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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Devin Rumbaugh, 86th Airlift Wing public affairs photojournalist, checks his social media feed on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 7, 2018. Social media is a popular tool for military members to connect and share experiences. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua) The core values apply even on the internet
Since the late 1990s, people around the world have used social media networks to share their ideas and connect with friends. People from all walks of life, including the military, use social media to band together and form online communities. However, social media also became a place for people to vent out their frustrations and express strong
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2018
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ashley Majewski, 86th Dental Squadron oral preventative assistant, cleans the teeth of U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Jordan Burge, 86th Munitions Squadron tactical air munition rapid response package technician, during a routine appointment at the dental clinic on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 8, 2018. Majewski said it’s rewarding to clean off a patients teeth and watch them walk away like a brand new person. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer) The 86th Dental Squadron knows the drill
A beam of light strikes a metal hook as it grinds against the surface, chipping away at the grime that clings onto the ivories. Just as the technician’s hands start to cramp, the cleaning is finished and the beam of light reflects off the pearly-white teeth like an eclipse over a still ocean.This is one of many tasks 86th Dental Squadron Airmen
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2018
Maj. Neysa Etienne, 86th Medical Squadron flight commander and primary Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape psychologist for U.S. Air Forces Europe and United States European Command, poses for a photo on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Jan. 5, 2018. Etienne recently received the Department of Defense-wide Allied Health Leadership Excellence Award for senior clinician of the year, based on her work repatriating isolation victims. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker) In awe at human potential: SERE psychologist tells her experience
Maj. Neysa Etienne has seen people endure the worst situations. She works with the 86th Medical Squadron as a flight commander and the primary Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape psychologist for U.S. Air Forces Europe and United States European Command. Etienne has been helping to repatriate victims of Isolation for four years.
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2018
Aircraft are parked on the flightline at Morón Air Base, Spain, Oct. 4, 2016. With a unit of only 600 personnel, Airmen at Morón make up only 25 percent of that population. Team Morón is comprised of U.S. Airmen, Marines and Spanish air force members, who operate together to keep wheels off the ground and in the fight. The 496th Air Base Squadron, a geographically-separated unit from the 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, provides a worldwide platform for air power. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nicole Keim) Small base, big mission: Morón Air Base enables the fight
In Sevilla, Spain, a small base is operating with a big mission: supporting military aircraft and personnel during contingencies so they can reach their destinations within Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Morón Air Base is a special, flexible base which expands from a skeleton crew to fully-manned in order to support contingency operations whenever needed.
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2018
William Hendricks, right, Headquarters United States Air Forces in Europe Arms Control and Counter Proliferation treaty compliance officer, roleplays as an inspector during a Conventional Arms Forces in Europe Inspection Exercise on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec. 6, 2017. Ramstein exercises annually to ensure that it is in compliance with the treaty, which establishes that at any moment, any of the 30 countries can announce that they are giving 36 hours’ notice before inspecting Ramstein Air for combat capabilities such as combat aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker) Maintaining post-Cold War treaty on Ramstein
At any moment, any of 30 counties can announce that they are giving 36 hours’ notice before inspecting Ramstein. The 30 countries are Treaty of Conventional Armed Forces in Europe signatories, which they created to control the number of combat capabilities such as combat aircraft in Europe. To prepare for such an inspection, Ramstein conducted a CFE inspection exercise Dec. 6.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Alexander Marsh, 86th Operations Support Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of air field services element, constructs the Tactical Meteorological eQuipment – 53 during a team training exercise, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 8, 2017. The weather team performs these exercises routinely to ensure they are prepared to make manual observations. The weather team prepared to weather a malfunction
Many logistical variables go into a plane leaving the runway and the 86th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight plans for those the Air Force cannot control.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt Denise McCants, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron superintendent of operations compliance flight discusses her diagnosis with U.S. Air Force Maj. Asia Roberson, 86th Medical Management Squadron registered nurse, , on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 7, 2017. The American Diabetes Association has made the month of Nov. of each year American Diabetes Month in an effort to raise awareness about the disease. American Diabetes Month: Awareness promotes prevention
According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.25 million American children and adults have type one diabetes. There are at least two individuals on base who have with type one diabetes, one of them is Senior Master Sgt. Denise McCants, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron superintendent of operations compliance flight.
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2017
The German-American Community Office Sign stands outside the office's building next to a statue of a fish with wings at Kaiserslautern, Germany, Oct. 26, 2017. GACO serves as a link between the German and American populations in the Kaiserslautern Military Community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Building bridges between two communities
Being introduced to a new culture can be exciting, but also sometimes intimidating. This is especially true for both Americans and Germans in the Kaiserslautern Military Community.The KMC hosts more than 50,000 U.S. military members, civilians, and their families, making it the largest community of Americans outside the U.S. The sheer numbers alone
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2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Nicholas Okpysh, 86th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment journeyman, services an A\M32A-86 generator set at the AGE facility on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 25, 2017. The generators supply aircraft with power so maintainers and crew chiefs can work on them, allowing the mission to continue. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer) AGE ensures mission readiness
Mechanical guts hang out the open side of a generator. With grease covered hands, the maintenance crew patches up the unit bringing the beast to life again before sending it away to feed power to an aircraft on the flightline.The 86th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight works around the clock to provide aircraft maintenance the
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2017
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. John Del Valle, 693rd Intelligence Support Squadron operations section chief, is an avid jazz enthusiast and spends his after duty hours mastering the bass guitar. Del Valle toured with the Air Force Tops in Blue in 2006 which reignited his passion for music. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer) A half step down, a whole step up
Dust starts to gather over polished wood and metal strings – strings desperate to be plucked. Each guitar throughout the house was a reminder of the passion his father had for music. He picks up one of the guitars and begins to send vibrations down the halls – and so his future begins.Master Sgt. John Del Valle works as the section chief of
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2017
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