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Stained glass adorns the window of the Southside Chapel on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 19, 2018. The 86th Airlift Wing Chaplain Corps aims to meet the spiritual needs of Airmen and their families in the Kaiserslautern Military Community. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua) Chapel team fights for resiliency, morale
When people think of military chaplains, they think of the commissioned officers who handle the military’s religious services. While that’s true, religious affairs are not a chaplain’s sole mission. Apart from meeting the religious needs of the community, Air Force chaplains also provide private counseling services, sponsor resiliency events for
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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
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
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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2017
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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2017
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. John Alsvig, 86th Maintenance Squadron superintendent, center right, conducts a visitation of his Airmen on Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 10, 2017. Personnel at Ramstein recently participated in the Air Force’s squadron revitalization data collection program, which aimed to gather information from installations across the Air Force on how to revitalize Air Force squadrons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Revitalizing Ramstein: The road to readiness
Airmen across Ramstein Air Base, Germany, support a massive mission every day, and its leadership is working hard to bolster mission readiness from top to bottom.   The installation is the headquarters of U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, and serves as the main thoroughfare for operations across Europe, Africa, and Central Asia.  
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jackson Dollar, 86th Airlift Wing Command Post junior controller, tests the Giant Voice public announcement system on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 2, 2017. Command post is responsible for sending emergency notifications to units, managing the emergency mass notification system, and providing command and control support to operations coming in and out of Ramstein. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) 86 AW Command Post: The brains of the KMC
Every day, thousands of people come in and out of Ramstein going about their business and accomplishing a host of missions.Ramstein is part of the Kaiserslautern Military Community, which is the largest community of Americans outside the United States. The installation itself is a major hub for operations throughout Europe, Africa, and Southwest
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2017
A trophy for the 86th Airlift Wing Plans and Programs Office stands in the middle of a table during a meeting on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, July 26, 2017. 86th AW XP integrates information and creates solutions concerning missions and operations coming in and out of Ramstein. The office acts as a liaison between incoming missions and the agencies they need to meet. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) 86 AW XP builds teams, solves problems
86th AW XP serves as the nucleus for operations on Ramstein
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Burr, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels operator, hooks up a hydrant coupler on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 20, 2017. The 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s petroleum, oils, and lubricants flight is responsible for handling the installation’s military fuel supply. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) 86th LRS fuels Ramstein’s mission
The 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s petroleum, oils and lubricants flight is responsible for handling the installation’s military fuel supply.
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2017
Books about learning foreign languages create the illusion of falling off a table in a library at Ramstein Air base, Germany, May 18, 2017. The Language Enabled Airman Program aims to develop a general purpose force comprised of multi-lingual Airmen from all Air Force specialties. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Know a foreign language? KMC LEAP wants you!
Ramstein recently introduced a mentorship-based organization to support the Air Force Language Enabled Airman Program.
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