Photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua
Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas (right) salutes Lt. Gen. Timothy M. Ray, 3rd Air Force commander, after being awarded the Legion of Merit medal in recognition of his service as the 86th Airlift Wing commander Aug. 17 on Ramstein. Thomas is slated to become the director, Strategic Plans, Requirements and Programs, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

A farewell to Mighty 86th

by Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas 86th Airlift Wing commander

When you take command of a unit or installation, you expect to personally grow; you expect the experience to broaden your perspective and offer opportunities to build your leadership skills. You do not always expect the units and missions to grow. Since I took command in June, 2015, the Kaiserslautern Military Community and Team Ramstein have grown and evolved immensely — and I couldn’t be prouder of all we’ve accomplished together.

August 18, 2016 ×

It’s your loss if you don’t floss

by Staff Sgt. Justin Lane 86th Dental Squadron

The other day while browsing Facebook for funny fail videos, I came across something even more outrageous. It was an article — recently gaining considerable coverage — attempting to debunk the need for dental floss by claiming no significant evidence exists to support flossing.

August 11, 2016 ×

Looking at their story from another view, augmenting DPAA

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

I’ve always thought the best part of my job as photojournalist in the U.S. Air Force is that I get to see so much of the big picture of the Department of Defense and how every job plays a part in putting that picture together.

August 4, 2016 ×

86th Dental Squadron prevents, restores, develops, deploys

by Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Cintron
86th Dental Squadron

Here at the 86th Dental Squadron, our mission is to prevent, restore, develop and deploy. We consist of 134 personnel representing the largest dental clinic in U.S. Air Forces Europe.

July 28, 2016 ×
Boat trip offers unique experiences

Boat trip offers unique experiences

by Sandy Paige
Contributing writer

Windmills, flower-lined canals, tunnels of trees, locks, bridges, bicycles everywhere, cheeses galore, friendly smiles and wonderful memories — this was our weeklong boat trip in Holland. We started June 18 in Loosdrecht near Amsterdam and made a complete loop through Loenen, Woerden, Gouda, Utrecht and Breukelen for a total of […]

July 21, 2016 ×
Dual-citizen Kingfish wins two golds

Dual-citizen Kingfish wins two golds

By William Hendrickson
U.S. Air Force in Europe

BRNO, Czech Republic — Eleven year-old Andrew Hendrickson swam away with two gold and two silver medals at the Czech National Swim Competition in Brno, Czech Republic, June 25 through 26, 2016. Andrew swims with the Kaiserslautern Kingfish Swim Team at Ramstein Air Base, and because of his dual citizenship was able to qualify for the Nationals of the Czech Republic.

July 14, 2016 ×

Pressing record: Photographer in videography world

by Airman 1st Class Tryphena Mayhugh
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

I am an Air Force photojournalist and videographer.

June 16, 2016 ×

Making your business ‘people’ not mission: Message to my team

by 1st Lt. Clay Lancaster
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Trust is the most valuable currency an officer can earn. It’s a medium of exchange that never devalues and one a leader cannot afford to be without.

June 9, 2016 ×

Whatever may come: Are we ready for it?

by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

I sat at my desk feeling tired as the clock approached 5 p.m. It was a long day at work, and I was ready to go home.

May 19, 2016 ×

Are you professional?

by Lt. Col. Lloyd A. Malone Jr. 603rd Air Operations Center

As you go about your assigned daily duties in the Air Force, do you consider yourself a professional Airman? Why ask such an obvious question?

May 12, 2016 ×