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Airmen from the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron remove the wing leading edge to facilitate structural repair on a C-130J Super Hercules wing Oct. 25 on Ramstein. Crew chiefs and aircraft electrical and environmental specialists often work together to repair and troubleshoot aircraft.

86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron stays wired

Story and photo by Senior Airman Nesha Humes 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Whether it’s through freezing rain or scorching heat, many Airmen work tirelessly to employ airpower every day. More specifically, the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft electrical and environmental systems flight works diligently around the clock to ensure Ramstein’s air power is wired for success. From cabin pressurization to engine control, […]

November 3, 2016 ×

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Tino Weichel, 86th Maintenance Squadron aero repair aircraft mechanic, describes capabilities of the 86th Maintenance Group to Brig. Gen. Richard G. Moore Jr., 86th Airlift Wing commander, during a demonstration Aug. 31 on Ramstein. The 86 MXG maintains U.S. Air Forces in Europe's only assigned distinguished visitor airlift and 24/7 aeromedical evacuation operations.

86 MXG keeps Ramstein ‘Forward, Ready, Now’

Story and photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Air Force functions like a complex machine made up of interlocking gears that keep the mission rolling. Every wheel is important with its specific function, but when one gear malfunctions, the whole mechanism suffers. The 86th Maintenance Group is an element of Ramstein that keeps the mission pushing forward.

September 22, 2016 ×

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Senior Airman Gregory Pease and Staff Sgt. Lawrence Toth, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, secure the harness of Senior Airman Justin Ivey, 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron fuel systems journeyman, during a training exercise Aug. 23 on Ramstein. Airmen trained atop a C-17 Globemaster III, performing rescue operations to simulate individuals needing to be removed from a plane due to an emergency.

86 CES firefighters train in airplane rescue operations

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 86th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters, alongside the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron maintainers, performed an annual extraction exercise Aug. 23 on Ramstein.

September 1, 2016 ×

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Airman 1st Class Christopher Torres, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, delivers a speech to shopmates after releasing a C-130J Super Hercules with a black letter designation Oct. 7 on Ramstein. A black letter designation indicates that an aircraft is operating under ideal circumstances and has no outstanding mechanical issues or due inspections.

AMXS Airman launches perfect C-130J

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

On Oct. 7, Airman 1st Class Christopher Torres, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, released a C-130J under black letter conditions, which indicates that the specific aircraft is operating without any discrepancies, due inspections or maintenance problems.

October 16, 2014 ×

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Tech. Sgt. Edwin Huertas, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron population engineer NCOIC, and Senior Airman Ridge Rozier, 86th AMXS hydraulics specialist, take a cover off a C-130J Super Hercules June 7 on Ramstein. Members of the 86th AMXS work round the clock to ensure aircraft are mission ready at all times.

Blue Knights keep Ramstein in flight

Story and photo by Senior Airman Holly Mansfield
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

At a moment’s notice, Airmen of the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron provide combat-ready C-130J Super Hercules, designated visitor aircraft and equipment.

July 24, 2014 ×

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Courtesy photoTech. Sgt. Kevin Brown, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron resource adviser and former president of the Kaiserslautern African-American Heritage Committee, reviews the monthly agenda. Brown was selected for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award for his community service.

AMXS Airman receives NAACP award

by Brennen Lege
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Promoting human relations, equal opportunity and public service while being a role model for Department of Defense personnel are some things Ramstein’s recipient of the annual NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award attributes to his success; however, without the support of the community, his dream may never have become a reality.

June 26, 2014 ×

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Tech. Sgt. Francis Gilson, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flying crew chief, waits to take off from Šiauliai International Airport, Lithuania, to airlift American service members and Lithuanian paratroopers on a 37th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules May 17. Gilson was part of a five-man crew including 37th AS pilots and loadmasters. The team spent four days across three Baltic countries assisting in personnel drops of allied partners and American service members.

Flying crew chief: one-stop airborne repair shop

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

To keep Ramstein’s fleet of C-130J Super Hercules mission ready, crew chiefs are responsible to maintain the birds wherever they might land.

June 5, 2014 ×

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks to a group of U.S. and Romanian service members May 20 in Bucharest, Romania. During his speech Biden touched on many topics including Ukraine, building stronger partnerships among NATO Allies and thanking Romania for its constant support.

VP visits Airmen in Romania

Photos by Senior Airman Damon Kasberg

     

May 29, 2014 ×

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AMXS Airman keeps C-130Js flying

AMXS Airman keeps C-130Js flying

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Holly Mansfield
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Many things can discourage young Airmen arriving at a new base, let alone a new country. Fortunately for one Airman, she was able to overcome any concerns by using her core values to come up with solutions and make those worries fly away.

March 6, 2014 ×

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Airman 1st Class Enoch Wentland (left), 86th Maintenance Squadron crew chief, scrubs the wing of a C-130J Super Hercules Feb. 10 on Ramstein. Airman of the 86th MXS and the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron work daily to keep the aircraft mobile and in working condition.

Keeping Air Force aircraft healthy

Story and photos by Airman Dymekre Allen
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

What is an Air Force without a mission? What is a mission without aircraft? And what is an aircraft without its maintainers?

February 20, 2014 ×