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‘World’s best wing’ welcomes new commander

‘World’s best wing’ welcomes new commander

by 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The men and women of the 86th Airlift Wing welcomed their new commander, Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, Aug. 9. Brig. Gen. Richard G. Moore Jr. relinquished his command to August in a ceremony at the dual bay hangar. Reflecting on his time in command, Moore noted that creating command […]

August 16, 2018 ×
On the job: Preparing a landing zone in Poland

On the job: Preparing a landing zone in Poland

Story and photos by
Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

POWIDZ AIR BASE, Poland — The summer sun beat down upon the grass field at Powidz Air Base, Poland; the never-ending waves of scorching heat could have mummified anyone foolhardy enough to soak in the sunlight beneath the empty, cloudless sky. But there was a motley crew who might have […]

August 16, 2018 ×
Luxembourg trains support rapid deployment exercise to Poland

Luxembourg trains support rapid deployment exercise to Poland

by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

     

August 16, 2018 ×
Ramstein Airmen arrive in Poland for bilateral training

Ramstein Airmen arrive in Poland for bilateral training

Story and photos by
Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

POWIDZ AIR BASE, Poland —Ap­proxi­mately 100 U.S. Airmen and three C-130J Super Hercules aircraft arrived in Poland, July 30, for a bilateral exercise with the Polish air force. The aircraft and Airmen are assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing and 435th Air Ground Operations Wing. U.S. Army Soldiers from the […]

August 9, 2018 ×
Move it: 721st APS, Ramstein’s cargo, passenger hub

Move it: 721st APS, Ramstein’s cargo, passenger hub

       

August 9, 2018 ×
Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force visits Ramstein

Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force visits Ramstein

Story and photos by
Airman 1st Class Milton Hamilton
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Who are we? It’s a simple question that required a more complex answer. During an all-call with Ramstein enlisted personnel, an Airman grabbed the microphone, concerned with our Air Force identity — and asked a question. We’re adopting a new uniform, the Airman said. We’ve had several over the course […]

August 2, 2018 ×
Thracian Summer 18 wraps up in Bulgaria

Thracian Summer 18 wraps up in Bulgaria

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

PLOVDIV, Bulgaria — Three C-130J Super Hercules aircraft and more than 60 personnel deployed to Plovdiv, Bulgaria, from Ramstein Air Base for Thracian Summer 18 returned home July 22. During the 12-day forward training deployment, the 37th Airlift Squadron facilitated training to improve interoperability with NATO allies from Bulgaria. The […]

August 2, 2018 ×
USAFE Equal Opportunity Workshop: Clearing mission distractions

USAFE Equal Opportunity Workshop: Clearing mission distractions

by Airman 1st Class D. Blake Browning
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa hosted the Equal Opportunity & Alternative Dispute Resolution training workshop at the USAFE Conference Center on Ramstein Air Base, July 16 to 19. This event was the first time the Equal Opportunity training workshop was held locally instead of the Air […]

August 2, 2018 ×
521st AMOW Airmen assist in keeping mission moving

521st AMOW Airmen assist in keeping mission moving

by U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Center

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey — A team of en-route maintenance Airmen recently converged from multiple locations to respond as part of a Maintenance Recovery Team, returning a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft back to the mobility fleet from a forward deployed location in Southwest Asia. Maintenance professionals identified repairs to […]

August 2, 2018 ×
Eligible veterans can seek refund for taxes on disability severance payment

Eligible veterans can seek refund for taxes on disability severance payment

by Lisa Ferdinando
Department of Defense News,
Defense Media Activity

The Defense Department has identified more than 130,000 veterans who may be eligible for a refund for taxes paid on their disability severance payment, a DOD tax expert said. U.S. Army Lt. Col. David Dulaney, the executive director for the Armed Forces Tax Council, said the department began mailing notices […]

August 2, 2018 ×