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  • Airmen Johnson, Johnson, and Johnson honored as Airlifters of the Week

    Three Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing Chapel received the honor of being Ramstein’s Airlifters of the Week, Jan. 17.The 86th AW Commander, Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, recognized Capt. Alex Johnson, 86th AW chaplain, Master Sgt. Norma Johnson, 86th AW readiness and training flight chief and Staff Sgt. Jacob Johnson, 86th AW non-commissioned
  • The mission never stops, neither does OPS

    The holidays are usually a time when many people take a week or two away from work and enjoy the season with family and friends.But there are those out there who do not care for “peace and goodwill.” These people intend to create terror and drive away the festive cheer.That’s why this past holiday season, members of the U.S. military kept
  • Santa, Elves jump for Operation Toy Drop 2018

    Santa and his helpers, along with members of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and seven partner nations conducted static-line and military freefall jumps for Operation Toy Drop 2018, over Alzey Drop Zone, Germany Dec. 11-13, 2018.
  • Turning a mess into a message

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Reuben McClendon had everything going for him when he began his Air Force career in the security forces field.As a young Airman many years ago, he excelled in his duties, gained a wealth of experience from deployments, won awards left and right, and received accolades from his colleagues. McClendon felt even more
  • Ramstein Airmen build a bare base in contested exercise

    Airmen from the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing's 435th Contingency Response Group and more than 11 other organizations, along with one C-130J Super Hercules aircraft assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, deployed to Grostenquin Air Base, France, to participate in exercise Contested Forge.
  • Ramstein hosts 3rd annual Red-Nosed Herc

    Rudolph, a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules, spent his Thursday at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec. 6, 2018 to spend time with families from around the Kaiserslautern Military Community during the Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Herc event.
  • Hope in the midst of a storm

    Every now and then, storms crash into peoples’ lives.For Natalie Luksan, the 86th Airlift Wing’s Airman Ministry Center director, one storm came into her life quite literally. Luksan is in charge of Club 7, the 86th AW’s brand name for the Airman Ministry Center. She comes up with many creative ideas to support the morale of Ramstein’s Airmen and
  • Airlifter of the Week: 86th CPTS budget analyst

    An 86th Comptroller Squadron budget analyst received the honor of being Ramstein’s Airlifter of the Week on Nov. 30, 2018.The 86th Airlift Wing commander and command chief lauded U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Fritz Julian for his excellence in executing the Air Force mission across the European theater of operation. Julian, who hails from the Republic
  • Tree lighting kicks off Ramstein Christmas season

    U.S. Air Force Col. Joseph Wenckus, 86th Airlift Wing vice commander, and his son, right, pose for a photo with Ralf Hechler, mayor of the union community of Ramstein-Miesenbach during Ramstein’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 27, 2018. The city of Ramstein-Miesenbach gave Ramstein Air Base the Christmas
  • Grassroots: Supporting the local community

    The 86th Airlift Wing Host Nation Grassroots program partnered military members and military spouses with local Germans at an elementary school in Dansberg, Germany, Nov. 20, 2018.
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