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  • First sergeants enable OAW donation support

    What started as a clothing and shoe drive turned into a large donation process to sustain the evacuee population from Afghanistan temporarily housed on Ramstein Air Base, Germany during Operation Allies Welcome.

  • Military family helps evacuees transition to new life

    A mother walks into an empty house mid-morning, after working all night. She notices the pile of dirty dishes is a little bigger than it was yesterday. She realizes she’s missing her kids’ first day of school.

  • A new best friend for OAR volunteers unleashed

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Barbara Cordero, 86th Medical Group surgical technician, adopted her dog, a boxer mix named Goliath, three years ago as a Senior Airman. Cordero quickly noticed that Goliath instinctively comforted a few of her friends who suffered from anxiety and other stress disorders.

  • EOD to POD

    From performing one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. Air Force to setting up, running and perfecting a housing community of over 4,000 Afghan evacuees, Capt. Todd Locke, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal flight commander, has had a very interesting and unique experience

  • PERSCO: Total Accountability

    From packaging and distributing meals to performing security detail, U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kenton Waring, 435th Air Expeditionary Wing personnel support for contingency operations non commissioned officer in charge, is a jack of all trades. He is currently deployed to the 435th AEW at Ramstein

  • American Red Cross: “Mama Bear” of OAR

    The American Red Cross is an organization that works toward providing disaster relief to individuals who go through major crises, something that has been extremely vital throughout Operation Allies Refuge.

  • Kinder kindness: Meeting needs of children

    As evacuees continue to pour onto Ramstein Air Base, Germany, due to the turmoil in Afghanistan, the 86th Airlift Wing in partnership with UNICEF and the U.S. Department of State, have set up an area for unaccompanied minors who arrive on base.

  • Volunteer uplifts with support

    A U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 1st Combat Communications Squadron answered the call to become a volunteer in support of Operation Allies Refuge at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 30, 2021.

  • Former refugee volunteers for OAR

    As a refugee who fled from India, U.S. Army 1st Lt. Neha Sharma, 66th Military Intelligence Brigade intelligence officer at U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden, jumped at the opportunity to volunteer for Operation Allies Refuge at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.