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  • AOTW: 86 AMXS Airman recognized for leadership

    Tech. Sgt. Christopher Kim, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron C-130 hydraulic systems craftsman and noncommissioned officer in charge, was awarded Airlifter of the Week for his leadership and direction in the hydraulics section at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, July 2, 2020.
  • 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.
  • 86 MXG: Expanding aeromedical evacuation capabilities

    The 86th Maintenance Group leads the charge for the C-130 community in procuring ion distribution units to ensure the safety of aircrews, passengers and the Airmen working in and around the aircraft.
  • 86 AMXS NCO earns Airlifter of the Week

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Spencer Koepp, a C-130 aircraft maintenance craftsman with the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, was recognized as Airlifter of the Week, Sept. 12, 2019.
  • 86 MXS and 86 AMXS launch ‘black letter’ aircraft

    After going through a long checklist, on Aug. 29, 2019, the 86th Maintenance Squadron and 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron pushed out an aircraft known as a “black letter aircraft.”
  • U.S., French Airmen build trust in the skies over France

    Members of the 37th Airlift Squadron traveled to Orleans-Bricy Air Base, France to work with the 2/61 Transport Squadron Franche Comte and their transition to the new C-130J Super Hercules March 18-19, 2019.
  • Ramstein wraps up Exercise Operation Varsity 19-01

    Ramstein wrapped up Operation Varsity 19-01, a week-long exercise testing the response capability of multiple base agencies.
  • Ramstein hosts week-long exercise

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Joshua Pravel, 86th Maintenance Squadron C-130J Super Hercules crew chief, wears mission-oriented protective posture gear during Exercise Operation Varsity 19-01 on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 28, 2019. During the exercise, participants stayed in a protective shelter until given the all clear. (U.S. Air Force photo
  • 86th MXG Airmen achieve perfection

    Airmen assigned to the 86th Maintenance Group on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, launch C-130J Super Hercules aircraft every day.But it’s been three years since they launched one like this.The 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron’s responsibility is maintaining the 86th Airlift Wing’s fleet. The 86th Maintenance Squadron works to maintain all the support
  • The enemy doesn't take snow days, neither does team Ramstein

    A military fuel truck drives on the flightline at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Jan. 10, 2017. The Kaiserslautern Military Community received a record snowfall of approximately 3 1/2 inches in one day, making it the largest snowfall in a 24-hour period in the area since 2009. Local weather studies report that the state of Rheinland-Pfalz receives an
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