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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Randy Kwiatkowski, Third Air Force command chief, talks to 86th Force Support Squadron Airman Leadership School students on Kapaun Air Station, July 26. Kwiatkowski met with Airmen throughout the Kaiserslautern Military Community as part of his immersion tour.

KMC welcomes new 3rd Air Force command chief

Story & photos by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes Stanton 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Chief Master Sergeant Randy Kwiatkowski serves as the command chief for Third Air Force, Ramstein Air Base. As the Numbered Air Force’s senior enlisted leader, Kwiatkowski provides guided counsel to the commander and senior leadership on […]

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A Kenya Navy firefighter unravels a firehose during a training circuit at Manda Bay, Kenya, Aug. 29. The training, held by 475th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron firefighters, was designed to build upon the established partnership between the two nations by enforcing teamwork and endurance while enhancing technical proficiency.

475th EABS firefighters host training with Kenya Navy

Story & photo by Staff Sgt. Devin Boyer 435th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs  MANDA BAY, Kenya — Firefighters assigned to the 475th Expeditionary Air Base Squadron hosted a training circuit with the Kenya Navy here, Aug. 29. Airmen designed the training to build upon the established partnership between the […]

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September 2 1:32 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Ramstein-Miesenbach 3:21 p.m.: Larceny of private property in Kaiserslautern September 3 8:50 a.m.: Major traffic collision on Panzer Kaserne September 4 10:39 a.m.: Major traffic collision in Ramstein-Miesenbach 3:24 p.m.: Attempted house break-in in Rodenbach 5:41 p.m.: Major traffic collision in Kaiserslautern […]

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Beginning the discussion: Ramstein takes tactical pause

Beginning the discussion: Ramstein takes tactical pause

by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The 86th Airlift Wing and mission partners participated in an Air Force-directed resiliency tactical pause on Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 30. Approximately 5,800 Airmen, U.S., and local national civilians assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing began the day by attending […]

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A C-130J Super Hercules aircraft sits on the flightline on Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 29. The 86th Maintenance Squadron and 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron labeled it as a ‘black letter aircraft,’ which meant that it came out of maintenance without any discrepancies.

86 MXS, 86 AMXS launch ‘black letter’ aircraft

Story & photos by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Gonzales 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs After going through a long checklist, on Aug. 29, the 86th Maintenance Squadron and 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron pushed out an aircraft known as a ‘black letter’ aircraft. Initially, the C-130J Super Hercules came in with […]

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August 26 11:43 a.m.: Major traffic accident in Mannheim 1:05 p.m.: Damage to government property in Ramstein August 27 10:20 a.m.: Major traffic accident in Sembach 11:28 a.m.: Larceny of government property in Vogelweh Main Base 8:03 p.m.: Animal neglect in Reichenbach-Steegen August 29 9 a.m.: Driving without a USAREUR […]

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55th Annual Ramstein Bazaar

55th Annual Ramstein Bazaar

by Airman 1st Class Kaylea Berry 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The 55th annual Ramstein Bazaar takes place Sept. 12-15 in Hangars 1 and 2 as well as the giant tent on Ramstein’s flightline. The bazaar is an 86th Force Support Squadron event produced by the Ramstein Officers’ Spouses’ Club. […]

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ASECAF for Manpower, Reserve Affairs seeks input at Ramstein

ASECAF for Manpower, Reserve Affairs seeks input at Ramstein

Story & photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Bass 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs  The Honorable Shon J. Manasco, Headquarters Air Force Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, visited Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 21-22. Manasco spoke to Airmen about the new officer promotion system and learned […]

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U.S. Air Force Col. Beth Graboritz, 65th Air Base Group commander, receives a guidon from U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, during a change of command ceremony at Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, on Aug. 22. Graboritz accepted her new position in front of 65th ABG Airmen and host nation personnel.

New commander takes lead at Lajes Field

Story and photos by Senior Airman Milton Hamilton 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs LAJES FIELD, Portugal — Col. Beth Graboritz assumed command of the 65th Air Base Group from Col. Travis Leighton, at Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, on Aug. 22. Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, presided […]

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Staff Sgt. Mark Baldon, front center, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuel systems maintenance craftsman, takes a group photo with his squadron after receiving the Airflifter of the Week award on Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 22. The Airlifter of the Week program recognizes Ramstein Airmen who, through their hard work and dedication, make the 86th Airlift Wing the “World’s Best Wing.” Photos by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker

Airlifter of the Week: 786th CES Airman saves restaurant, receives honor

by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs A 786th Civil Engineer Squadron water and fuel systems maintenance craftsman received the honor of being Ramstein’s Airlifter of the Week, Aug. 22. Scott Lockard, 86th Airlift Wing vice director, lauded U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Mark Baldon for his […]

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