HomeNewsArticle Display

VCSAF, spouse take in Ramstein mission sets

Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks with Staff Sgt. Gregory Beach, a 86th Maintenance Squadron member, during his visit to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 18, 2016. Beach gave Goldfein a brief on a unique innovation developed and implemented locally where a filing cabinet was converted into fuel tank trainer. The trainer eliminates exposure to hazardous fuel tanks on operational aircraft and without this innovative tool the unit would need to gain access to a wing section of a C-130J Super Hercules to ensure personnel remain trained. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Clay Lancaster)

Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein speaks with Staff Sgt. Gregory Beach, a 86th Maintenance Squadron member, during his visit to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 18, 2016. Beach gave Goldfein a brief on a unique innovation developed and implemented locally where a filing cabinet was converted into fuel tank trainer. The trainer eliminates exposure to hazardous fuel tanks on operational aircraft and without this innovative tool the unit would need to gain access to a wing section of a C-130J Super Hercules to ensure personnel remain trained. (U.S. Air Force photo/1st Lt. Clay Lancaster)

Dawn Goldfein, wife of Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, is greeted by Lt. Col. Thomas Ausherman, the 86th Force Support Squadron commander, and members from the Ramstein Airman and Family Readiness Center at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 18, 2016. Dawn had the opportunity to meet with other spouses on base and several dependents who were part of the ordered departure from Turkey in late March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Amanda Callahan)

Dawn Goldfein, wife of Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, is greeted by Lt. Col. Thomas Ausherman, the 86th Force Support Squadron commander, and members from the Ramstein Airman and Family Readiness Center at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 18, 2016. Dawn had the opportunity to meet with other spouses on base and several dependents who were part of the ordered departure from Turkey in late March. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Amanda Callahan)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) -- The Air Force's vice chief of staff and his spouse visited Ramstein Air Base on April 18 to meet with Airmen and familiarize themselves with the mission sets of Ramstein’s three different wings.

The base is one of several installations Gen. David L. Goldfein and his wife, Dawn, plan to visit throughout U.S. Air Forces in Europe. The couple had the opportunity to hear from Airmen in the 86th Airlift Wing and also those in the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing and 435th Air Ground Operations Wing.

"The Airmen here at Ramstein, and the missions they're all performing, are truly phenomenal and it shows in the few examples I've experienced while visiting," Goldfein said. "Although I'm familiar with the area having graduated from high school here, I'm less familiar with recent accomplishments and it's been great hearing about the amazing work of the Airmen here in USAFE."

During his visit, Goldfein toured the Deployment Transition Center, received a briefing on the base’s support roles in the ordered departure of dependents from Turkey, and saw innovations that the installation has made in the past year.

Dawn was introduced to several of the base’s key spouses, many of whom were instrumental in the success of the reception efforts when families from Turkey started arriving. She was interested in finding out how those families, especially children, were adjusting to their new home.

"It truly speaks to the resilience of military spouses," said Carri May Waite, a 435th Construction Training Squadron key spouse. "The children bounce back because the parents are setting such a great example."

She continued to tell Dawn about all the other activities and events made available to the children through youth sports and other force support initiatives.

"It is a testament to just how much our military spouses and families serve, as well," Dawn said.

She also heard firsthand accounts from three displaced spouses whose children are completing the school year at Ramstein AB, and visited the Vogelweh Child Development Center, Vogelweh School Age Program and Vogelweh Elementary School library.

"The efforts made by the installation during the families' departure from Turkey are just one example of how the Airmen in USAFE are caring for people and leading the Air Force and its mission," the general said.

Engage

Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: SecAF Kendall’s message to #Airmen & #Guardians on our collective responsibility to overcome COVID-19 ⬇️ For resources…
Twitter
RT @GenCQBrownJr: Good enough today will fail tomorrow. #acceleratechangeorlose https://t.co/5dAU3Q9Ouy
Twitter
.@AETCommand's Tech Training Transformation team, partnering w/ @SheppardAFB, has re-engineered the foundational Cr… https://t.co/NjL2MA1iZc
Twitter
Empowered #Airmen are key to cutting unnecessary bureaucracy, recognizing and understanding our competition, and th… https://t.co/aqTk9p98nQ
Twitter
.@GenCQBrownJr signed the charter for the #AirForce's China Aerospace Studies Institute. The institute conducts r… https://t.co/PB0jNKxV4H
Twitter
Bringing the future faster! https://t.co/SuHZdRGH5t
Twitter
#ICYMI, the DAF has worked to optimize air & space capabilities in the Arctic region, supporting @DeptofDefense obj… https://t.co/rEi19ZLmjs
Twitter
Airmen and Soldiers transport a simulated patient to an Army HH-60M Black Hawk medevac helicopter during a joint em… https://t.co/EMMEQBDbyA
Twitter
RT @AirNatlGuard: .@SD_Guard F-16s with the 114th Fighter Wing fly over South Dakota during #CombatRaider 21. Various @usairforce & ANG uni…
Twitter
.@RamsteinAirBase Airmen worked w/ @USAfricaCommand and Tunisian Air Force personnel to provided 310 canisters of o… https://t.co/RY83o75XAQ
Twitter
RT @AFSOUTH: SrA Luis Pratts a @usairforce F-16 Crew Chief at #RelampagoVI not only launches airpower daily during his time in #Colombia bu…
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: Secretary Kendall’s first message to @USAirForce #Airmen & @SpaceForceDoD #Guardians: “If there is one phrase that summa…
Twitter
Since 1973, the remains of more than 1,000 American service members killed in the Vietnam War have been identified… https://t.co/6ZrdLbl8dP
Twitter
Frank Kendall was sworn in as the 26th Secretary of the Air Force! As the department's highest-ranking civilian le… https://t.co/Fe5CXpdDlj
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: Secretary Kendall has hit the ground running on his first day, meeting with Under Secretary Jones, Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. (@…
Twitter
Northern Strike, one of @DeptofDefense's largest reserve exercises, is preparing to launch. 5,100 participants from… https://t.co/VaRCeWFnb3
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: (1/2) The Secretary is in the building! The Honorable Frank Kendall arrived to the Pentagon this morning and was admini…
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: After over six months in the role, A/SecAF Roth sent a farewell letter to #Airmen & #Guardians this evening: “I am in co…
Twitter
Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams at @TeamEglin, @TeamTyndall, and @HurlburtField, Florida, test a new X-Ray system… https://t.co/bombk9WqhD
Twitter
Gina Ortiz Jones was sworn in as the Under Secretary of the Air Force. The second highest-ranking civilian leader… https://t.co/9aMOfEDv6A
Facebook
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Facebook
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Facebook
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
Facebook
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
Facebook
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Facebook
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Facebook
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Facebook
Like Us
Twitter
1,355,021
Follow Us