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  • Airlifter of the Week: Leading the pack

    Many responsibilities fall on the shoulders of leaders, but it’s not always those who are older and wiser to fit such a role. At Ramstein Air Base, leaders come from all walks of life and may even show up as junior enlisted Airmen.
  • Juneteenth: Celebrating freedom, holding on to hope

    The 86th Airlift Wing Chaplain Corp teamed up with a local committee to create a space for healing for Black service members to share their experiences surrounding race.
  • 86 VRS, Army expedite repairs

    Through innovation and resourcefulness, the 86th VRS has saved time and money by establishing a new partnership with local Army supply to expedite military tactical (M-series) vehicle repairs at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
  • 86 MXS extracts C-130H fuel tank for training

    The 86th Maintenance Squadron removed fuel tanks from each wing of a C-130H Hercules ground trainer aircraft to use for confined space training. The additional hands-on training from the extracted fuel tanks is estimated to save the Air Force up to $700,000.
  • Fallen hero honored, memorialized at Ramstein

    Ramstein leadership and Kaiserslautern Military Community members gathered to honor and memorialize a fallen hero during a road dedication ceremony at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 16, 2020.
  • Remembering D-Day; ACE exercises help USAFE operations

    ACE is a developing concept of operations intended to ensure U.S. Air Forces in Europe are ready for potential contingencies by allowing forces to operate from locations with varying levels of capacity and support, ensuring Airmen are postured to provide lethal combat power across the spectrum of military operations.
  • 86 MDSS Airman establishes COVID-19 testing capabilities

    Staff Sgt. Randal L. Marks, 86th Medical Support Squadron chemistry and shipping noncommissioned officer in charge, was the first medical laboratory technician to establish COVID-19 testing capabilities in West Africa for the Department of Defense, earning him the award of Airlifter of the Week at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 4, 2020.
  • Illuminating history: F-4 Phantom II restoration

    The 86th Maintenance Group, 86th Civil Engineer Group and the 435th Construction and Training Squadron recently completed the restoration and installation of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft.
  • Remembering D-day; 76 years later

    To commemorate the 76th anniversary of D-Day, eight C-130J Super Hercules aircraft from the 37th Airlift Squadron performed low level formations over several different locations in France. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, D-day events were condensed from their normal week-long commemorations.
  • Summer safety tips

    The following graphic displays a few things people can do to keep themselves safe during the summer season. Taking frequent breaks, using insect repellent and sunscreen are a few summer safety tips named in the graphic.
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