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Ramstein Airmen build bare base in contested exercise

Ramstein Airmen build bare base in contested exercise

Story and photos by
Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

GROSTENQUIN AIR BASE, France — Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing’s 435th Contingency Response Group and more than 11 other organizations, along with one C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, deployed to Grostenquin Air Base, France, to participate […]

December 13, 2018 ×

Features, News

Chief Wright to Airmen: Know your retirement options

by Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth O. Wright
Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

The opt-in deadline for the Blended Retirement System is Dec. 31, 2018. Make your decision knowing only you can determine which system is best for you, and understand that if you opt into BRS, it is irrevocable. You only have one chance to make this choice, so it’s imperative you […]

December 13, 2018 ×

Blotter, News

KMC Blotter — December 14, 2018

December 3 12:10 p.m.: Larceny of secured government property in Kaiserslautern 1:27 p.m.: Damage to private property in Kaiserslautern 7:48 p.m.: Larceny of unsecured government and private property in Kaiserslautern December 4 1:53 a.m.: Drunken operation of a motor vehicle in Landstuhl 7:44 a.m.: Major traffic collision with injuries in […]

December 13, 2018 ×

News

Take Note — December 14, 2018

86 AW Retiree Activities Office closure The 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office (RAO) will be closed until Jan. 1, 2019. RAO will open again on Jan. 2, 2019. B420 detour The B420 in the community of Medard will be blocked for traffic until Dec. 20 while a new lane […]

December 13, 2018 ×

Features, News

Sharing sorrow, progress through storytelling

Sharing sorrow, progress through storytelling

Story and photos by
Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

While meditation, exercise and adhering to your normal routine are common checklist items on how to cope with a traumatic event, another method to reconcile the process is storytelling. Six Kaiserslautern Military Community members embraced this method during a U.S. Air Force Storytellers event on Ramstein Air Base, Nov. 16. […]

December 6, 2018 ×

Features, News

Air Force fields next-generation CBRN protective masks

Air Force fields next-generation CBRN protective masks

by Kevin O’Neal,
Jennifer Farrell,
Lt. Col. Jeffrey Hamblin,
Chief Master Sgt. Jonathan Redfern,
Brian Brackens
Air Force Life Cycle Management Center

In November, the Air Force completed fielding of an improved chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear protective mask for aircrew on rotary wing aircraft, allowing operational units to achieve full operational capability. This next-generation mask, also known as the Joint Service Aircrew Mask — Rotary Wing, replaces the Aircrew Eye and […]

December 6, 2018 ×

Blotter, News

KMC Blotter — December 7, 2018

November 26 9:06 a.m.: Theft from a secured motor vehicle in Langwieden November 27 11:55 a.m.: Fleeing the scene of a minor traffic collision in Kaiserslautern 1:32 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Mehlingen 4:41 p.m.: Larceny of unsecured private property on Kapaun Air Station 9:19 p.m.: Drunken operation of a […]

December 6, 2018 ×

News

Take Note — December 7, 2018

86 AW Retiree Activities Office closure The 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office (RAO) will be closed from today through Jan. 1, 2019. RAO will open again on Jan. 2, 2019. B10 construction period The B10 at Pirmasens/Fehrbachtunnel will be reduced to one traffic lane only. The total construction period […]

December 6, 2018 ×

Features, News

Ramstein exercise generates mass airlift capability

Ramstein exercise generates mass airlift capability

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

Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing successfully conducted a mass generation exercise preparing multiple C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, a multi-aircraft sortie, and an elephant walk prior to takeoff on Ramstein Air Base, Nov 8. Airmen assigned to multiple units across the base had a hand in the exercise, as […]

November 29, 2018 ×

Features, News

Grassroots: Supporting local community

Grassroots: Supporting local community

Story and photos by
Senior Airman Devin M. Rumbaugh and
Airman 1st Class Noah Coger
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 86th Airlift Wing Host Nation Grassroots program partnered military members and military spouses with local Germans at an elementary school in Dansenberg, Nov. 20. The event, aimed to promote reading to German youth, allows Airmen and families to engage and promote friendship, said Roberto da Costa, 86th Airlift Wing […]

November 29, 2018 ×