Commentary

What I hate about my job

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

As a photojournalist Airman, I have documented some amazing stories of the Air Force. Unfortunately, I have also had the duty to document the military’s ugly side.

December 15, 2016 ×

No fight should be fought alone, especially loneliness

by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

In my family, Christmas time has always represented happiness, togetherness and caring for one another. In the warm embrace of our loved ones, we treasured what we had in our lives and tried our best to show our compassion for each other by spending time and sharing gifts with one another.

October 27, 2016 ×
It’s about more than just pink shirts

It’s about more than just pink shirts

by Col. Brent Johnson
86th Medical Group

In the last few weeks you’ve hopefully seen several articles in the news and on the Ramstein website about Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You’ve also hopefully read the article about our very own Senior Airman Jordan Hebner, 86th Dental Squadron and the mastermind behind the sudden flood of pink morale […]

October 27, 2016 ×
Photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua
Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas (right) salutes Lt. Gen. Timothy M. Ray, 3rd Air Force commander, after being awarded the Legion of Merit medal in recognition of his service as the 86th Airlift Wing commander Aug. 17 on Ramstein. Thomas is slated to become the director, Strategic Plans, Requirements and Programs, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

A farewell to Mighty 86th

by Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas 86th Airlift Wing commander

When you take command of a unit or installation, you expect to personally grow; you expect the experience to broaden your perspective and offer opportunities to build your leadership skills. You do not always expect the units and missions to grow. Since I took command in June, 2015, the Kaiserslautern Military Community and Team Ramstein have grown and evolved immensely — and I couldn’t be prouder of all we’ve accomplished together.

August 18, 2016 ×

It’s your loss if you don’t floss

by Staff Sgt. Justin Lane 86th Dental Squadron

The other day while browsing Facebook for funny fail videos, I came across something even more outrageous. It was an article — recently gaining considerable coverage — attempting to debunk the need for dental floss by claiming no significant evidence exists to support flossing.

August 11, 2016 ×

Looking at their story from another view, augmenting DPAA

by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

I’ve always thought the best part of my job as photojournalist in the U.S. Air Force is that I get to see so much of the big picture of the Department of Defense and how every job plays a part in putting that picture together.

August 4, 2016 ×

86th Dental Squadron prevents, restores, develops, deploys

by Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Cintron
86th Dental Squadron

Here at the 86th Dental Squadron, our mission is to prevent, restore, develop and deploy. We consist of 134 personnel representing the largest dental clinic in U.S. Air Forces Europe.

July 28, 2016 ×
Boat trip offers unique experiences

Boat trip offers unique experiences

by Sandy Paige
Contributing writer

Windmills, flower-lined canals, tunnels of trees, locks, bridges, bicycles everywhere, cheeses galore, friendly smiles and wonderful memories — this was our weeklong boat trip in Holland. We started June 18 in Loosdrecht near Amsterdam and made a complete loop through Loenen, Woerden, Gouda, Utrecht and Breukelen for a total of […]

July 21, 2016 ×
Dual-citizen Kingfish wins two golds

Dual-citizen Kingfish wins two golds

By William Hendrickson
U.S. Air Force in Europe

BRNO, Czech Republic — Eleven year-old Andrew Hendrickson swam away with two gold and two silver medals at the Czech National Swim Competition in Brno, Czech Republic, June 25 through 26, 2016. Andrew swims with the Kaiserslautern Kingfish Swim Team at Ramstein Air Base, and because of his dual citizenship was able to qualify for the Nationals of the Czech Republic.

July 14, 2016 ×

Pressing record: Photographer in videography world

by Airman 1st Class Tryphena Mayhugh
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

I am an Air Force photojournalist and videographer.

June 16, 2016 ×