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  • 86th OSS sticks the landing

    Ensuring a safe flight in bad weather can be challenging, but having a reliable Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems team can make sticking the landing much smoother.
  • 86th OSS Airman strives for success

    Mediocre is not a word that belongs in an Airman’s vocabulary, and Airmen like Airman 1st Class Adriya Osinski, 86th Operations Support Squadron aircrew flight equipment apprentice, are anything but.
  • 1st CBCS keeps Ramstein connected

    Nomophobia is the proposed name for a new fear that has surfaced in the digital age - the fear of being without a cellphone or any other means of communication. For many, this level of communication isn’t necessary, but it is vital when it comes to deployed situations. The 1st Combat Communications Squadron participated in an exercise called Healthy Thunder from Oct. 24 to Nov. 4 that prepared its Airmen for setting up, maintaining and defending communications while in a deployed location.
  • Ramstein community builds bonds with EOD ruck and run

    EOD Airmen conduct ruck marches on the last Friday of every month as one of the ways to keep themselves ready for their mission.
  • Airpower and Portuguese partnership

    Wheels go up as aircraft emerge into the blue sky over the choppy, Atlantic abyss. Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, is a critical piece of the 86th Airlift Wing mission to provide airlift capabilities around the globe. “There are only a few islands that actually exist in the middle of the Atlantic,” said Col. Dan Furleigh, 65th Air Base Group
  • 86th MUNS Airmen help keep Air Force in the fight

    Munitions Airmen are responsible for inspecting the munitions to ensure their serviceability, sorting the munitions according their type and shipping them to their appropriate destinations.
  • 86th AMXS stays wired

    From cabin pressurization to engine control, the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft electrical and environmental systems specialists work to inspect, troubleshoot and maintain all C-130J Super Hercules’ systems touching down on Ramstein’s flightline.
  • A mother’s love never fades, a community never forgets

    In 1952, Joy Currie, a young wife to an Air Force master sergeant in Koblenz, Germany, was staying in Wiesbaden awaiting the birth of her first child, a little boy. Arriving a week late, Gary Currie was born a full-term, 8-pound baby on Sept. 17, but there was a problem. “I was barely 18 years old,” Joy said. “Very naïve. I saw him when he was first born, but then they rushed him off to the nursery. I thought that was just the normal thing to do, I didn’t know anything was wrong.” Gary lived for about 12 hours before succumbing to aspiration pneumonia, a condition caused by inflammation in the lungs from inhaling materials such as food or liquids.
  • A pilot grounded, a life rebuilt

    “I remember the ride up the mountain in the van,” he recollected with some effort. “I recall the room you get ready in, I had (my equipment) and I remember prior to putting on my boots. As far as I remember I have never put on my ski boots in New Zealand.”Kevin Ormsby, a former Air Force pilot, had seemingly lost everything after a life-changing
  • Ramstein stays winter ready with snow removal team

    Ramstein base operations run 24-hours a day, which means preparations have to be made and attention to detail is critical.
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