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  • 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. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua
  • 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 Joshua Magbanua)
  • 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 Maintenance Squadron works to maintain all the support
  • Joint airlift brings Stolen Cerberus V to a close

    Members of Team Ramstein, and the Hellenic armed forces concluded exercise Stolen Cerberus V at Elefsis Air Base, Greece.
  • 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.
  • USAFE-AFAFRICA wraps up exercise in Morocco

    Exercise African Lion 2018 concludes as approximately 900 U.S. service members prepare to redeploy out of the Kingdom of Morocco and Tunisia.
  • Royal Moroccan, U.S. Military practice patient care

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Pacheco, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron AE technician, center, demonstrates use of an emergency passenger oxygen system during Exercise African Lion 2018, April 19, 2018, at Kenitra Air Base, Morocco. Service members from the Moroccan Royal Armed Forces observed and practiced AE procedures to further develop
  • Exercise African Lion kicks off with roaring success

    Kaiserslautern Military Community Airmen and Soldiers teamed up with Royal Moroccan Armed Forces for Exercise African Lion 18, April 16-27 nearby Kenitra Air Base, Morocco.Service members from the 86th Airlift Wing, 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 37th Airlift Squadron and 435th Contingency Response Group are a share of approximately 900 U.S.
  • Still time to register for “Amazing Base”!

    It’s not too late to take part in one of the most unique team-building events to be held by the 86th Airlift Wing: “The Amazing Base.” The Amazing Base, loosely inspired by American reality television game show “The Amazing Race,” will place 4-person teams in fierce, but friendly competition April 24, 2018, on Ramstein Air Base. Participants are
  • Maintainers keep aircraft flying and missions rolling

    A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing undergoes maintenance work on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. The 86th Airlift Wing maintains approximately a dozen C-130Js, which are used for various missions around the U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa area of responsibility. (U.S. Air Force photo by
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