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Default Air Force Logo Reflective belts better than the alternative
By day, I'm mild-mannered Air Force journalist Austin May. But when night falls, and morale is in danger, I don my sweats and cutoff t-shirt and take to my art studio.In each of my Air Force-themed comics, "Air Force Blues," "Box D Blues" and "Air Force Toons," on varying levels of facetiousness I make light of the life we all live in the Air
0 1/14
2010
Default Air Force Logo Inspire positive change
Our federal holidays commemorate momentous dates and people in history, giving us an opportunity to reflect on significant events and celebrate leaders that have shaped our great nation. On January 18th, we Americans will do just that as we honor and celebrate a man who inspired a country to change for the good of all. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
0 1/14
2010
Snow clings to a C-130J as inclement weather descends on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, January 7, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brea Miller) America's Airmen flourish when their leaders trust them
I've observed two different types of leaders over the years when it comes to trusting the airmen that work for them. In one camp, the leaders want to see the airmen perform first and have the airmen earn their trust. In the other, the leaders automatically trust the airmen and, also, carry high expectations on their performance. My experience has
0 1/07
2010
Airman 1st Class Michael Poffenberger poses in an EOD-9 bombsuit while Brig. Gen. Mark C. Dillon, 86th Airlift Wing commander, receives a brief overview on the suit's construction and functionality from A1C Christopher Barajas, 886 Civil Engineer Squadron while visiting the Explosive Ordinance Disposal facility on Ramstein Air Base Germany on December 12, 2009. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sean M. White) Fly, fight and win...in 2010...and beyond
Happy 2010 to Team Ramstein! If 2009 was any indication, the 86th Airlift Wing's "fly, fight, and win" mission here in Europe will keep growing in 2010. Fly: In April we will receive our our 14th, and final, C-130J Super Herc and become fully operational soon thereafter. Meanwhile our guard and reserve team mates in the 38th AS seamlessly added
0 1/05
2010
Default Air Force Logo Looking back while moving forward
 Team Ramstein, your service continues to amaze this Airman. The Command Chief and I witnessed your leadership first hand these past two weeks during our Operational Readiness Exercise. From mobility processing to learning how to survive and operate in a hazardous environment we came together to start preparing for our Sept 2010 Operational
0 12/18
2009
Default Air Force Logo Resolve to save energy
Parting is such sweet sorrow. Depending on how gripping you find the first balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet, Juliet's parting may or may not be "such sweet sorrow." In any case, her phrase is an oxymoron, combining contradictory ideas of pleasure and pain. Parting is sorrowful because Juliet would prefer Romeo didn't leave. Parting is pleasurable,
0 12/15
2009
U.S. Air Force Airman Joshua Mullennix, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron aerial delivery apprentice, marshals forklift into the weigh station to weigh cargo for processing during a base exercise, Ramstein Air Base, Germany Dec. 9, 2009.  This exercise is part of the Phase I of the operation readiness exercises to evaluate mission readiness in preparation for real world deployments. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Caleb Pierce)  Readiness leads to success: stay mission focused
Today marks the end of the first week of the 86th Airlift Wing and 435th Air Ground Operations Wing's operational readiness exercise, and as we move forward with the Phase II portion next week, I want to take this time to remind everyone of why we do these exercises, and why it's important to focus and strive to do our best each and every
0 12/10
2009
Default Air Force Logo Responsible choices...a year-round opportunity
Warriors, we have just finished celebrating Thanksgiving and enjoying all that comes with this time of year. And from a safety perspective a very well done to all Team Ramstein! As we move into December I want to remind everyone that this month is also Responsible Alcohol Use Month. Throughout this December as we celebrate the holidays with friends
0 12/07
2009
U.S. Air Forces in Europe Commander Gen. Roger Brady carves one of the first slices of turkey kicking off the Thanksgiving celebration at the Rheinland Inn Dining Facility at Ramstein Nov. 27. KMC commanders, chiefs and first sergeants helped serve over 800 people at the dining facilities on Ramstein and Kapaun. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenny Holston) A thankful Air Force family
The Thanksgiving holiday is synonymous with spending time with family and friends to celebrate the year's blessings. While serving overseas, many of you are away from your immediate families during this holiday, but as Airmen, you are a part of one of the largest and most respected families in the world -- the military family. By the nature of our
0 11/18
2009
Brig. Gen. Mark C. Dillon, 86th Airlift Wing commander Ramstein Air Base: an Air Force Top Priority
Team Ramstein: you are all incredibly busy executing our forward deployed mission here in Europe. If that weren't enough, we routinely ask more than 800 of our Team Ramstein Airmen to deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq. Regardless of location you are all doing an absolutely magnificent job. As you and your families travel around Ramstein and the KMC
0 11/13
2009
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