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  • Maintainers keep aircraft flying and missions rolling

    A U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing undergoes maintenance work on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 10, 2018. The 86th Airlift Wing maintains approximately a dozen C-130Js, which are used for various missions around the U.S. Air Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa

  • Ramstein celebrates with Rudolph the Red-nosed Herc

    Santa Claus arrives at the Rudolph the Red Nosed Herc event, in a U.S. Air Force C-130J Super Hercules, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec. 14, 2017. Santa posed for photos with children of servicemembers from the 86th Airlift Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Devin M. Rumbaugh)

  • NATO paratroopers jump for Toy Drop 2017

    U.S. Air Force Capt. Jared Johnson (left) and U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Kyle Holzem, both C-130J Super Hercules pilots assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron, take off for Operation Toy Drop 2017, in a U.S. Air Force C-130J on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec. 6, 2017. The aircraft flew over Alzey Drop

  • 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.

  • Portraits in Poland

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexander Carlson, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, waits for rest of the aircrew in preparation for a mission during Operation Atlantic Resolve on Powidz Air Base, Poland, Oct. 16, 2017. Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing participated in OAR, a NATO-led exercise, as