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  • 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

  • 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.

  • Pets on the move: PCSing pets

    Travelers with pets go through the check-in process at the Ramstein Passenger Terminal, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 29, 2020. Depending on their destination, passengers must check in with their pets two to four hours before their departure time.

  • RAM flights secure fight against COVID-19

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Taylor Stephens, 76th Airlift Squadron readiness flight commander, and 1st Lt. Jacob Goodwin, 76th AS training officer, flew to Italy to pick up coronavirus disease 2019 test kits using NATO’s Rapid Air Mobility initiative, May 8, 2020. RAM provides allied military flights a

  • A time to reflect: EOD technicians speak after memorial weekend

    Every year, on the first Saturday in May, U.S. Explosive Ordnance Disposal service members around the world honor the fallen. A memorial ceremony is held to commemorate EOD technicians lost in the line of duty. Participants recognize and preserve the legacy, service and sacrifices of warriors and

  • 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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