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  • 86th MMS keeps USAFE Forward, Ready, Now

    The 86th Materiel Maintenance Squadron keeps U.S. Air Forces in Europe mission-ready by storing and maintaining equipment and assets.The Central Regional Storage Facility, a geographically separated unit from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, has more than 500,000 square feet of storage facility capabilities. The team's mission is to ensure equipment
  • 86th FSS recycles, disposes of vehicles

    It's a rainy day in Germany and people are driving down the autobahn to work. Suddenly, a glimmer of light flashes on the dashboard; the check engine light. Continuing the drive can be dangerous, but a local towing service fee may not be in the budget. The 86th Force Support Squadron Ramstein Automotive Recycling Center, located outside of the east
  • A view from the top

    Airmen across the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, will now have the opportunity to experience life from the highest tier of the Wing's enlisted force.Implemented by Command Chief Philip L. Easton, the Chief for a Day "shadow" program allows an Airman to shadow his position as senior enlisted advisor to wing leadership and the
  • TSC supply sergeant aims high, achieves milestone

    A supply sergeant with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's support operations section aimed high and flew toward uncharted skies, becoming the first Soldier to attend the U.S. Air Force's Kisling Noncommissioned Officer Academy in 40 years.Staff Sgt. Harvey Chadwick, who serves as a platoon sergeant for TSC headquarters as well as a supply NCO
  • Chièvres; separated but self-sufficient

    Standing at the end of the short runway, only chickens can be heard clucking from a family farm just a stone's throw away.The morning air is dull and misty, but not as foggy as yesterday, so if you squint your eyes just right you can see clear across the small military base. Today's mission has been canceled and there's a charming calm to the base,
  • Ramstein highlights Women's History Month

    To help highlight Women's History Month, the 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs recently met with several inspirational women around the Kaiserslautern Military Community to ask them a few questions about what the month means to them. Staff Sgt. Joy Martz, 603rd Air and Space Operations Center Air Mobility Division NCO in charge of training, filled
  • Behind the medal: How four Airmen saved 90 lives

    The sun was just beginning to glow across the dark skies of Mali in late May 2014. As the western African nation came to life, Airmen from the 37th Airlift Squadron were double checking secured cargo and pressurized oxygen tanks, preparing for takeoff in a C-130J Super Hercules.Master Sgt. Boris Brink, 37th AS operations superintendent, was a
  • Ramstein highlights Women's History Month

    To help highlight Women's History Month, the 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs recently met with several inspirational women around the Kaiserslautern Military Community to ask them a few questions about what the month means to them. Senior Airman Jessica Gutierrez, 21st Operational Weather Squadron weather journeyman, shared her thoughts.Q: Who has
  • Child supervision policy

    Having small children at home can be a rewarding experience. As they grow, they are able to help out with errands for your family or neighborhood, including baby-sitting. In situations where children may be left without adult supervision, it is important to remember that there are certain rules regarding the level of supervision required depending
  • From mud to sun, weather covers all

    Snow plows are prepared to clear an airfield, a base is issued a delayed reporting notification, and the running portion of a physical fitness assessment is moved inside.While these events may seem unrelated, they all have one thing in common: a weather forecast played a part in the decision.Weather is something many people may not consciously
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