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Photo by Senior Airman Damon KasbergTech. Sgt. Phillip Cuccerre, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron support section NCOIC, holds a window from “Pink Lady,” a B-24 Liberator that was shot down over Friedrichshafen, Germany, during World War II. Cuccerre picked up the window from Karl H. Matt, whose grandfather gathered the battle-damaged armoured glass from the debris 70 years ago. The bomber was piloted by Bruce Sooy, who, along with his crew, completed 22 missions over Europe before being shot down by Luftwaffe fighters. This piece of history was flown back to the U.S. and will be displayed in the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Window to the past

April 10, 2014 ×
Airmen dorm leaders from the Ramstein Dorm Reception Center assist Airmen assigned to bay orderly with cleaning a grill April 2.

ADL: more than just dorm leaders

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Holly Mansfield
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Getting to a duty station fresh out of technical school, a young Airman might not know where to begin when it comes to moving into the dorms.

April 10, 2014 ×
Airman 1st Class William Campbell, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, puts a fire hose on a fire truck April 2 on 
Ramstein. The Ramstein Fire Department recently received the Air Force Fire Department of the Year Award for its members’ 
excellence in fire safety.

Ramstein Fire Department burns through competition

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Holly Mansfield
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Ramstein Fire Department recently received the Air Force Fire Department of the Year Award.

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Tech. Sgt. Ryen Yokom (left), 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, and Zach Edens, 560th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron mechanic from Robbins Air Force Base, Ga., prepare a C-130J Super Hercules for crew safety modifications.

New seat gives loadmasters safer ride

               

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Salsa dancing breaks down communication barriers

Salsa dancing breaks down communication barriers

by Rick Scavetta
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz

Hips swayed as 66th Transportation Company Soldiers shed their tops and shuffled across the floor in tan combat boots. Confused looks and shaking heads were replaced by smiles and laughter as inhibitions were lost to salsa rhythms. The Soldiers were taking part in a new U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz resiliency […]

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Ramstein facilitates Apache maintenance

Ramstein facilitates Apache maintenance

Photos by Airman Dymekre Allen
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721st APS keeps FOD off flightline

Photos by Airman Dymekre Allen

Foreign object damage is any substance, debris or article alien to a vehicle or system that can cause significant damage.

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AIRPS Airmen deliver goods

AIRPS Airmen deliver goods

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Holly Mansfield
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

While being stationed overseas, delivering packages to stateside or deployed loved ones might sound like a pain to some.

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Photo by Airman Dymekre Allen
Senior Airman Mathew Robinson, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical technician.

Ramstein celebrates Mustache March

Mustaches on mission     Mustache madness     Mustache mug shots                        

March 27, 2014 ×
Staff Sgt. Jonathan Hernandez, 
37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, runs through preflight checks inside a C-130J Super Hercules.

On ground, in air we care

by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Members of the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron conducted a training opportunity March 6 while flying over Germany in a C-130J Super Hercules belonging to the 37th Airlift Squadron. This training opportunity tested flight nurses and aeromedical evacuation technicians with varying scenarios that can be faced by aircrew during a mission.

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