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Default Air Force Logo An open letter to my Airmen -- AGOW style
When I came on board 20 months ago, it did not take long for me to realize that the Air Ground Operations Wing, and then subsequently the Air Expeditionary Wing, are like no other wings I have ever been associated with. The AGOW has over 1200 Airmen from 81 career fields, spread across three continents, which are unbelievably effective at executing
0 2/18
2015
Default Air Force Logo Capt. Spanky learns Fasching
Good day, or "Guten Tag" my furless followers. This week I took time off from the Ramstein mission to focus on some local events - Fasching!It was time to celebrate and party, with CHEESE! Well, I hope you got your party on because by the time you read this, it will be over. Let's discuss what Fasching is.Traditionally, it was celebrated by the
0 2/17
2015
Here I am, dressed in my best! Share your adventures
Greetings, my faithful furless followers. I hope the first month of 2015 has been exciting for you. This year is looking well for traveling within the European Union. My little nub can't stay still just thinking about the places I'm going to allow my humans to take me this year.Being stationed at Ramstein allows us to travel to so many places with
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2015
Capt. Spanky flies high this week in a C-130J Super Hercules. (U.S. Air Force Graphic) Capt Spanky flies with C-130s
"It's a nice and sunny day there are treats and cheese waiting for me. There is nothing that can stop me." I told this line to myself again and again trying to calm myself down over the "roud" roar of the C-130J Super Hercules engines.In reality it would be hours before the sun came up. The only thing waiting for me was a doggie barf bag and a
0 1/27
2015
Here I am, dressed in my best! Capt Spanky to fly?
I asked my two-legged machine that feeds me, "What does it feel like to fly in a C-130J Super Hercules." I mean that is what Ramstein does after all.Ramstein is a hub for many aircraft going to many places, and you know how I know, because I chase after so many of them trying to lick them. I am told this is a bad idea. They say, "Foreign object
0 1/20
2015
Default Air Force Logo What is your story?
As a photojournalist for the U.S. Air Force, I have been exposed to and documented many aspects of the military, and I get to see how everything comes together.Even as a younger Airman, I can see to some extent how each mission is important, and why each Airman's story needs to be told. However, this was not always the case.Part of my mission as a
0 1/13
2015
Col. Gordon Hendrickson, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Director of Intelligence, speaks with Capt. Ty Axson, USAFE Chief of Current Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Operations-Europe, during a Senior Leader-To-Company Grade Officer Speed Mentoring event at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec. 16, 2014. Senior leaders from around the Kaiserslautern Military Community mentored CGOs on various subjects including career progression and networking. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Timothy Moore) Staying mission ready at home
Mission readiness goes far beyond just being prepared in the work-place for the call of duty. The senior leader speed mentoring seminar on Dec. 16, 2014, reminded me of how service members can accomplish this in our daily lives.By far, this was one of the most enlightening and fulfilling experiences I have had throughout my 10 years in the Air
0 1/12
2015
Here I am, dressed in my best! Capt. Spanky’s adventure to Koln
After taking a small hiatus during the holidays, I am back once again to share with you my most recent adventure to Koln, Germany.I had the need to leave the confines of our home and stretch my paws into the world, so the humans and I decided to venture off to Koln and see what new experiences we could indulge ourselves in.The first thing we had to
0 1/12
2015
Here I am, dressed in my best! Better you, better us
Happy New Year, Team Ramstein! I hope you all had a safe and joyous holiday time with your loved ones, but now it's time to buckle down and dig all your paws into 2015.As at the beginning of many a new year, many of us have probably committed ourselves to be better than we were last year in some area or another of our lives.As individuals have done
0 1/09
2015
Default Air Force Logo Looking forward to a great 2015
I've said it before and I'll say it again, I have the greatest job in the Air Force. I have a front row seat to witness amazing worked accomplished daily by the men and women of Team Ramstein, and I'm looking forward to the accomplishments we will achieve together in 2015.With six groups, 27 squadrons and several staff functions working in harmony
0 1/08
2015
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