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Spouses of the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron attend a New Parent Support Group meeting. 721st AMXS: Taking care of Airmen, families takes care of the mission
For the “Mission Movers” at the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the work can be tiring. As the busiest of the 521st Air Mobility Wing’s en-route maintenance units, the Airmen often work hours upon hours to keep the mission moving.
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Default Air Force Logo AAFES: Going where you go and a little further
Living overseas can be difficult for many service members and their families, with them not being able to have many of the conveniences they are used to having in the United States, but that’s where the Army and Air Force Exchange Service comes into play.
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Staff Sgt. Martha Otto, a former South-Sudanese refugee, holds a photo of her nephew and nieces, whom, like Otto years ago, fled their civil war-torn country of South Sudan in search of safety from Joseph Kony’s Lord Resistance Army. The 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron training manager recently financially assisted her family out of a North Ugandan refugee camp and into boarding school and is passionate about sharing her story to help others. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes) The beaten path: An Airman’s 381-mile walk for refuge (Part II)
In Part II of her story, Otto, a former Sudanese refugee, concludes her perilous journey of courage, ambition and perseverance which has paved her way to become part of our U.S. Air Force, today.
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Senior Airman Patrick Cassidy, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, observes as North Atlantic Treaty Organization paratroopers jump out of a C-130J Super Hercules during an International Jump Week exercise over Germany Dec. 1, 2016. Cassidy oversaw dozens of NATO Allied nation service members as they took part in training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer) 37th AS loadmaster participates in International Jump Week
When the cargo bay of a C-130J Super Hercules drops down, it’s game time for 37th Airlift Squadron loadmasters. Concentrated and aware of their surroundings, loadmasters are trained to be in charge of an entire plane’s cargo hull during flight.
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Heavy snow equipment is parked in front of the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron’s heavy equipment facility at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 19, 2016. The members of Ramstein’s snow removal team are comprised of Airmen throughout the 786th CES and 86th Maintenance Squadron. This is a secondary job that they perform before and throughout the winter season. Preparations for winter weather hazards are made to ensure Ramstein’s 24-hour operation can continue during inclement winter weather. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer) Ramstein stays winter ready with snow removal team
Ramstein base operations run 24-hours a day, which means preparations have to be made and attention to detail is critical.
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Claudia Gomez, barber, poses for a portrait in her barber shop Sept. 20, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. She has been cutting hair at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, since 1981. She is a quiet worker who enjoys working “in the background” and welcoming Airmen and their families to a relaxed environment where they can decompress. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer) Ramstein barber reflects on working with Airmen for over 30 years
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany—Airmen have long held a standard of dress and appearance that reflects how much pride they take in being in the military.
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A group of commanders from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing participate in an inspector general meeting Aug. 4, 2016, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The meetings are designed to properly train commanders on what to expect during IG inspections. (U.S. Air force photo/Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer) 435th AGOW IG briefs new commanders
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany—When new commanders come into the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing, they must attend a briefing with a 435th AGOW Inspector General member.
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