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Airman 1st Class Trandon Sowell, 721st Aerial Port Squadron passenger service agent and physical training leader, demonstrates how to do a correct sit-up before a fitness assessment April 12, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Airmen who train to become a physical training leader are augmented to assist with running fitness assessments. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Larissa Greatwood) 786th FSS FAC keeps Airmen fit to fight
As part of the overall Airman concept, each individual is required to complete a fitness assessment at least once a year. In order to be fit for the mission, these tests are crucial to the Air Force's success.Though these assessments may be nerve-wracking and stressful for some, what many people may not see is all of the work that goes into
0 4/15
2016
Default Air Force Logo Don’t Underestimate German Beer
One of the many joys of living in Germany is the opportunity to sample a variety of German beer.  Those that are connoisseurs have probably had  wheat beers such as the "Weizenbier" or "Hefeweizen," pale beers, "Altbier" or "Pilsener," or dark beers, "Bock" or "Dunkles."  But what many Americans may or may not know is the alcohol content of the
0 4/14
2016
Default Air Force Logo How do math and alcohol make a good combo?
How do math and alcohol make a good combo? Yes, you read that correctly. Math and alcohol can make a good combination and reduce the chances of making bad decisions. In order to do the math, you should be drinking at a minimal and responsible level.You should also  keep track of how many standard drinks you have consumed. To calculate this,
0 4/13
2016
Motorcycle riders from the Kaiserslautern Military Community attend an annual pre-season motorcycle safety briefing April 1, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. There are approximately 500 riders registered in the KMC, who may begin to ride as the weather warms up. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore) Motorcyclists spring into right mindset
As the year rolls into spring, so too will many of the motorcycle riders in the Kaiserslautern Military Community as they come out to enjoy a ride in the warmer weather.In preparation for the increased presence of riders, the 86th Airlift Wing Safety office held a pre-season motorcycle safety briefing April 1, at Ramstein Air Base.The briefing is
0 4/06
2016
Bowling balls rest on a rack after being used during The Huddle March 30, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The Huddle is a senior NCO-led developmental program geared toward building rapport and providing a mentorship network for Airmen and NCOs. (U.S. Air force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer). Bowling for supervision, leadership w/ ‘The Huddle’
The cracking sounds of bowling pins being violently struck and shuffled to the back of the lane are a fitting background noise as a small group of young Airmen receive drops of wisdom from several senior enlisted visitors.One of the guests to stop by the senior NCO-led, monthly meeting, nicknamed "The Huddle," is Chief Master Sgt. Kaleth Wright,
0 4/05
2016
Default Air Force Logo What does “drinking responsibly” mean?
Have you ever ordered a glass of wine, beer or a shot of liquor and when it arrived, thought "that's it?" The likely reason is because most restaurants measure their drinks but when we pour our own drinks, we often overestimate what a standard drink size actually is.In the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment clinic, we have a "Pour Me a
0 4/04
2016
Tech. Sgt. Shajita Rios, 86th Airlift Wing Equal Opportunity advisor, talks with a 435th Air Ground Operations Wing Airmen about the wing’s versatility during an out-and-about March 17, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The 86th AW EO office speaks with Airmen of different units to communicate to the commander the positives in the units and things that may need improvement. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood) 86th AW, 435th AGOW communicate through EO
The 86th Airlift Wing Equal Opportunity office conducted an out-and-about with 435th Air Ground Operations Wing Airmen to ensure Airmen are being treated fairly, are communicating effectively and are satisfied with their workplaces.The Airmen had the opportunity to speak with Tech. Sgt. Shajita Rios, 86th AW EO advisor, about the positives aspects
0 3/28
2016
Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Rarang, Senior Airman Tormod Lillekroken, 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron joint terminal attack controllers, and Master Bombardier Mathiew Marcoux-Desrochers, a joint terminal attack controller from the Yankee Battery of the 2nd Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, discuss training objectives as part of a night training scenario during Exercise Serpentex ‘16 in Corsica, France, March 15, 2016. Lillekroken grew up in Stange, Norway, and left to live in America when he was 20 years old. He joined the U.S. Air Force three years later to become a part of the tactical air control party career field. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sara Keller) A journey to JTAC
Senior Airman Tormod Lillekroken makes a joke and flashes a smile to his teammate next to him as his eyes dart from the map in his hand to an old car about 500 meters in the distance. This is his target, and he's attempting to pinpoint its exact location. Shielded by bushes on a high hill, he peeks through openings in the leaves to gather enough
0 3/21
2016
Defender flight poses in front of the Airman Leadership School building March 15, 2016, at Vogelweh Air Base, Germany. On the far left, Spc. Dean Iversen, 92nd Military Police Battalion gunner, is the first soldier to attend ALS in U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s history. (Courtesy photo) Different uniform, same school of leadership
Amidst the halls and classrooms of the 86th Force Support Squadron's Airman Leadership School, Airmen are engulfed in a culture of their own as they develop their leadership skills. However, joining these Airmen is a uniform pattern, a cultural background and a service member from a branch different than their own.U.S. Army Spc. Dean Iversen is the
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2016
Lt. Gen. Lee K. Levy II (front left), Air Force Sustainment Center commander, tours the Central Regional Storage Facility site March 3, 2016, at Sanem, Luxembourg. The CRSF site stores Air Force equipment such as government vehicles, fuel tanks and basic equipment airfield requirement kits. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood) 86th MMS keeps USAFE Forward, Ready, Now
The 86th Materiel Maintenance Squadron keeps U.S. Air Forces in Europe mission-ready by storing and maintaining equipment and assets.The Central Regional Storage Facility, a geographically separated unit from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, has more than 500,000 square feet of storage facility capabilities. The team's mission is to ensure equipment
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