions support military operations in the two countries, said Col. Phil Bossert, commander of 16th Air Force's air mobility operations control center at this busy airlift
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Capt. Jeremy Smith, a C-130 Hercules navigator with the 37th Airlift Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, served a tour with the 777th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron at Balad Air Base, Iraq, and trained Iraqi Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John E. Lasky) Navigator takes on training challenge
A C-130 Hercules navigator said helping train the Airmen of the Iraqi Air Force's first operational transport unit was no easy task.Capt. Jeremy Smith of the 37th Airlift Squadron here served a tour with the 777th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron's advisory committee at Balad Air Base, Iraq, helping train members of the Iraqi Air Force's Squadron 23
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Staff Sgt. Robert Van Hulle (left) says goodbye as Staff Sgt. Markus Hunt and his military working dog, Diego, prepare to board an aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, on Tuesday, May 9, 2006. Sergeant Van Hulle is the 435th Security Forces Squadron military dog handler liaison. Sergeant Hunt and Diego were returning to Misawa Air Base, Japan, after a six-month tour supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John E. Lasky) Sergeant's job is for the dogs
Staff Sgt. Robert Van Hulle is a dog's best friend at this busy airlift base. And military working dog Diego, a Belgian Malinois, appreciates that.The security forces sergeant met Diego and his partner, Staff Sgt. Markus Hunt, when they transited Ramstein on their way home after a tour in Southwest Asia.That's part of the sergeant's job. He is the
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