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  • Ramstein community builds bonds with EOD ruck and run

    EOD Airmen conduct ruck marches on the last Friday of every month as one of the ways to keep themselves ready for their mission.
  • Airpower and Portuguese partnership

    Wheels go up as aircraft emerge into the blue sky over the choppy, Atlantic abyss. Lajes Field, Azores, Portugal, is a critical piece of the 86th Airlift Wing mission to provide airlift capabilities around the globe. “There are only a few islands that actually exist in the middle of the Atlantic,” said Col. Dan Furleigh, 65th Air Base Group
  • 86th MUNS Airmen help keep Air Force in the fight

    Munitions Airmen are responsible for inspecting the munitions to ensure their serviceability, sorting the munitions according their type and shipping them to their appropriate destinations.
  • 86th AMXS stays wired

    From cabin pressurization to engine control, the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aircraft electrical and environmental systems specialists work to inspect, troubleshoot and maintain all C-130J Super Hercules’ systems touching down on Ramstein’s flightline.
  • A mother’s love never fades, a community never forgets

    In 1952, Joy Currie, a young wife to an Air Force master sergeant in Koblenz, Germany, was staying in Wiesbaden awaiting the birth of her first child, a little boy. Arriving a week late, Gary Currie was born a full-term, 8-pound baby on Sept. 17, but there was a problem. “I was barely 18 years old,” Joy said. “Very naïve. I saw him when he was first born, but then they rushed him off to the nursery. I thought that was just the normal thing to do, I didn’t know anything was wrong.” Gary lived for about 12 hours before succumbing to aspiration pneumonia, a condition caused by inflammation in the lungs from inhaling materials such as food or liquids.
  • A pilot grounded, a life rebuilt

    “I remember the ride up the mountain in the van,” he recollected with some effort. “I recall the room you get ready in, I had (my equipment) and I remember prior to putting on my boots. As far as I remember I have never put on my ski boots in New Zealand.”Kevin Ormsby, a former Air Force pilot, had seemingly lost everything after a life-changing
  • Ramstein stays winter ready with snow removal team

    Ramstein base operations run 24-hours a day, which means preparations have to be made and attention to detail is critical.
  • 496 ABS provides air power platform

    The tarmac is lined with aircraft, waiting and ready to move to a forward deployed location. The 496th Air Base Squadron, a geographically-separated unit from the 86th Airlift Wing, provides a worldwide platform for air power. With a unit of only 600 personnel, Airmen at Morón make up only 25 percent of that population. Team Morón is comprised of
  • Going pink: an Airman’s fight for breast cancer awareness

    Breast cancer runs in Hebner’s family, and seeing her relatives suffering from it has affected her personally, she said. That is why she decided to join the fight against the disease, adding that she knew there is a possibility that she herself could be affected by it in the future.
  • Military members race for PTSD, suicide awareness

    After returning from a 2014 deployment, Staff Sgt. Aaron Nagy, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Air Ground Operations School Joint Terminal Attack Controller instructor, began looking for a hobby--an outlet to relieve stresses of the deployment-- so he bought a four-wheeler. What he didn’t expect to find was a group of like-minded veterans who found that racing was a healthy way to relieve the symptoms of post-traumatic stress.
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