• USAFE CMSgt leads CBRN defense course

    Two chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense course students perform buddy checks, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 24, 2020. Buddy checks are completed to ensure CBRN gear is donned properly. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Taylor D. Slater)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 86 AW conducts COVID-19 patient movement training

    Airmen assigned to the 86th Operations Group, 86th Medical Group and 86th Maintenance Group participated in a simulated open-air movement of COVID-19 positive patients on a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.

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