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U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, tests a piece of equipment for cracks with Tech. Sgt. James Cone and Staff Sgt. Timothy J. Schwenning II, both 86th Maintenance Squadron Nondestructive Inspection technicians, during an immersion tour on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 23, 2017. Wolters coined all four Airmen assigned to the shop for their efforts in finding the best course of action for detecting cracks in the equipment saving the Air Force money. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) Gen. Wolters thanks Ramstein Airmen
U.S. Air Force Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa commander, center, receives a briefing from 435th Air Ground Operations Wing officials at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 23, 2017. Wolters visited two wings on Ramstein and spoke with Airmen from numerous units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua
0 11/03
2017
Airmen assigned to the 1st Combat Communications Squadron look at operating procedures while setting up a satellite dish during an exercise on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, Oct. 26, 2017. Participants in the exercise aimed to test their capability to cooperate with sister branches and prepare for real-world operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) 1st CBCS: sharpening skills, creating solutions
Airmen assigned to the 1st Combat Communications Squadron conducted a readiness exercise on Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Germany, Oct. 26, 2017.The exercise, is expected to continue for approximately two weeks, and is designed to test the mission capabilities 1st CBCS Airmen. The combat communications Airmen also partnered with the 1st Air and Space
0 10/30
2017
U.S. Airmen and NATO service members gather around a weather balloon at McCully Barracks, Germany, June 15, 2017. Ramstein’s 7th Weather Squadron hosted Exercise Cadre Focus 17-1, which included weather troops from Germany, Poland, and Hungary. The exercise aimed to enhance cooperation in multi-national operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) The sky’s the limit for 435th AGOW, NATO allies
U.S. Airmen and NATO service members gather around a weather balloon at McCully Barracks, Germany, June 15, 2017. The 435th Air Ground Operations Wing's 7th Weather Squadron hosted Exercise Cadre Focus 17-1, which included weather troops from Germany, Poland, and Hungary. The exercise aimed to enhance cooperation in multi-national operations. (U.S.
0 6/20
2017
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Steven Hollatz, 7th Weather Squadron non-commissioned officer in charge of education and training, left, and Master Sgt. Richard Koch, 7th WS NCO in charge of readiness, operate a Humvee egress assistance trainer on Lucius D. Clay Kaserne, Germany, June 14, 2017. A HEAT machine is designed to simulate a Humvee rolling over. The 7th WS trains its Airmen in various common Soldier tasks in order to ensure their capability to cooperate with the U.S. Army. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) 7th WS, NATO allies, HEAT up
U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Steven Hollatz, 7th Weather Squadron non-commissioned officer in charge of education and training, left, and Master Sgt. Richard Koch, 7th WS NCO in charge of readiness, operate a Humvee egress assistance trainer on Lucius D. Clay Kaserne, Germany, June 14, 2017. A HEAT machine is designed to simulate a Humvee rolling
0 6/19
2017
Staff Sgt. Shane Sexton, 185th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, lies in a gurney as he plays the role of a casualty during a Silver Flag exercise on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 10, 2017. Airmen from various Air National Guard units gathered on Ramstein to participate in Silver Flag, which is a contingency readiness exercise held at several Air Force bases around the world. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) 435th CTS, ANG Airmen practice search and rescue
Staff Sgt. Shane Sexton, 185th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighter, lies in a gurney as he plays the role of a casualty during a Silver Flag exercise on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 10, 2017. Airmen from various Air National Guard units gathered on Ramstein to participate in Silver Flag, which is a contingency readiness exercise held at several
0 5/12
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Nicholas Ramos, 1st Combat Communications Squadron radio frequency transmission systems technician, inspects an antenna during a cyber security audit March 16, 2017, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The U.S. Army Cyber Protection Brigade’s 201st Cyber Protection Team audited the 1st CBCS’ tactical communications kits, which allow 1st CBCS operators to set up and manage secure communications at deployed locations. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore) Airmen, Soldiers secure cyber domain
In the numerous locations where the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing operates, it wouldn’t be hard to believe they could make a communications error. Fortunately they have the 1st Combat Communications Squadron with tactical communications kits to ensure that doesn’t happen.
0 4/10
2017
Tech. Sgt. Aaron Carroll, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron NCO in charge of explosive ordnance supply, stands inside a shipping container during an exercise on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 23, 2017. The EOD training portion of Exercise Silver Flag took place on a newly established training ground, which featured a makeshift village. EOD returned to the Silver Flag curriculum on Ramstein after leaving the program in 2008. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) EOD returns to Silver Flag
Tech. Sgt. Aaron Carroll, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron NCO in charge of explosive ordnance supply, stands inside a shipping container during an exercise on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 23, 2017. The EOD training portion of Exercise Silver Flag took place on a newly established training ground, which featured a makeshift village. EOD returned
0 3/27
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
Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark, 3rd Air Force commander, speaks to Airmen at a commander’s call during an immersion tour of the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 3, 2017. Clark emphasized the importance of finding a balance between caring for family and completing the mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) 3rd Air Force commander: balance work and life
Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark, 3rd Air Force commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Phillip Easton, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa command chief and former 3rd Air Force command chief, participated in an immersion tour of the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing Feb. 3.
0 2/10
2017
German army Staff Sgt. Sascha Wendt, Centre of Geoinformation of the Bundeswehr weather observer, uses a kestrel meter to measure wind speeds during exercise Cadre Focus 16.2 in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Sept. 27, 2016. Cadre Focus 16.2 marked the first time Airmen from the 7th Weather Squadron and 7th Expeditionary Weather Squadron invited NATO partners to Cadre Focus, which allows weather forecasters to train on basic U.S. Army skills such as land navigation, reaction to fire and calling in a medical evacuation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore) Weather Airmen focus on training, improving NATO relations
Twice a year, Airmen assigned to the 7th Weather Squadron and 7th Expeditionary Weather Squadron come together and train to better integrate with Army units, but this year they included a special part – German and Polish weather troops.
0 10/05
2016
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