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RHEIN MAIN AB, GERMANY

Photos during our stay in Rhein Main AB, Germany (Frankfurt)
For decades the Air Force's "Gateway to Europe," Rhein-Main Air Base outside Frankfurt closes in December 2005.

Rhein-Main Air Base is located near Frankfurt, Germany. Rhein-Main Air Base is a small base named after the confluence of the Rhine and Main (pronounced mine) rivers located to the west of Frankfurt. This small community is approximately six miles southwest of Frankfurt, in the state of Hessen.

The 469th Air Base Group is Rhein-Main's host unit, supporting 30 associate units and organizations and more than 3,000 military, civilian, contractor and family members. Its mission is to maintain an infrastructure ready for major airlift contingencies and to provide quality base operating support. US Air Force and German authorities signed an official agreement Dec. 23, 1999, to close and return the base to Germany by Dec. 31, 2005. During that ceremony, the Luftbruecke (air bridge) Memorial was also transferred to the Frankfurt Airport Company. The memorial highlights Rhein-Main's key role in the Berlin Airlift and stands as a symbol of the base's history as a strategically located airlift facility. I was fortunate to command an awesome squadron, 16th Expeditionary Support Squadron and later Detachment 3, 401st Air Expeditionary Wing, providing peacekeeping forces in the former Republic of Yugoslavia. It was a historic and memorable event in my life, plus this is where I met my lovely Frankfurt-born wife, Christine. :-)
Air Force One in Rhein Main, Germany.jpg
Air Force One in Rhein Main, Germany.jpg
Bush 2 Feet Away, shaking Christine's hand
Bush 2 Feet Away, shaking Christine's hand
G Bush.jpg
G Bush.jpg
SFOR Auditorium (Yugoslavia Mission)
SFOR Auditorium (Yugoslavia Mission)
Raunheim.JPG
Raunheim.JPG
With the German Army (Bundeswehr)
With the German Army (Bundeswehr)
16 ESS Commander, Rhein Main, Germany
16 ESS Commander, Rhein Main, Germany
Promotion at Berlin Memorial.JPG
Promotion at Berlin Memorial.JPG
HK G36
HK G36
Zeil Galerie Frankfurt with troops
Zeil Galerie Frankfurt with troops
Thanksgiving 04 with my Troops
Thanksgiving 04 with my Troops
Thanksgiving 04 with German Friends
Thanksgiving 04 with German Friends
Tin's Mustang
Tin's Mustang
Tin's Mustang
Tin's Mustang
Asia Pacific Celebration @ Rhein Main
Asia Pacific Celebration @ Rhein Main
Stadtwerk Frankfurt B-Ball Team
Stadtwerk Frankfurt B-Ball Team
Morale Trip with troops
Morale Trip with troops
3000 GT, my baby :-)
3000 GT, my baby :-)
With Jim Thacker
With Jim Thacker
Playing B-ball Against a Tank
Playing B-ball Against a Tank
Tin Running the 1.5 Mile relay
Tin Running the 1.5 Mile relay
Rhein Main Dodge Ball Champs
Rhein Main Dodge Ball Champs
PULL!
PULL!
Whoa..that was close!
Whoa..that was close!
Det3 Wall Mural
Det3 Wall Mural
Det Mural
Det Mural
View from my Office
View from my Office