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  • Gift of life starts with small blood sample

    As soon as she saw the stuffed toy moose sent as a thoughtful gift with the bone marrow for her daughter, Elaina, Darlene Ladner knew her very sick child would be OK.“When I saw the moose, I cried,” said Mrs. Ladner. “My nickname in high school was ‘Moose’ -- almost everything I owned had ‘Moose’ written on it. Even today, it’s still my nickname,
  • Incirlik Airmen help provide humanitarian aid to Pakistan

    With the determination of a colony of ants whose home was destroyed, Airmen move through a maze of cargo on the flightline at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey. The mission: to provide humanitarian aid to earthquake victims in Pakistan.It has been less than two weeks since a devastating earthquake rocked parts of India , Pakistan and Afghanistan Oct. 8.
  • Incirlik quick to assist Turkey with Pakistan earthquake aid

    Incirlik played host to an array of international aircraft and provided round-the-clock manpower Oct. 18 - 19 while supporting United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees humanitarian relief efforts to Pakistani victims of the Oct. 8 Kashmir earthquake.Five C-130s from Italy, Great Britain, Greece and France arrived on base Oct. 18 only to be
  • AMOCC ensures assets get where they are needed

    With more than 12 bases operating in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe, making sure airlift assets are flowing smoothly can be a challenge.The Air Mobility Operations Control Center at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, plans, schedules, tasks and executes air mobility assets to support European Command and USAFE taskings.“If there is a need for airlift in
  • Project CHEER helps brighten holiday season for Airmen

    More than 72,000 Airmen throughout the command participated in at least one of the 1,200 Project CHEER events in 2004 - 2005.CHEER, which stands for Creating Hope, Energy, Enthusiasm and Recreation, runs from November through March annually to provide additional support to Airmen ages 18 - 25 during the winter months and holidays.“There are
  • Rhein-Main has foothold in history

    More than 60 years of ground-breaking accomplishments and history came to a close with a single ceremony Oct. 10 as the “Gateway to Europe” Rhein-Main Air Base, Germany, ceased flying operations.From the Berlin Airlift and prisoner of war and hostage repatriations to humanitarian operations and medevac missions the base has served as a symbol of
  • USAFE announces 2005 GEICO Military Service Award winners

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe recently announced the 2005 Government Employees Insurance Company Military Service Award winners.The GEICO Military Service Awards program is established to recognize military enlisted members from each of the military services for their contribution to military or private communities in three different categories: drug
  • Aviano maintainer turns Ironman

    One Aviano maintainer has no problem getting ‘fit to fight’ because in his spare time he trains to be an ‘Ironman.’Master Sgt. Bryant Hafler, 31st Maintenance Squadron, will compete against 1,800 athletes from all over the world for the title of ‘Ironman’ Oct. 15 during the world championship Ironman triathlon in Kailua Kona, Hawaii.“My goal for
  • 2005 USAFE Civil Engineer Unit, Flight and Individual Award winners announced

    U.S. Air Forces in Europe will hold a Civil Engineer Conference Awards Banquet Oct. 13 to present plaques to the winners of the 2005 USAFE Civil Engineer Unit, Flight and Individual Awards.The following USAFE winners will go on to compete at the Air Staff level:Outstanding Civil Engineer Unit Award (large unit) – 435th Civil Engineer Group,
  • Courage under fire

    Airmen with the 31st Aviano Fire Emergency Services flight recently traveled to Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily , Italy to gain live firefighting experience.“The primary goals of the training were to ensure our firefighters experience the heat, learn proper techniques in applying extinguishing agent and to enhance teamwork in order to save