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Airmen from the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron train during an exercise May 11 on Ramstein. The 86th AES Airmen run through simulations like this to keep their training current and to ensure the best care to patients.

Airmen build camaraderie during Nurses, Technicians Appreciation Week

Photos by Senior Airman Larissa Greatwood
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Senior Airman Johnathan Jeffery, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron technician, dons an oxygen mask during an exercise May 11 on Ramstein. The 86th AES Airmen constantly train for real-world, medical-evacuation missions to ensure patients have the best care possible.

Nurses, technicians recognized during appreciation week

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Nurses and technicians were recognized all over the world during Nurses and Technicians Appreciation Week May 6 through 13 for the hard work, dedication and sacrifices they make on a daily basis to selflessly care for their patients.

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Airman 1st Class Trandon Sowell, 721st Aerial Port Squadron passenger service agent and physical training leader, demonstrates how to do a correct situp before a fitness assessment April 12 on Ramstein. Airmen who train to become a physical training leader are augmented to assist with running fitness assessments.

86th FSS FAC keeps Airmen fit to fight

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

As part of the overall Airman concept, each individual is required to complete a fitness assessment at least once a year. In order to be fit for the mission, these tests are crucial to the Air Force’s success.

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Tech. Sgt. Roscoe Tamondong, 86th Maintenance Group NCO in-charge instructor element (left), gives Airmen in the crew chief training course guidance on performing tire pressure checks on a C-130J Super Hercules May 17 on Ramstein. Tamondong is one of four training instructors assigned to the 86th MXG.

Crew chief instructor teaches, mentors newcomers

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Leslie Keopka 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Engines roar, pilots get situated and loadmasters secure cargo, all while maintenance teams are ensuring each and every aircraft are prepped and ready for a safe flight, around the clock, day and night.

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Photo by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg
Staff Sgt. Steffan Roverud and Senior Airman Eric Beougher, 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron patrolmen, clear a stairwell during an active-shooter training May 5 on Vogelweh. During the training, the Airmen were required to move through a building in a two-man team to locate the simulated active shooter.

569th security forces Airmen conduct active-shooter response training

by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Airmen from the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron participated in an active-shooter response exercise May 5 on Vogelweh.

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Airmen from the 86th Operations Group stand in a formation before a retreat and remembrance ceremony April 29 on Ramstein.

Ramstein Airmen honor lost IFO 21 crew

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

Airmen snapped to attention to render a solemn salute as they watched the U.S. flag being lowered in front of them. More than 50 Airmen from the 86th Operations Group gathered for a remembrance ceremony and retreat April 29 on Ramstein.

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Kaiserslautern Military Community members view the gravestones of deceased children after the Kindergraves Memorial Service May 14 at the Kaiserslautern Military Cemetery. The ceremony is held annually to honor the children who were lost during the Cold War. They were mainly infants who died of complications before reaching their first birthday.

KMC honors Kindergraves

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

Kaiserslautern Military Community members came together May 14 for the Kindergraves memorial service to honor and remember 451 American children who died during the Cold War and were buried in the Kaiserslautern Military Cemetery.

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Ask an attorney: Social networking pitfalls

by Holger Blug Kaiserslautern Legal Services Center

Q: All my friends are into social networking. Are there any legal pitfalls I should be aware of before I post?

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Adaptive Sports event builds camaraderie, morale

Adaptive Sports event builds camaraderie, morale

Photos by Senior Airman Nicole Keim
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A group of T-ball players participate in the opening-day ceremony for the KMC’s baseball season April 23 on Ramstein.

86th AW CC tees up KMC baseball season

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Lane Plummer 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The KMC celebrated the start of the 2016 baseball season for all leagues with a ceremonial first pitch April 23 on Ramstein.

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