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Photo by Tech. Sgt. James HodgmanSenior Airman Victoria Gregory, 86th Comptroller Squadron relocation pay 
technician, assists a customer with a financial discrepancy. Airmen from the 86th CPTS are professional advisers funding the fight to meet the demanding customer service needs of the 57,000 members of the KMC.

Wing Staff Agencies

by Staff Sgt. Kristopher Levasseur
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 86th Airlift Wing Wing Staff Agencies consist of several base units organized directly under the wing.

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Photo by Senior Airman Damon KasbergNatalia Lopez, Ramstein Inn guest service representative, assists a customer. The Ramstein Inn provides temporary lodging to a wide variety of customers, including new members of Team Ramstein, as they arrive for the first time or depart for their next assignment.

86th Mission Support Group

         

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Photo by Staff Sgt. Sara KellerMaster Sgt. Jonathan Mehringer, 86th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, inspects defenders during guard mount. Defenders with the 86th SFS all play a part helping defend and secure more than 50,000 people in the KMC. The 86th SFS Airmen ensure the safety of all base resources, property and personnel from hostile forces.

86th Mission Support Group

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

The 86th Mission Support Group is one of the largest MSGs in the Air Force and is larger than some wings with approximately 3,600 members serving more than 50,000 Americans — the largest concentration of Americans outside the continental U.S.

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Photo by Senior Airman Chris WillisSenior Airman Mitchell Rose (front), 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron supply technician, and Staff Sgt. Paul Young perform inventory. The 86th LRS provides fuel, deployment necessities and equipment for all inbound and outbound aircraft and military members. LRS Airmen ensure the flightline has 24-hour support.

86th Logistics Readiness Group

by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

As one of only two logistics readiness groups in the Air Force, the 86th Logistics Readiness Group houses the largest transportation, supply, logistics plans and war reserve materiel accounts in U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa.

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Photo by Senior Airman Damon KasbergMembers of the 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron inspect a government vehicle.

86th Logistics Readiness Group

       

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A candidate participating in the 2014 U.S. Army Europe Expert Field Medical Badge event drags a simulated casualty to a safe location Sept. 2 at the Grafenwöhr Training Area. The EFMB is a badge earned by military personnel who compete in various physical and written tests that determine their ability to go above and beyond and effectively perform medical tasks while in a hostile environment.

Army cooks help fuel EFMB candidates

Story and photo by Brandon Beach
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Deep in the woods of the Grafenwöhr Training Area, an Army medic runs smack into simulated enemy fire.

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Senior Airman Eli Smith, American Forces Network Kaiserslautern broadcast journalist, DJs a radio morning show Sept. 10 on Vogelweh. AFN Kaiserslautern has provided service to military members since 1954.

AFN gives community news, entertainment, taste of home

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

For more than 50 years, American Forces Network has been a bridge between America and Germany, bringing entertainment and news to the service members and families in the KMC.

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Senior Airman Colin Forney, 86th Communications Squadron postal specialist, sorts packages Sept. 9 at the Ramstein Northside Post Office.

Post office delivers more than just mail

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

The 86th Communications Squadron Northside Post Office is known for processing thousands of pieces of mail each day, but few know of their main priority.

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Senior Airman Jeffery Halda, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron hydrants technician, observes a liquid oxygen tank Sept. 3 on Ramstein.

Cryogenics makes it easy to breathe

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

Breathing is one of the most basic, involuntary and often overlooked human actions. At higher altitudes, breathing can quickly become one of the most conscious thoughts as it becomes harder to do.

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Courtesy photoNegligent cooking, such as pouring water on a grease fire, is the No. 1 cause of residential fires.

Stay fire safe around the house

by Master Sgt. Edward J. Seeley Sr.
NCOIC, fire prevention

As we are nearing the anniversary of one of the largest disasters of the 19th century — the great Chicago fire of Oct. 8, 1871 — we must remind ourselves of the importance of safe fire practices.

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