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Lt. Col. Kenji Takado, a Pentagon flight medicine clinic flight surgeon, assists attendees during a battlefield acupuncture class on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 21, 2017. Battlefield acupuncture emerged in the early 2000s as a way to give quick pain relief treatment to troops in combat environments, and has since made its way into non-combat applications. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Acupuncture in battle? Some experts swear it’s possible
Military aerospace medical experts from around the Kaiserslautern Military Community and allied countries gathered on Ramstein to discuss various topics surrounding aerospace medicine.
0 3/24
2017
Master Sgt. Melissa Cadle, 86th AW occupational safety manager, uses the “penny test” to inspect the thickness of a tire tread. According to the procedure, if the top of the head in the coin is showing, then the tires need to be replaced. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) 86th AW safety office: Enjoy spring safely
As the Kaiserslautern Military Community prepares for the change in seasons, the 86th Airlift Wing safety office ensures military members, civilian employees, and their families remain vigilant while having fun in the sun.
0 3/17
2017
Military and civilian members bow their heads in prayer during a National Prayer Breakfast on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 13, 2017. The event saw attendance from all branches of the military, and from people of various religious backgrounds. The 86th Airlift Wing Chaplain Corps hosted the interdenominational event. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) KMC unites for national prayer breakfast
Military and civilian members from around the Kaiserslautern Military Community gathered at the Ramstein Officer’s Club early in the morning March 13, to celebrate more than 200 years of religious freedom.
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Staff Sgt. Nigel Carl, 86th Security Forces Squadron raven patrolman, walks out to his squad car to begin his 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer) A night out with 86th SFS Airmen
Staff Sgt. Nigel Carl, 86th Security Forces Squadron raven patrolman, walks out to his squad car to begin his 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane T. Plummer)
0 3/15
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Maj. Corey Carnes, Deployment Transition Center director, conducts a welcome brief for redeploying Airmen on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 2, 2017. The DTC takes redeployers through a four-day re-immersion course which aims to help them ease back into non-deployed life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua)

10,000 and counting; DTC here to serve more re-deployers
The Air Force Deployment Transition Center is continuing to push forth its mission to support the Air Force’s most valuable assets: Airmen.
0 3/13
2017
Carolina Panthers sign autographs for fans during a meet and greet at the 721st Aerial Port Squadron’s Passenger Terminal on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 6, 2017. Panther’s players flew to Germany as part of the United Service Organization’s efforts to improve the lives of service members across the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jonathan Bass) Big men on the base: NFL players spend time on Ramstein
As part of a United Services Organization campaign to say thank you to service members and their families, players and cheerleaders from the Carolina Panthers flew to Germany and spent March 6-7, learning about Ramstein Air Base.“The Carolina Panthers organization has always been a great supporter of our service members and their families stationed
0 3/10
2017
Approximately 300 runners and spectators gather around the starting point of the 6th annual memorial 5K in honor of Airman 1st Class Zachary Cuddeback on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Mar. 4, 2017. All proceeds raised by the event were donated on behalf of Airman Cuddeback to the United Service Organizations, Fisher House Foundation, American Red Cross, and the Wounded Warrior Project. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class D. Blake Browning) A tribute to the ultimate sacrifice
All gave some, but some gave all. The Ramstein community pays homage to an Airman who made the ultimate sacrifice.
0 3/10
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Senior Master Sgt. DeMarcus Tate, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa superintendent of military personnel branch, conducts a briefing during a professional enhancement seminar on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 7, 2017. Newly promoted Master Sergeants met to in order to gain additional leadership skills and refresh themselves on what it means to be part of the Air Force's highest enlisted tier. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Senior Master to new SNCOs: “Determine your own legacy”
Ramstein’s newest Senior NCOs gathered, March 7, 2017, at the 86th Force Support Squadron building in order to gain additional leadership skills and refresh themselves on what it means to be part of the Air Force’s highest enlisted tier.
0 3/09
2017
Tech. Sgt. Kevin Robinson, 86th Security Forces Squadron NCO in charge of reports and analysis, gets locked in a guillotine choke during a combatives class on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 2, 2017. Airmen from the 86th SFS and 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron participated in the Fly Away Security Training program to prepare for scenarios they may face while on a mission. The 10-day program is managed by the 435th SFS and caters to Airmen providing security for aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Security forces get FAST, furious with combatives
Tech. Sgt. Kevin Robinson, 86th Security Forces Squadron NCO in charge of reports and analysis, gets locked in a guillotine choke during a combatives class on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 2, 2017. Airmen from the 86th SFS and 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron participated in the Fly Away Security Training program to prepare for scenarios they
0 3/06
2017
Department of Defense spouses attend the 86th Airlift Wing’s Spouse Fit event Feb. 22 on Ramstein. The two day event aimed to boost morale among DOD spouses and featured games, volunteer fairs, resiliency lessons, a self-defense demonstration and a yoga session. Connections, camaraderie at Ramstein’s SpouseFit
The 86th Airlift Wing hosted its first-ever SpouseFit event this week at the Ramstein Officers’ Club, boosting the morale of military spouses by offering a fit, fun and fabulous opportunity to build connections and to stay resilient.
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