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  • Air Force Reserve supports one of the largest airlift operations in history

    Reserve Citizen Airmen are playing a huge role in what is being described by senior U.S. government officials as one of the largest airlift operations in history, as Airmen are supporting the evacuation of thousands of people from Afghanistan.
  • ‘Reach’ baby signals hope during evac ops

    The birth of a child during an evacuation operation at the height of Operation Allies Refuge on the ramp of a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft signaled a reminder of hope during a time of upheaval and uncertainty.
  • Airmen work nonstop to support Operation Allies Refuge

    Ramstein Air Base transformed into U.S. European Command’s primary evacuation hub supporting one of the largest, most complex humanitarian airlift operations in history. Ramstein, a transit location for evacuees from Afghanistan, is providing temporary lodging, food, medical services and treatment while they await transportation to their next destinations.
  • 521 AMOW supports Operation Allies Refuge

    During Operation Allies Refuge — an operation facilitating the quick and safe evacuation of U.S. citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other vulnerable Afghans — coordination within the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing is critical to the success of the mission.
  • Operation Allies Refuge: Ramstein transforms into major evac hub

    As the Air Force’s largest mobility hub, Ramstein is often a flurry of activity. But for more than a week, the base has been experiencing an unprecedented level of activity as thousands of Airmen, Soldiers, volunteers, augmentees, and other community partners support a massive evacuation operation here.
  • Operation Allies Refuge: Ramstein transforms into major evac hub

    As the Air Force’s largest mobility hub, Ramstein is often a flurry of activity. But for more than a week, the base has been experiencing an unprecedented level of activity as thousands of Airmen, Soldiers, volunteers, augmentees, and other community partners support a massive evacuation operation here.
  • Operation Allies Refuge: Airmen, volunteers provide support

    Ramstein Air Base transformed into U.S. European Command’s primary evacuation hub supporting one of the largest, most complex humanitarian airlift operations in history. Ramstein, a transit location for evacuees from Afghanistan, provided temporary lodging, food, medical services and treatment while they awaited transportation to more transient resettlement locations.
  • 100th ARW conducts flyover in support of Ukrainian Independence Day

    The 100th Air Refueling Wing conducted a flyover with a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft across Kyiv, Ukraine, to celebrate 30 years of Ukrainian independence Aug. 24. The U.S. is committed to Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity. U.S. forces in Europe remain engaged, postured and ready to respond to regional threats as they arise in support of a continent that is whole, free and at peace.
  • 728th AMS Airmen deploy in support of Operation Allies Refuge

    Twenty four air transportation specialists assigned to the 728th Air Mobility Squadron deployed from Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, to Southwest Asia to run aerial port operations in support of Operation Allies Refuge, Aug. 20, 2021. The team comprises Airmen with various service and experience levels, from those who are only a year removed from high school to others with more than 16 years of service. Their deployment supports the U.S. military’s mission, directed by the President of the United States, to facilitate the safe, expedient evacuation of U.S. citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk Afghans out of Afghanistan.
  • EUCOM Afghan Evacuation Operations

    Ramstein Air Base is providing safe, temporary lodging for qualified evacuees from Afghanistan as part of Operation Allies Refuge during the next several weeks. Operation Allies Refuge is facilitating the quick, safe evacuation of U.S. citizens, Special Immigrant Visa applicants and other at-risk Afghans from Afghanistan. Qualified evacuees will receive support such as temporary lodging, food, medical screening and treatment and more, while housed at Ramstein.
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