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Ramstein leadership joins Airmen, celebrates Thanksgiving

Ramstein leadership meet with the Rheinland Inn Dining Facility staff before Airmen eat during a Thanksgiving meal at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 24, 2016. Every year at Ramstein, leadership across the Kaiserslautern Military Community visits the base’s dining facility to cook food and meet Airmen during Thanksgiving. In the U.S., the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition can trace its origins back to 1621 in the heart of a newly-founded city called Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. However, the first nationwide Thanksgiving proclamation was made by the first president of the U.S., George Washington, in 1789. Since then, the holiday has been celebrated by an entire nation to recount the blessings of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Ramstein leadership meet with the Rheinland Inn Dining Facility staff before Airmen eat during a Thanksgiving meal at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 24, 2016. Every year at Ramstein, leadership across the Kaiserslautern Military Community visits the base’s dining facility to cook food and meet Airmen during Thanksgiving. In the U.S., the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition can trace its origins back to 1621 in the heart of a newly-founded city called Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. However, the first nationwide Thanksgiving proclamation was made by the first president of the U.S., George Washington, in 1789. Since then, the holiday has been celebrated by an entire nation to recount the blessings of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, talks with Staff Sgt. Shane Farkas, 786th Force Support Squadron Rheinland Inn Dining Facility production manager, as they prepare meals for Airmen during a Thanksgiving lunch at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 24, 2016. The event was open to all DoD ID card holders, retirees and family members. Senior leaders serving meals on Thanksgiving to Airmen and their families is a longstanding tradition that allows them to spend time with servicemembers during the holiday. In the U.S., the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition can trace its origins back to 1621 in the heart of a newly-founded city called Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. However, the first nationwide Thanksgiving proclamation was made by the first president of the U.S., George Washington, in 1789. Since then, the holiday has been celebrated by an entire nation to recount the blessings of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, talks with Staff Sgt. Shane Farkas, 786th Force Support Squadron Rheinland Inn Dining Facility production manager, as they prepare meals for Airmen during a Thanksgiving lunch at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 24, 2016. The event was open to all DoD ID card holders, retirees and family members. Senior leaders serving meals on Thanksgiving to Airmen and their families is a longstanding tradition that allows them to spend time with servicemembers during the holiday. In the U.S., the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition can trace its origins back to 1621 in the heart of a newly-founded city called Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. However, the first nationwide Thanksgiving proclamation was made by the first president of the U.S., George Washington, in 1789. Since then, the holiday has been celebrated by an entire nation to recount the blessings of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Brig. Gen. Richard Moore, 86th Airlift Wing commander, carves into a turkey to give to an Airmen during a Thanksgiving meal at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 24, 2016. Leaders gathered to serve holiday meals to Airmen and their families and to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. In the U.S., the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition can trace its origins back to 1621 in the heart of a newly-founded city called Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. However, the first nationwide Thanksgiving proclamation was made by the first president of the U.S., George Washington, in 1789. Since then, the holiday has been celebrated by an entire nation to recount the blessings of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Brig. Gen. Richard Moore, 86th Airlift Wing commander, carves into a turkey to give to an Airmen during a Thanksgiving meal at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 24, 2016. Leaders gathered to serve holiday meals to Airmen and their families and to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. In the U.S., the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition can trace its origins back to 1621 in the heart of a newly-founded city called Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. However, the first nationwide Thanksgiving proclamation was made by the first president of the U.S., George Washington, in 1789. Since then, the holiday has been celebrated by an entire nation to recount the blessings of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth Wright, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa command chief serves Airmen during a Thanksgiving meal at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 24, 2016. The event was open to all DoD ID card holders, retirees and family members. Senior leaders serving meals on Thanksgiving to Airmen and their families is a longstanding tradition that allows them to spend time with servicemembers during the holiday. In the U.S., the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition can trace its origins back to 1621 in the heart of a newly-founded city called Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. However, the first nationwide Thanksgiving proclamation was made by the first president of the U.S., George Washington, in 1789. Since then, the holiday has been celebrated by an entire nation to recount the blessings of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth Wright, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa command chief serves Airmen during a Thanksgiving meal at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 24, 2016. The event was open to all DoD ID card holders, retirees and family members. Senior leaders serving meals on Thanksgiving to Airmen and their families is a longstanding tradition that allows them to spend time with servicemembers during the holiday. In the U.S., the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition can trace its origins back to 1621 in the heart of a newly-founded city called Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. However, the first nationwide Thanksgiving proclamation was made by the first president of the U.S., George Washington, in 1789. Since then, the holiday has been celebrated by an entire nation to recount the blessings of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Chief Master Sgt. Aaron Bennett, 86th Airlift Wing command chief, serves Airmen during a Thanksgiving meal at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 24, 2016. Every year at Ramstein, leadership across the Kaiserslautern Military Community visits the base’s dining facility to cook food and meet Airmen during Thanksgiving. Menu items included turkey, prime rib, ham, mashed potatoes and dressing. In the U.S., the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition can trace its origins back to 1621 in the heart of a newly-founded city called Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. However, the first nationwide Thanksgiving proclamation was made by the first president of the U.S., George Washington, in 1789. Since then, the holiday has been celebrated by an entire nation to recount the blessings of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Chief Master Sgt. Aaron Bennett, 86th Airlift Wing command chief, serves Airmen during a Thanksgiving meal at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 24, 2016. Every year at Ramstein, leadership across the Kaiserslautern Military Community visits the base’s dining facility to cook food and meet Airmen during Thanksgiving. Menu items included turkey, prime rib, ham, mashed potatoes and dressing. In the U.S., the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition can trace its origins back to 1621 in the heart of a newly-founded city called Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. However, the first nationwide Thanksgiving proclamation was made by the first president of the U.S., George Washington, in 1789. Since then, the holiday has been celebrated by an entire nation to recount the blessings of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, receives an honorary signed basketball from the Armed Forces Basketball Team during a Thanksgiving meal at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 24, 2016. Leaders gathered to serve holiday meals to Airmen and their families and to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. In the U.S., the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition can trace its origins back to 1621 in the heart of a newly-founded city called Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. However, the first nationwide Thanksgiving proclamation was made by the first president of the U.S., George Washington, in 1789. Since then, the holiday has been celebrated by an entire nation to recount the blessings of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, receives an honorary signed basketball from the Armed Forces Basketball Team during a Thanksgiving meal at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 24, 2016. Leaders gathered to serve holiday meals to Airmen and their families and to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday. In the U.S., the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition can trace its origins back to 1621 in the heart of a newly-founded city called Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. However, the first nationwide Thanksgiving proclamation was made by the first president of the U.S., George Washington, in 1789. Since then, the holiday has been celebrated by an entire nation to recount the blessings of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Ramstein leadership meet with the Rheinland Inn Dining Facility staff before Airmen eat during a Thanksgiving meal at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 24, 2016. Every year at Ramstein, leadership across the Kaiserslautern Military Community visits the base’s dining facility to cook food and meet Airmen during Thanksgiving. In the U.S., the modern Thanksgiving holiday tradition can trace its origins back to 1621 in the heart of a newly-founded city called Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. However, the first nationwide Thanksgiving proclamation was made by the first president of the U.S., George Washington, in 1789. Since then, the holiday has been celebrated by an entire nation to recount the blessings of the year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)