Archive for September, 2014


Features

Photo by Tech. Sgt. James HodgmanSenior Airman Victoria Gregory, 86th Comptroller Squadron relocation pay 
technician, assists a customer with a financial discrepancy. Airmen from the 86th CPTS are professional advisers funding the fight to meet the demanding customer service needs of the 57,000 members of the KMC.

Wing Staff Agencies

by Staff Sgt. Kristopher Levasseur
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 86th Airlift Wing Wing Staff Agencies consist of several base units organized directly under the wing.

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News

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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News

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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Features

Photo by Senior Airman Damon KasbergNatalia Lopez, Ramstein Inn guest service representative, assists a customer. The Ramstein Inn provides temporary lodging to a wide variety of customers, including new members of Team Ramstein, as they arrive for the first time or depart for their next assignment.

86th Mission Support Group

         

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Photo by Staff Sgt. Sara KellerMaster Sgt. Jonathan Mehringer, 86th Security Forces Squadron flight chief, inspects defenders during guard mount. Defenders with the 86th SFS all play a part helping defend and secure more than 50,000 people in the KMC. The 86th SFS Airmen ensure the safety of all base resources, property and personnel from hostile forces.

86th Mission Support Group

by Senior Airman Armando A. Schwier-Morales
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 86th Mission Support Group is one of the largest MSGs in the Air Force and is larger than some wings with approximately 3,600 members serving more than 50,000 Americans — the largest concentration of Americans outside the continental U.S.

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Health

Photo by Tech. Sgt. Daylena RicksStaff Sgt. Taylor Walter, 86th Medical Squadron medical technician, conducts an assessment on an infant. An assessment consists of basic vital sign checks: heart rate, body temperature and blood pressure. Walter recorded the information to show the infant’s progress.

86th Medical Group

       

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Health

Photos by Senior Airman Michael StuartSenior Airman Danielle Marsh, 86th Aerospace Medical Squadron public health technician, looks through an optical refractor during an optometry demonstration. Doctors at the clinic see an average of 50 patients a day. As U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa’s largest optometry clinic, they treat anyone from 5 years and older for anything from retraining physicals to school screenings.

86th Medical Group

by Airman Larissa Greatwood
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

As the largest U.S. Air Force overseas clinic, the 86th Medical Group has made its footprints visible across 93 other countries, showing its expansive capabilities.

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Features

Photo by Senior Airman Chris WillisSenior Airman Mitchell Rose (front), 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron supply technician, and Staff Sgt. Paul Young perform inventory. The 86th LRS provides fuel, deployment necessities and equipment for all inbound and outbound aircraft and military members. LRS Airmen ensure the flightline has 24-hour support.

86th Logistics Readiness Group

by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

As one of only two logistics readiness groups in the Air Force, the 86th Logistics Readiness Group houses the largest transportation, supply, logistics plans and war reserve materiel accounts in U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa.

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Features

Photo by Senior Airman Damon KasbergMembers of the 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron inspect a government vehicle.

86th Logistics Readiness Group

       

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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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