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  • Don’t look down… unless you will jump

    A Polish military parachute instructor prepares to drop his paratroopers from a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules over Poland Aug. 7, 2018. U.S. Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing and U.S. Soldiers assigned to the 5th Quartermaster worked with their Polish partners to airdrop paratroopers during the annual Aviation Rotation bilateral
  • US, Polish Airmen celebrate partnership

    U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Peter LaBarbera, 52nd Operations Group Detachment 1 assistant director of operations, enjoys a conversation with a Polish Air Force officer on Powidz Air Base, Poland, Aug. 9, 2018. The 52nd OG is based out of Spangdahlem Air Base, Poland, but maintains a permanent presence in Poland through Detachment 1. (U.S. Air Force
  • ‘World’s best wing’ welcomes new commander

    The men and women of the 86th Airlift Wing welcomed their new commander, Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, Aug. 9, 2018.
  • On the job: Preparing a landing zone in Poland

    The summer sun beat down upon the grass field at Powidz Air Base, Poland; the never-ending waves of scorching heat could have mummified anyone foolhardy enough to soak in the sunlight beneath the empty, cloudless sky.
  • OPS never stops, not even at night!

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Pete Wolber, 37th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot, operates the controls of his aircraft during a training mission over Poland, Aug. 2, 2018. U.S. C-130J pilots train to conduct various maneuvers such as tactical evasions, assault landings, and combat airdrops. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua
  • Dirty hands for a clean mission

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron secure bolts on the strut of a C-130J Super Hercules on Powidz Air Base, Poland, Aug. 3, 2018. Maintenance Airmen are responsible for ensuring the operational and structural integrity of aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Magbanua)
  • 5th EAMS teams up with 521st AMOW maintainers during C-17 engine swap

    The 5th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron recently teamed up with the 721st Air Mobility Operations Group from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, to replace an engine on a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.The engine swap, which took less than one day to complete, allows the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing to
  • Super MTT comes to Ramstein

    U.S. Air Force Expeditionary Operations School instructors with the 423rd Mobility Training Squadron from Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, traveled to Ramstein Air Base, Germany, bringing their knowledge and expertise to U.S. Air Forces in Europe logistics officers and planners, as well as other personnel involved in behind the scenes operations of deployment readiness.
  • Get ready for the 71st Air Force Ball

    “Starting from the beginning, our goal was to do something different, new, and exciting,” said Capt. Matthew Baldwin, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron flight nurse instructor and Ramstein Air Force Ball committee member. “The theme for the ball is going to be, ‘Into the future,’ and our slogan is ‘Celebrating today, innovating for tomorrow.’”