Airman 1st Class Austin Conway, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron general purpose light vehicle mechanic, checks a tire’s pressure Jan. 14 on Ramstein. The 86th VRS is responsible for servicing more than 1,000 vehicles on and off base.

86th VRS keeps Ramstein on the road

Story and photo by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron general purpose light vehicle repair flight keeps units on Ramstein ready for any mission that requires them to be behind the wheel.

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Senior Airman Gabriel Sundstrom, 86th Maintenance Squadron electrical and environmental specialist, checks for damage on a battery Jan. 15 on Ramstein.

Electrifying environments through timely inspections

Story and photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Whether it’s taking an automobile in for preventative or restorative maintenance, trust is generally put in the hands of a specialist. The same can be said for the aircraft gracing Ramstein Air Base’s flightline.

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Photo by Sgt. Daniel FriedbergA convoy of 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th Civil Support Command, vehicles moves through the forest Jan. 11 on Rhine Ordnance Barracks.

Army Reserve Soldiers react to roadside bombs

by Spc. Glenn M. Anderson
221st Public Affairs Detachment

Loud booms rang out across the forest on Rhine Ordnance Barracks as Soldiers from the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade, 7th Civil Support Command, encountered a simulated roadside bomb as they trained for convoy operations.

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Two tanks from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division sit in a maintenance bay for cleaning and retrograde maintenance Dec. 11 at Kaiserslautern Army Depot. These tanks will return to the United States after use in the Baltic region of Europe during Operation Atlantic Resolve.

TLSC-E provides one-stop shop for OAR retrograde

Story and photo by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander A. Burnett
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Multinational training exercises bring Soldiers and equipment from around the world together for a realistic training experience. After weeks of hard work and equipment use, it is time for the Soldiers and their gear to go home. One organization in Kaiserslautern makes equipment retrograde easy.

January 15, 2015 ×
Staff Sgt. Katie McMahon (left), 700th Contracting Squadron contracting officer, and 1st Lt. Matthew Bogan, 700th CONS contracting officer, review a contract Dec. 16 on Kapaun Air Station. McMahon and Bogan work with other contracting officers to ensure Airmen have the resources necessary to complete any mission.

700th CONS Airmen ensure bang for buck

Story and photo by Senior Airman Armando A. Schwier-Morales
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

They are master negotiators, stewards of taxpayer dollars and professional shoppers.
This elite group of experienced traders in the 700th Contracting Squadron possesses a unique proficiency in shopping for the resources used by the Air Force in the KMC.

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WTB-E takes part in Battle of the Bulge commemorative march

WTB-E takes part in Battle of the Bulge commemorative march

January 8, 2015 ×
An audience member takes a photo of the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band and the Rheinland-Pfalz International Choir as they perform. The band and choir performed and sang a wide variety of holiday songs in English and German.

USAFE Band performs KMC Christmas Concert

Photos by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg


December 18, 2014 ×
Photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr.Dr. Ernest Roth (right), a Ph.D. holder in military history, discusses a specific battle from the Siege of Bastogne at the site of the battle with senior leaders of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command during a staff ride Dec. 5. Senior leaders of the 21st TSC participated in the staff ride to learn the history of the Siege of Bastogne from the Battle of the Bulge, apply lessons learned from past battles to use in current application, and build esprit de corps among the participants.

21st TSC senior leaders take staff ride to Bastogne

by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr.
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

For the senior leaders of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, gaining a better understanding of the conflicts of the past can help shape the way they conduct operations in the future.

December 18, 2014 ×
Staff Sgt. Brantley Roberson, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial delivery technician, prepares to move a container Dec. 15 that was specifically built for Santa Claus to deliver toys to children. After being loaded, the bundles will be air-dropped at U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder along with Santa so that he can deliver them to local families in need of a little support this holiday season.

Santa’s workshop receives upgrade

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Kris Levasseur
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Most children recognize the iconic figure whose rotund physique is decked out in a red and white suit with a joyous demeanor and a belly that jiggles like a bowl full of jelly every time he lets out a “Ho, ho, ho!”

December 18, 2014 ×
U.S. Air Force joint tactical air controllers from the 435th Air Ground Operation Wing’s 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron call in simulated airstrikes Dec. 2 in Barcis, Italy. Trained in all types of warfare, JTACs are proficient in a variety of technology and a range of weaponry and can advise and support ground commanders. The training allows JTACs to coordinate with F-16 Fighting Falcons and practice calling in airstrikes on simulated targets in the mountains.

AF JTACs work with Dutch army to sharpen skills

Photos by Senior Airman Matthew Lotz


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