U.S. Army Lt. Col. Kimberly Byers-Lund (left), a family physician and Army reserve-component Soldier, assigned to U.S. Army Health Clinic Kaiserslauter, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, and U.S. Maj. Jesus Chaves, chief nursing officer, U.S. Army Health Clinic Baumholder, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, evaluate an Afghan evacuee child as part of a medical team supporting Operation Allies Refuge at Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 26. The medical team is part of U.S. Armed Forces medical efforts in response to the Afghanistan evacuations at Ramstein Air Base, which has transformed itself into the logistical hub for the evacuation of people from Afghanistan.
U.S. Air Force Capt. Spencer Carrier, 86th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron physical therapist, gathers bandages to give to evacuees at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sep. 5, 2021. Carrier addresses the medical needs of evacuees through dressing and changing wounds, evaluating patients and providing care to evacuees with orthopedic injuries. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jared Lovett)
As part of Operation Allies Refuge, the Public Health team at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, is continuously out in the evacuee camps sharing tips and enforcing regulations to keep Airmen, volunteers and evacuees healthy. By encouraging everyone to wash hands often and wear masks and gloves when appropriate, Public Health works to mitigate the spread of disease and prevent illness.
U.S. Air Force Capt. Allyson Swift, 37th Airlift Squadron instructor pilot, hugs a young evacuee during Operation Allies Refuge at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 4, 2021. The young girl wishes to become a pilot, so she asked three female pilots how to become a pilot and how to join the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Caleb S. Kimmell)
U.S. Air Force Capts. Allyson Swift and Taylor Stephens, 37th Airlift Squadron instructor pilots, hug an evacuee during Operation Allies Refuge at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 4, 2021. The young girl wishes to become a pilot, so Swift and Stephens spoke with her about the U.S. Air Force and their experiences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Caleb S. Kimmell)
Gen. Wolters, USEUCOM Commander and CMSgt Easton Command Senior Enlisted Leader say "Thank You."
USEUCOM personnel supported more than 50,000 Afghan evacuees in their time of crisis. The speed and precision at which our forces take action is nothing less than extraordinary. Working together with our #Allies & partners, we will continue to generate peace & prosperity across the globe. #StrongerTogether