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A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron performs evasive maneuvers after deploying flares during an Aviation Rotation 19-3 training flight over Powidz Air Base, Poland, July 18. Training events during the exercise consisted of low-level tactical flying, formation flights, and air drops to keep pilots trained and ready.

Mission complete: Aviation Rotation 19-3 concludes

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs POWIDZ AIR BASE, Poland — U.S. and Polish forces concluded the two-week Aviation Rotation 19-3 at Powidz Air Base, Poland, July 23. The quarterly rotations are bilateral training exercises aimed at enhancing partnership interoperability and joint […]

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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, gives closing remarks to the wounded warriors, family members, and volunteers at Ramstein Air Base, July 26. August thanked the Air Force Wounded Warrior program for coming to Ramstein and allowing overseas Airmen to see examples of heroism and resiliency.

AF Wounded Warrior ambassadors bring resiliency to Ramstein

by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs The Air Force Wounded Warrior program provides personalized care, services, and advocacy to ill or injured service members, their caregivers, and families. Some beneficiaries of AFW2 have gone above and beyond to become ambassadors, a title that comes with even […]

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Scott “Scotty” Plante, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron preventative maintenance technician, shakes hands with Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, on Ramstein Air Base, July 26. Plante received the honor of being Airlifter of the Week for his fuel support of Air Force One, eliminating 20 workplace hazards and enabling 100 percent tracking of all trucks going in and out of service.

86th LRS Airman supports Air Force One

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Gonzales 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs There are many responsibilities that come with being part of preventative maintenance personnel. The 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron Fuels Management Flight provides minor maintenance on vehicles to ensure they don’t break down during missions, monthly inspections […]

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July 22 10:35 a.m.: Missing person in Kaiserslautern July 23 10:01 a.m.: Damage to private property in Kaiserslautern 5:40 p.m.: Damage to private property in Schmalenberg July 24 11:30 a.m.: Damage to private property in Einsiedlerhof 11:59 a.m.: Larceny of government and private property in Schallodenbach 10:26 p.m.: Major traffic […]

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435th CRS teaches offload methods in Poland

435th CRS teaches offload methods in Poland

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs POWIDZ AIR BASE, Poland — With aircraft engines roaring, Airmen are pushed by the wind and exhaust as they communicate through hand signals while performing a combat offload at the end of the taxiway. During Aviation […]

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Aviation Rotation 19-3: Portraits in Poland

Aviation Rotation 19-3: Portraits in Poland

by Staff Sgts. Jimmie D. Pike and Devin Nothstine 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs POWIDZ AIR BASE, Poland — Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing deployed to Powidz Air Base, Poland, to support the 52nd Operations Group Detachment 1 during Aviation Rotation 19-3, a bilateral training exercise with their […]

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Reality to resiliency:  Wounded Warrior visits Europe

Reality to resiliency: Wounded Warrior visits Europe

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U.S. Airmen and students from Polish primary and secondary schools share their languages with each other near Powidz Air Base, Poland, July 13. The students, Airmen, and other community members participated in basketball, a road clean up, and a barbeque.

Ramstein Airmen, Polish community work together

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Jimmie D. Pike 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs POWIDZ AIR BASE, Poland — Smiling youths filled a school gym in Poland as new friends from across the world arrived to teach and play basketball with primary and secondary school students. Airmen from the 86th […]

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wo U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft, deployed from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, sit on a runway during Operation Rapid Forge on Powidz Air Base, Poland, July 16. This is the first time that U.S. Air Force F-35A Lightning II aircraft have landed in Poland. Rapid Forge is a U.S. Air Forces in Europe-led mission to enhance readiness and test the ability to function at locations other than the main air bases.

US Air Force aircraft deploy to Baltics, Poland for Rapid Forge

by Capt. Selena Rodts U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Public Affairs U.S. Air Force fighter and mobility aircraft forward deployed to bases in Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from July 16 to 23, as part of Operation Rapid Forge, a U.S. Air Forces in Europe-led mission […]

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86th Maintenance Squadron Airman earns Airlifter of the Week

86th Maintenance Squadron Airman earns Airlifter of the Week

by Staff Sgt. Kirsten Brandes 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Staff Sgt. Zachary Tingen, 86th Maintenance Squadron aircraft fuel systems craftsman, received the honor of being Airlifter of the Week, July 15. Tingen recently stepped up to fulfill the role of fuels section chief. He led his team in an […]

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