News

A C-130J Super Hercules is parked on the flight line April 19 at Elefsis Air Base, Greece. Approximately 110 Airmen and three C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 86th Airlift Wing’s 37th Airlift Squadron will participate in Exercise Stolen Cerberus IV with the Hellenic air force and the U.S. Army until April 28.

US, Greece kick off Stolen Cerberus IV

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

ELEFSIS AIR BASE, Greece — U.S. and Greek service members arrived for Exercise Stolen Cerberus IV, a routine bilateral training deployment, at Elefsis Air Base, Greece, April 18.

April 27, 2017 ×
1st Combat Communications Squadron Airmen assist loadmasters

1st Combat Communications Squadron Airmen assist loadmasters

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

Airmen from the 1st Combat Communications Squadron along with 37th Airlift Squadron Airmen pack like pros to load a deployable navigational aid onto a C-130 April 15 on Ramstein.

“It’s not an everyday piece of equipment,” said Staff Sgt. Cory Martin, 1 CCS airfield systems supervisor. “The equipment barely fits into the C-130 so we have to work hand in hand a lot with the 37 AS to train regularly just because they don’t see that a lot.

April 27, 2017 ×

Blotter — April 28, 2017

April 18 11:37 a.m.: Major traffic accident with injuries in Kaiserslautern. 7:18 p.m.: Suicidal ideations on Ramstein. April 19 6:30 a.m.: Fleeing the scene of a minor traffic accident in Huetschenhausen. 8:14 a.m.: Theft from an unsecured motor vehicle in Ramstein-Miesenbach. 9:30 a.m.: Fleeing the scene of a minor traffic […]

April 27, 2017 ×

Take Note — April 28,2017

Events for retirees —  The 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office in conjunction with the KMC Retiree Council will be conducting a Retiree Spring 2017 Information Seminar 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Bldg. 2402 on Ramstein. The seminar will include briefings and question and answer sessions. If you […]

April 27, 2017 ×

Air Force senior enlisted leaders conduct full EPME review

by Senior Master Sgt. Katherine Grabham
Office of the Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — More than 40 Air Force senior enlisted leaders and subject matter experts met at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, April 4-5 to perform an extensive review of all facets of enlisted professional military education during the 2017 EPME Triennial Review. “We reviewed every level of EPME provided […]

April 27, 2017 ×

Painting a better community: Airmen and local nationals volunteer

Volunteers from Ramstein Air Base and the town of Schwedelbach work together to repair a public barbecue pavilion April 23 in Schwedelbach. Airmen and local nationals teamed up through the 86th Airlift Wing Host Nation Office’s Grassroots Program for single Airmen to repair and beautify a public facility. The program […]

April 27, 2017 ×
Scintillators take second at StellarXplorers national finals

Scintillators take second at StellarXplorers national finals

by Ken Robinson
Kaiserslautern High School StellarXplorers

Kaiserslautern High School sent two teams over spring break to the StellarXplorers national finals. The all-expense paid trip to Colorado Springs, Colo., featured the top 10 high school teams in the nation. KHS’ top team, the Scintillators, took second place while their counterpart, “Buckets of Coleslaw,” captured the fifth spot.

April 27, 2017 ×
Residents off-base must watch homes, vehicles Sunday night — Germans observe official holiday Monday

Residents off-base must watch homes, vehicles Sunday night — Germans observe official holiday Monday

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Residents living off base might experience some weird things happening in their neighborhood Sunday night. They must keep a watchful eye on their houses and vehicles since Germans observe “Hexennacht,” or Witches’ Night, April 30. Legend says that on the night of April 30, evil ghosts represented by cold weather, […]

April 27, 2017 ×
21st Special Troops Battalion changes command in ceremony

21st Special Troops Battalion changes command in ceremony

Story and photos by Brittany Jones
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

The 21st Theater Sustainment Command said goodbye to Special Troops Battalion Commander Lt. Col. Caprissa S. Brown-Slade and Command Sgt. Maj. Anthony Williams during a change-of-responsibility ceremony, April 13, at the Kleber Kaserne Gymnasium.

April 27, 2017 ×
Never off duty: Ramstein Airmen extinguish fire

Never off duty: Ramstein Airmen extinguish fire

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

On his way to the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center from church on Easter Sunday, Master Sgt. Skipper Valentin Cruzado, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire emergency services assistant chief of training, and his family were in their car waiting for the light to turn green at an intersection.

April 20, 2017 ×