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Tech. Sgt. Christopher Hardy, 7th Weather Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of regional weather maintenance, right, speaks with German NATO partners during a weather-related exercise June 12 in Wiesbaden. The 7 WS uses Exercise Cadre Focus to enhance its capability to provide weather support to U.S. Army operations in Europe.

7 WS, NATO allies join forces for Cadre Focus

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

WIESBADEN — The 7th Weather Squadron kicked off a weather-related exercise with NATO allies June 12 in Wiesbaden. This is the second year the squadron invited NATO allies for Exercise Cadre Focus and the first year the training took place in Wiesbaden.

June 23, 2017 ×

Before and after the repeal

by Ashley Carothers

I’m often asked by younger Soldiers and Airmen: what was it like serving under don’t ask, don’t tell? My response, “I was an actress.” Every day I lived a double life. I would pretend to be interested in men. When out with co-workers I would flirt with guys who flirted […]

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Staff Sgt. Eric Jeffcoat, 100th Security Forces Squadron base defense operation center controller, emerges from smoke grenade smoke during 435 SFS’s Ground Combat Readiness Training Center Security Operations Course June 15 at U.S. Army Garrison Baumholder. Conducting missions as a team and being evaluated by the 435 SFS instructor cadre, students showcased knowledge of urban operations, close quarters combat, live firing iterations, mounted and dismounted patrols, entry control point operations, and counter improved-explosive device operations while at Baumholder.

‘SOC’ it to me: Defenders across USAFE train at Ramstein

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

With the amount of training, preparation, and paperwork involved, pre-deployment processes can too easily become a blur. What to expect can vary, but the 435th Security Forces Squadron ensures Airmen who come through their pre-deployment Security Operations Course leave with the knowledge and confidence to execute the mission.

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Ramstein 2016 water report: safe, reliable, high quality

Ramstein 2016 water report: safe, reliable, high quality

by 86th Medical Group Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight

The 86th Medical Group’s Bio-environmental Engineering Flight is pleased to present Ramstein Air Base’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This report, which is required by Air Force Instruction and mirrors the Consumer Confidence Report required by the EPA in CONUS, is designed to inform you about the excellent water and services we have delivered to you over the past year. The complete report is available at http://www.ramstein.af.mil/Portals/6/documents/2016drinkingwaterqualityreport.pdf.

June 23, 2017 ×
Airmen train like they fight in Saber Strike 17

Airmen train like they fight in Saber Strike 17

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

LIELVARDE AIR BASE, Latvia — A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules from the 86th Airlift Wing roars overhead as a pallet of equipment is pushed from the back, plummeting to the ground before it’s mad decent is softened by the whoosh of a deploying parachute. A strong wind whips […]

June 15, 2017 ×

86 AW launches online appointment scheduling

by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

86th Airlift Wing Airmen and their families now have a simplified online resource to view and schedule seminars, base orientation, and other classes found on Ramstein. “The appointment scheduling program is something that will not only affect military members, but their family members as well,” Master Sgt. Erroll Jackson Jr., […]

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New management makes Airman’s Attic shine

New management makes Airman’s Attic shine

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

The Kaiserslautern Military Community Top 3 members are shaking things up at the Ramstein Airman’s Attic. In Bldg. 2162, by the south-side barber shop, the Ramstein Airman’s Attic is a no cost military thrift shop that offers a variety of uniforms and household items to enlisted members of the KMC. […]

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KMC Blotter — June 16, 2017

June 5 10:30 a.m.: Fraud/Tendering check without sufficient funds in Bruecken 7:07 p.m.: Drug related incident on Ramstein June 6 1:45 a.m.: Drunken operation of vehicle in Kaiserslautern 9:45 a.m.: Major traffic collision with injuries in Landstuhl 5 p.m.: Fraud in Kaiserslautern June 7 6:50 p.m.: Assault on Kapaun June […]

June 15, 2017 ×
521st Air Mobility Operations Wing hosts PDS

521st Air Mobility Operations Wing hosts PDS

by Maj. Fred Jackson
521st Air Mobility Operations Wing

More than 60 officers, senior non-commissioned officers, and civilian partners from the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing gathered on Ramstein for a professional development seminar provided by Maj. Gen. Timothy Zadalis, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa vice commander. Zadalis spoke about resiliency, mentorship, knowing Airmen, and […]

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Air Force leaders discuss the future of Air and Space power

Air Force leaders discuss the future of Air and Space power

by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) —Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill June 6. At the forefront were the efforts to restore readiness and increase the lethality of the force. Wilson said any […]

June 15, 2017 ×