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  • To fly where he stood

    War debris and blood soaked sand cover the shore. Naval vessels operating in pairs with nets between them gather bodies from the water. A grim site for Donald Coffey. The aftermath of the invasion was the first thing he saw when arriving to the beach front in Normandy, France, 73 years ago. The next thing was a half-track striking an underwater
  • 86th LRS fuels Ramstein’s mission

    The 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron’s petroleum, oils and lubricants flight is responsible for handling the installation’s military fuel supply.
  • SLO office quick to connect KMC

    Parents are their children’s biggest advocate, and when families are transitioning between schools, it’s important for parents and guardians to speak up and know what their children need.
  • Cloudy with a chance of victory: Weather Airmen keep eyes on the sky

    Sun Tzu, the ancient Chinese general who authored “The Art of War,” once wrote, “know the land, know the weather, your victory will then be total.”This is why the Air Force invests plenty of time and money into training certain Airmen to watch for anything happening in the atmosphere.Whether the sky is wide and open as the ocean, or if there is a
  • Know a foreign language? KMC LEAP wants you!

    Ramstein recently introduced a mentorship-based organization to support the Air Force Language Enabled Airman Program.
  • 86th LRS ensures readiness, safety

    Sky lights beam down on steel shelves stacked as high as the eye can see. Thousands of industrial boxes occupy the shelves, fitting together perfectly like pieces of a puzzle. The faint chatter of workers echo across the vast rows and columns of the warehouse as Airmen inventory thousands of pieces of equipment. One Airman carefully fork lifts one
  • 37 AS Airman masters craft in Greece

    The rushing wind whipped around Airmen on the open ramp of a C-130J Super Hercules as the last rays of the sun glistened off the surface of the ocean and illuminated the islands sprinkled along the Greek coastline. With a sudden lurch, the C-130 banked to the right, turning the rosy scenery almost completely sideways, quickly tailed by two more in its wake. The three aircrafts raced across the sky, weaving around each other while the sun slipped lazily to sleep, leaving everything dark in its wake. Senior Airman Matthew Gee, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, along with approximately 110 other 37th AS Airmen, have participated in Exercise Stolen Cerberus IV at Elefsis Air Base, Greece from April 18 to 28. He and other loadmasters have worked alongside the U.S. Army and Hellenic air force to perform personnel and cargo air drops out of C-130s.
  • The beaten path: An Airman’s 381-mile walk for refuge (Part II)

    In Part II of her story, Otto, a former Sudanese refugee, concludes her perilous journey of courage, ambition and perseverance which has paved her way to become part of our U.S. Air Force, today.
  • The beaten path: An Airman’s 381-mile walk for refuge

    Staff Sgt. Martha Otto is one of millions of Sudanese refugees who fled their homes due to unrest caused by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA). The LRA made news for and still targets civilians to draft child soldiers while raping, killing, and looting villages. The Ramstein Airman shares her perilous journey of courage, ambition and perseverance which has paved her way to become part of our U.S. Air Force, today.
  • From chaos to composure

    Staff Sgt. Joseph Everett was spending time in Amsterdam with his girlfriend when a man tried to pick a fight with him. Instead of bringing the man to the ground, the four-year Jiu Jitsu athlete calmly diffused the situation by reacting in a non-aggressive manner.“Five years ago I would have fought the guy,” said Everett. “But I’ve learned to be