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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
A passenger terminal is located by the flightline on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 14, 2017. The space available program stems from the concept that if a military or contracted aircraft is headed to a particular destination and extra space is available, eligible passengers join the flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Fly away with Space A!
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – Space Available, commonly known as Space A, is a program at many U.S. military installations around the world that allows military members, dependents, retirees, and certain civilians to ride an aircraft to a destination at either a very cheap price or no cost at all.The program stems from the concept that if a military
0 8/15
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
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2017
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.
0 8/03
2017
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.
0 7/20
2017
Danny Hobel, 435th Construction and Training Squadron, administrative service clerk apprentice, types on his keyboard, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany Jul. 13, 2017. Prospective apprentices applying to work with the 435th CTS find themselves competing with their peers for job openings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) 435th CTS builds ties with local community
Local national students who finish school with a diploma have an opportunity to learn trade skills and earn money on Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Cody Hammond, 86th Operations Support Squadron intelligence analyst, finishes a 200-meter progressive sprint during a Running Improvement Program workout on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 26, 2017. The program uses progressive increases not only in workouts but in the overall program, as workouts gradually increase the distance runners have to complete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore) Running Improvement Program passes into Ramstein
As their arms and legs feel heavier, chest and lungs start burning, and sweat runs into their eyes, thoughts of stopping spring to the front of many runners’ minds. However, for many people - including military members - they may have to keep going long after those thoughts appear.
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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.
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2017
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