Facing unknown: Beginning of my AF journey

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

A combination of excitement and nervousness overwhelmed me as my wife and I boarded our flight to my first duty station, Ramstein. I didn’t know what to expect as I began this new chapter of my life as a photojournalist in the U.S. Air Force.

May 5, 2016 ×

It’s Earth Day today

by Joern Jeblick
86th Civil Engineer Squadron

We have been celebrating Earth Day since 1970, when U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson realized the importance of environmental awareness and education and initiated an environmental teach-in day that in turn generated the Earth Day we know today, as well as the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts.

April 21, 2016 ×

From DWI to resilience trainer

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

U.S. Air Forces in Europe recently gained more than 70 master resilience trainers; I count myself lucky to be one of them. However, some people would say the Air Force is lucky to count me as one of its MRTs.

March 17, 2016 ×

Strength in diversity, empowered by proud heritage

by Brig. Gen. Roy Agustin
U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa

Throughout my Air Force career, I’ve cooked for, performed at and spoken at Asian-Pacific heritage festivities from Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, to Langley Air Force Base, Virginia.

March 3, 2016 ×

Making plans creates lifestyle change

by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Are you one of the millions of people who started this year with a resolution to improve your life?

February 18, 2016 ×

Let’s talk about it: Black History Month

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

About three years ago, I wrote a commentary about Black History Month, also referred to as African-American History Month. As I go back and look at it, I’ve realized it was horribly written, but I was so proud of it and myself.

February 11, 2016 ×

The devil inside: interrupted

by anonymous
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Military life can be challenging. Frequent deployments and temporary duties, constantly moving to different commands all around the globe, and never staying in one location or with the same people for very long takes its toll on the service member and their family.

February 5, 2016 ×

The devil inside: deployment, divorce, attempted suicide

by anonymous 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Any service member who signed up after 9/11 did so knowing that they would likely deploy to a hostile environment. We all do so willing and eager to serve our country with honor. We read the stories of our courageous brothers and sisters standing up for what they think is right and just, and we gladly follow in their footsteps, fueled by inspiration and ready to take on the world.

January 28, 2016 ×

DUI aftermath: Who’s really affected?

by Master Sgt. Robbin Robertson 1st Communications Maintenance Squadron

I used to wonder if people would look at me differently if they knew. Would they whisper about me? Would they tell others what happened? Does anyone actually have the guts to ask me what happened? Are they looking at me as the girl who’s related to a child killer?

January 7, 2016 ×

Mighty 86th concludes successful year, looks forward to a bright 2016

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

Not unlike previous years, 2015 was a dynamic time for the Mighty 86th and Team Ramstein. We experienced operations, exercises, challenges and shifts — some planned, some not — while generating and employing air mobility, enabling theater and strategic airpower, and operating key Air Force power projection platforms. We supported allies and friends, built partnership capacity, enhanced readiness, and deterred threats as they emerged and developed. In the modern world, Team Ramstein must remain responsive and engaged to be effective, and 2015 saw us doing just that.

December 17, 2015 ×