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  • The 86th Dental Squadron knows the drill

    A beam of light strikes a metal hook as it grinds against the surface, chipping away at the grime that clings onto the ivories. Just as the technician’s hands start to cramp, the cleaning is finished and the beam of light reflects off the pearly-white teeth like an eclipse over a still ocean.This is one of many tasks 86th Dental Squadron Airmen
  • In awe at human potential: SERE psychologist tells her experience

    Maj. Neysa Etienne has seen people endure the worst situations. She works with the 86th Medical Squadron as a flight commander and the primary Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape psychologist for U.S. Air Forces Europe and United States European Command. Etienne has been helping to repatriate victims of Isolation for four years.
  • Small base, big mission: Morón Air Base enables the fight

    In Sevilla, Spain, a small base is operating with a big mission: supporting military aircraft and personnel during contingencies so they can reach their destinations within Africa, Europe, and the Middle East. Morón Air Base is a special, flexible base which expands from a skeleton crew to fully-manned in order to support contingency operations whenever needed.
  • Maintaining post-Cold War treaty on Ramstein

    At any moment, any of 30 counties can announce that they are giving 36 hours’ notice before inspecting Ramstein. The 30 countries are Treaty of Conventional Armed Forces in Europe signatories, which they created to control the number of combat capabilities such as combat aircraft in Europe. To prepare for such an inspection, Ramstein conducted a CFE inspection exercise Dec. 6.
  • The weather team prepared to weather a malfunction

    Many logistical variables go into a plane leaving the runway and the 86th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight plans for those the Air Force cannot control.
  • American Diabetes Month: Awareness promotes prevention

    According to the American Diabetes Association, 1.25 million American children and adults have type one diabetes. There are at least two individuals on base who have with type one diabetes, one of them is Senior Master Sgt. Denise McCants, 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron superintendent of operations compliance flight.
  • Building bridges between two communities

    Being introduced to a new culture can be exciting, but also sometimes intimidating. This is especially true for both Americans and Germans in the Kaiserslautern Military Community.The KMC hosts more than 50,000 U.S. military members, civilians, and their families, making it the largest community of Americans outside the U.S. The sheer numbers alone
  • AGE ensures mission readiness

    Mechanical guts hang out the open side of a generator. With grease covered hands, the maintenance crew patches up the unit bringing the beast to life again before sending it away to feed power to an aircraft on the flightline.The 86th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight works around the clock to provide aircraft maintenance the
  • A half step down, a whole step up

    Dust starts to gather over polished wood and metal strings – strings desperate to be plucked. Each guitar throughout the house was a reminder of the passion his father had for music. He picks up one of the guitars and begins to send vibrations down the halls – and so his future begins.Master Sgt. John Del Valle works as the section chief of