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‘World’s Best Wing’ command team tours 86th Maintenance Group

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, speaks with Airmen of the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. August and Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon Jr., 86th AW command chief, used the immersion as a way to get a better understanding of the 86th MXG’s capabilities as well as a way for Airmen to ask questions directly to the wing leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, speaks with Airmen of the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. August and Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon Jr., 86th AW command chief, used the immersion as a way to get a better understanding of the 86th MXG’s capabilities as well as a way for Airmen to ask questions directly to the wing leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, waits to see the literal weight of his signature during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. The 86th Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Flight, which is the largest of the three PMEL flights in U.S. Air Forces in Europe, supports four combatant commands by calibrating equipment that requires quantitative measurements, some even as small as the weight difference a signature makes on a coaster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, waits to see the literal weight of his signature during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. The 86th Maintenance Squadron Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory Flight, which is the largest of the three PMEL flights in U.S. Air Forces in Europe, supports four combatant commands by calibrating equipment that requires quantitative measurements, some even as small as the weight difference a signature makes on a coaster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, listens to a question from an Airman during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. August and Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon Jr., 86th AW command chief, used the immersion as a way to get a better understanding of the 86th MXG’s capabilities as well as a way for Airmen to ask questions directly to the wing leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, listens to a question from an Airman during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. August and Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon Jr., 86th AW command chief, used the immersion as a way to get a better understanding of the 86th MXG’s capabilities as well as a way for Airmen to ask questions directly to the wing leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon Jr., 86th AW command chief, view an item the 86th Maintenance Squadron Metals Technology Flight created using a water jet cutting machine during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. The command team used the immersion as a way to get a better understanding of the 86th MXG’s capabilities as well as a way for Airmen to ask questions directly to the wing leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon Jr., 86th AW command chief, view an item the 86th Maintenance Squadron Metals Technology Flight created using a water jet cutting machine during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. The command team used the immersion as a way to get a better understanding of the 86th MXG’s capabilities as well as a way for Airmen to ask questions directly to the wing leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

86th Airlift Wing key spouses receive a briefing about the types of maintenance checks the 86th Maintenance Squadron performs during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. The spouses got to see a C-check, which is an extensive maintenance check that can require the removal of the aircraft’s engines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

86th Airlift Wing key spouses receive a briefing about the types of maintenance checks the 86th Maintenance Squadron performs during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. The spouses got to see a C-check, which is an extensive maintenance check that can require the removal of the aircraft’s engines. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon Jr., 86th AW command chief, view some of the complex items the 86th Maintenance Squadron Metals Technology Flight can fabricate during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. The command team used the immersion as a way to get a better understanding of the 86th MXG’s capabilities as well as a way for Airmen to ask questions directly to the wing leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon Jr., 86th AW command chief, view some of the complex items the 86th Maintenance Squadron Metals Technology Flight can fabricate during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. The command team used the immersion as a way to get a better understanding of the 86th MXG’s capabilities as well as a way for Airmen to ask questions directly to the wing leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon Jr., 86th AW command chief, test some of the new tools the 86th Maintenance Squadron uses during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. The command team learned that many of the new tools not only make the job easier but also make it safer for Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon Jr., 86th AW command chief, test some of the new tools the 86th Maintenance Squadron uses during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. The command team learned that many of the new tools not only make the job easier but also make it safer for Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August (center), 86th Airlift Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon Jr., 86th AW command chief, test some of the new tools the 86th Maintenance Squadron uses during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. The command team learned that many of the new tools not only make the job easier but also make it safer for Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August (center), 86th Airlift Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon Jr., 86th AW command chief, test some of the new tools the 86th Maintenance Squadron uses during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. The command team learned that many of the new tools not only make the job easier but also make it safer for Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon Jr., 86th Airlift Wing command chief, talks to Airmen of the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. Rendon and Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th AW commander, used the immersion as a way to get a better understanding of the 86th MXG’s capabilities as well as a way for Airmen to ask questions directly to the wing leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon Jr., 86th Airlift Wing command chief, talks to Airmen of the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. Rendon and Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th AW commander, used the immersion as a way to get a better understanding of the 86th MXG’s capabilities as well as a way for Airmen to ask questions directly to the wing leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, listens to a brief given by 86th Maintenance Group Airmen on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. During the brief, August and Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon Jr., 86th AW command chief, learned about many of the training and continuous process improvement initiatives the 86th MXG has in place, some of which have been designated as processes other units around the Air Force should implement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)
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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, listens to a brief given by 86th Maintenance Group Airmen on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. During the brief, August and Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon Jr., 86th AW command chief, learned about many of the training and continuous process improvement initiatives the 86th MXG has in place, some of which have been designated as processes other units around the Air Force should implement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, answers questions during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. August and Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon Jr., 86th AW command chief, used the immersion as a way to get a better understanding of the 86th MXG’s capabilities as well as a way for Airmen to ask questions directly to the wing leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)
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U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, answers questions during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. August and Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon Jr., 86th AW command chief, used the immersion as a way to get a better understanding of the 86th MXG’s capabilities as well as a way for Airmen to ask questions directly to the wing leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, speaks with Airmen of the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron during an immersion tour of the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2018. August and Chief Master Sgt. Ernesto J. Rendon Jr., 86th AW command chief, used the immersion as a way to get a better understanding of the 86th MXG’s capabilities as well as a way for Airmen to ask questions directly to the wing leaders. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)