Officials at Ramstein AB, Germany, marked the third anniversary of the Air Force Deployment Transition Center there. The anniversary celebration featured prior participants in the center’s post-deployment reintegration program who shared their experiences, according to Ramstein’s Aug. 15 release. Since its opening in July 2010, more than 6,000 airmen and other US military personnel have visited the center, which offers a four-day course to help ease service members’ transition from a stressful combat deployment back to their families and lives at home station. “It’s amazing how many people come through here that we are able to help,” said SSgt. Carol Elam, 786th Force Support Squadron fitness center representative. “There is nothing like the DTC anywhere.” (Ramstein report by SrA. Aaron-Forrest Wainwright) (See also Deployment Transition Center Hits Milestone.)
Rumored cuts to the F-35 from the fiscal 2025 defense budget—six from Air Force plans—would not be offset by recent Foreign Military Sales, and will disrupt ongoing Lot 19 negotiations, Pentagon and industry sources said.