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Santa Claus arrives at the Rudolph the Red Nosed Herc event, in a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec. 14, 2017. Santa posed for photos with children of servicemembers from the 86th Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin M. Rumbaugh) Ramstein celebrates with Rudolph the Red-nosed Herc
Santa Claus arrives at the Rudolph the Red Nosed Herc event, in a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec. 14, 2017. Santa posed for photos with children of servicemembers from the 86th Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin M. Rumbaugh)
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A U.S. Airman assigned to the 86th Maintenance Squadron reads technical orders inside a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules undergoing a C1-check on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec. 5, 2017. The C1-check involved repairing and replacing discrepancies both inside and outside of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin M. Rumbaugh) Ramstein C-130Js get the C-check treatment
Airmen assigned to the 86th Maintenance Squadron Isochronal Maintenance Dock take 86th Operations Group aircraft to ensure C-130J Super Hercules aircraft are up to standards for aircrews to fly.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. Jared Johnson (left) and U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Kyle Holzem, both C-130J Super Hercules pilots assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, take off for Operation Toy Drop 2017, in a U.S. Air Force C-130J on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec. 6, 2017. The aircraft flew over Alzey Drop Zone, Germany, where paratroopers from the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, German, Italian, Dutch, British, and Estonian militaries performed static-line jumps out of the aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin M. Rumbaugh) NATO paratroopers jump for Toy Drop 2017
U.S. Air Force Capt. Jared Johnson (left) and U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Kyle Holzem, both C-130J Super Hercules pilots assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, take off for Operation Toy Drop 2017, in a U.S. Air Force C-130J on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec. 6, 2017. The aircraft flew over Alzey Drop Zone, Germany, where paratroopers from the U.S.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Rachel Revels (left), and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lindsay Hallford, both C-130J Super Hercules crew chiefs, spray a C-130J engine with cleaning solution on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 20, 2017. Airmen clean the entirety of the aircraft before every inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh) Wax on, Wax off: 86th MXS cleans C-130J
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Rachel Revels (left), and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lindsay Hallford, both C-130J Super Hercules crew chiefs, spray a C-130J engine with cleaning solution on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 20, 2017. Airmen clean the entirety of the aircraft before every inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M.
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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron repair a door on a C-130J Super Hercules on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 13, 2017. Repairs ensure the aircraft are ready for any mission that may arise. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M. Rumbaugh) Fixing to fly: The trust between flyers and crew chiefs
C-130 crew chiefs and pilots have a healthy symbiotic relationship to keep the aircraft mission ready, and the aircrew safe.
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2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexander Carlson, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, waits for rest of the aircrew in preparation for a mission during Operation Atlantic Resolve on Powidz Air Base, Poland, Oct. 16, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing participated in OAR, a NATO-led exercise, as a means to enhance interoperability and maintain regional stability. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Bass) Portraits in Poland
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexander Carlson, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, waits for rest of the aircrew in preparation for a mission during Operation Atlantic Resolve on Powidz Air Base, Poland, Oct. 16, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing participated in OAR, a NATO-led exercise, as a means to enhance interoperability and maintain
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Tanks filter fuel coming in through European pipe lines at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec. 12, 2016. Long before being used, incoming fuel is filtered and stored in facilities across base in large tanks that can hold approximately one million gallons. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer) Fuels Airmen: the foundation of 86th AW’s mission
Technology is advancing every year. It keeps us warm during the winter, cooks our food, and ensures transportation gets us from point A to point B. But no matter how far we technologically advance, we will always need fuel.
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