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  • C-130E gets last tune-up at Ramstein

    The 86th Maintenance Squadron completed its final isochronical inspection on the C-130E Hercules aircraft here July 22, as they continue to add the C-130J Super Hercules models to their fleet. The final C-130E model, tail number 7897, was the last of its kind to go through the 10-day inspection process. An isochronical inspection, also known as an
  • SENTINEL FOCUS improves intelligence support

     Members of the 693rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group here will observe and learn how the Air Force Distributed Common Ground System enterprise operates worldwide during SENTINEL FOCUS '09 held Aug. 2 to 6. At Ramstein, the 693rd ISR Group uses the DCGS to support Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom by
  • Officials set date for 3rd Annual Aviano Marathon

    The 31st Force Support Squadron is partnering with the Aviano Road Runners, a group of U.S. and Italian runners, to co-host the 3rd Annual Aviano Marathon in conjunction with the group's annual volksmarch. The marathon is set for Sept. 13. This year's event will start and finish off-base at the Area D complex, located between the two AGIP gas
  • Family support, youth programs benefit from CFC-Overseas generosity

    Generous donations by military and civilian employees to U.S. Air Forces in Europe Family Support and Youth Programs through the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas meant more than $95,000 will benefit USAFE's overseas communities. Ms. Renee Acosta, President and CEO of the Dept. of Defense's CFC-O campaign management organization Global Impact,
  • 12 nations’ first C-17 gets first aerial refueling

    With Swedish and U.S. Air Force pilots in the cockpit, the first C-17 Globemaster III to belong to a 12-nation strategic airlift initiative topped off its gas tank in flight for the first time Friday while over the Atlantic. "It was cool," said Swedish Air Force Maj. Niclas Akesson, the C-17 co-pilot who handled the pre-refueling checklists,
  • New C-130J parts store enhances Ramstein J-model fleet support

    Team Ramstein officials officially opened the newly constructed C-130J Aircraft Parts Store here July 14. Built to provide direct support to Ramstein's newest airframe, the APS is a marked improvement from all previous warehouses operated by the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron, specifically in the areas of technology and storage space. "This
  • British cadets nurture 'spirit of adventure' at Ramstein

     "To foster the spirit of adventure and develop qualities of leadership and good citizenship" is just one of the goals the United Kingdom's Air Training Corps hopes to guide their cadets toward, according to the Air Cadet Organization's Web site. Part of cultivating this spirit involves summer camps held throughout the U.K., but sometimes cadets
  • Ramstein stands up air ground operations wing

    The stand up of U.S. Air Forces in Europe's first wing solely dedicated to supporting battlefield Airmen took place during a ceremony on Ramstein July 16. The 435th Air Ground Operations Wing adds another volume to Team Ramstein's growing legacy. Mission areas currently performed by two 86th Airlift Wing units -- the Contingency Response Group and
  • Aviano Airman selected for Military Times Service Members of the Year award

    An Airman joined members representing each of the service branches for a recognition ceremony at the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill July 9. Staff Sgt. MercedesKimble L. Crossland, currently assigned to the 31st Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office at Aviano Air Base, Italy, was nominated for the award because of her on- and off-duty