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  • Q&A: new 435th ABW command chief

    The 435th Air Base Wing has a new command chief, Chief Master Sgt. David Spector. Chief Spector took a few minutes recently to answer some questions about his position, his expectations of the enlisted corps at Ramstein and his leadership philosophy. KA: What are your expectations of the enlisted

  • 86th CRG serve in Cyprus; 435th MDG Airmen return

    The recent movement of personnel and supplies in and out of Lebanon and Cyprus has been a massive undertaking, requiring cooperation across all U.S. service branches. Ramstein Airmen have been at the heart of the matter since the beginning. Members of the 86th Contingency Response Group continue to

  • Air Force evacuates ABC News team to U.S.

    An injured ABC News correspondent and cameraman were flown from here to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., today to receive additional medical treatment in the U.S.Anchorman Bob Woodruff and cameraman, Doug Vogt, were injured in Iraq and treated for their injuries at the Air Force Theater Hospital at

  • Botswana Defense Force learns about warehouse management

    Five members of the Botswana Defense Force, or BDF, visited Ramstein last week to learn about the Air Force's warehouse management procedures and operations.The 435th Logistics Readiness Squadron hosted the visit, touring the group through the base's inbound cargo sections, receiving section,

  • C-17 surpasses its 1 millionth flying hour

    A C-17 Globemaster III on a routine air evacuation mission from Iraq flew the Air Force transport fleet past the 1 millionth flying hour mark on its return to this airlift hub today.There were no bands or dignitaries waiting for the plane -- from the Mississippi Air National Guard's 172nd Airlift

  • C-17s would help USAFE's air mobility business

    As the need grows for more Air Force transports to move cargo and troops to Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. Air Forces in Europe is feeling the pinch.Today, most Air Force airlift missions support military operations in the two countries, said Col. Phil Bossert, commander of 16th Air Force's air mobility

  • Navigator takes on training challenge

    A C-130 Hercules navigator said helping train the Airmen of the Iraqi Air Force's first operational transport unit was no easy task.Capt. Jeremy Smith of the 37th Airlift Squadron here served a tour with the 777th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron's advisory committee at Balad Air Base, Iraq, helping

  • Sergeant's job is for the dogs

    Staff Sgt. Robert Van Hulle is a dog's best friend at this busy airlift base. And military working dog Diego, a Belgian Malinois, appreciates that.The security forces sergeant met Diego and his partner, Staff Sgt. Markus Hunt, when they transited Ramstein on their way home after a tour in Southwest

  • Ramstein Airmen train Iraqis to fly, fix C-130s

    Ramstein Airmen deployed to Iraq to train Iraqis on the C-130 Hercules aircraft -- standing up the first Iraqi airlift squadron under the country's new regime.A Ramstein pilot, navigator and enlisted maintainers deployed from August through January to train their Iraqi counterparts to fly and

  • Ramstein airlift mission at full speed

    This airlift hub is now the main "pit stop" on the United States-to-Iraq supply route because of its high-tech facilities and ability to fix aircraft.That makes Ramstein not only the "gateway to Europe," but also the "gateway to U.S. Central Command," said Col. Jeff Derrick, commander of the 723rd