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  • The beaten path: An Airman’s 381-mile walk for refuge

    Staff Sgt. Martha Otto is one of millions of Sudanese refugees who fled their homes due to unrest caused by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA made news for and still targets civilians to draft child soldiers while raping, killing, and looting villages. The Ramstein Airman shares her perilous journey of courage, ambition and perseverance which has paved her way to become part of our U.S. Air Force, today.
  • From chaos to composure

    Staff Sgt. Joseph Everett was spending time in Amsterdam with his girlfriend when a man tried to pick a fight with him. Instead of bringing the man to the ground, the four-year Jiu Jitsu athlete calmly diffused the situation by reacting in a non-aggressive manner.“Five years ago I would have fought the guy,” said Everett. “But I’ve learned to be
  • Afraid to be the same: a story of resiliency

    Every morning, Airmen pull into a parking lot and make their way through the door, greeting coworkers as they walk in to begin their day. Some laughing, some not altogether awake without their morning coffee. But, parked in the back corner of the lot there may be an Airman who is wide awake with dread.
  • Airman begins healing through support

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and the 86 Airlift Wing SAPR office said sexual assault has a significant impact on the military community at large. One Ramstein Airman stepped forward to tell her story. To maintain her privacy we have agreed to refer to her as Airman “Z”.Independence Day weekend 2013, Osan Air Base, Korea,
  • How a chief conquered adversity

    The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa first sergeant shared his story of mentorship and resilience during a joint monthly meeting between two of the Kaiserslautern Military Community’s mentorship clubs – The Huddle and KMC Let’s Connect.
  • No days off: Airman uses training to aid soldier

    You play like you practice; An 86th CES firefighter used his training experience to aid a solider after a vehicle collision.
  • Overcoming the shadow of death: an Airman’s fight against depression

    Sook encouraged Airmen to look for a cause, and do what it takes to survive so they can continue to fight for it.
  • USAFE couple who inspire ‘hang their hats’ to retire

    Among peals of laughter and more than a few tears, friends and coworkers bade farewell to not one but two U.S. Air Forces in Europe employees, who combined totaled more than 80 years of dedicated service. John and Colynn Hamilton, a husband and wife duo working in USAFE as a management analyst and human resources specialist respectively, celebrated the end of their long careers in a dual retirement ceremony Feb. 24.
  • For the long haul

    As they step on the scale, a feeling of dreaded anticipation washes over them. Beads of sweat roll down their back as they struggle to stand still, readjusting a shirt that always felt too tight. Watching the numbers climb to their final count, every person that’s ever worried about their weight analyzes every unhealthy decision they’ve ever made as they wait for the verdict. Christina Moore, wife of Gary Moore, U.S. Air Forces in Europe visual information specialist, has encountered this situation recently, and is determined to turn over a new leaf.
  • Red Dover, Red Dover send Ramstein Airmen over!

    Maintenance recovery teams from the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing’s 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron can be sent out the door at any given moment to fix broken aircraft throughout Europe. Two Airmen, Staff Sgt. Kyle Brooks and Senior Airman Kody Hatch, both 721 AMXS aircraft fuel systems technicians, experienced this first hand when they
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