Students from the University of Mainz listen as Dr. Silvano Wueschner, 86th Airlift Wing historian, provides a history and mission brief of Ramstein Jan. 20 during a base tour. The host nation office coordinated the tour to highlight the economic relationship and cultural aspects of both the U.S. armed forces […]
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The war was coming to an end. The thunder of the P-51D Mustang rolled under him as he dove for a strafing run.
Closures • Tuesday through Sept. 25, there will be a joint routine training exercise that will cause delays at gates within the KMC. In addition, Pulaski gate will be closed on Thursday. The only option to enter Pulaski/Vogelweh will be through the B-270 gate. Although most people will not be affected, […]
Ramstein possesses a grab-bag of numbered squadrons, detachments and globally separated units. How these squadrons came under control of the 86th Airlift Wing starts back when the wing was first established.
History is the record of past events and is important to the future of a society. History affects what we do on a daily basis. Some may say the lack of knowledge of how and what happened in the past can be the reason history repeats itself.
Claire Chennault is one of those larger than life characters who emerges
from the annals of Air Force history. He may not have served with the
86th but there is an enduring connection from the inveterate daredevil
pilot and founder of the Air Corps Aerial acrobatics team the Flying
The very mention of July conjures up images of family picnics, fireworks
and community celebrations to honor the Declaration of Independence on
July 4, 1776. Yet, for the 86th Airlift Wing, the month also holds
In November 1989 when the Berlin Wall and the Warsaw Pact came crashing
down, many people expected a peace dividend. I was reminded of that
yearning for peace some years ago when I conducted a seminar for young
Airmen at Balad.
Brig. Gen. Robin Olds was a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot whose combined
total of 16 victories in World War II and Vietnam earned him the
distinction of a
In 1989, the world watched with fascination as one country after another
in Eastern Europe began to throw off the shackles of communism. On Nov.
9, 1989, the Berlin Wall started to come down amid cheers and