Archive for March, 2015


News

Tech. Sgt. James Shanks and Tech. Sgt. Chris Willingham, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, brief a group of enlisted leaders from six different nations’ air forces throughout Europe about the 86th AMXS’s mission inside a C-130J Hercules Feb. 23 on Ramstein. The group of enlisted leaders including the chief master sergeant of the Romanian and Estonian air forces and other leaders from the German, Italian, Slovenian and the United Kingdom’s air forces, visited Ramstein before attending the KMC First Sergeant Council’s First Sergeant Symposium.

Enlisted leaders attend symposium on Ramstein

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Sara Keller
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Enlisted leaders from air forces throughout Europe visited Ramstein Feb. 23 to 27 to attend the Kaiserslautern Military Community First Sergeant Council’s First Sergeant Symposium along with 120 Airmen from around the KMC.

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News

Service before self promotes resilience

Service before self promotes resilience

Story and photo by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The vow to put service before self can sometimes promote the necessity of resilience. One Airman at Ramstein Air Base practices resilience each day to help guide Airmen to success.

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Schools

Photo by Sgt. Maj. Michael PintagroTiger Cub Jayden Moffit receives his stripes from Achley Lyons during the Blue and Gold banquet held Feb. 22 at the Vogelweh Elementary School cafeteria.

Birthday bash marks Scouting anniversary

Courtesy of 21st Theater Sustainment Command

The 2015 edition of the annual Blue and Gold (the Cub Scout colors) banquet at Vogelweh Elementary School commemorated the 105th anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America and the Cub Scouts program’s 85th birthday, Feb. 22.

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Features

Maj. Matthew Boyd, 86th Airlift Wing chaplain, sorts clothing for the less fortunate during a donation event Feb. 21 in Kaiserslautern. Airmen from Ramstein Air Base worked alongside volunteers in the KMC to distribute clothing and food for the less fortunate.

Airmen give back through local charity

Photos by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko
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News

Top AF senior enlisted leader testifies on AF quality of life issues

by Tech. Sgt. Anthony Nelson Jr.
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

The top enlisted leaders representing each service testified about quality of life issues in the military during a hearing of the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veteran’s Affairs Feb. 25 in Washington, D.C.

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Features

Lt. Col. Marilyn Thomas, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron clinical nurse specialist, packs an aeromedical evacuation kit Jan. 24 on 
Ramstein.

Ramstein Airman named best Air Force clinical nurse specialist

Story and photo by Senior Airman Armando A. Schwier Morales
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The busiest aeromedical squadron in Europe is also the home to one of the best Air Force medical corps Airmen.

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News

Congratulations 2014 annual award winners

86th AW award winners • Air Force award winner Tech. Sgt. Holly Bambarger, 86th Airlift Wing judge advocate — Steve Wigonski Award • Air Force award winner Senior Airman Ronald Murray, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron — Scouting Salutes the Military • Senior Airman Tyler Fulling, 37th Airlift Wing — Staff Sgt. Henry “Red” […]

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News

Looking for a career challenge?

by Master Sgt. Mary Current and Master Sgt. Jennifer Shelley
86th Airlift Wing Staff Legal Office

Interested in retraining? Looking for a challenge? The paralegal career field may be for you.
The paralegal career field puts you in the courtroom assisting Air Force attorneys.

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Blotter

KMC Blotter – March 6, 2015

FEB. 24 9 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Mackenbach. 11:30 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Saulheim. 10 p.m.: A minor traffic accident, drunken driving  and fleeing the scene were reported in Krickenbach. 11:25 p.m.: Driving under the influence of a controlled substance was reported in Ramstein-Miesenbach. FEB. 25 […]

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News

An Air Force officer observes as Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 240th Quartermaster Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade load a mobile refrigeration unit onto a palletized load system during a professional development session Feb. 26 on Baumholder’s Smith Barracks.

240th QM educates 86th LRG on Army logistics

by Sgt. 1st Class Alexander A. Burnett
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 240th Quartermaster Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade hosted a professional development session for officers and senior noncommissioned officers from the Air Force’s 86th Logistics Readiness Group Feb. 27 at Smith Barracks in Baumholder.

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