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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lane McCall, 86th Communications Squadron client systems technician, grew up in Lowell, Arkansas. As a child, McCall raced motocross competing against individuals who are now professionals in the sport. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer) Wheels to reels
A swarm of motorized bikes buzzed like bees as they traversed the terrain. Tires dug into the track, flinging mud behind them. A young boy determined to beat the clock was then confronted by a ten foot roller, a speed deterrent not meant to be jumped. As he climbed the mountainous dirt pile, a competitor collided with him mid-air, catapulting him
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2018
521st Air Mobility Operations Wing leadership attend a commander’s conference, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 21, 2018. Participants in the week-long conference discussed concerns and topics ranging from unit readiness to mission execution and effectiveness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua) 521st AMOW is ready to fight anytime, anywhere
When some people think of warfighting, they often think about the battle itself. But as the saying goes, “getting there is half the battle.”This is why leaders of the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing take their mission of providing air mobility to combat zones very seriously.“We continue to play a critical role in moving munitions, troops, and
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2018
David Sears, Ramstein Speakers Association mentor, speaks during a Toastmasters meeting at the Southside Chapel on Ramstein Air Base, Feb. 20, 2018. Toastmasters RSA currently meets up on the first, second, and third Tuesday of each month to improve public speaking skills. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin Boyer) Grow speech skills with Toastmasters
The fear of standing in front of a crowd and addressing any topic can be daunting, especially for those with little experience in public speaking. Toastmasters’ Ramstein Speakers Association remedies that by preparing individuals for these situations.Whether it’s for an upcoming brief or getting ready for speech-heavy professional military
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2018
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
0 2/09
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.
0 1/09
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.
0 12/08
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.
0 12/08
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
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