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Photo by Senior Airman Timothy MooreAirman 1st Class Jerraine Griffin, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, secures his equipment before leaving the flightline. Airmen from the 86th AMXS work around the clock to ensure the readiness of Ramstein’s aircraft.

86th Maintenance Group

         

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Photo by Staff Sgt. Kristopher LevasseurSenior Airman Michael Marquez, 86th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects a C-130J Super Hercules inside and out for any visible mechanical defects.

86th Maintenance Group

by Senior Airmen Timothy Moore and Jonathan Stefanko
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 86th Maintenance Group accomplishes all aspects of aircraft equipment maintenance to fulfill the 86th Airlift Wing’s airlift, contingency and support missions. They also provide back shop maintenance and ground support for Air Mobility Command, U.S. European Command and U.S. Central Command assets.

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Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan CastelanAirman Alexander Garratt, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, cries out in exhaustion. Competitors had to put on full protective fire gear, sprint to the top of a two-story tower and pull a fire hose weighing 45 pounds through the window, then sprint down to the bottom floor, hit a 165-pound steel beam with a nine-pound hammer until it moved forward five feet, negotiate through a 100-foot serpentine course, drag a hose 75 feet and knock down a target with a stream of water. To end the course, firefighters had to drag a 175-pound dummy 100 feet to the finish line.

86th Civil Engineer Group

       

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Photo by Airman Larissa GreatwoodTech. Sgt. Eric Barlow, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire station captain, and Airman 1st Class Kevin Williams, 86th CES 
firefighter, train to fight fires on a simulated burning aircraft. The 86th CES fire department Airmen train to hone their skills 
for real-world situations. Every October, the department hosts Fire Prevention Month where they perform presentations at KMC schools to teach children the importance of fire safety.

86th Civil Engineer Group

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

The 86th Civil Engineer Group supports the infrastructure and buildings for the largest American population outside of the United States every day.

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Photo by Airman 1st Class Michael StuartThe 86th Airlift Wing is composed of six groups, 27 squadrons and three bases in Germany, Spain and Belgium. The wing’s mission is to conduct U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa’s only airlift, airdrop and aeromedical evacuation operations flying the C-20H, C-21, C-37, C-40B and C-130J aircraft, as well as provide combat airlift and operate the Air Force’s premier installation to enable and assure strategic capabilities. In addition to USAFE and the NATO Allied Air Component Command Headquarters, the 3rd Air Force, the 435th Air Group Operations Wing, the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing and a variety of other tenant organizations also reside on Ramstein.

About the project

by Brig. Gen. Patrick X. Mordente
86th Airlift Wing commander

As the commander of the 86th Airlift Wing, if I had one wish, it would be that every American could stand in my shoes for 24 hours to see the great things our Airmen accomplish every day.

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Photo by Sarah HartnettMarie-Ange Graessel of Poterie Graessel shows a ceramic wine cooler to event coordinator Scarlett Hughes Wednesday during the Ramstein Welfare Bazaar. Poterie Graessel, along with over 90 other vendors, created special items to celebrate the historic milestone.

Ramstein bazaar celebrates 50 years

Courtesy of the Ramstein Welfare Bazaar

For the 50th time, the Ramstein Welfare Bazaar’s hangar doors are open for business. Today and through the weekend, thousands of shoppers from all over the world have the opportunity to purchase European treasures while benefitting the KMC.

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Photo by Tech. Sgt. Daylena S. RicksThe 786th Force Support Squadron tug-of-war team tugs with all their strength during Resilience Day Sept. 11 on Ramstein. This year’s Resilience Day featured a commander’s challenge made up of different athletic events to challenge Airmen. The challenge included a three-on-three basketball tournament, six-on-six volleyball match, dodgeball, soccer, one pitch softball, one pitch kickball, seven-on-seven flag football, hula-hoop competition, three-legged race, 400 meter tricycle team relay, Humvee push, tug-of-war and golf challenge, and it concluded with a Colonels vs. Chiefs softball game.

Airmen remember 9/11, remain resilient

by Airman Larissa Greatwood
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

On Sept. 11, the 86th Airlift Wing participated in a Resilience Day to build camaraderie between units.

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A Soldier from the 114th Transportation Company, Minnesota Army National Guard, waits to depart the permanent forward operating site Sept. 5 at Mihail Kogalniceanu Air Base, Romania, to redeploy home to the United States.

21st TSC moves 100,000 troops through MK Air Base

Story and photo by Sgt. Brandon Hubbard
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

For Staff Sgt. Chad Emanuel, the answer to what he is looking forward to the most after his fourth deployment was easy to answer.

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Photo by Senior Airman Damon KasbergMembers of Team Ramstein render a salute during a 9/11 ceremony Sept. 11 at Fire Station One on Ramstein. The ceremony was held to honor the first responders who died at the World Trade Center 13 years ago.

9/11 commemoration ceremony

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KMC Blotter – Sept. 19, 2014

SEPT. 9 3:30 p.m.: Theft from a motor vehicle was reported in Weilerbach. 6:25 p.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Ramstein-Miesenbach. SEPT. 10 6:25 a.m.: A major traffic accident with injuries was reported in Bruchmühlbach-Miesau. 7:14 p.m.: The operation of an unregistered vehicle was reported on Vogelweh. SEPT. 11 2 p.m.: […]

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