CES picks apples for Himmerod

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Meeker, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron commander and native of Manito, Ill.,  talks with Father Ignatius Fritsch in the cloister of Himmerod Abbeyin Grosslittgen, Germany,Oct. 21, 2014. Airmen from the 52nd CES volunteered to help pick apples for the monks and received a free lunch for helping out. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Christopher Meeker, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron commander and native of Manito, Ill., talks with Father Ignatius Fritsch in the cloister of Himmerod Abbeyin Grosslittgen, Germany,Oct. 21, 2014. Airmen from the 52nd CES volunteered to help pick apples for the monks and received a free lunch for helping out. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron pick apples at Himmerod Abbey in Grosslittgen, Germany, Oct. 21, 2014. Approximately 40 base members volunteered to assist the monks with picking apples. The monks use the fruits for many products, ranging from apple juice to apple wine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron pick apples at Himmerod Abbey in Grosslittgen, Germany, Oct. 21, 2014. Approximately 40 base members volunteered to assist the monks with picking apples. The monks use the fruits for many products, ranging from apple juice to apple wine. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air ForceAirman 1st Class IanJerls, left, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron structural journeyman and native of Scott City, Mo., dumps his bucket of apples into a cart at Himmerod Abbeyin Grosslittgen, Germany, Oct. 21, 2014. The Abbey has approximately 10 monks that make apple cider, honey and other goods using the resources from the land. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air ForceAirman 1st Class IanJerls, left, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron structural journeyman and native of Scott City, Mo., dumps his bucket of apples into a cart at Himmerod Abbeyin Grosslittgen, Germany, Oct. 21, 2014. The Abbey has approximately 10 monks that make apple cider, honey and other goods using the resources from the land. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jennifer Benning, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron commander’s support staff and native of Texarkana, Texas, picks apples from a tree at Himmerod Abbeyin Grosslittgen, Germany, Oct. 21, 2014. Airmen from Spangdahlem Air Base volunteer regularly in the communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jennifer Benning, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron commander’s support staff and native of Texarkana, Texas, picks apples from a tree at Himmerod Abbeyin Grosslittgen, Germany, Oct. 21, 2014. Airmen from Spangdahlem Air Base volunteer regularly in the communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Genevieve Poppel, daughter of Kayla, native of Clovis, N.M., and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Wes Poppel, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire department logistics and native of Urbana, Ohio, helps her parents gather apples at Himmerod Abbeyin Grosslittgen, Germany, Oct. 21, 2014. The deputy area mayor invited Airmen to come to the Abbey for a free lunch cooked by the monks after helping to gather apples for cider. The monks pick and make the ciders annually. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)

Genevieve Poppel, daughter of Kayla, native of Clovis, N.M., and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Wes Poppel, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron fire department logistics and native of Urbana, Ohio, helps her parents gather apples at Himmerod Abbeyin Grosslittgen, Germany, Oct. 21, 2014. The deputy area mayor invited Airmen to come to the Abbey for a free lunch cooked by the monks after helping to gather apples for cider. The monks pick and make the ciders annually. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kyle Gese/Released)