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  • 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
  • Your computer needs a nap

    Your computer is your friend, confidant, procrastination enabler and productivity partner. It can be moody at times, but the trait we usually notice most about our digital partner is its speed.Like us, computers tend to slow down after working for long periods of time. Ever wonder why? Apps or programs on your computer require memory to do their
  • Daughter, Sister, Airman

    I am an Airman in the United States Air Force. I am also a niece, cousin, sister and daughter.My family isn't the largest out there but it isn't the smallest either and every last one of them means the world to me.My childhood was filled with joy, kindness and discipline when warranted. But most of all it was bursting with more love than anyone
  • Querer es Poder

    I often reflect on what a great privilege it is to serve for a military service composed of people from all the corners of the earth fighting together for a common purpose, world peace!This is a family of professionals which grows in strength and courage through its diverse members offering unique and unmatched capabilities to meet all
  • Thank you for asking, Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    Each October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Family Advocacy Program puts a special focus on the prevention of domestic violence in the Air Force.  This year's campaign theme is "Thanks for Asking."When incidents of domestic violence are not reported to authorities, community members become vital in detecting silent victims of
  • Strength in diversity: Col. Dunn's perspective

    "None of us is as smart as all of us." Ken BlanchardSo, what's next in terms of diversity?"I think that's the million-dollar question," Jessica L. Wright, the acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness recently said, "We've made significant progress [with diversity], but our work isn't done." The next "Big Thing" in our commitment
  • Suicide Prevention Month: Know the Warning Signs

    Life is full of challenges and when it seems overwhelming, most people rely on their inner strengths and the support of others to get through and emerge stronger. However, some people are not able to overcome their pain and suffering, and they may think about harming themselves. Whether it is a service member or a family member the signs and
  • How I learned to stop worrying and love the beat

    Europe has been known to suffer horribly depressing winters and it comes to no surprise that many inhabitants look forward to the glorious relief of summer. Why is summer so fantastic in Europe? What makes it so magical? After nearly completing my tour here I believe I have found the answer: summer festival season.When the weather begins to wrap
  • Courage is born of encouragement

    There was a point in my life when I didn't see a future, but I found comfort through different base agencies. Adapting to our military lifestyle is not just difficult for our significant others and children, but also for those of us who joined.As a career assistance adviser, I've had the distinct privilege of learning from thousands of people over
  • Dress to impress: Are you ready?

    If you had to wear your service dress uniform tomorrow for an official picture, to meet a dignitary, for a retreat ceremony, a memorial or to report to the commander, would your uniform be ready? Do you even know where your uniform is? If you are not sure, now may be the time to log into Virtual MPF, print a copy of your authorized ribbons, take it