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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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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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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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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Roberto Garcia, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron lead firefighter, dedicated hours of his time volunteering at the American Red Cross’ call center established at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to lend a hand to the relief efforts in Puerto Rico for victims of Hurricane Maria. Garcia was born and raised in Puerto Rico, and feeling powerless to help his mother, sister, and wife’s family who were living on the island over 4,500 miles away, he helped all those he could through the reunification mission at the call center. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) (This image was created using a composite techniques.) Bridging 4,500 miles to lend a helping hand
As the 13th named storm, seventh hurricane, fourth major hurricane, and second Category 5 hurricane in the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, Hurricane Maria caused devastation across the Northeast Caribbean. One of the areas hit by the tropical storm was the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, reaching the island’s shores Sept. 20, causing massive damage to the entire island. In order to aid relief efforts in Puerto Rico, the American Red Cross stood up a call center on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, with a mission to reunify those effected by the storm. Staff Sgt. Alberto Garcia, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron lead firefighter, was born and raised in Puerto Rico, so when he heard about the Red Cross looking for volunteers, he immediately joined.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Kaelynn Haynes, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa Air Postal Squadron mail control postal specialist, checks the information of a cargo container holding mail in Frankfurt, Germany, Oct. 5, 2017. In 2016, the USAFE AFAFRICA AIRPS Frankfurt detachment transported approximately 45,000 pounds of inbound mail and 30,000 pounds of outbound mail for service members stationed in Europe. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) Transportation experts deliver morale to Airmen
For many service members, especially those stationed overseas, mail can be a lifeline to family, friends, and feeling connected to home. For those stationed within U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, there is a team of Airmen dedicated to providing timely, cost effective, and efficient mail services. The USAFE-AFAFRICA Air Postal Squadron ensures all mail travelling to and from the major command is transported by the fastest and most reliable means possible, while also ensuring the right mail goes to the right place.
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U.S. Air force Staff Sgt. Joshua Montambeault, 86th Aerospace Medicine Squadron food safety non-commissioned officer in charge, dedicates hours of his time on stage as a local actor in the Kaiserslautern Military Community. Montambeault started acting at 15 years old when he was first stationed in Germany as an Army dependent. Since then, he has been awarded the 2015 Best Military Performance in a Play for his performance in "12 Angry Men," as part of the Topper awards. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer) The show must go on
Butterflies begin to invade their stomachs as they step foot on the battered floor. The smell of painted wood fills their nose and the heat of the spotlight touches their skin like a tanning bed. A geyser of adrenaline shoots through their body increasing their heart rate to an all-time high. The show is about to start and the actors and actresses
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2017
“My favorite part about the Air Force is the people. It is truly inspiring to interact with such a diverse and innovative global workforce and to know that we are working toward the same mission and vision. The Air Force has provided me a way to provide for my family while simultaneously providing me continued education and countless opportunities to travel the world. Serving in the Air Force has given me the opportunity to provide a service to my country that some people are not able to do. By being a part of the Air Force, I have been able to serve in unique situations with outstanding joint service and multinational teammates to solve issues that have global impact.” Air Force impacts Airmen 70 years and counting
For 70 years, Airmen have dedicated their lives to the Air Force mission to Fly, Fight, and Win. Through innovation, sacrifice and perseverance, Airmen have left a great impact on the Air Force. Furthermore, the Air Force has left a great impact on the Airmen.After asking Airmen from different career fields how the Air Force has affected them, this
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Taylor Szatko, 86th Munitions Squadron stockpile management crew chief, takes accountability of ammunition on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 19, 2017. Munitions Airmen, commonly called ammo troops, are responsible for receiving, inspecting, and storing ammunition before shipping them to their respective users. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) 86th MUNS keeps Air Force armed, makes every shot count
Airmen assigned to the 86th Munitions squadron conducted a major inspection of the munitions stockpile on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 18-Sept. 22.The squadron conducts a 100 percent inventory of its munitions twice a year.Munitions Airmen, commonly known as ammo troops, are responsible for receiving, inspecting, and storing ammunition before
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