Archive for March, 2019


Features

A wonder team

A wonder team

Story and photo by
Senior Airman Sara Voigt
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

For the daily life of maintainers, getting called to work at a moment’s notice is routine. Not only are they specialists in aircraft maintenance, they are also specialists in dealing with the unexpected. On March 8, Tech. Sgt. Lindsay Hallford, Senior Airman Nicole Merriss, and Airman First Class Ariel Houser, […]

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Features

86 AES wins big with innovation

86 AES wins big with innovation

by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Airmen assigned to the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron received two checks totaling $71,200 from the 86th Airlift Wing Innovation Office on Ramstein Air Base, March 11. Separate teams within the 86th AES pitched ideas and procedures to improve work center operations while also cutting costs and saving the Air Force […]

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Features

US, French Airmen build trust  in the skies over France

US, French Airmen build trust in the skies over France

by Senior Airman Devin M. Rumbaugh
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

ORLEANS-BRICY AIR BASE, France — Members of Team Ramstein traveled to Orleans-Bricy Air Base, France, to conduct C-130J Super Hercules flying training with the French air force for an off-station training March 18 to 19. Pilots and loadmasters from the U.S. and French air forces flew on each other’s aircraft […]

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Features

US Air Force B-52s deploy to Europe

US Air Force B-52s deploy to Europe

by USAFE-AFAFRICA Public Affairs

A bomber task force deployment of B-52 Stratofortress aircraft, Airmen and support equipment from the 2nd Bomb Wing, Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, have arrived in the U.S. European Command area of operations for a deployment to conduct theater integration and flying training. The aircraft will operate out of Royal […]

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Features

424 ABS fuels manager gets first place recognition in Army digital photography contest

424 ABS fuels manager gets first place recognition in Army digital photography contest

CHIÈVRES, Belgium — Liking photography is an understatement for Air Force Tech. Sgt. Daisaku Dixon. He loves photography, he said, because it allows him to become a story-teller as he captures his favorite moments while living in the Benelux. Dixon’s photo “Wanna Race” won first place in the 2018 U.S. […]

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Blotter, News

KMC Blotter – March 29, 2019

March 18 1:03 p.m.: Damage to government property on Vogelweh Main Base March 19 6:10 a.m.: Theft from a secured motor vehicle in Mackenbach 1 p.m.: Major traffic collision with injuries and disabling damages on A63 direction Kaiserslautern March 20 7:48 a.m.: Major traffic collision with disabling damages in Schopp […]

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News

Take Note — March 29, 2019

86 AW/JA Legal Office (Bldg. 2137) Closure Today, March 29, the office will be closing at 13:30  p.m. for an official function. Please direct any questions to 480-5911/06371-47-5911 LVIS Gate From March 11 to 31, Ramstein’s LVIS gate will be open for commercial trucks inbound ONLY.  There will be no […]

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Features

Air Force Expeditionary Center commander visits 521 AMOW units

Air Force Expeditionary Center commander visits 521 AMOW units

by Crystal Young
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force Maj. General John Gordy, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center commander, and U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Kristopher Berg, U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center command chief master sergeant, concluded a two-week visit to the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing, visiting nine squadrons located on installations across Europe […]

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Features

An NCO who is exactly what the Air Force needs, honored as Airlifter of the Week

An NCO who is exactly what the Air Force needs, honored as Airlifter of the Week

A member of the 86th Material Maintenance Squadron was honored as the Airlifter of the Week March 21. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Hase, 86th MMS war reserve materiel noncommissioned officer in charge, was honored by the 86th Airlift Wing command team for his outstanding accomplishments. Recently, Hase coordinated […]

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Features

Smith Elementary School students compete in robotics challenge

Smith Elementary School students compete in robotics challenge

Story and photo by Mary Davis
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz

Fourth and fifth graders from Smith Elementary School demonstrated their creativity and technical know-how during the First Lego League competition, March 18. The annual competition encourages students worldwide to design and construct robots using standardized construction kits and program them to perform complex tasks within a 2 1/2 minute time […]

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