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  • Customs shopping guide for the holidays

    Some people are just not good at buying the right gifts. While this is normally a matter of taste, people new to Europe should note that many items available in Europe may seem like good Christmas presents but violate U.S. import rules.
  • Take Command with TRICARE Changes: Enrollments Shifting from Fiscal to Calendar Year Starting in January 2018

    Starting Jan. 1, 2018, cost changes for TRICARE benefits transition from a fiscal year period to a calendar year period. “Changing from a fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30) to a calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31) makes the TRICARE benefit consistent with civilian health plans,” said Capt Nicholas Edvarchuk 86th Medical Group Tricare Operation and Patient Administration Flight Commander. The change will largely affect those plans which have an enrollment fee and are currently billed by the fiscal year. This includes retirees and their family members in TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Retired Reserve, TRICARE Reserve Select and those in TRICARE Young Adult plans. This change is one of several changes that TRICARE is adopting in 2018.
  • Wax on, Wax off: 86th MXS cleans C-130J

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Rachel Revels (left), and U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Lindsay Hallford, both C-130J Super Hercules crew chiefs, spray a C-130J engine with cleaning solution on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 20, 2017. Airmen clean the entirety of the aircraft before every inspection. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin M.
  • The Angel Tree: Giving back to the community

    The Angel Tree event kicked off Nov. 14 and will be accepting donations until Jan. 1, 2018.
  • West Gate to undergo construction Nov. 27

    Construction is scheduled to begin on the West Gate starting Nov. 27 and will continue until Dec. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., which may impede traffic through the gate between those times.
  • AFOSI Seeking Enlisted Airmen

    The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is slated to host a recruiting event at the Hercules Theater on Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 7, 2017 from 1030-1130 a.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Fixing to fly: The trust between flyers and crew chiefs

    C-130 crew chiefs and pilots have a healthy symbiotic relationship to keep the aircraft mission ready, and the aircrew safe.
  • Service Dogs: A different kind of medication

    PTSD service dogs have the ability to help veterans in situations where traditional medicines fails.
  • USAFE WPC introduces new domed simulator

    The United States Air Forces in Europe Warrior Preparation Center held a ribbon cutting ceremony highlighting the delivery and operational status of the new Joint Terminal Attack Controller domed simulator Nov. 2, 2017.A JTAC’s job is to direct the action of combat aircraft engaged in close air support. The domed simulator, named Joint Terminal
  • Ramstein lights a candle for Interpersonal Violence Awareness Candlelight Vigil

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Melissa Nater, 435th Contingency Training Squadron services contingency training instructor, holds a candle during Ramstein’s Interpersonal Violence Awareness Candlelight Vigil on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 20, 2017. Attendees dropped slips of paper into a bowl with the names of people close to them affected by
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