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Santa, elves drop in for Operation Toy Drop 2018

Santa, elves drop in for Operation Toy Drop 2018

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

Santa Claus and his elves delivered toys to children via military freefall and static-line jumps as part of the 7th annual Operation Toy Drop event on Alzey Drop Zone, Dec. 11 through 13. Each day of the operation, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and seven partner nations took off in […]

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Airlifter of the Week: Defender delivers baby at East Gate

Airlifter of the Week: Defender delivers baby at East Gate

Story and photo by
Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Most installation entry controllers expect to come into work and perform their usual duties to defend the base from unwelcomed visitors. Occasionally, something interesting happens and they respond accordingly. Then, there’s the unexpected. For Senior Airman Cadairo Domino, 86th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, the unexpected came to him through these […]

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Air Force rolls out Flight Commander’s Edge program

Air Force rolls out Flight Commander’s Edge program

Air University Public Affairs

Air University’s newest effort to revitalize squadron-level learning and support leaders on the cutting edge of operations rolls out across the Air Force today with the Flight Commander’s Edge program. Managed by Air University’s eSchool of Graduate Professional Military Education, the Flight Commander’s Edge provides a variety of tools designed […]

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450th Intelligence Squadron hosts annual service day

450th Intelligence Squadron hosts annual service day

Story and photos by
Airman 1st Class Noah Coger
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 450th Intelligence Squadron hosted War-Bird Service Day on Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 7. This day was a way for the squadron to give back to non-profit organizations around Ramstein Air Base. “Every year, for the past three years, the 450th has put together a service day,” said Master Sgt. […]

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Random acts of kindness

Random acts of kindness

by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

 

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Hope in the midst of a storm

Hope in the midst of a storm

by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Every now and then, storms crash into peoples’ lives. For Natalie Luksan, the 86th Airlift Wing’s Airman Ministry Center director, one storm came into her life quite literally. Luksan is in charge of Club 7, the 86th AW’s brand name for the Airman Ministry Center. She comes up with many […]

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Dover, Ramstein set standard for AMOW C-5 maintenance training

Dover, Ramstein set standard for AMOW C-5 maintenance training

Story and photos by
Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne
436th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

More than 30 U.S. Air Force Reserve aircraft maintainers assigned to the 512th Airlift Wing along with a 436th Airlift Wing C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft and crew traveled to Ramstein AB Nov. 23, to assist the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing with vital hands-on, airframe-specific training. During a first-of-its-kind, two-week […]

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Sustainers rehearse combat movements

Sustainers rehearse combat movements

Story and photos by
Sgt. 1st Class Jacob A. McDonald
21st Theater Sustainment Command

To prepare for the simultaneous movement of four combat brigades across Europe in the new year, leaders from 21st Theater Sustainment Command closed out 2018 with a rehearsal of concept drill Dec. 14 at Rhine Ordnance Barracks. Allies and partners to include commercial carriers, representatives from the Belgian, German and […]

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Additional guidance on taxable moving expenses for civilians

by 21st Theater Sustainment Command
Legal Office

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article serves as an update to an article originally published, Nov. 20 “Moving expenses now taxable for civilian employees.” The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed in December 2017, eliminated the moving expense deduction for civilian employees. For tax years 2018 through 2025, many moving benefits paid […]

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Healthy eating during the holidays

Healthy eating during the holidays

By Lisa Fisher
Health Educator
Wiesbaden Army Wellness Center

One of the biggest challenges we face during the holidays is eating healthy. We are more likely to indulge at this time of year at holiday parties, family meals and Christmas markets. Many of the typical holiday foods and beverages provide us with minimal essential nutrients and are high in […]

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