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Air Force Radio News
Air Force Radio News 30 September 2021

Air Force Radio News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021


Today's Story: Evacuee Vaccinations.

The Lead with Jake Tapper
Bogus AZ audit backfires on Trump, confirms Biden won; CDC director breaks with advisory panel, expands booster eligibility; Sources: Afghan evacuees in Europe straining U.S. bases; Biden admits Dems are at a “stalemate” over his economic plans;

The Lead with Jake Tapper

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 35:43


Trump looks for new ways to undermine democracy after “fraudit” backfires in Arizona and confirms his loss; As one “big sham” ends in Arizona, another begins in Texas; Without any proof, Trump still claims 2020 election was rigged;  Biden WH won't assert executive privilege in Jan 6 investigation; Biden: if you're eligible for a Pfizer booster, get it “now”; 2 hosts of “The View” test positive right before VP Harris interview; Sources: the challenges of housing a large population of evacuees at Ramstein Air Base becoming a “dire situation”; Measles outbreak delaying plans to move Afghan refugees from base in Germany as freezing temperatures near; 10k refugees stuck at air base in Germany; 53,000 housed at eight military bases across the U.S.; Approximately 2,000 of 3000 Afghan women at Ramstein Air Base in Germany are pregnant; Pelosi expects vote on Biden's spending package next week; In letter to Dems, Pelosi says she expects to pass both the budget bill and infrastructure bill next week; Body found in river identified as missing grad student Jelani Day; FBI: nearly a third of missing persons are black, despite making up just 13% of the U.S. population; Black, indigenous, and minority families say they struggle to get attention on their missing persons cases; To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Air Force Radio News
Air Force Radio News 17 September 2021

Air Force Radio News

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021


Today's Story: Arctic Initiatives

The Chad Prather Show
Ep 497 | Liar or Senile: Does the President Know What's Happening?

The Chad Prather Show

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 46:58


The Biden administration doesn't learn from its mistakes, and it looks like President Biden is not leading. The Taliban draws a red line, and American troops must leave by Aug. 31 or “there would be consequences.” Why is a terrorist organization making demands? As evacuations are happening in Kabul, Afghanistan, the U.S. Air Mobility Command reported that an Afghan mother gave birth while on board the military aircraft shortly after it touched down at Ramstein Air Base. Fallen Governor Andrew Cuomo leaves the governor's mansion and decides to leave his dog behind. How is that possible? As Australians continue to lose freedom due to lockdowns, a local government decided to kill rescue dogs because of fear that COVID-19 would spread if people traveled to pick up the dogs. And if things weren't already worse in Afghanistan, the Taliban issued death warrants, and one of them went to a brother of an Afghan translator. Is the Biden administration aware of the warrants?  Today's sponsors  Visit https://iTargetPro.com for 10% OFF and FREE shipping when using the offer code CHAD.   Visit BrickhouseChad.com and use the offer code CHAD. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Air Force Radio News
Air Force Radio News 19 July 2021

Air Force Radio News

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2021


Todays Story: Allies and Airmen in Europe

Mettle of Honor: Veteran Stories of Personal Strength, Courage, and Perseverance
(S2:E5) Chair of the VA Board of Appeals Also Appeals for Those Suicidal

Mettle of Honor: Veteran Stories of Personal Strength, Courage, and Perseverance

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021 40:53


Cheryl L. Mason serves as the Chairman of the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. As Chairman, Ms. Mason leads a team of approximately 1200 personnel including Veterans Law Judges, attorneys, and operations and administrative professionals to meet the Board’s mission of conducting hearings and deciding appeals on benefits and services for Veterans and their families. Ms. Mason is accountable for the efficient and effective management of Board resources and executing a budget in excess of $190 million. The Board is the Secretary’s designee to decide appeals arising from all three administrations: Veterans Benefits Administration, Veterans Health Administration, and National Cemetery Administration as well as the Office of the General Counsel. Ms. Mason is the first woman to hold the position of Chairman. Prior to assuming her current role, Ms. Mason held several positions at the Board including Deputy Vice-Chairman, Veterans Law Judge, and Counsel. She also served as an attorney with the Federal Labor Relations Authority, a Department of the Air Force civilian at HQ the United States Air Forces in Europe at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, and as an instructor at Central Texas College in Germany. Ms. Mason is the spouse of an Air Force veteran, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF (retired), and is the daughter of a World War II Navy Veteran who died by suicide. She advocates for changing the culture and increasing awareness surrounding mental health and suicide awareness/prevention. Chairman Mason also is a key leader in the military spouse employment initiative, working to share best practices to encourage recruiting, hiring, and retention of military spouses to support military readiness as well as transitioning Veterans. Originally from Portsmouth, Ohio, Ms. Mason received her B.A. with a Distinction in Political Science and Psychology from Ohio Northern University and her J.D. from Creighton University School of Law. Ms. Mason began her legal career in private practice in Omaha, Nebraska. MSJDN_MISSION_STATEMENT MSJDN supports military spouses in the legal profession by advocating for licensing accommodations for military spouse attorneys; educating the public about the challenges faced by career-minded military spouses and their families; encouraging the hiring of military spouses; and providing a network connecting military spouse attorneys with each other and their supporters. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/mettle-of-honor/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mettle-of-honor/support

The Llama Lounge
Ep. 86 - Grow Where You're Planted w/Adam Boubede

The Llama Lounge

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021 59:20


In this episode, Joe welcomes his friend Adam Boubede to the lounge. Adam is a senior enlisted leader in the United States Air Force who has led multiple large organizations and currently serves as the Chief Enlisted Manager at the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. During their discussion, they explored the concept of “growing where you are planted,” how taking on unattractive opportunities can accelerate growth, and how professional organizations can assist in one's leadership journey. Adam's Book Recommendations: The Obstacle if the Way – Ryan Holiday: https://amzn.to/2NSjaKK The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey: https://amzn.to/3au1Y5Z Follow Adam here: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adam-boubede/ LLAMA LINKS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LlamaLeadership Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/llamaleaders/ Website: http://www.llamaleadership.com Song: See How They Run - Mike Witmer | https://soundcloud.com/mike-witmer

EXOPOLITICS TODAY with Dr. Michael Salla
NATO creates Space Center in Germany in move towards future Star Fleet

EXOPOLITICS TODAY with Dr. Michael Salla

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2020 7:45


On November 22, the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg confirmed that a Space Center would be established at Ramstein Air Base in Germany. The base is controlled by the US Air Force and the Space Center will coordinate closely with the newly established US Space Force and Space Command. The NATO Space Center has been authorized less than two weeks after the Artemis Accords were signed by eight nations. The Artemis Accords establish the framework of a multinational space alliance that cooperate in protecting their personnel, resources and operations in space from "harmful interference". In addition, the creation of the Space Center comes one year after a Space Futures Workshop where USAF Space Command (now Space Force)) experts discussed the evolution of military affairs in space over the next 40 years. The Space Futures Workshop envisaged 8 feasible scenarios. The most favorable was a Star Trek future where a US led coalition of nations dominate space and introduce free-world laws and processes. The least favorable is where a country like China dominates space and introduces laws and processes that promote their own interests. The creation of a NATO Space Center weeks after the signing of the Artemis Accords and the 2019 creation of a US Space Force and Space Command, is the start of a long process of establishing a Star Trek future. This is the most optimistic space future where Earth and our solar system are protected by a multinational Star Fleet promoting principles of personal liberty, democracy and government transparency.

Thoughts That Rock
Ep. 67: CMSgt Kaleth Wright | Never Forget Where You Came From

Thoughts That Rock

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2020 42:27


In this episode, we talk with Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, KALETH WRIGHT, who is the highest enlisted officer in the US Air Force.THOUGHT #1Never Forget Where You Came From...and Always Be True to YourselfTHOUGHT #2No One Can Fill You with Anything, if You're Already Full of Yourself. - Adaptation of Max Lucado quoteCONNECT:Website: af.milFacebook: @CMSAFOfficialInstagram: @CMSAFWrightLinkedin:  Kaleth O. WrightTwitter: @CMSAF18YouTube:  U.S. Air Force AcademyBRAND & RESOURCE MENTIONS:Danger Zone (Kenny Loggins) - YouTube.com"What We Do in the Shadows" (TV show) - Hulu.comPage Two Publishing - pagetwo.comGame of Thrones (TV show) - HBO.com"Huey" (Bell UH-1 Iroquois Utility Helicopter) - wikipedia.comChief Amy Riley (Ramstein AFB) - LinkedinMax Lucado - MaxLucado.comJoe Winbush - LinkedinJoint Base Andrews - JBA.af.milThe Pentagon - Brittanica.comPTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) - MayoClinic.orgBrene Brown - BreneBrown.comMalcolm Gladwell - GladwellBooks.comSec. Colin Powell - History.state.govTop Gun (1986 movie) - imdb.comUSAF Chief of Staff Gen. Goldfien  - af.milCol. Rebeccas Sonkiss (Andrews AFB) - Flippingbook.comCMSgt USAF Joanne Bass - af.milHard Rock International – HardRock.comThoughts That Rock – ThoughtsThatRock.comCertified Rock Star - CertifiedRockStar.comCulture That Rocks: How to Revolutionize Your Company’s Culture (Jim Knight) – CultureThatRocks.comBlack Sheep: Unleash the Extraordinary, Awe-Inspiring, Undiscovered You (Brant Menswar) - FindYourBlackSheep.comRock ‘n Roll With It: Overcoming the Challenge of Change (Brant Menswar) – RocknRollWithIt.comCannonball Kids’ cancer – CannonballKidscancer.orgKeppler Speakers - KepplerSpeakers.comBig Kettle Drum - BigKettleDrum.comSpectacle Photography (Show/Website Photos) – SpectaclePhoto.comJeffrey Todd “JT” Keel (Show Music) - JT KeelCMSgt KALETH WRIGHT'S BIO:Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright represents the highest enlisted level of leadership, and as such, provides direction for the enlisted force and represents their interests, as appropriate, to the American public and to those in all levels of government. He serves as the personal adviser to the Chief of Staff and the Secretary of the Air Force on all issues regarding the welfare, readiness, morale, and proper utilization and progress of more than 410,000 enlisted members. Chief Wright is the 18th chief master sergeant appointed to the highest noncommissioned officer position. Chief Wright enlisted in the Air Force in March of 1989 and his background includes various duties in the dental career field. He served as a Professional Military Education instructor and has held various senior enlisted positions while serving at squadron, group, wing, Task-Force and Numbered Air Force levels. He has deployed in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD/STORM and ENDURING FREEDOM and completed overseas tours in the Republic of Korea, Japan, Germany, and Alaska. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Command Chief Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and U.S. Air Forces Africa, with headquarters at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. EDUCATION 1993 Airman Leadership School, Pope Air Force Base, N.C. 2000 Associates in Applied Science Degree, Dental Assisting, Community College of the Air Force 2000 Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Kadena AB, Japan 2002 Bachelor of Science, Business Management, University of Maryland 2003 Associates in Applied Science Degree, Instructor of Technology/Military Science, CCAF 2005 Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, Ala. 2007 Air Force Medical Service Intermediate Executive Skills Course, Sheppard AFB 2009 Masters in Business Administration, University of Phoenix 2010 Master Certificate in Project Management, Villanova University, Villanova, Pa. 2010 Chief Leadership Course, Maxwell AFB-Gunter Annex, Ala. 2010 Professional Managers Certification, CCAF 2012 Gettysburg Leadership Experience, Gettysburg, Pa. 2012 Senior Enlisted Joint PME Course, National Defense University, by correspondence 2013 Project Management Professional Certification, Project Management Institute, Philadelphia, Pa. 2013 Enterprise Leadership Seminar, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia 2014 Keystone Command Senior Enlisted Leader Course, National Defense University, Fort McNair, D.C. 2014 AFSO21 Executive Leaders Course, University of Tennessee 2014 Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala., by correspondence 2015 Leadership Development Program, Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, Colo. 2016 Graduate Certificate in Executive Leadership, Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. 2018 Sherpa Executive Coaching Course, Sherpa Leadership Institute, Howard University, Washington, D.C. 2019 National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Center for Pubic Leadership, Cambridge, MA ASSIGNMENTS 1. September 1989 – June 1994, Dental Assistant Specialist, 23rd Medical Group, Pope AFB, N.C. 2. July 1994 – July 1995, Dental Assistant Journeyman, 51st Dental Squadron, Osan AB, Korea 3. August 1995 – August 2001, NCOIC, Preventive Dentistry/Records and Reception/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Dental Readiness, 18th Dental Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan 4. August 2001 – August 2004, Flight Chief, Training/Evaluation, Kisling NCOA, Kapaun AS, Germany 5. September 2004 – February 2007, Flight Chief, Dental Flight, 43rd ADOS, Pope AFB, N.C. 6. February 2007 – February 2009, Superintendent, 51st Dental Squadron, Osan AB, Republic of Korea 7. February 2009- July 2010, Superintendent, 3rd Dental Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, Alaska 8. July 2010 – May 2011, Superintendent, 18th Dental Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan 9. May 2011 – May 2012, Superintendent, 18th Mission Support Group, Kadena AB, Japan 10. May 2012 – February 2014, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 22nd Air Refueling Wing, McConnell AFB, Kan. 11. February 2014 – December 2014, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 9th Air and Space Expeditionary Task Force-Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan 12. January 2015 – June 2016, Command Chief Master Sergeant, 3rd Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force, Ramstein AB, Germany 13. June 2016 – January 2017, Command Chief Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, U.S. Air Forces Africa, Ramstein AB, Germany 14. February 2017 – Present, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C. MMAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS Legion of Merit Bronze Star Medal Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster Air Force Recognition Ribbon with oak leaf cluster OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS 1997 18th Dental Squadron NCO of the Year 1998 18th Dental Squadron NCO of the Year 2000 18th Dental Squadron NCO of the Year 2000 PACAF Outstanding Dental NCO of the Year 2000 USAF Outstanding Dental NCO of the Year 2000 John L. Levitow and Academic Achievement Awards, Kadena NCOA 2005 43rd Airlift Wing and Pope AFB SNCO of the Year 2005 AMC Outstanding Dental SNCO of the Year EFFECTIVE DATE OF PROMOTION Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force February 2017

LAB: The Podcast
LAB Session - Derek France

LAB: The Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2020


I had the honor of sitting down with Derek France to talk leadership, faith, family and life at Mach 2. Derek is a career Air Force officer and fighter pilot. He grew up in an Air Force family and after graduating high school in Las Vegas, Nevada, he followed his father’s footsteps to the Air Force Academy where he graduated in 1992. He has served over 28 years and has over 2,500 hours primarily in the F-15C Eagle and F-22 Raptor. Derek has commanded at the Squadron, Group and Wing level and has served in 18 assignments including overseas locations in Korea, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. He and his wife, Amanda have been married over 23 years and have three fantastic daughters - Erin, Mattie and Clara. He is currently finishing up an assignment at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida and moving to Ramstein Air Base in Germany.Don’t miss the opportunity to hear and learn from one of our country’s most capable and compassionate leaders. And yes….a couple thoughts on flying fighter jets.

KenFM: Standpunkte
US-Air-Base Ramstein: Drohnenkrieg im Namen der Terrorismusbekämpfung • STANDPUNKTE

KenFM: Standpunkte

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2020 19:21


Ein Standpunkt von Sean Henschel. Am Samstag, den 30. Mai 2020 fand in Berlin am Brandenburger Tor eine Demonstration für die Kündigung der Air-Base Ramstein statt. Die Initiative „Kündigt Ramstein Air Base“ rief zu dieser Demonstration auf und forderte, den US-Militärstützpunkt zu schließen. Parallel zur Initiative „Kündigt Ramstein Air Base“ organisiert auch die Kampagne „Stopp Air Base Ramstein“ verschiedene Protestaktionen für die Beendigung des Drohnenkriegs vom deutschen Boden aus, bis hin zu Demonstrationen vor der US-Air-Base in Ramstein-Miesenbach in Rheinland-Pfalz. Drohneneinsätze werfen viele juristische Fragen auf. Sind gezielte Tötungen, sogenannte „targeted killings“ völkerrechtswidrig? Ist der amerikanische Drohnenkrieg völkerrechtswidrig? Inwieweit ist „präventive“ oder „präemptive“ Selbstverteidigung zulässig? Wie sieht es mit „signature killings“ aus? In Hinblick auf diese Fragen sind insbesondere ein am 19.03.2019 vom Oberverwaltungsgericht NRW gefälltes Urteil, der Abschlussbericht des NSA-Untersuchungsausschusses und Äußerungen des Weißen Hauses von Bedeutung. Den vollständigen STANDPUNKTE-Text (inkl ggf. Quellenhinweisen und Links) findet ihr hier: https://kenfm.de/us-air-base-ramstein-drohnenkrieg-im-namen-der-terrorismusbekaempfung-%e2%80%a2-standpunkte/ Jetzt KenFM unterstützen: https://www.patreon.com/KenFMde https://de.tipeee.com/kenfm Dir gefällt unser Programm? Informationen zu weiteren Unterstützungsmöglichkeiten hier: https://kenfm.de/support/kenfm-unterstuetzen/ Du kannst uns auch mit Bitcoins unterstützen. BitCoin-Adresse: 18FpEnH1Dh83GXXGpRNqSoW5TL1z1PZgZK Abonniere jetzt den KenFM-Newsletter: https://kenfm.de/newsletter/ KenFM ist auch als kostenlose App für Android- und iOS-Geräte verfügbar! Über unsere Homepage kommst Du zu den Stores von Apple und Google. Hier der Link: https://kenfm.de/kenfm-app/ https://www.kenfm.de https://www.twitter.com/TeamKenFM https://www.instagram.com/kenfm.de/ https://www.youtube.com/KenFM https://soundcloud.com/ken-fm See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

KenFM am Telefon
Am Telefon zu “Kündigt Ramstein Air Base” am 30. Mai in Berlin: Silke Volgmann

KenFM am Telefon

Play Episode Listen Later May 28, 2020 11:41


Am Samstag, den 30. Mai 2020, wird um 11.59 Uhr in Berlin am Brandenburger Tor demonstriert. Die Initiative „Kündigt Ramstein Air Base" ruft dazu auf, den US-Militärstützpunkt Ramstein zu schließen. Keine Drohnenmorde mehr von deutschem Boden! KenFM sprach mit der Pressesprecherin der Bewegung, Silke Volgmann. Jetzt KenFM unterstützen: https://www.patreon.com/KenFMde https://de.tipeee.com/kenfm Dir gefällt unser Programm? Informationen zu weiteren Unterstützungsmöglichkeiten hier: https://kenfm.de/support/kenfm-unterstuetzen/ Du kannst uns auch mit Bitcoins unterstützen. BitCoin-Adresse: 18FpEnH1Dh83GXXGpRNqSoW5TL1z1PZgZK Abonniere jetzt den KenFM-Newsletter: https://kenfm.de/newsletter/ KenFM ist auch als kostenlose App für Android- und iOS-Geräte verfügbar! Über unsere Homepage kommst Du zu den Stores von Apple und Google. Hier der Link: https://kenfm.de/kenfm-app https://www.kenfm.de https://www.twitter.com/TeamKenFM https://www.instagram.com/kenfm.de/ https://www.youtube.com/KenFM https://soundcloud.com/ken-fm Bestelle Deine Bücher bei unserem Partner: https://www.buchkomplizen.de/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Global Tennessee
Global Nashville w/Karl Dean: with Doug Kreulen, Pres. & CEO Nashville Airports | EP 52

Global Tennessee

Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2020 32:44


This week former Mayor Dean will talk with Doug Kreulen, the head of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA) which overseas Nashville International Airport (BNA) and John C. Tune airport. They will talk about Doug’s background including his career in the US Air Force; the BNA Vision project; the damage at Tune airport from the Super Tuesday tornado; the impact of Covid-19 on BNA and the airline industry; BNA as a global gateway; and how MMNA sees Nashville as a global city. Douglas E. Kreulen President and CEO Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Doug Kreulen joined the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority in 2012 and was named president & Chief Executive Officer in December 2017. He previously served as Chief Operating Officer, where he oversaw Operations, Facilities Maintenance, Public Safety and Development and Engineering departments for both Nashville International and John C. Tune airports. Before joining MNAA, Kreulen served four years as director of Operations for Huntsville International Airport, during which time the airport received the highly regarded FAA Southern Region Airport Mark of Distinction Award and FAA Air Carrier Airport Safety Award. Prior to beginning his career in the commercial aviation sector, Kreulen served in the United States Air Force for 27 years, earning the rank of Colonel. During his service, he held prominent command and staff leadership positions including: Chief of Staff for the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.; Vice Commander of the 374th Airlift Wing at Yokota Air Base in Japan, with responsibility for 11,000 civilian and military personnel involved with operations, support, maintenance and medical; Commander of the 314th Operations Group at Little Rock Air Force Base, with responsibilities for 2,000 military personnel and a fleet of 50 C-130s; Chief of the Readiness Division for the Joint Chiefs of Staff in Washington D.C., charged with evaluating the armed services ability to carry out the National Military Strategy; and Commander of the 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Kreulen is a decorated veteran, earning the Bronze Star (Kosovo), Legion of Merit, Defense Superior Service Medal (National Military Strategy and Service on Joint Staff Crisis Action Team following events of 11 September 2001); Air Medal and Meritorious Service Medal (Bosnia-Herzegovina). An Accredited Airport Executive (AAE), Kreulen is a graduate of National War College with a Master of Science in National Security Strategy, Troy University with a Master of Science in Personnel Management and Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Laboratory Technology.

Bustle
Military Families Have Been Preparing For Coronavirus For Months

Bustle

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2020 5:50


Angelica Bergoo, 35, has lived with her family at Yokota Air Base in Japan for the past 18 months. She says she first heard about the coronavirus in January; by the end of the month, a cruise ship with infected passengers was quarantined less than two hours away. Arwen McCaffrey, 39, moved to Germany from South Carolina five months ago with her four children, ages 8 to 15. It wasn’t long after her move that she first started hearing about the coronavirus, then still clustered in China, on the news. In February, “when it was clear that the virus was spreading into Europe,” she says, she and other moms on base started paying attention. While some areas of the U.S. are just beginning to reckon with the spread of the coronavirus, for military families, preparing for the spread of COVID-19 has been a part of daily life for months now. The families who make up base life are also prime examples of how to prepare for this new normal. “We are used to situations changing quickly and completely,” says McCaffrey, whose husband is stationed at Ramstein Air Base. “In that way, being a military family prepared us well for the pandemic.” “[I]f there is one thing military life isn’t, it’s boring,” says McCaffrey. “You learn very quickly to have plans a, b, c, and d for any possible situation, and then backup plans for your backup plans.” This, she says, is particularly useful during events like the coronavirus outbreak. Military families are well-versed in what it means to do their part for a mission — like the calls from city governments to practice social distancing, says McCaffrey — but having to ask for help is the harder mentality to adopt. “Military culture is unusual in the sense that spouses tend to pride themselves on being resilient, independent, and self-reliant,” says McCaffrey. “Many spouses I know struggle with asking for help when they need it, myself included, but when situations arise that remind us of our collective experience, we band together.” Bergoo, who has a 4-year-old and a 6-month-old, says when you’re stationed far away, your base friends become your family. She says people have been running errands for each other, leaving food for families stuck at home because they’re not feeling well or just got back from a trip overseas, and even volunteering to walk each other’s dogs. “Meal trains are also a great way to show you care,” she says. Military life has also prepared her family for the coronavirus pandemic in another way: Her children already love FaceTime playdates. “Military kids leave friends behind every time we move, and we get creative with how to keep them in touch [with their friends],” says Bergoo. McCaffrey looks to her “collectively minded” civilian peers in her host country, where Chancellor Angela Merkel said around 70% of the population could get coronavirus. “I have observed our German neighbors calmly and quickly adjusting,” says McCaffrey, who sees people walking their dogs while at least six feet away from others, leaning out of apartment windows to chat with neighbors from a distance, and running errands independently, never in groups. In the United States, local municipalities have closed businesses and even parks to compel social-distancing practices, but social media and other kinds of peer pressure help reinforce the message to stay at home. In Japan, Bergoo says wearing face masks and not shaking hands were already common cultural practice before the coronavirus hit, and feels better knowing she’s a part of a larger community that exists off-base where these measures are already the norm. (In the U.S., severe face mask shortages have led public officials to discourage their use by anyone not actively sick.) “Swimming classes, ballet classes, and group activities have been cancelled,” Bergoo says. “The truth is that no one wants to be patient zero, because on-base it will spread really quick.” McCaffrey and her husband regularly talk to their children “about doing their part for the group” as part of living on-base. Now, that means bringing them into conversations about the coronavirus. “Our job [as parents] is not to scare them but to empower them with information about what they can do to keep themselves and others healthy,” she says. “I am immunocompromised, so we have to be especially careful with washing hands and disinfecting, but letting fear and anxiety take over is no way to live. If we are anxious, they will be anxious.” Bergoo’s 4-year-old goes to an off-base preschool where the children have been informed about the coronavirus pandemic. “I talked to some moms in the U.S., and they are not really telling their young kids about the situation, but here, we are keeping it honest for our kids.” For now, Bergoo says she takes comfort in the “great community here in Japan where everyone is always willing to help everyone.” She hopes Americans will remember that right now, everyone’s job is just to “take care of each other” — which means following protocols to help stop the spread of the virus. McCaffrey hopes that, whether military or civilian, American families understand that if “we can see past cultural differences and let go of identity politics on both an American and global scale,” she says, “we’ll make it through this situation and come out stronger on the other end.” If you or someone you’ve been in close contact with appears to have shown or be showing symptoms of coronavirus, which include fever, shortness of breath, and coughing, visit the NHS website in the UK to find out the next steps you should take, or visit the CDC website in the U.S. for up-to-date information and resources. You can find all Bustle’s coverage of coronavirus here, and UK-specific updates on coronavirus here.

Air Force Radio News
Air Force Radio News 26 August 2019

Air Force Radio News

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2019


Today's stories: The "Fight Tonight" scenario challenges space warfighters to respond to real-world challenges in an exercise setting. Also, the 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron at Ramstein Air Base, Germany took that idea and applied it to driver training, using innovation funds to buy a simulator that reproduces German road and weather conditions, and different types of vehicles.

Air Force Radio News
Air Force Radio News 18 December 2018 A

Air Force Radio News

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2018


Today's stories: The Cope India 19 training between U.S. and Indian Air Forces at Kalaikunda Air Force Station in India has officially wrapped up. Also, U.S. Airmen and Soldiers from Ramstein Air Base and service members from seven partner nations dressed as Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and elves to deliver presents from the sky as part of Operation Toy Drop 2018, the 7th annual mission.

Cold War Conversations History Podcast
27 - Flying the SR71 Spyplane

Cold War Conversations History Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2018 52:41


Today we are talking about the SR71 Blackbird spy plane. Only 32 Blackbirds were ever made, and they were in service from 1964-1998. The great defensive ability of the plane was its high speed and altitude. Standard evasive action was just to accelerate, which made it almost invulnerable to the attack technologies of the time. The top speed of the plane was mach 3.3 (2,200 miles/hour that’s 36 miles/minute). Thanks to all those who are supporting the podcast with monthly pledges and donation. It is much appreciated and will allow us to expand the scope of the podcast. If you would like to support the podcast further and get access to some exclusive extras go to our web site at coldwarconversations.com and click on the “support the Podcast” menu option. Back to todays episode…our guest knows a bit about the SR71…Buz Carpenter accrued 777 hours flying SR-71 planes. He flew Blackbirds as an aircraft commander and later as an instructor pilot, with over 60 operational missions. He also flew in the C-141, RF-4C, and T-38 planes, flying 150 combat hours in Vietnam. He worked in the Pentagon and served as Wing commander at Ramstein Air Base in German during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He retired as a Colonel after serving as the 2nd Air Force Vice Commander, responsible for all the USAF Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance flying assets. He is currently a docent for the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum, Udvar Hazy Center. We welcome Buz Carpenter Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/coldwarpod)

Ready For Takeoff - Turn Your Aviation Passion Into A Career
RFT 119: C-130/C-17 Instructor Pilot Michael Morales

Ready For Takeoff - Turn Your Aviation Passion Into A Career

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2017 29:46


Michael Morales had a dream to become an astronaut, and set a goal of attending the United States Air Force Academy to become an Air Force pilot. At the Academy, he discovered his eyesight would not qualify him to become an astronaut, but he was qualified to become a pilot. He attended Undergraduate Pilot Training and then became a C-17 pilot. Shortly after qualifying in the airplane, the Global War On Terrorism started and he was deployed worldwide for an extended period, away on missions 200 days a year. After four years, he became a C-17 Instructor Pilot at Altus Air Force Base, and later transitioned to the C-130J at Ramstein Air Base. At Ramstein he became the Chief Pilot for the transition from the C-130E, working with numerous foreign military leaders. He served two tours in Afghanistan, training Afghani pilots in English and flying. He later became a White House Fellow, serving with the Small Business Administration, and currently serves at the Air Force Office of Legislative Liaison.

Air Force Report
Air Force Report: Command Chief Visits JROTC

Air Force Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2017


Chief Master Sergeant Kaleth O. Wright is about to take over as the 18th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. Before he left Ramstein Air Base he talked with some high school students.

Air Force Report
Air Force Report: USAFE Commander Visit

Air Force Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2016


General Tod D. Wolters visited the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, or AGOW, on Ramstein Air Base for an immersion and to talk about readiness and contingency response.

Air Force Report
Air Force Report: USAFE Commander Visit

Air Force Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2016


General Tod D. Wolters visited the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, or AGOW, on Ramstein Air Base for an immersion and to talk about readiness and contingency response.

Air Force Report
Air Force Report: Order of the Sword

Air Force Report

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2016


The prestigious Order of the Sword is awarded to Gen. Frank Gornec during a ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Air Force Report
Air Force Report: Wine Fest

Air Force Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2015


This edition features a story on service members attending the Bad Dürkheim Wine Fest near Ramstein Air Base, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Air Force Report
Air Force Report: Wine Fest

Air Force Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2015


This edition features a story on service members attending the Bad Dürkheim Wine Fest near Ramstein Air Base, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Air Force Report
Air Force Report: F-22 European Deployment

Air Force Report

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2015


This edition features stories on the inaugural European deployment of F-22 aircraft at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany and C-130J Simulator training at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

In The Fight
In The Fight: Episode 99

In The Fight

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2015


On this episode, a U.S. Army Soldier-Advisor helps Afghan military leaders see the big picture, Airmen and Marines put in long hours to send supplies to earthquake-stricken Nepal, Soldiers test out a new Light Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle, National Guard members commemorate the World War II liberation of Dachau, and country music star Trace Adkins performs for service members at Ramstein Air Base.

Air Force Report
Air Force Report: CMSAF Visit

Air Force Report

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2015


CMSAF James Cody visited airmen stationed at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, answering questions and thanking them and their families.

Air Force Report
Air Force Report: Trace Adkins Performs Show

Air Force Report

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2015


Country artist Trace Adkins visited Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Crisis Response
Ramstein RNB - North Africa Spinup - Look Live

Crisis Response

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 5, 2011


This edition features a story on how from recent riots in Egypt to the unrest in Libya, North Africa is all over the headlines. Due to these events, thousands of people are displaced in neighboring Tunisia. More than 180 thousand people evacuees are in Tunisia. In this report, Tech Sgt. Trevor Pedro shows us how Airmen from Ramstein are spinning up to bring aid. Sound bite includes Capt. Jason Powell, 435th Contingency Response Group. Produced by Tech Sgt. Trevor Pedro.

Orthodox Christians on the Front Lines
Reflections of a USAF Orthodox Chaplain - Part 2

Orthodox Christians on the Front Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2011 19:48


Fr. Stephan Close continues his reflection on the many military members that he came across during his most recent assignment at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

Orthodox Christians on the Front Lines
Reflections of a USAF Orthodox Chaplain - Part 1

Orthodox Christians on the Front Lines

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2011 17:55


In this episode, Father Stephan Close reflects on his time as an active duty Orthodox Chaplain serving in the United States Air Force. Fr. Stephan reflects on the many military members that he came across during his most recent assignment at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

It Was 20 Years Ago Today
Episode #114 -- Ramstein Air Show Disaster

It Was 20 Years Ago Today

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2008 5:10


Thursday, August 28, 2008. Twenty years ago today, a mid-air collision during an airshow at Ramstein Air Base in West Germany killed three pilots and 67 people on the ground.  I talk about how this event, possibly the worst airshow disaster in history, took place, and about the emotional reaction I had to it.Witnesses and survivors of the Ramstein airshow disaster can be found in a number of places on the Internet -- a principal one is at the site www.flugtag88.com.  The translation of lyrics for the song 'Ramstein,' along with many other Rammstein songs, can be found at the fan site Herzeleid.com.  Our theme music is composed and performed by Marc Rose.