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  • NCO receives Purple Heart at Landstuhl

    A joint terminal air controller assigned to the 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron was awarded a Purple Heart Jan.16 by the new U.S. Air Forces in Europe Commander, Gen. Roger A. Brady, for wounds received in action near Sinsil, Iraq. Staff Sgt. Jason "JJ" Johnson received the medal during a ceremony in his room at the Landstuhl Regional Medical
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  • Tax center improves service

    The Ramstein Tax Center reopened Jan. 23 for the 2007 Tax Filing Season. The Tax Center is located in base legal office, Bldg. 2137. In an effort to provide service to even more clients, the tax center has made a few changes for this tax season. First, they have expanded the number of work stations from five to 10, and now clients are asked to
  • Guard provides USAFE with seamless airlift support

    Unbeknownst to most of Team Ramstein, a tri-state contingent of nearly 60 Air National Guardsmen finished a 10-week tour of duty Jan. 11 with the 38th Airlift Squadron where they'd collectively hauled cargo throughout Europe before picking up their J-model C-130 Hercules and leaving just as quietly as they came. The lack of fanfare was not that
  • USAFE hosts Job Shadow Day

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe installations will observe Job Shadow Day Feb. 1 with the theme "Connecting Classrooms and Careers." In partnership with Department of Defense Dependents Schools - Europe, students and home-schooled students will have the opportunity to see the world of work close up and connect their studies to the workplace. Military
  • Ramstein Airman receives Bronze Star downrange

    Technical Sgt. Lorenzo Zapata, convoy commander of 70th Medium Truck Detachment, 640th Support Battalion, 1144th Joint Logistics Task Force, was awarded the Bronze Star medal downrange for meritorious conduct during operations in southwest Asia. Sergeant Zapata is deployed from the 435th Vehicle Readiness Squadron. He shared his experiences with
  • Ramstein Airfield systems receives 'Excellent' rating

    Ramstein's 1st Combat Communications Squadron, the most highly-decorated non-flying unit in the Air Force, has a long history of excellence. Recently, during the base's operational readiness exercise one of Combat Comm's work centers had an opportunity to excel once again. The airfield systems shop was tasked with representing the entire unit by
  • General Brady assumes command of USAFE

    Gen. Roger A. Brady ceremonially assumed command of United States Air Forces in Europe yesterday. General Brady, who previously worked as Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., begins his term as USAFE commander eight years after he last left the command as its director of Plans and Programs. "It is a great
  • Squadron streamlines process, deployments made easier

    Members of the 1st Combat Communications Squadron are utilizing the Air Force Smart Operations 21 initiative to assess and improve the way they conduct post-deployment inspections. The inspections are part of a critical process required to ensure that all returning equipment is properly prepared to deploy again. Recent changes made to the
  • Improved range ensures better firearms training

    The 569th Combat Arms Training and Maintenance facility was recently revamped and enhanced to meet growing demands for firearms training. The KMC's CATM is expected to qualify more than 5,000 deployers and 4,000 KMC personnel in the upcoming year. "The range has undergone many changes in the past months," said Tech. Sgt. Richard Solomon, CATM