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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 ×

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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 ×

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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 ×

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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 ×

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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 ×

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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 ×

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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 ×

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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 ×

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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 ×

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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 ×