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  • 86th Airlift Wing rides the Wild West

    Maj. Robert May and Capt. Justine Perlberg turn a 37th Airlift Squadron C-130 onto final approach course, just a mile from touchdown. They hold the nose up over a rocky hill just before reaching the landing zone, then reduce power to set the 55-ton plane down on a 3,000-foot strip of dirt. They throw the propellers into reverse momentarily and
  • USAFE Enlisted Heritage Hall encourages Airmen take walk down memory lane

    The U.S. Air Force in Europe Enlisted Heritage Hall offers visitors a glimpse of what the enlisted corps has done and how it has evolved while offering a sense of pride. The Sam E. Parish Enlisted Heritage Hall, named after the eighth chief master sergeant of the Air Force, opened Aug. 26, 2006, for all Airmen to experience the past of the enlisted
  • Cookie drive helps boy scout advance in the 'ranks'

    Bake cookies, get promoted. While that sounds much easier than the military promotion system, it sums up exactly what a teenager from New Jersey did to gain his next "rank" in the Boy Scouts. So what may have seemed like just another holiday cookie drive at Ramstein, actually was the result of months of planning and a long journey across the ocean.
  • Kentucky ANG supports, learns from 86 CRG

    A new Kentucky Air National Guard unit, the 123rd Contingency Response Group, is coming up big for Ramstein's 86th Contingency Response Group. The 123rd CRG, only officially formed in April, sent two aerial porters this summer to augment the 86th during Operation Assured Delivery in Tbilisi, Georgia. There they worked side-by-side with their active
  • Airmen combat explosive threats in Afghanistan

    The phone rings. A three-man team grabs their prepacked gear and jumps in a truck or a waiting helicopter. These Airmen don't always know where they are going, how long they will be gone, or exactly what they will encounter -- all they know is there is an explosive device somewhere and they need to make it safe. As the threat of improvised
  • KMC schools armed with new life-saving tool

    Swelling, vomiting, shock, fainting and coma are just a handful of potential symptoms caused by this common disorder affecting well over half of Americans. Anaphylaxis, also known as an allergic reaction, is the result of hypersensitive allergies, which affects a large group of Americans. Now EpiPen, an anti-anaphylaxis product which has been on
  • Top NHRA drivers visit KMC during USO tour

    For the fourth consecutive year, members of the National Hot Rod Association have taken part in a post-season United Service Organizations-sponsored goodwill trip to visit KMC personnel and families. Six-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Warren Johnson, two-time NHRA Pro Stock champion Jim Yates, 2006 POWERade Pro Stock champ Jason Line and Top Fuel
  • Fulfilling his duty: a wounded warrior's story

    His one remaining arm held firmly on his wife as he toured facilities he could not see and spoke to people he could only hear. Yet, he moved and spoke with an air of strength and patriotism that only a wounded warrior could possess. Staff Sgt. Matthew Slaydon and his wife, Annette, visited several U.S. Air Forces in Europe units as part of a
  • Club 7 gives Airmen a place to have fun, relax

    While many Airmen might think of the TV show Cheers when talking about "a place where everyone knows your name;" that comfy environment can be found on Ramstein at Club 7 Café. The chapel established Club 7 due to a new Air Force initiative to provide an effective venue to minister to the spiritual and physical needs of single Airmen. Since its
  • School meal service more than fast food favorites

    While steamy globs of mystery mush served with an ice cream scooper might be your recollection of school lunch when you were little, today's military children are eating high on the hog. Believe it or not, the same company that provides military members that fast food fix on base is the same organization feeding thousands of military children every