Vice President Pence meets Ramstein Airmen

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  • By Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike
  • 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited with Airmen during an all-call on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 18, 2019.

Pence addressed current world events such as negotiations with Turkey and the Airmen’s role at Ramstein in the European theater.

“I’m proud to report that, thanks to the president’s strong leadership, the United States and Turkey have agreed to a cease-fire in Syria,” Pence said. “I know all of you here at Ramstein Air Base have been vital to our mission in that region for years.”

Pence then elaborated on the work of Airmen assigned to the 'world’s best wing' and expressed his gratitude for their dedication.

 “You make it possible to move troops and supplies to wherever they need to be in the world – 24/7, 365 days a year,” Pence said. “Ramstein Air Base is the heart of the American military on the European continent, and the free world is safer because of all of you.”

At the conclusion of his address, Pence reminded all in attendance that members of the U.S. military do not have to carry the burden of security and freedom by themselves.

“As you serve here, I want to assure you that wherever you are called to serve – wherever you are deployed – you will carry with you the strength and pride of the American people, and the confidence of your commander and chief,” Pence said.

Progress that we made today is directly owing to work all of you have labored so nobly to advance here.