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The GIs of Comedy perform a free show Aug. 18 at the Ramstein Enlisted Club. The show was hosted by Armed Forces Entertainment. The GIs of Comedy are a group of four stand-up comedians, all combat veterans, who go on tour entertaining service members around the world.

Veterans still serve one joke at a time

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Stuart
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Armed Forces Entertainment presented service members with a free, adult comedy show Aug. 18 at the Ramstein Enlisted Club. The 90-minute performance was put on by the GIs of Comedy, a group of four stand-up comedians who are all combat veterans.

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Senior Master Sgt. Keith Custer, 86th Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, speaks with an Airman Aug. 8 on Ramstein. Custer has 10 years of first sergeant experience between 10 different units.

Airman leaves diamond-hard legacy

Story and photo by Airman Larissa Greatwood
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

It takes a certain kind of person to become an effective first sergeant. Working all hours of the day and always having to carry a phone and answer it, first sergeants put the mission before themselves and exude the Air Force second core value: service before self.

August 21, 2014 ×
Photos by Senior Airman Armando A. Schwier-MoralesAirman 1st Class Jordan Willy, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron vehicle journeyman, hammers a junk car. The 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron hosted its 8th annual car show, bringing together Ramstein and the local community to showcase drivers and their cars, Aug. 16 on Ramstein. The car show also included a “smash a car for a buck” contest, local vendors, performance tests, a “how loud can the car get” contest and many more events.

VRS hosts 8th annual car show

     

August 21, 2014 ×
Maj. William Dabney, 86th Inspector General chief of wing readiness, sits in the pilot seat of a C-37A Gulfstream V checking to make sure everything is ready before a training flight Aug. 11 on Ramstein.

Pilot launches IG perspective

Story and photo by Airman Larissa Greatwood
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

When asking a child what they wish to be when they grow up, a variety of responses may arise: a doctor, firefighter, ice skater or veterinarian, for example. For one 76th Airlift Squadron pilot, his interest in flying started at a young age.

August 21, 2014 ×
A Ramstein-based C-130J Super Hercules takes off after performing a “touch-and-go” Aug. 11 at Powidz Air Base, Poland. Ramstein Airmen deployed to Poland as part of a bilateral training mission in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which was designed to promote regional stability and security.

Cloudburst: C-130s train through adverse weather

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton
U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs

The sky wept — a flood from the heavens that seemed poised to wash the world away. The water, cold and unforgiving, soaked everything through to its core.

August 21, 2014 ×

Community Corner, August 15, 2014

Airman & Family Readiness Center Monday » Ramstein Spouses Orientation (RSO): 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., A&FRC » First Duty Station Officer Financial Brief: 10 a.m. to noon, A&FRC » USA Jobs workshop: 1 to 3 p.m., A&FRC Tuesday » Reintegration Brief: 9 to 11 a.m., IDRC » Pre-Deployment Brief: 1 to 3 p.m., IDRC […]

August 14, 2014 ×
HVAC Airmen refresh contingency skills

HVAC Airmen refresh contingency skills

by Airman First Class Michael Stuart 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Whether in Alaska shivering during the long winter months or stationed on the sandy beaches of Florida, every Airman should have heating, ventilation or air conditioning. That’s why the 435th Construction and Training Squadron gives heating, ventilation and air conditioning training to Guard, Reserve and active-duty Airmen to sharpen their HVAC abilities.

August 14, 2014 ×
USAFE Band at Hockenheim Ring

USAFE Band at Hockenheim Ring

August 14, 2014 ×
Building a better base with sweat, metal

Building a better base with sweat, metal

by Airman First Class Michael Stuart
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Usually when someone breaks into an office or manipulates their way into a safe, the average individual would be alarmed, but breaking and entering is just in a day’s work for the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron.

August 14, 2014 ×

To be eyes of the eagle; AFOSI

by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

There are probably as many reasons as there are people why a person decides to join the military, and likely even more reasons why those same people choose the career path they do.

August 14, 2014 ×