Tickets available for USAFE's Annual Awards Banquet

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (USAFENS) -- Tickets for the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Annual Awards Banquet are available for purchase. 

The USAFE Annual Awards Banquet will be 6:30 p.m. on April 6 at the Ramstein Air Base Officers' Club. Ticket prices for the mixed grill (chicken and beef) are $27 for club members and $29 for nonmembers; for the grilled salmon are $24 for club members and $26 for nonmembers; and for the vegetarian lasagna the prices are $23 for club members and $25 for nonmembers. 

The guest speaker will be retired Gen. John P. Jumper, former Air Force Chief of Staff from 2001 to 2005, and former USAFE commander from 1997 to 2000. His tour as chief of staff spanned operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. General Jumper is a command pilot with more than 5,000 flying hours, including 1,400 combat hours. 

The theme for this year's banquet is the 60th anniversary for the Air Force, and the 65th anniversary for USAFE dating back to its official historical beginnings as Eighth Air Force at Savannah, Ga., on Jan. 19, 1942. 

The USAFE Annual Awards Banquet honors the command's outstanding Airmen and civilians competing in the categories of Airman, NCO, Senior NCO, Company Grade Officer, First Sergeant, and Civilian - Categories I and II. USAFE leaders will announce the winners from each category during the event. 

The deadline for ticket purchase is March 21 and can be purchased from wing command chief master sergeants or organization first sergeants. Both civilians and military members of all ranks are welcome to attend. 

For more information, contact your wing command chief master sergeant or first sergeant.