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Tech. Sgt. Chales Baker (above), 17th Air Force, puts an Ezekiel choke on Tech. Sgt. Ricardo Henry, 603rd Air and Space Operations Center, during a training session. The choke was Baker's wining move at the recent International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Foundation's European Open in Lisbon, Portugal. Baker and Henry are both members of Ramstein Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Jim Fisher)
17th Air Force NCO takes European Jujitsu title at Portugal tournament
When the spotlight was on him, Tech. Sgt. Charles Baker choked. And choked, until his opponent passed out, giving him a submission and victory at the recent International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Foundation's European Open in Lisbon, Portugal. Baker, along with four other members of Ramstein Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, took part in the competition from Jan.
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Kevin Stewart, 86th Maintenance Squadron test measurement diagnostic equipment technician, speaks to Romanian Air Force members during a familiarization tour of the Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory on Ramstein Air Base, Feb. 9, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Stephen J. Otero) Romanian maintenance personnel visit Ramstein
Three Romanian air force maintenance officers and two Romanian air force warrant officers visited the 86th Maintenance Group here Feb. 6 through Feb. 10.The tour was for people from both air forces to learn how the other carries out daily maintenance operations. The Romanians met leadership from the 86th Maintenance Group and toured the three
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Default Air Force Logo FY2013 budget cuts to impact U.S. Air Forces in Europe
The Air Force released its fiscal 2013 budget Feb. 13 and stressed the need for difficult budgetary cuts to meet the new defense strategy while maintaining the service's agility, flexibility and readiness. These cuts include several impacts to force structure in Europe. The Air Force is requesting $154.3 billion in the president's 2013 budget, a
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Default Air Force Logo USAFE unit wins Air Force Aerial Mail Terminal of the Year
If you have ever wondered what happens to your mail after you hand it to the Airman at the post office, it doesn't just disappear into some black hole and magically appear at its destination. Instead, it rides a complex network of trucks and airplanes to get from your hands to its recipient. "Most people know two people in the post office: the guy
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U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, conduct a mass airdrop of paratroopers from the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, out of Aviano Air Base, Italy, Feb. 10, 2012. The mass airdrop over Alzey, Germany, commemorated 70 years of combat airlift capabilities for the 37th AS. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caitlin O'Neil-McKeown) Airlift Squadron celebrates 70 years
"As a modern-day squadron, we stand on the shoulders of giants; of the people who came before us," said 1st Lt. Brett Polage, 37th Airlift Squadron historian. "They have paved the way for us to be successful, so we now show our respect for them."The 37th Airlift Squadron was activated Feb. 14, 1942 at Patterson Field, Ohio. The 37th AS has
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RAF MILDENHALL, England - Petty Officer 2nd Class Kniko Armstrong, Defense Courier Station, stands out alongside Airmen also assigned to the DCS here Feb. 14, 2012. The DCS is a joint operation, and is comprised of four Sailors and six Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Jerilyn Quintanilla) United we stand
"I am an American Airman.Wingman, Leader, Warrior.I will never leave an Airman behind,I will never falter, And I will not fail."Airmen recognize these words as part of the Airman's Creed. They recite these words, promising to answer the call to be good wingmen, leaders and warriors at all times. This is a promise made to their fellow Airmen. But it
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For more information on the 48th MDG pilot program or for those who feel they may be a wounded warrior, call Sharron O’Garro at DSN 226-8175, or Capt. Robert Atisme, 48th Medical Operations Squadron, at DSN 226-8603. (U.S. Air Force art) Second, improved, New Horizons group to begin
The second 48th Medical Group New Horizons class is scheduled to begin April 5 and will offer improved counseling for the personal well-being and long-term healing of wounded Airmen.New Horizons was launched as a 48th MDG Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Group pilot program, and nine Airmen from Royal Air Force Mildenhall and Royal Air
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The Miami Dolphin cheerleaders and former professional football players meet with Richard Braun, a patient at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center for military members as part of an Armed Forces Entertainment tour at Ramstein Germany, Feb 09, 2012. Former members from the Miami Dolphins and six of their cheerleaders came here to visit with troops and throw down on a little flag football. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Aaron-Forrest Wainwright) Ex NFL stars, cheerleaders visit Ramstein
Former members from the Miami Dolphins and six of their cheerleaders came here Feb. 9, to visit with troops and throw down on a little flag football.Twan Russell, linebacker, O. J. McDuffie, wide receiver and Troy Drayton, tight end, helped coach an exhibition game of flag football for a group of about 24 Airmen behind the Southside Fitness Center
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Gen. William M. Fraser III, U.S. Transportation Command commander, left, speaks with Staff Sgt. Elliot Huddleston, 39th Logistics Readiness Squadron, about his recent contributions to the 728th Air Mobility Squadron Feb. 9, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Fraser received a briefing from wing leadership, toured several base facilities and visited with Airmen to thank them for their hard work. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael B. Keller/Released) TRANSCOM commander visits Incirlik

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Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, U.S. Air Forces in Europe commander, left, greets Airmen of the 414th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron during a visit Feb. 10, 2012, at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. Welsh visited Incirlik to meet with Airmen and discuss the missions they perform. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Anthony Sanchelli/Released) COMUSAFE discusses budget cuts, future plans during visit to Turkey
Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, U.S. Air Forces in Europe commander, travelled through Turkey visiting service members of the 39th Air Base Wing and the 425th Air Base Squadron, ageographically-separated unit in Izmir, Turkey.  Welsh, an enthusiastic proponent of ensuring Airmen are well cared for, visited the installations to thank Airmen and civilians,
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