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  • NATO police protect 600 people, $80M facility

    Once you gain access to Ramstein Air Base, you still have several layers of security to pass when entering the NATO Allied Air Component Command Headquarters building located off the traffic circle on the north side of the base. The ultra modern five-story facility, valued at $80 million, is protected by NATO military police representing five NATO
  • After 33 years, roots

    Two phone calls, two people, two completely different outcomes. Staff Sgt. Timothy Westerlund, Ramstein Area Defense Counsel paralegal, said he expected it. His attempt to reach through language, countries, and time, (more than 30 years) led him here, to Germany, to find his German biological parents. "I went between wanting to find them and not
  • Carter G. Woodson and African American/Black History Month

    "If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated" - Carter G. Woodson. February is African American/Black History Month. As with all observances, this month is designated not to divide or distinguish differences, but more
  • 435th MUNS Airmen net different kind of fishing trip

    The second day of their fishing trip was unlike the first. Up to their chest in mud, Airmen from the 435th Munitions Squadron were still catching fish, albeit with bare hands in sucking mud, in an attempt to save hundreds of them from suffocating in the muck. "Time was of the essence, fish were going belly up as we were rescuing them," said Master
  • New Years Resolution: Improve your childs health

    Parents who are concerned about their children's eating habits and weight, should - as a new year's resolution - look at the new program that the Ramstein Health and Wellness Center starts Wednesday. The program is called Lets Eat Smart Then Exercise Right. Any family with a child between the ages of 6 and 11 and willing and able to attend can
  • This Valentine's Day, find the romance

    Sometimes there is more to visiting a historic city in Europe than rushing from one monument to the next, checking off that museum from your "must-see" list. Sometimes, it's about the stroll - the leisurely lunch and the long walks in the park. This Valentine's Day, find that town - find the romance. In the city of Verona, Italy, you can't help but
  • Avoid dead mail

    What happens to my mail if it becomes undeliverable? In the postal world this is defined as "Dead Mail" which is any matter deposited into the Military Postal Service that becomes undeliverable and cannot be returned or forwarded to any known addressee. There are two rare cases in which mail is undeliverable; when an address label gets torn off
  • 723rd Air Mobility Squadron performs night missions

    Making it happen overnight. Airmen assigned to the 723rd Air Mobility Squadron do just that. When the official duty day ends at 4:30 p.m. it's just beginning at the 723rd AMS. The night mission for the men and women of the 723rd AMS is a vast one, as they work around the clock loading and unloading cargo, performing maintenance on aircraft and
  • MOC watches over Ramsteins C-130 fleet

    "Attention all radios this net: this is Wing MOC ..." The Airmen of the 86th Maintenance Operations Squadron provide 24-hour monitoring and oversight - 365 days a year - of aircraft status, movements and emergencies for the wing commander. They are in constant coordination with the command post and the base operations personnel to ensure the daily
  • Wounded Warrior program delivers cookies

    Home-baked cookies are delivered to injured Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coastguardsmen as they are aeromedically evacuated out of Ramstein. The program, called Wounded Warrior, is sponsored by spouse groups in the 86th Operations Group and occurs every Tuesday throughout the year. "I felt so honored to offer this service to those who