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A team of 11 active-duty members from the 76th Airlift Squadron and four civilian maintenance contractors stand in front of one of Ramstein Air Base’s C-20H aircraft. The team completed 144 sorties within the two-month period with flights throughout Europe and Southwest Asia. (Courtesy photo) 76th AS aids OCO through DV airlift support
Many people think the 76th Airlift Squadron only flies distinguished visitors around Europe and the United States, but that is not always the case. A team of 11 active-duty members and four civilian maintenance contractors recently returned from a 67-day deployment, flying DVs in and around Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Overseas Contingency
0 10/26
2009
Dr. Gary Chapman, author of the The Five Love Languages, speaks during, A Growing Marriage conference, Oct. 10, 2009, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. More than 500 members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community attended the conference with the nationally recognized author, conference speaker and radio host. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Lipscomb) The language of love: Ramstein couples improve relationships
More than 500 men and women from throughout the Kaiserslautern Military Community filled the Ramstein Officers' Club's ballroom Oct. 10 to hear from a man who has devoted his life to educating couples about how to improve their relationships. Dr. Gary Chapman, award winning author of "The Five Love Languages - How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to
0 10/19
2009
Chief Master Sgt. Mike Crain, 1st Combat Communications Squadron combat support flight chief, achieved a perfect 100 on his physical training test for the month of September. Chief Crain says what helped him out was the Combat Readiness Course he attended in August. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Nathan Lipscomb) Chief earns perfect 100
Every month, the 86th Airlift Wing recognizes those members who earn a perfect 100 on their annual physical fitness assessment with a certificate and/or a letter of recognition and their picture displayed in the base paper. This month members from the Ramstein Health and Wellness Center spoke with a chief master sergeant who obtained Club 100
0 10/13
2009
Default Air Force Logo What is Energy?
Energy is the ability to do work. It comes in different forms -- heat (thermal), light (radiant), mechanical, electrical, chemical and nuclear energy. There are two types of energy -- stored (potential) energy and working (kinetic) energy. For example, the food you eat contains chemical energy and your body stores this energy (potential energy)
0 10/05
2009
U.S. Air Force Maj. (Dr,) Jonathan Evan, 86th Medical Group general dentist, flosses Hayden Voss's teeth during his first trip to the dentist. Dentists at the 86th Dental Squadron see hundreds of children each year from the Kaiserslautern Military Community. For the initial visit, Doctor Evans emphasizes the importance of parental involvement and the child's overall dental well-being. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Voss) 86th Dental Squadron emphasizes early preventative care
Cleaning, flossing and repairing teeth is nothing unusual for the dentists and technicians at the 86th Medical Group here. Each year they see thousands of active duty members, civilian employees and family members. But family members, especially young children, are really where the dentists get the bang for their proverbial buck. Preventative care,
0 9/23
2009
Terri Gillespie (left), Ramstein Elementary School music teacher for Kindergarten through 2nd grade, and Antonia Tinti, RES gifted education resource teacher, reflect upon their years as a teacher. Ms. Gillespie has been teaching for 29 years, 25 of those years at RES. Ms. Tinti has been teaching since 1966 and teaching at RES since 1984. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Amanda Dick) Meet your Ramstein teachers
The 2009 school year is in full swing. Currently, there are more than 3,000 students enrolled in the Department of Defense Dependent Schools on Ramstein Air Base, more than 800 of them at Ramstein Elementary School. Recently, the 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs office went out to talk with two teachers at RES about their hopes for the new school
0 9/14
2009
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jirayu Wisutapayak, a precision measurement equipment laboratory technician, with the 86th Maintenance Squadron, fills a portion of equipment with liquid nitrogen as part of the start-up process of testing the accuracy of heat seeking missiles.  Wisutapayak, originally from just south of Bangkok Thailand, is only one of two active duty Airmen who are certified to use the Graseby IR Systems MK-III Radiometer.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jocelyn Rich) Technically sound: One-of-a-kind Ramstein Airman ensures on, off duty success
Many are fascinated by high-technology equipment, but only few understand the complexity of maintaining and repairing them. The Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory technicians from the 86th Maintenance Squadron are one of the few who do understand. Ramstein's PMEL is the largest out of three in U.S. Air Forces in Europe - - the other two are
0 9/09
2009
Default Air Force Logo NATO Allied Air Component Command Headquarters Ramstein goes on alert
Readiness is the ability of forces, units, weapon systems and other equipment to deliver the outputs for which they were designed. For the past 12 months, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Allied Air Component Command Headquarters Ramstein, or CC-Air Ramstein, has been focused on that ability, as it prepared for increased
0 8/27
2009
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Travis Rayman, 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron vehicular equipment journeyman, works on a vehicle on Aug. 14, 2009, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The 86th VRS squadron has the biggest fleet in the Air Force with about 2,100 vehicles to maintain. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Grovert Fuentes-Contreras) Squadron keeps KMC moving: Airmen keep wheels going 'round and round'
If it has four wheels, an engine and runs on gasoline, the 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron is most likely responsible for the means to get behind the wheel. The Ramstein VRS has one mission -- to keep the Kaiserslautern Military Community moving, through rain, snow and sunshine. From the smallest matter such as getting your driver's license, to
0 8/19
2009
Construction continues Dec. 19 on Ramstein's indoor aquatic center. It is projected for completion late summer or early fall 2008.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Amber Bressler)(RELEASED) Engineer's AF winning design improves Ramstein's quality of life
Winning one Air Force-level award can seem like a feat in and of itself; winning two awards at the same time is extraordinary. One Ramstein mechanical engineer assigned to the 86th Civil Engineer Squadron recently achieved the exceptional honor of receiving two Air Force awards. German local national Peter Heinrich received two Design Excellence
0 8/14
2009
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