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  • Chapel team fights for resiliency, morale

    When people think of military chaplains, they think of the commissioned officers who handle the military’s religious services. While that’s true, religious affairs are not a chaplain’s sole mission. Apart from meeting the religious needs of the community, Air Force chaplains also provide private counseling services, sponsor resiliency events for
  • The core values apply even on the internet

    Since the late 1990s, people around the world have used social media networks to share their ideas and connect with friends. People from all walks of life, including the military, use social media to band together and form online communities. However, social media also became a place for people to vent out their frustrations and express strong
  • 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
  • 86 AW Command Post: The brains of the KMC

    Every day, thousands of people come in and out of Ramstein going about their business and accomplishing a host of missions.Ramstein is part of the Kaiserslautern Military Community, which is the largest community of Americans outside the United States. The installation itself is a major hub for operations throughout Europe, Africa, and Southwest
  • 86 AW XP builds teams, solves problems

    86th AW XP serves as the nucleus for operations on Ramstein
  • Running Improvement Program passes into Ramstein

    As their arms and legs feel heavier, chest and lungs start burning, and sweat runs into their eyes, thoughts of stopping spring to the front of many runners’ minds. However, for many people - including military members - they may have to keep going long after those thoughts appear.
  • 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.
  • Airman begins healing through support

    April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month and the 86 Airlift Wing SAPR office said sexual assault has a significant impact on the military community at large. One Ramstein Airman stepped forward to tell her story. To maintain her privacy we have agreed to refer to her as Airman “Z”.Independence Day weekend 2013, Osan Air Base, Korea,
  • No days off: Airman uses training to aid soldier

    You play like you practice; An 86th CES firefighter used his training experience to aid a solider after a vehicle collision.
  • Overcoming the shadow of death: an Airman’s fight against depression

    Sook encouraged Airmen to look for a cause, and do what it takes to survive so they can continue to fight for it.
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