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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.  
0 8/11
2017
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
0 8/04
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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2017
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.
0 6/23
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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2017
Chief Master Sgt. George Anderson, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa first sergeant, speaks to Airmen at the Vogelweh Military Complex, Feb. 28, 2017. Anderson emphasized the need for Airmen to seek mentorship not only from seniors, but also their peers. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) How a chief conquered adversity
The U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa first sergeant shared his story of mentorship and resilience during a joint monthly meeting between two of the Kaiserslautern Military Community’s mentorship clubs – The Huddle and KMC Let’s Connect.
0 3/07
2017
Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya, 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of reports, stares out the window of his work center on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 16, 2017. Sookmeewiriya attempted suicide twice after the death of both his parents. He now shares his story in an effort to help Airmen open up about struggles and bounce back from their challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Overcoming the shadow of death: an Airman’s fight against depression
Sook encouraged Airmen to look for a cause, and do what it takes to survive so they can continue to fight for it.
0 3/03
2017
Airman 1st Class Quinn Harris, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, peers over the skies at another C-130J Super Hercules flying over a blanket of clouds in Germany Feb. 10, 2017. During the Korean War, the squadron flew airborne assaults at Sukchon and Munsan-ni and aerial transportation between Japan and Korea. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer) Flying through the years: 37th AS celebrates 75 years
As the squadron marks a significant milestone in its history, the Airmen of the 37th AS look forward to continuing their heritage by making history—every single day.
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2017
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