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A simulated traffic accident victim speaks to a U.S. Air Force Chaplain during Exercise Operation Varsity 19-02 on Ramstein Air Base, May 10. The 86th Airlift Wing Chaplain Corps supported injured members before they were transported to medical treatment facilities.

Exercise Operation Varsity: 2nd Down

by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Members of the 86th Airlift Wing and surrounding Kaiserslautern Military Community concluded the second installment of Exercise Operation Varsity, an exercise to enhance full spectrum readiness, May 10 on Ramstein Air Base. During the exercise, personnel assigned to the […]

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Cities supporting US bases in Europe formalize friendship

Cities supporting US bases in Europe formalize friendship

Story and photos by Barbara Coe 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The mayors of Rota, Spain, and Ramstein-Miesenbach signed a city partnership agreement at Ramstein-Miesenbach City Hall on April 8. U.S. Air Force Col. George Granholm, 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing vice commander, said: “The 521st AMOW works with joint […]

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Airlifter of the Week:  37 AS Airman receives honor

Airlifter of the Week: 37 AS Airman receives honor

by Master Sgt. Marie Brown 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs  Airman 1st Class Erol Pangelinan, 37th Airlift Squadron aviation resource management apprentice, received the honor of being Airlifter of the Week, May 2. Pangelinan doesn’t take his Air Force specialty training lightly. He knows how important job knowledge is in […]

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Ramstein Community Center holds monthly spouses tour

Ramstein Community Center holds monthly spouses tour

Story and photos by Senior Airman Sara Voigt 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs   The Ramstein Community Center held their monthly Spouses Tour April 23 on Ramstein Air Base. The Community Center Spouses Tour is an ongoing event that strives to educate Ramstein newcomers on base facility resources and opportunities […]

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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

by Jutta Lausberg-Saam 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs “Thank you Mom.” These three words cannot be said enough and on Mother’s Day we should also express our gratitude in other ways. In many countries, it has become customary to celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. Mother’s Day […]

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U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Commander Col. Jason Edwards, Army Community Service Program Support Assistant Greetchen Garcia and Headquarters and Headquarters Company 1st Sgt. Japonica Armstrong present the check for Volunteer Provided Added Value in 2018, totaling 3,649,173.25 dollars, at the Volunteer of the Year Ceremony April 26 at Armstrong’s Club.

Garrison thanks volunteers with recognition ceremony

by Erinn Burgess Installation Management Command Europe Public Affairs U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz recognized and celebrated community volunteers at the Volunteer of the Year Ceremony April 26 at Armstrong’s Club. During 2018, community volunteers logged 138,646 hours of volunteerism, which saved the Army 3,649,173 dollars in labor costs. The work […]

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Information, opportunities abound at upcoming Military Spouse Appreciation Expo

Information, opportunities abound at upcoming Military Spouse Appreciation Expo

by Azure Hall Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation On Friday, May 10, the Kazabra Club on Vogelweh will open its doors for the second annual Military Spouse Appreciation Community Expo put on by Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. This exciting event may be celebrating Military Spouses […]

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Finding A Way Home

Finding A Way Home

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Kaylea Berry 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs People never know how they will react when receiving a call informing them a loved one back home has been injured, or worse, passed away. In that situation, the last thing an Airman wants to worry […]

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.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, speaks to a group of Airmen at an all-call on Ramstein Air Base, April 26. During the all-call August outlined his future goals for the wing.

86 AW all-call: Recapping past, future objectives

by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs  The 86th Airlift Wing leadership held an all-call at the Southside fitness center on Ramstein Air Base, April 27. During the all-call Brig. Gen. Mark August, 86th AW commander, outlined a few of his goals for the wing, which included […]

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Gen. Jeff L. Harrigian, U.S. Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa commander, receives a standing ovation during a change of command at Ramstein Air Base, May 1. Harrigian took command from Gen. Tod D. Wolters, who has been selected to become the new European Command commander and Supreme Allied Commander Europe.

USAFE-AFAFRICA welcomes new commander

by U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa Public Affairs  U.S. Air Force Gen. Jeff L. Harrigian took command of both U.S. Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa and NATO Allied Air Command from Gen. Tod D. Wolters during a ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, May […]

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