Post Tagged with: "Mighty 86th"


86 AW celebrates commander’s final flight

86 AW celebrates commander’s final flight

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

Ramstein Airmen celebrated the final flights of Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas, 86th Airlift Wing commander, July 19 to 20.

July 28, 2016 ×

Commentary, News

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 ×