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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Shane Harrigan, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace maintenance apprentice, services the liquid oxygen system on a C-130J Super Hercules on the flightline on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 15, 2017. Liquid oxygen is converted into breathable oxygen that is used in emergency situations aboard the aircraft mid-flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer) 86 AMXS keeps the flightline hoppin’
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Shane Harrigan, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace maintenance apprentice, services the liquid oxygen system on a C-130J Super Hercules on the flightline on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 15, 2017. Liquid oxygen is converted into breathable oxygen that is used in emergency situations aboard the aircraft
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman David Silverest, 86th Logistics Readiness Group Travel Management Office passenger travel specialist, assists Minnesota Air National Guard Capt. Rollie Flint, 179th Fighter Squadron pilot, on Ramstein Air Base, Gemany, Aug. 16, 2017. Airmen from the 86th LRS Travel Management Office passenger travel section and the Scheduled Airline Ticket Office arrange all official travel, and provide reservations and ticketing for all service members. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters) Ramstein travels at a good clip
The time has come: whether someone is ready for the next adventure or trying their best to find the good in goodbye, a permanent change of duty station might be in the near future. Moving house and home, with or without a family, has a reputation for being stressful or more trouble than it seems worth. Members stationed overseas can’t just fly commercially everywhere, so, where to start?
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U.S. Air Force Col. Peter P. Feng, incoming 65th Air Base Group commander, speaks during a change of command ceremony on Lajes Field, Portugal, Aug. 16, 2017. Feng received command of the 65th ABG from U.S. Air Force Col. Daniel. C. Furleigh, 65th ABG outgoing commander, during the ceremony. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) 65 ABG welcomes new commander at Lajes
U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Richard G. Moore, 86th Airlift Wing commander, presided over a change of command ceremony for the 65th Air Base Group on Lajes Field, Portugal, Aug. 16, 2017.During the ceremony, Col. Daniel C. Furleigh, outgoing 65th ABG commander, relinquished command of the group to Col. Peter P. Feng, incoming 65th ABG commander.Moore
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U.S. Air Force Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, commander, Air Mobility Command, speaks with U.S. Air Force Maj. Scott Gilliland, 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, during a visit to 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing units on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 14, 2017. During the visit, the general gained insight of the worldwide impact Mobility Airmen stationed in Europe have to the warfighter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Savannah L. Waters) AMC commander visits 521st AMOW
U.S. Air Force Gen. Carlton D. Everhart II, commander, Air Mobility Command, speaks with U.S. Air Force Maj. Scott Gilliland, 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, during a visit to 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing units on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 14, 2017. During the visit, the general gained insight of the worldwide impact
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Shelina Frey, command chief master sergeant, Air Mobility Command, mentors 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing staff sergeants on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 16th, 2017. During her visit to Ramstein, Frey took time to have breakfast with Airmen so that she could hear their concerns, ask their opinions, and share her experience.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker) Asking the right questions: AMC command chief chats with Airmen

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Zachary Simmons, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron Special Purpose maintenance supervisor, starts up a snow removal vehicle with a snow brush attachment during the squadron’s Summer Rebuild Program on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 10, 2017. During the program, which runs from April 1 to Oct. 1, the 86th VRS receives, inspects, and repairs all winter maintenance vehicles to ensure they are fully operational for the winter months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) Winter is coming, 86th VRS is prepared
During the spring, with the thought of the upcoming summer sun and sandy beaches filling Airmen’s thoughts, many might not be thinking about the winter season and what they need to do to prepare for it. For the 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron Special Purpose Airmen, that is exactly what they were thinking about. Every year, from April 1 to Oct. 1, they hold their Summer Rebuild Program.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman James Boyce, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal journeyman, takes a photo of a breached safe with his phone at the EOD training range on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 9, 2017. Boyce and his fellow technicians created charges out of C-4 to cut holes through the metal. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer) EOD detonates to educate
The 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Flight conducted an all-day training session to maintain skills and readiness at the EOD training range on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 9, 2017.The EOD technicians used improvised techniques with small cans and C-4 to create explosives designed to break open safes and breach
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Default Air Force Logo Creative Airman improves TARRP operations
While innovation is often thought of as game-changing technology, which transforms how we operate, the Air Force needs creative thinking from ordinary Airmen like this 86th Munitions Squadron technical sergeant.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kaden Blackstock, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron Civil Engineer Operations Heavy Repair Flight heavy equipment operator, uses an excavator to dig before laying a sidewalk on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 8, 2017. There are a variety of ways to complete each of the786th CES CEOHP’s base-maintenance tasks, such as removing the stump to build a sidewalk. Airmen use knowledge, experience, and problem-solving to complete their tasks so that Ramstein’s pedestrians, vehicles and aircraft can travel safely. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker) 786th CES dirt boys get the job done

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Edgar Gutierrez, 86th Maintenance Squadron fuel systems journeyman, inspects components inside the dry bay of a fuel tank for a C-130J Super Hercules on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 8, 2017. Two crews from the 86th MXS worked for 10 days to complete the C-130’s mandatory 12-year inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) 86 MXS crawls into C-130 fuel tank inspection
Airmen working in their career field may find themselves in places or situations they never imagined they would be. This could be traveling to a country they never expected to see, perhaps working alongside generals, or even crawling into the cramped fuel tanks of a C-130J Super Hercules. Two crews of Airmen assigned to the 86th Maintenance Squadron worked around the clock for 10 days experiencing the fuel tanks while performing a mandatory inspection for a C-130 that had reached its 12-year mark from July 30 to Aug. 9.
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