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Tech. Sgt. Ryan Joslin, 1st Communications Maintenance Squadron NCO in charge of quality assurance assistance, hangs from an individual descender cable during tower rescue and climbing training March 9 on Ramstein. The 1 CMXS Airmen took turns as a rescuer and simulated victim during the training.

1 CMXS Airmen train with their heads in the clouds

Story and photos by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The sound of clinking harnesses filled the air as the Airmen toiled ever upward toward the clouds. Fat raindrops, too impatient to wait, leapt down to meet them and dripped off boots, hard hats, and gear. Far above the ground the Airmen focused on the task at hand, momentarily oblivious […]

March 23, 2017 ×
Airman Gregg Randolph, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, poses for a photo outside Fire Station One March 7 on Ramstein. As a certified first responder, Randolph understood the sense of urgency required in an emergency situation he encountered on his way home one night.

Airman uses training to aid injured Soldier

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class D. Blake Browning 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

A fast-acting Airman assisted a Soldier after a vehicle collision Feb. 10 near Kaiserslautern.

March 17, 2017 ×

Overcoming shadow of death: One Airman’s fight against depression

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

Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya, pronounced Sook-mee-vi-ri-ya, may seem like a happy and carefree Airman at first glance. The 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of reports regularly puts forth an earnest effort to keep his unit alive and running.

March 17, 2017 ×
Chief Master Sgt. George Anderson, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa first sergeant, shares his story with Airmen during a mentorship meeting Feb. 28 on Vogelweh. Anderson credited his success to the mentorship he received from his peers, mentors and supervisors.

How one chief conquered adversity

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

“I’m sure each and every one of us has a story, wherever we come from in the world,” said Chief Master Sgt. George Anderson, speaking before a group of Airmen and NCOs Feb. 28 at the Vogelweh Military Complex.

March 9, 2017 ×
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Buying, selling cars in Germany

by Joerg Moddelmoog Kaiserslautern Legal Services Center

Are you thinking about buying a used car downtown, or are you about to sell your car to a fellow service member? Then you might be interested to know that in both cases, the sale and purchase are subject to German law. Therefore, it is good to know what host nation laws say on the subject of warranties and defects.

March 2, 2017 ×
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18th CMSAF: Airman behind the stripes

by Staff Sgt. Hailey Haux Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

A business card sits in the depths of a wallet. Sitting on the couch, the owner contemplates his next step in life, the billfold falls onto the floor and the card is strewn across the ground along with the other contents. The 18-year-old picks it up, studies the words ‘Air Force recruiter’ and makes a phone call.

February 23, 2017 ×

Back to business: Guidelines for starting private businesses

by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Starting a business and maintaining rules and regulations that come with a home-based business is hard work. For those looking to start a home-based business in base housing on Ramstein, there are guidelines to keep in mind.

February 23, 2017 ×
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Fluoride: Protects teeth for life

by Senior Airman Benjamin Martinez 86th Dental Squadron

There is more to keeping teeth healthy than daily brushing and flossing. The American Dental Association recommends using a soft-bristle tooth brush and floss to keep our teeth clean along with another great aid, fluoride, to help protect our teeth.

February 23, 2017 ×
Caitlyn Bass, wife of Senior Airman Jonathan Bass, 86th Airlift Wing photojournalist, smiles at her daughter, Alice Jane Bass, Jan. 24 at Westpfalz-Klinikum in Kaiserslautern. Alice spent the first three weeks of her life in the hospital after abdominal surgery.

In debt, grateful to US Air Force

Story and photo by Senior Airman Jonathan Bass 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

On what should have been one of the happiest days of our lives, my wife and I were scalped of our happiness. And our resiliency was tested.

February 23, 2017 ×
Airmen 1st Class Briann Eddy (left), Brennan Gregory (center) and Dakota Staten, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron special vehicle maintenance journeymen, inspect a Tunner 60K Loader Jan. 30 on Ramstein. All three have been together since technical training in California and are part of a 12-man shop responsible for keeping vehicles on the flightline operable at all times.

Day to day with 86 VRS special vehicle maintainers

Photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer

Airmen 1st Class Briann Eddy (left), Brennan Gregory (center) and Dakota Staten, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron special vehicle maintenance journeymen, inspect a Tunner 60K Loader Jan. 30 on Ramstein. All three have been together since technical training in California and are part of a 12-man shop responsible for keeping vehicles on the flightline operable at all times.

February 16, 2017 ×