Post Tagged with: "NATO"


NATO partners close out Saber Strike ’16

NATO partners close out Saber Strike ’16

Story and photo by Senior Airman Nicole Keim
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

TAPA TRAINING BASE, Estonia — More than 200 NATO service members gathered at Tapa Training Base, Estonia, for the closing ceremony of Saber Strike ’16 June 21.

June 30, 2016 ×


NATO members gear up for Swift Response 2016

NATO members gear up for Swift Response 2016

Story and photos by Senior Airman Larissa Greatwood
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

More than 5,000 military members from 10 NATO countries are participating in this year’s Swift Response training exercise from May 27 through June 26.

June 9, 2016 ×


Capt. Kimberly Ferland, lead NATO evaluator, gives the First Impression Report to the 212th Combat Support Hospital commander and key leaders. This initial report, which found the unit fully capable or capable in all areas, will be the basis of the official certification, which will occur later at NATO headquarters.

212th Combat Support Hospital completes NATO evaluation

Story and photo by Capt. Tonia Jordan 212th Combat Support Hospital

The 212th Combat Support Hospital successfully completed a week-long NATO evaluation April 22 that is expected to lead to the unit being the first-ever NATO-certified combat hospital.

May 5, 2016 ×


23 nations attend aerospace medicine summit

by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Medical professionals from 23 nations attended the Aerospace Medicine Summit and NATO Science and Technology Organization Technical Course March 14 to 18 on Ramstein.

March 31, 2016 ×


Photo by James Grell
A train loaded with cargo containers full of ammunition pulls into the railhead at the Theater Logistics Support Center-Europe’s ammunition center. Around 5,000 tons of ammunition, comprising the largest U.S. ammo shipment to Europe in 10 years, were offloaded in the port of Nordenham and transported to the ammunition depot in Miesau Feb. 17 to 19 by the 21st Theater Sustainment Command and the 598th Transportation Brigade.

21st TSC, partners transport largest European ammo shipment in 10 years

by Greg Jones 21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

NORDENHAM, Germany — In the largest single Europe-bound U.S. shipment of ammunition in 10 years, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command, with enterprise partner the 598th Transportation Brigade, transported over 5,000 tons of ammunition from the port of Nordenham to the Theater Logistics Support Center Europe’s ammunition depot in Miesau Feb. 17 to 19.

February 25, 2016 ×


An E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft assigned to the E-3A Component at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen, Germany, taxis onto the Ramstein flightline Nov. 18. The NATO AWACS visited Ramstein in order to familiarize NATO Allied Air Command leadership with its capabilities, as the E-3A Component is scheduled to come under operational command of AIRCOM in fall 2016.

NATO AWACS visits RAB, future discussed

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

As part of its mission to enable theater and strategic airpower, Ramstein often acts as host to other U.S. and allied units and aircraft.

December 4, 2015 ×


A Moldovan student plays pingpong Oct. 19 at Liceul Teoretic Alexei Mateevici School in Sanatauca, Moldova. Airmen from the 435th Construction and Training Squadron and the 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron worked on renovations at the school since Sept. 23. The renovations were part of the Moldova Humanitarian and Civic Assistance program as part of a military and civilian theater security cooperation program the U.S. European Command uses to directly impact civilian communities throughout 17 countries, primarily in Eastern Europe.

Airmen renovate Moldovan school, strengthen students’ future

Story and photo by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

SANATAUCA, Moldova — Sawdust filled the air as power tools buzzed underneath the sweat-ridden faces of workers. After a month of rigorous labor, the foundation for a stronger facility and NATO partnership has been laid.

October 29, 2015 ×


British army Capt. Charles Frost, Commando Logistic Regiment, acting as company first sergeant, hands the Modular Combined Petroleum Unit formation over to French army Capt. Mohamed Aboudi, 1st Petroleum Support Company commander, Oct. 7 in Zaragoza, Spain, for the NATO exercise Trident Juncture. Bringing together 36,000 troops from more than 35 countries, Trident Juncture 15 is the largest NATO exercise since 2002.

16th Sustainment Brigade joins multinational fuel company

Story and photos by Sgt. 1st Class Michael O'Brien 16th Sustainment Brigade

ZARAGOZA, Spain — Joining French army counterparts near Lyon, France, Oct. 5, 515th Transportation Company Soldiers then completed a 700-mile convoy from Smith Barracks, Germany, to the Joint Logistics Support Group Headquarters near Zaragoza, Spain.

October 22, 2015 ×


Medical responders lift a simulated patient into a truck after treating him during a medical evacuation exercise 
Aug. 25 on Ramstein. Airmen and Soldiers from around the KMC gathered for the three-part exercise to show visiting NATO officers the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force and Army.

Airmen, Soldiers display rapid medical response

Story and photos by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Saving lives is not only the responsibility of medical responders within the KMC, all Airmen and Soldiers must stay current on training to respond in times of need.

September 10, 2015 ×


Photo by Lt. Col. Rod Cunningham
Paratroopers from Italy, Spain and the U.S. jump from aircraft to seize an airfield on Smardan Training Area, Romania. A Combined Joint Task Force was led by XVIII Airborne Corps during a joint forcible entry training exercise as part of operation Swift Response 15.

US, allied forces take off with exercise Swift Response

by Airman 1st Class Lane Plummer 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Ramstein provided rapid access capabilities for more than 5,000 service members from the U.S. and 11 NATO allies during exercise Swift Response which kicked off Aug. 17.

September 3, 2015 ×