• Photo by Senior Airman Holly MansfieldArmy and Air Force service members start a bubble soccer game Sept. 5 on Ramstein. The first Combined Federal Campaign, officially called CFC, was started in 1964. It was conducted in six cities and allows federal employees to donate to charities of their choice to better their communities.

    CFC kicks off with Air Force win

    This year’s Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas kicked off Sept. 5 with an Army vs. Air Force bubble soccer game.

  • Ukrainian army Senior Praporshchik (chief master sergeant equivalent) Roman Kuzmenko (right), Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff, listens 
to a discussion during a class at the Kisling NCO Academy Aug. 29 on Ramstein. Kuzmenko is part of a Department of Defense initiative 
designed to improve the NCOs of partner countries.

    Partnership maintains NCO corps one NCO at a time

    It is another day at the Kisling NCO Academy for an ambitious senior NCO. He sits at his desk cluttered with homework, notebooks and pens in an attempt to understand and learn how to interact with and relate to Airmen.

  • Photo by Senior Airman Damon KasbergC-130s from the Air National Guard wait on the Ramstein flightline Sept. 2 just days before being loaded up with Army and Air Force paratroopers to support the Steadfast Javelin II exercise.

    Aircrews deliver on-time for Steadfast Javelin II

    More than a dozen C-130 and C-17 aircraft from two continents and six states are providing tactical airlift from the power projection platform at Ramstein Air Base for Exercise Steadfast Javelin II.

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Airmen pump up C-130 capabilities

On Aug. 12, the 37th Airlift Squadron conducted “Wet Wing” training, which enables C-130 airframes to have the capability to defuel with four engines running as opposed to two. Defueling is when an aircraft is sent to a location to refuel other aircraft.


Senior Airman Jeffery Halda, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron hydrants technician, observes a liquid oxygen tank Sept. 3 on Ramstein.

Cryogenics makes it easy to breathe

Breathing is one of the most basic, involuntary and often overlooked human actions. At higher altitudes, breathing can quickly become one of the most conscious thoughts as it becomes harder to do.

Lifestyle & Health

Suicide Prevention Month: risk, protective factors

Although no one is immune to the adverse effects of prolonged, excessive stress, some service members are at greater risk for suicide than others.


Preparing defense instructors

Walking down a street alone, you receive a text message. While responding, you don’t notice the person quickly approaching from behind. By the time you do, it’s too late. The person moves to strike. What do you do? - READ MORE...

Sports shorts – events and notices

SAPI builds camaraderie with free bowling event

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