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  • MOC watches over Ramsteins C-130 fleet

    "Attention all radios this net: this is Wing MOC ..." The Airmen of the 86th Maintenance Operations Squadron provide 24-hour monitoring and oversight - 365 days a year - of aircraft status, movements and emergencies for the wing commander. They are in constant coordination with the command post and the base operations personnel to ensure the daily
  • Wounded Warrior program delivers cookies

    Home-baked cookies are delivered to injured Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and Coastguardsmen as they are aeromedically evacuated out of Ramstein. The program, called Wounded Warrior, is sponsored by spouse groups in the 86th Operations Group and occurs every Tuesday throughout the year. "I felt so honored to offer this service to those who
  • Why Christmas is Dec. 25

    Christmas is the traditional anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ. Most Protestants and Roman Catholics observe this anniversary on December 25th. Eastern Orthodox and Armenian churches observe Christ's birth either on Dec. 25 or Jan. 6. While the early Christians did meet regularly to commemorate the death, resurrection and promised return of
  • Three Kings Day 2007

    Children disguised as the three holy kings can be seen between Christmas and Jan. 6 walking from house to house in the KMC. They have paper crowns on their heads and carry a big golden star on a pole. They sing, pray and ask for charity collections for their church. Germans observe Epiphany, or Three Kings Day, Jan. 6. Epiphany marks the end of the
  • Night driving safety tips

    While driving around the KMC, do you find it difficult to see the road ahead? Have you wondered why night blindness seems worse since you PCS'd to Germany? Do you find it difficult to navigate your way home in the morning or after work? If so, you are not alone as this affects drivers in the KMC area, including eye care professionals like myself.
  • Three generations of Hercules pilots

    In 1959, the first C-130 Hercules aircraft made its maiden flight. Retired Maj. David Morgan Jr. flew in the second C-130 off the production line. Years later, Major Morgan's son flew the same plane at Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark. And 40 years later his grandson, Maj. David Morgan, 37th Airlift Squadron pilot, began flying C-130s. Major Morgan,
  • Cancer Survivors wish to visit Ramstein

    On Dec. 22, 2005, Jordan Perry was diagnosed with Hodgkin's cancer. His discovery began the morning he woke to find a small bump on the back of his neck. Jordan, not thinking much of the bump, casually asked his father if he saw the knot. His dad saw it and scheduled Jordan for an appointment to get it checked out. After a quick examination at the
  • Behind the scenes with the 86th MOS

    The 86th Maintenance Operation Squadron is about more than wrench-turning. It's much more technical than you think. Maintenance operation control, maintenance training, analysis, plans and scheduling and engine management make up the core focus of the 86th MOS mission. With limited manning, due to deployments and force shaping, the 86th MOS still
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