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  • What’s going on behind that big brown fence? A sneak peak of Ramstein’s new aquatic center

    After some customer surveys for improving the quality of life here were processed, the decision to build an indoor aquatic center on Ramstein was made. It is scheduled to open in late summer or early fall 2008, next to Ramstein's Northside Post Office. "I think it will be a very nice plus for servicemembers," said Michael Lee, Air Force Center for
  • 86th AW welcomes new commander

    Members of the 86th Airlift Wing gathered in Hangar 1 on Ramstein Wednesday to welcome their new commander. Col. Bill Bender, a command pilot with more than 4,000 hours in the C-130E, C-17A, C-141B and other aircraft, was previously the executive officer to the deputy commander of U.S. European Command in Stuttgart. As the 86th AW commander, he
  • Airman awarded medal for quick action in Iraq

    Senior Airman Jennifer Noyes, 1st Air and Space Communications Squadron, was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal for her distinctive accomplishments during a 365-day deployment to Baghdad. The medal is the third-highest award bestowed on members of the U.S. military. Airman Noyes was a communications advisor to the Coalition Military
  • Ramstein AE crew responds to top of world

    Thule Air Base, Greenland, is the Air Force's northernmost base, which is located 700 miles north of the Arctic Circle. The base is quite secluded and a medical emergency can be a nightmare for anyone stationed at the base. But that nightmare is now a distant worry for the people stationed at Thule AB as a C-17 Globemaster aircrew from Dover Air
  • Third Air Force plays Santa Claus for Sarajevo children

    Kris Kringle arrived a few days early for more than 120 young, unsuspecting patients of a children's hospital in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, courtesy of the Third Air Force. Lt. Gen. Rod Bishop, 3rd Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Martin Klukas, 3rd Air Force command chief, along with a team of volunteers from the 401st Air
  • Air Force’s top nurse visits staff, patients at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    Approximately 30 years of experience separate the careers of 2nd Lt. Shelley Briggs and Maj. Gen. Melissa Rank, and both appreciated a recent opportunity to bridge the gap. "It was a great opportunity to glean some of the wisdom from her years of experience," said Lieutenant Briggs, one of a few second lieutenants assigned to Landstuhl Regional
  • Secretary of the Air Force views ROVER demo at WPC

    Secretary of the Air Force Michael W. Wynne visited U.S. Air Forces in Europe's Warrior Preparation Center here to see a demonstration of the ROVER training program Dec. 12. The Remotely Operated Video Enhanced Receiver - essentially an antenna, receiver and laptop used by Joint Tactical Air Controllers to take to the field to receive direct,
  • Bronze Star recipient speaks with PA

    Staff Sgt. Tom Pilla, 86th Construction and Training Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal instructor, was awarded the Bronze Star medal Dec. 13 for meritorious conduct during operations in Iraq. He shared his award experiences with Public Affairs: PA: How did you feel when you found out you were to receive the Bronze star? Sergeant Pilla:
  • Father, son honored by Air Force general at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center

    What began as a standard award ceremony for Chief Master Sgt. David Lewis, the enlisted advisor to the Assistant Surgeon General for Nursing Services, turned into an emotional coin presentation for his father and numerous others in attendance. While on a trip to Germany with Maj. Gen. Melissa Rank, the Assistant Air Force Surgeon General for
  • Military mail records broken

    Military mail ready for processing and shipping at the Mail Terminal Services facility in Newark, N.J., records are made to be broken. That's the U.S. Postal Service's philosophy when it comes to military mail. A day's worth of military mail is ready for processing and shipping at the Mail Terminal Services facility in Newark. With holiday mailing