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  • Ramstein exercise generates mass airlift capability

    Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing successfully conducted a mass generation exercise preparing multiple C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, a multi-aircraft sortie, and an elephant walk prior to takeoff on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 8, 2018.

  • Airlifter of the Week: 37th AS loadmaster

    A loadmaster from the 37th Airlift Squadron received the honor of being Ramstein’s first Airlifter of the Week on Nov. 9, 2018.The 86th Airlift Wing commander and command chief lauded U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexander Carlson for his excellence in executing the Air Force’s missions across multiple

  • OPS never stops, not even at night!

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Pete Wolber, 37th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules pilot, operates the controls of his aircraft during a training mission over Poland, Aug. 2, 2018. U.S. C-130J pilots train to conduct various maneuvers such as tactical evasions, assault landings, and combat airdrops.

  • Dirty hands for a clean mission

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron secure bolts on the strut of a C-130J Super Hercules on Powidz Air Base, Poland, Aug. 3, 2018. Maintenance Airmen are responsible for ensuring the operational and structural integrity of aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman

  • 74 years later, spirit of D-Day lives on

    U.S. and allied troops landed upon Normandy again— not to liberate the region from tyranny, but to honor those who did. Aircraft from the U.S. and other allied nations airdropped parachutists, both military and civilian, over the town of Sainte-Mère-Église to commemorate the Normandy campaign.

  • 86th MXG Airmen achieve perfection

    Airmen assigned to the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, launch C-130J Super Hercules aircraft every day.But it’s been three years since they launched one like this.The 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s responsibility is maintaining the 86th Airlift Wing’s fleet. The 86th

  • Moroccan military supports AFRICOM’s first JPAD-MAGU drop

    Since the introduction of airdrops in World War II, flying at low-levels has had its concerns: How do you ensure the accuracy of delivering cargo while also keeping your aircraft and crew safe from hostile ground forces?The answer: A self-navigating cargo load.

  • German-American partnership on display during air show

    When boarding U.S. aircraft during an air show, it is natural for people to expect a U.S. pilot or crew member to greet them. This wasn’t the case when a group of German school children visited a C-17 Globemaster III during the Berlin Air and Trade Show on April 27. Instead, they were greeted by a