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  • Ramstein supports Rapid Falcon

    A High Mobility Artillery Rocket System waits to be loaded onto a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 19, 2020. The 37th Airlift Squadron supported exercise Rapid Falcon, a training and readiness exercise involving U.S. and Romanian army field artillery units at Mihail Kogalniceanu Airbase, Romania. (U.S. Air Force
  • Operation Varsity tests base, Airmen readiness

    Airmen here wrapped up the latest iteration of Operation Varsity Oct. 23, 2020 after nearly two weeks of responding to a series of events, simulations and sirens.
  • 86th AW leadership holds first all-calls

    The 86th Airlift Wing command team set aside two days last week to host their first all-calls since their arrival 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.
  • 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.
  • Protectors of the base

    In a world currently in the midst of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic, preventing the spread of the disease is a top priority. The 86th Aerospace Medicine Squadron’s bioenvironmental engineering flight aids in that process by performing N95 respirator mask fit tests for medical personnel.
  • Braving the fire: Airman overcomes difficult childhood, finds joy

    Throughout her life, Airman 1st Class Kayla Jerido, 86th Civil Engineer Squadron fire apprentice, has been described as the positive type, exhibiting a great energy for life. However, those who have heard the energetic 27-year-old’s journey are often taken by surprise.
  • OPT ensures base is poised, ready for COVID-19 challenges

    Up until recently, a global pandemic was something most people only heard of in books and movies. Zombie apocalypses, doomsdays and viruses that infect the world in a matter of days seemed like pure science fiction.
  • Taming the flames on Ramstein’s new F-15 mobile trainer

    The 435th Construction and Training Squadron hosted the NATO Firefighter Fundamentals Course March 9-13 to train for aircraft mishaps and pilot extraction scenarios.
  • Air traffic controllers keep eyes in the sky

    Maintenance keeps aircraft operating efficiently and pilots operate the aircraft, but while in the air, it’s the eyes on the ground that are critical to the safe operation of aircraft.
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