180531-F-QW125-Ramstein Airmen prepare for D-Day 74 ceremonies
Unit: 86th Airlift Wing (37th Airlift Squadron)
Unit Home Town: Ramstein Air Base, Germany
Submitting Unit: 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs/SSgt Tory Patterson
Date: May 31, 2018
Location: Aéroport de Cherbourg, France (Normandy Region)
Description: Social-media style video to inform audience of arrivial of Ramstein Airmen in Normandy Region of France for D-Day 74 commemorative events and flying training exercises.
This year marks the 74th anniversary of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 -- most commonly known as D-Day. The largest amphibious attack in history, D-Day is considered the beginning of the end of WWII in Europe. Overall, 20 USEUCOM and CONUS units will participate in approx 45 events/ceremonies from 29 May - 8 Jun 18 in 36 locations throughout the Normandy region of France as part of Joint Task Force (JTF) Normandy 74.