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  • 721st AMXS: Taking care of Airmen, families takes care of the mission

    For the “Mission Movers” at the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the work can be tiring. As the busiest of the 521st Air Mobility Wing’s en-route maintenance units, the Airmen often work hours upon hours to keep the mission moving.
  • AAFES: Going where you go and a little further

    Living overseas can be difficult for many service members and their families, with them not being able to have many of the conveniences they are used to having in the United States, but that’s where the Army and Air Force Exchange Service comes into play.
  • 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.
  • Afraid to be the same: a story of resiliency

    Every morning, Airmen pull into a parking lot and make their way through the door, greeting coworkers as they walk in to begin their day. Some laughing, some not altogether awake without their morning coffee. But, parked in the back corner of the lot there may be an Airman who is wide awake with dread.
  • 721 APS local national celebrates 39 years of sparkling service

    After nearly four decades of dedicated work, one would hope they have left a mark on their work center. One 721st Aerial Port Squadron member has done that and more.
  • Learning from tragedy: instructor’s past prepares him for the present

    While many people look at extreme situations and think to themselves, “It could never happen to me,” they run the risk of allowing those same unfortunate circumstances to occur.
  • 37th AS loadmaster participates in International Jump Week

    When the cargo bay of a C-130J Super Hercules drops down, it’s game time for 37th Airlift Squadron loadmasters. Concentrated and aware of their surroundings, loadmasters are trained to be in charge of an entire plane’s cargo hull during flight.
  • 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.
  • 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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