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  • In debt, gratitude

    On what should have been one of the happiest days of our lives, my wife and I were scalped of our happiness. And our resiliency was tested.January 17, was an amazing day for us. Our daughter Alice was born. She was a fighter from the start. Alice tried her absolute best to stay in the womb; and when the doctor removed her from her warm home, Alice
  • What I hate about my job

    I’ve met some great people who do awesome things, but there are parts of the job that I hate.
  • It’s about more than just pink shirts

    In the last few weeks you’ve hopefully seen several articles in the news and on the Ramstein website about Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You’ve also hopefully read the article about our very own Senior Airman Jordan Hebner, 86th Dental Squadron and the mastermind behind the sudden flood of pink morale shirts worn by 86th Medical Group
  • No fight should be fought alone, especially loneliness

    In my family, Christmas time has always represented happiness, togetherness and caring for one another. In the warm embrace of our loved ones, we treasured what we had in our lives and tried our best to show our compassion for each other by spending time and sharing gifts with one another.
  • Looking at their story from another view, augmenting DPAA

    I’ve always thought the best part of my job as photojournalist in the U.S. Air Force is that I get to see so much of the big picture of the Department of Defense and how every job plays a part in putting that picture together.
  • Dual-citizen Kingfish wins two golds

    Eleven year-old Andrew Hendrickson swam away with two gold and two silver medals at the Czech National Swim Competition in Brno, Czech Republi, June 25 through 26, 2016. Andrew swims with the Kaiserslautern Kingfish Swim Team at Ramstein Air Base, and because of his dual citizenship was able to qualify for the Nationals of the Czech Republic. His
  • Making your business ‘people’ not mission: A message to my team

    Trust is the most valuable currency an officer can earn. It’s a medium of exchange that never devalues and one a leader cannot afford to be without. The mission will always continue but to earn the trust of those around you is what this business is all about. It’s an intangible that cannot be measured yet minimizes risk and maximizes mission effectiveness.
  • Pressing Record: A Photographer in the Videography World

    I am an Air Force photojournalist and videographer. From June to October 2014, I attended the Basic Photojournalist Course at the Defense Information School on Fort George G. Meade, Md. for my technical school. It was a very stressful four and a half months, but I made it through to my first duty station at Ramstein.
  • Bad Leaders make good examples

    Walking into my first office as a one-striper Airman, not knowing what to expect was an exciting experience that came with a multitude of questions: what are my co-workers going to be like, what am I going to be doing, what will my supervisor be like?
  • Facing the Unknown: The Beginning of my Air Force Journey

    A combination of excitement and nervousness overwhelmed me as my wife and I boarded our flight to my first duty station: Ramstein Air Base, Germany. I didn't know what to expect as I began this new chapter of my life as a photojournalist in the U.S. Air Force.The Air Force is very new to me and so was the job I was preparing to take on.I wasn't
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