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  • AOTM: family first

    Growing up in Guam, MC Garrette Dela Cruz looked up to his uncles who served in the U.S. Air Force.

  • OPSEC: Loose lips might destroy airstrips

    The saying “loose lips sink ships,” was introduced during World War II and can still have a similar significance today. Operational Security is something every Airman and civilian in the U.S. Air Force should know about and it is critical in protecting the mission and people all over the world.

  • AOTM fueled by success

    Achieving Airlifter of the Month is no small feat. It can require hard work, dedication and devotion to one’s team, and U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jeremy Morris displayed all of these qualities earning him the title this month.

  • Lajes Field gains outstanding Airman

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Christopher Thao, 65th Air Base Squadron network operations technician, was inspired to join the military by the legacy of his family members who fought in the Vietnam War.

  • Living History: Hildegard Gayer

    Hildegard Gayer had just completed her apprenticeship as an administrative clerk in the summer of 1954 and was in search of a position to start her career and support her family. Jobs were rare in the war-torn economy and then she heard about open positions at the newly constructed air base.

  • Airlifter of the Week: Airman 1st Class Francisco Castillo

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Francisco Castillo, 86th Operations Support Squadron Aircrew Flight Equipment apprentice, is a humble man from simple beginnings. He was awarded the title of Airlifter of the Week because of his attitude, demeanor and constant drive to be better than he was yesterday.

  • Ramstein: Sold on Chasity

    Safety and security were at the forefront of considerations for Operation Allies Welcome.Throughout OAW, Senior Airman Chasity Sellers, 86th Security Forces Squadron operations support assistant, was assigned as a security forces team leader. Sellers was called upon to be the primary Unit Control

  • AOTW escorts RAB through innovation

    Senior Airman James Jones, a controlled movement area escort and project manager assigned to the 86th Civil Engineering Squadron, was recognized as Airlifter of the Week July 22, 2021, for his ability to improve processes and find innovative solutions to issues to enhance airfield security at

  • Asking for success

    Senior Airman Alexander Peterson, 86th Medical Group human performance and ophthalmic technician, was awarded Airlifter of the Week at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, July 15, 2021.

  • Airlifter of the Week: Leading from the front

    The 86th Airlift Wing recognized Tech. Sgt. Cesar Soto-Betancourt, 86th Dental Squadron general dentistry noncommissioned officer in charge, Nov. 19, 2020, as airlifter of the week for his leadership and adaptability under pressure.