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Cars are parked in the Ramstein Automotive Recycling Center parking lot March 1, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The center was established to give ID card holders and North American Trade Organization members the opportunity to dispose of their vehicles in a way that abides by German environmental standards. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood) 86th FSS recycles, disposes of vehicles
It's a rainy day in Germany and people are driving down the autobahn to work. Suddenly, a glimmer of light flashes on the dashboard; the check engine light. Continuing the drive can be dangerous, but a local towing service fee may not be in the budget. The 86th Force Support Squadron Ramstein Automotive Recycling Center, located outside of the east
0 3/16
2016
Airman First Class Nader Hussein-Fernandez, an aerospace ground equipment technician with the 86th Maintenance Squadron, receives a certificate of recognition from 86th Airlift Wing Command Chief Philip L. Easton, March 3, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Hussein-Fernandez was the first to participate in Easton’s shadow program at Ramstein, allowing him the opportunity to witness life as a wing command chief for a duty day. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Micky M. Pena) A view from the top
Airmen across the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, will now have the opportunity to experience life from the highest tier of the Wing's enlisted force.Implemented by Command Chief Philip L. Easton, the Chief for a Day "shadow" program allows an Airman to shadow his position as senior enlisted advisor to wing leadership and the
0 3/09
2016
Default Air Force Logo TSC supply sergeant aims high, achieves milestone
A supply sergeant with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's support operations section aimed high and flew toward uncharted skies, becoming the first Soldier to attend the U.S. Air Force's Kisling Noncommissioned Officer Academy in 40 years.Staff Sgt. Harvey Chadwick, who serves as a platoon sergeant for TSC headquarters as well as a supply NCO
0 3/04
2016
Senior Airman Nicole Franklin, 424th Air Base Squadron special vehicle mechanic, inspects the no-foam system on a Striker 1500 firetruck at Chièvres Air Base, Belgium, Feb. 26, 2016. Airmen with the 424th ABS provide airfield operations support for the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), NATO transient aircraft and distinguished visitors. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Sara Keller) Chièvres; separated but self-sufficient
Standing at the end of the short runway, only chickens can be heard clucking from a family farm just a stone's throw away.The morning air is dull and misty, but not as foggy as yesterday, so if you squint your eyes just right you can see clear across the small military base. Today's mission has been canceled and there's a charming calm to the base,
0 3/04
2016
Staff Sgt. Joy Martz, 603rd Air and Space Operations Center Air Mobility Division NCO in charge of training, makes a phone call Feb. 19, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Martz is from Fort Collins, Colorado and joined the Air Force in 2010. She has been stationed at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey and now Ramstein Air Base, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Larissa Greatwood) Ramstein highlights Women's History Month
To help highlight Women's History Month, the 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs recently met with several inspirational women around the Kaiserslautern Military Community to ask them a few questions about what the month means to them. Staff Sgt. Joy Martz, 603rd Air and Space Operations Center Air Mobility Division NCO in charge of training, filled
0 3/01
2016
Master Sgt. Boris Brink, 37th Airlift Squadron operations superintendent, received The Air Medal for demonstrating exemplary Airmanship Feb. 19, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. During a flight in Mali in 2014, Brink and his crew saved 80 passengers’ lives, a $70 million aircraft and 5,000 pounds of equipment during a ramp-open landing, the first ever recorder on a C-130J Super Hercules. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer) Behind the medal: How four Airmen saved 90 lives
The sun was just beginning to glow across the dark skies of Mali in late May 2014. As the western African nation came to life, Airmen from the 37th Airlift Squadron were double checking secured cargo and pressurized oxygen tanks, preparing for takeoff in a C-130J Super Hercules.Master Sgt. Boris Brink, 37th AS operations superintendent, was a
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2016
Senior Airman Jessica Gutierrez, 21st Operational Weather Squadron weather journeyman, studies a weather forecast for Europe at Kapaun Air Station, on Feb. 22, 2016. Gutierrez’s primary job is to analyze weather features, produce forecasts, and brief weather updates in support of missions across Europe and Africa. The 21 OWS’s mission is to provide timely, accurate and relevant weather information to be used by the Air Force, Army, Marines and Allies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Leslie Keopka) Ramstein highlights Women's History Month
To help highlight Women's History Month, the 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs recently met with several inspirational women around the Kaiserslautern Military Community to ask them a few questions about what the month means to them. Senior Airman Jessica Gutierrez, 21st Operational Weather Squadron weather journeyman, shared her thoughts.Q: Who has
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2016
JAGLINE - children chart Child supervision policy
Having small children at home can be a rewarding experience. As they grow, they are able to help out with errands for your family or neighborhood, including baby-sitting. In situations where children may be left without adult supervision, it is important to remember that there are certain rules regarding the level of supervision required depending
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Senior Airman Amanda Diaz, left, and Airman 1st Class Aaron Wolak, both 21st Operational Weather Squadron weather forecasters, monitor the weather patterns of northern Europe Feb. 22, 2016, at Kapaun Air Station, Germany. The mission of the 21st OWS is to provide timely and accurate forecast products to customers across the areas of responsibility of U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore) From mud to sun, weather covers all
Snow plows are prepared to clear an airfield, a base is issued a delayed reporting notification, and the running portion of a physical fitness assessment is moved inside.While these events may seem unrelated, they all have one thing in common: a weather forecast played a part in the decision.Weather is something many people may not consciously
0 2/25
2016
Default Air Force Logo Dental misconceptions
Dental visits can be a source of anxiety for many people which are often due to common misconceptions.  One concern is the radiation exposure from dental X-rays. X-rays are an essential part of patient care because they allow providers the opportunity to assess areas hidden from plain sight.  Every time an X-ray is exposed, the patient wears a lead
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