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Master Sgt. Stanley MacDonald, 435th AGOW’s AMS air traffic controller, and Staff Sgt. Brock Neel, 435th AMS engineer, survey an area for training with a dynamic cone penetrometer July 11 at Powidz Air Base, Poland. The measure-
ment from the DCP is one of the steps in determining if an airfield is safe for an aircraft landing.

86th AW, 435th AGOW Airmen execute LZ training

Photos by Senior Airman Christine Griffiths

     

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Staff Sgt. Thomas Honeycutt, military working dog handler with the 100th Military Working Dog Detachment, 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th MP Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, gives a bite demonstration to participants of the 2014 Rheinland-Pfalz Tag July 19 in Neuwied, Germany.

21st TSC showcases capabilities during Rheinland-Pfalz Tag

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

Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command showed off their various capabilities during a Rheinland-Pfalz state-sponsored fair July 18 to 20 here.

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Teresa Bracher, 86th Airlift Wing chief of protocol, watches a change of 
command dry-run July 17 on Ramstein. The wing protocol office is made up of a four-man team that provides support to approximately 22,000 military members and Department of Defense civilians.

Behind the scenes with protocol

by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

There hangs a simple white board, covered in what seems are the trivial scribbles of a to-do list. Though insignificant at first glance, a closer look reveals extraordinary events like meeting President Obama and the Air Force chief of staff, to planning the details of a change of command and promotion ceremonies.

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A U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Band trumpet player plays the German national anthem while the flag is lowered during a retreat ceremony on Ramstein.

Band honors nations during retreat

Photos by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan

         

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Airmen with the 721st Aerial Port Squadron use a modified deck, dubbed the “Donnelly Loader,” to off-load baggage 
on Ramstein. The “Donnelly Loader” is planned to replace the method of loading and unloading baggage from airframes manually.

721st APS design saves money, time through innovation

Story and photo by Brennen Lege
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Unused forklift tines, a sheet of diamond-plated metal and one yard of steel hose. The list of spare parts technician Thomas Geibel read did not seem like much to modify a standard lift-deck, but it would save Ramstein’s 721st Aerial Port Squadron in several ways.

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435th AGOW, 435th AEW welcome new command chief

435th AGOW, 435th AEW welcome new command chief

by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 435th Air Ground Operations Wing and 435th Air Expeditionary Wing welcomed their new command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Samuel T. Simmons.

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Stephanie VanDine (right), contracting officer at the 409th CSB’s Theater Contracting Center, and Miranda Lee, budget analyst with the 405th Army Field Support Brigade, review a site map as part of on-the-job training for a job shadow program with Army Sustainment Command.

409th CSB hosts 405th AFSB job shadow

Story and photo by Rachel Clark
409th Contracting Support Brigade

The 409th Contracting Support Brigade recently played host to a 405th Army Field Support Brigade job shadow program in Kaiserslautern.

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Photo by Brennen LegeAirman 1st Class Tyler Hatfield, 886th Civil Engineer Squadron explosive ordnance disposal 
technician, measures a detonation cord to be used during training.

The hands of EOD

       

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Photo by Sgt. Daniel WyattAn Airman with the 37th Airlift Squadron observes an air-dropped cargo pallet from the back of a C-130J

Knight’s Brigade breathes new life into BMTA

by Sgt. Daniel L. Wyatt
16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

On a blustery morning in the middle of an isolated German field full of trees and tall grass, Soldiers hoped to witness an event that hadn’t been seen in over eight years. A Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules aircraft cruised toward a drop zone before it began employing a low velocity aerial delivery system, commonly referred to as LVADS, carrying a payload.

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Photo by 2nd Lt. Henry LancasterCol. Nancy Bozzer, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing commander, is recognized by 
Maj. Gen. Frederick “Rick” Martin (left), U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander, 
Col. Randall Reed (right) and members of the wing during the 521st AMOW change of command June 18 on Ramstein.

521st AMOW welcomes new commander

by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing welcomed its new commander, Col. Nancy Bozzer, June 18.

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