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A Kaiserslautern Military Community member drinks water while completing the 7th annual Ramstein Half Marathon at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 19, 2017 786th FSS hosts successful Ramstein Half Marathon
The 786th Force Support Squadron hosted its 7th Annual Ramstein Half Marathon August 19, 2017, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
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U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Jared Kilgore, 86th Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health technician, center, receives instructions from U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Joshua Vanegas, 86th Security Forces Squadron unit fitness program manager, as he practices chest compressions on a CPR training mannequin on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 3, 2017. The 86th Medical Group conducts monthly CPR training for personnel who intend to be the CPR representatives for their units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Want to teach CPR? The 86th MDG has the course for you!
The 86th Medical Group conducted CPR training for personnel from squadrons on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 3, 2017.The monthly training is intended to prepare Airmen and civilians to be their unit’s CPR training representative.Staff Sgt. Melinda Wiltse, 86th MDG emergency medical technician, said those interested in taking the course must have
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Staff Sgt. Nigel Carl, 86th Security Forces Squadron raven patrolman, radios in with his communication headquarters during his night shift on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Mar. 6, 2017. As the largest career field in the Air Force, it’s the job of security forces to protect, defend and fight global enemy forces. They are responsible for missile security, defending air bases, law enforcement, combat arms and handling military working dogs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer) Operation Nighthawk educates, curbs drug abuse
An Airman pulls up to the gate after a night out. The Airman shows an ID card, expecting to be waved through. The Airman is greeted with something else, however… a white sheet of paper with the subject line: URINALYSIS INSPECTION ORDER.This past weekend, Operation Nighthawk commenced on Ramstein and Vogelweh. “Operation Nighthawk is one aspect of
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Antonio Lofton, 86th Security Forces Squadron instructor, simulates being an active shooter during an exercise at the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, July 12, 2017. Multiple organizations such as command post and security forces are notified prior to the exercise to practice emergency procedures. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes) Realistic active shooter training preps Airmen
The 86th Maintenance Group readiness and training cell surprised 86th MXG Airmen with a realistic active shooter exercise July 12, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
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Default Air Force Logo Cycle of service: Volunteers serve service members
“Luckily, we have volunteers who show up, work, are enthusiastic, want the organization to be great, and want their community to be great.”
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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Steven Brummitt, 86th Communications Squadron commander, administers the oath of enlistment to U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jamee Dean, 86th Communications Squadron communication focal point section chief, and her son Shandon Dean at the Berlin Wall Memorial at the Ramstein Officer’s Club, Ramstein Air Base, June 26, 2017. Colleagues, friends, and family members attended the brief ceremony allowing Tech. Sgt. Dean to reenlist at the same time her son enlists in the Air Force.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class D. Blake Browning) Airmen succeeding successful Airmen
Faithful to a proud heritage, a tradition of honor, and a legacy of valor. A statement one family stands by as they bring a family member of their own into an entirely new family.
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A hazard triangle stands behind a parked vehicle at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 8, 2017. Motorists in Germany are required to keep a first aid kit, reflective vests and a hazard triangle in their vehicle. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Staying safe this summer
Summer is ramping up and many people are making travel plans.The 86th Airlift Wing safety office is reminding Airmen and their families to stay vigilant while enjoying the season.Tech. Sgt. Henrie Young, 86th Airlift Wing safety office occupational safety technician, said that the summer months often see a spike in travel.“Families are on vacation
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The Polizei shield is displayed on the arm of a Rhineland-Palatinate (RLP) Polizei’s dress uniform at the RLP Polizei’s 70th year anniversary celebration in Koblenz, Germany, May 20, 2017. The RLP Polizei were created along with the state in 1947. In the first days of RLP, the Polizei were tasked with securing food and cash supplies needed for the reformation of the area after World War II. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore) Ramstein members celebrate Polizei’s 70th anniversary
Members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community traveled to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress in Koblenz, Germany, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Rhineland-Palatinate (RLP) police, or Polizei, May 20, 2017.
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French military officials receive a wreath from a U.S. Army representative during a Memorial Day ceremony on Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, France, May 28, 2017. 2017’s ceremony was especially notable, because it marked 100 years since the U.S. entered the First World War. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua)

Ramstein celebrates Memorial Day at Lorraine American Cemetery
Military and civilian officials commemorated fallen service members in a solemn Memorial Day ceremony here today.
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U.S. Army Sgt. Brenda Contreras, 5th Quartermaster, 21st Special Troops Battalion, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, pins a ribbon on Aviella, a special Olympian, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 19, 2017. Aviella and the other students competing in the 2017 Spring Kaiserslautern Military Community Special Olympics received a volunteer to accompany them as a “buddy” throughout the day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore) Airmen, Soldiers spring into action to support Special Olympics
Airmen, Soldiers, and civilians alike came together on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to support and cheer on their Olympians during the 2017 Spring Kaiserslautern Military Community Special Olympics, May 19, 2017.
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