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  • 86th AW welcomes new commander

    Service members of the 86th Airlift Wing welcomed their new commander, Brig. Gen. Joshua M. Olson, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 7, 2020.

  • On the air one last time with 86th AW leadership

    The 86th Airlift Wing command team reflected on their time at Ramstein Air Base during a final radio interview with the American Forces Network Kaiserslautern at Vogelweh Military Complex, Germany, July 24, 2020.

  • 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 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

  • 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.