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  • Services Airmen provide shelter, food to RESCUER/MEDCEUR participants

    Food and lodging: It’s something most of us take for granted.But having to provide it at an ex-Soviet military base for a two-week multi-national exercise and for 500 to 650 people would make even the calmest person start a nail-biting habit.However, thanks to the dedication and hard work of Air

  • USAFE Airmen kick off RESCUER/MEDCEUR 2005

    Airmen from across U.S. Air Forces in Europe recently joined with military members from approximately 16 nations in Tbilisi, Georgia, to gain medical training and practice their responses to major disasters and mass casualty situations as a part of RESCUER/MEDCEUR 2005.The two-week exercise, which

  • Lakenheath NCO weathers Hurricane Katrina

    Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast with a vengeance. Service members from around the world watched, helpless as the storm decimated the area and left many people homeless or dead. Many people have watched the television news and seen video footage and photographs of the damage to Keesler Air Force

  • NCO's family suffers in hurricane; Spang Airmen aid those affected

    Nineteen years of growing up around the capricious hurricanes of Pascagoula, Miss., kept a staff sergeant here relatively calm upon hearing the news that a surge in the Gulf of Mexico was on the way.But the reality of Hurricane Katrina’s wrath soon set in. Following the devastation and displacement

  • 16th AF stands up at Ramstein

    For the past year, Ramstein has been home to one of eight warfighting headquarters -- an organization ready for combat at a moment's notice -- for U.S. Air Forces in Europe and the U.S. European Command.Warfighting headquarters are a new concept in the Air Force, one that has regionally located

  • Bodybuilder, powerlifter weighs in at competition

    When 5-year-old Troy Saunders saw Tom Platz, the man known most for his sculpted legs in the bodybuilding world, his mind was made up.“It made me want to have muscles like that,” recalled Master Sgt. Troy Saunders, 435th Materiel Maintenance Squadron transportation specialist. “From then on, I ran,

  • Ramstein finalist for installation excellence

    Ramstein was named one of three finalists for the Commander-in-Chief’s Installation Excellence Award competition Dec. 9.The award recognizes the outstanding and innovative efforts of the people who operate and maintain U.S. military installations, and the winner of the Air Force award receives

  • Firehawks bring Christmas to Polish children

    What started out as a request to adopt a few children from a Polish mission for Christmas turned into a small support operation for the 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron Firehawks out of Würzburg.“We found out there were many more children at the center,” said Lt. Col. Joseph Dill, 2nd ASOS

  • Legal office helps Airmen stay prepared for deployment

    Combat readiness is key in the post-9/11 military environment. Since the terrorist attacks more than four years ago, thousands of Air Force members have deployed to locations all over the world. Some have even deployed two or three times.A key component to ensuring combat readiness is to make sure