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Tripwire: Remembering fallen heroes

Tripwire: Remembering fallen heroes

Story and photos by Senior Airman Jimmie D. Pike
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

  Weighted barbells slam to the ground with bangs and clanks, as sweat drips onto them from the exhausted faces overhead. With no time lost the barbell is jerked up once more for another repetition. Thirty-six warrior Airmen from the 86th Airlift Wing, 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, and U.S. […]

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In awe of human potential: SERE psychologist shares experiences

In awe of human potential: SERE psychologist shares experiences

Story and photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

“Humans are very resilient,” said the red-haired, uniformed woman. “People are a lot stronger than they think they are, and have the capacity to endure horrific circumstances through the sheer will to survive.” Maj. Neysa Etienne has seen people endure some of the worst situations. She is the 86th Medical […]

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USAF depends on Foreign Area Officers to strengthen security cooperation

by the International Affairs Specialist Team
Secretary of the Air Force International Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense and the Air Force have placed renewed emphasis on professionalizing the security cooperation enterprise, as indicated in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. This decision highlights defense leadership’s resolve to more effectively build alliances with international partners. In his October letter […]

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Ramstein members make new goals for the new year

Ramstein members make new goals for the new year

Photos by Senior Airman Devin Boyer

       

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Small base, big mission: Morón Air Base enables the fight

Small base, big mission: Morón Air Base enables the fight

Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

MORÓN AIR BASE, Spain — In Sevilla, Spain, a small base is operating with a big mission: supporting military aircraft and personnel during contingencies so they can reach their destinations within Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Morón Air Base is a special, flexible base which expands from a skeleton […]

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Leadership development seminar

Leadership development seminar

Photos by Spc. Dashaad Boyd

   

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Medically ready to be mission ready

Medically ready to be mission ready

by Shireen Bedi
Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — From periodic health assessments to regular dental exams, every Airman should know the importance of maintaining their Individual Medical Readiness at all times. What many may not realize is that medical readiness is a multi-layered, collaborative approach among many Air Force Medical Service teams to ensure […]

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The Biggest Loser is the real winner

by Airman 1st Class Milton Hamilton Jr.
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Ramstein and Vogelweh fitness centers annual Biggest Loser program is scheduled to begin Jan. 20 at the Southside fitness center on Ramstein Air Base. “The overall goal of our Biggest Loser program is to get people to become active and provide different avenues to explore fitness,” said Summer Whisennand, […]

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Putting the honor in Ramstein Honor Guard

Putting the honor in Ramstein Honor Guard

by Margaret Cayce
Kaiserslautern High School Public Affairs Intern

When Senior Airman Yumi Podjuban, 86th Operations Support Squadron intelligence analyst, joined the Air Force she knew nothing about the honor guard, but gravitated toward the special duty because she felt it was a good way to give back. Overseas, the honor guard program is comprised solely of volunteers, and […]

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US, coalition forces ready to ensure the enduring defeat of ISIS in 2018

US, coalition forces ready to ensure the enduring defeat of ISIS in 2018

by Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve

SOUTHWEST ASIA — Today, the 70 nations and four organizations that comprise the coalition that is dedicated to the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria reflect on progress made in 2017 and look forward to 2018, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported Monday. The […]

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