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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.
  • 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.
  • COVID-19 Ops: Fitness Center and Child Development Center phased reopening

    Team Ramstein leaders hosted a virtual town hall June 12 to provide updates and answer questions about phased reopening of the Southside Fitness Center and Child Development Center.
  • 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 military operations.
  • 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 Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 4, 2020.
  • Illuminating history: F-4 Phantom II restoration

    The 86th Maintenance Group, 86th Civil Engineer Group and the 435th Construction and Training Squadron recently completed the restoration and installation of an RF-4C Phantom II aircraft.
  • 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.
  • Rising to the Challenge

    On an average day, the energy inside the Ramstein Passenger Terminal is a mix of nervous anticipation and excitement. However, on the day that the Secretary of Defense announced the initial force-wide Stop Movement order, it was just short of chaos.
  • A message from 86 AW Command Team on racism, discrimination

    To the men and women of the 86th Airlift Wing and Team Ramstein:
  • 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.
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