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  • Heroes on the wing

     Maintaining an aircraft is not something one person can do on their own. It takes a team of dedicated individuals who are knowledgeable and not afraid to get their hands dirty.The 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron is one of those teams and it’s their job to ensure the aircraft can fly safely.“A Flying Crew Chief is the aircraft mechanic whenever
  • Heisman Trophy winner visits Ramstein, shares mental health story

    Heisman Trophy winner, former NFL player, U.S. Olympian, and Mixed Martial Artist Herschel Walker came to the Kaiserslautern Military Community Jan. 9-10, to visit with KMC members and shared his strugges with mental health.Herschel’s story focused on his discovery that he suffered from Dissociative Identity Disorder.Herschel credits the day he
  • Defender delivers baby at gate

    Most installation entry controllers expect to come into work and perform their usual duties to defend the base from unwelcomed visitors. Occasionally, something interesting happens and they respond accordingly. Then, there’s the unexpected.For Senior Airman Cadairo Domino, 86th Security Forces Squadron patrolman, the unexpected came to him through
  • Ramstein Airman becomes first CMSgt Dental Hygienist

    March 1, 2018 was a significant day not just for one Airman or for one squadron but for the U.S. Air Force. On that day, U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Shelly Jarvis, 86th Airlift Wing Dental Squadron superintendent pinned on the rank of chief; the first to do so in the U.S. Air Force as a dental hygienist.
  • From NCO to Second Lieutenant

    Tech. Sgt. Olivia Sandrini, 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was selected to attend Officers Training School via the Senior Leader Enlisted Commission Program.
  • “Thank you for asking, KMC”

    In the early morning darkness of a typical German October day, six Airmen gathered together to transform, if you will, as part of an an experiment. Groggily, they sat in a conference room, drinking coffee and preparing for how they’d spend their day. One decided on going to his duty section, another said she was just going to run errands. A third
  • Two women, their fight against breast cancer

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, two courageous women tell their stories of pain and perseverance in their battle with breast cancer.
  • Serving those who serve: the 693rd ISRG’s work of ART

    Sometimes even the strongest people need a shoulder to lean on.
  • An Airman’s best friend

    When a Military Working Dog handler arrives at a new K-9 unit, handlers don’t just walk up to their new dog and give commands. If they did, there’s a decent chance the dog will react in a not-so-friendly way.There’s a level of trust that needs to be established between the dog and the handler for things to run smoothly in the world of K-9.“They are
  • Chapel team fights for resiliency, morale

    When people think of military chaplains, they think of the commissioned officers who handle the military’s religious services. While that’s true, religious affairs are not a chaplain’s sole mission. Apart from meeting the religious needs of the community, Air Force chaplains also provide private counseling services, sponsor resiliency events for