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  • Ramstein religious support teams help Airmen of all or no faith

    Spiritual fitness doesn’t necessarily mean ensuring you regularly go to a personal place of worship. Ramstein’s religious support teams—one chaplain and one chaplain assistant—are on standby to assist Airmen in crisis, who need religious support, or who just want to talk things out without fear of retribution.
  • Armed Services Blood Program delivers life

    There are many things that can save a life and stop a human body from crashing. Some of those things can even be manufactured. However, one of the most needed items cannot--blood.
  • Loadmaster acts on instinct, saves man’s life

    As a child, he didn’t know those long walks with his father would one day save a man’s life.Senior Airman Anthony Oldham, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, used the lessons his father taught him while on temporary assignment to Poland.Oldham’s father was an Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape instructor. Growing up, he shared some
  • Loadmaster acts on instinct, saves man’s life

    As a child, he didn’t know those long walks with his father would one day save a man’s life.Senior Airman Anthony Oldham, 37th Airlift Squadron loadmaster, used the lessons his father taught him while on temporary assignment to Poland.Oldham’s father was an Air Force Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape instructor. Growing up, he shared some
  • 721st AMXS aids the mission in Kuwait

    One of the keys to mission success in the Air Force is readiness. Unfortunately, equipment or machinery don’t always make that easy. When an aircraft breaks down or malfunctions at a base or area that isn’t equipped to fix the problem, what can be done? Within the European, Central and African commands (EUCOM, CENTCOM, AFRICOM), the answer to that question is sending a mission ready team (MRT), often manned by Airmen assigned to the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. Four 721st AMXS Airmen experienced this first hand when they participated in an MRT for an engine change of a C-17 Globemaster III from Sept. 2 to 9, 2016 at Ali Al Salem Air Base, Kuwait. There were only two maintenance Airmen assigned to Ali Al Salem, so they required assistance from the 721st AMXS Airmen.
  • 721st AMXS puts Ramstein in the sky

    The ground rumbles as a C-17 Globemaster III taxis to the runway, sending vibrations up the soles of the feet of those on the flightline. The roar of the 280,000 pound, four-engine aircraft reverberates throughout the base before it takes off. Defying gravity, it lifts into the air and slowly disappears into the horizon. When many people think of the Air Force, the first things that come to mind are aircraft and the pilots who fly them. But before any pilot takes to the skies, every aircraft is carefully inspected and maintained by maintenance professionals. The 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron plays a large part in keeping the steady flow of aircraft, in and out of Ramstein, operational.
  • Ramstein barber reflects on working with Airmen for over 30 years

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany—Airmen have long held a standard of dress and appearance that reflects how much pride they take in being in the military.
  • Former POW shares story with NCOA

    Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Melvin Pollack, Vietnam War veteran, was flying his 78th mission when he was shot down and captured approximately 50 miles north of Hanoi, July 6, 1967.
  • 10th EAEF: A flight that saves lives

    In the frigid and dim cargo hold of a C-17 Globemaster III, Airmen strive to save the lives of injured service members while being tormented by the deafening rumble of four engines. These Airmen are the patients’ best option for medical care and transportation to a hospital.
  • 86th MXG keeps Ramstein forward, ready, now

    The Air Force functions like a complex machine made up of interlocking gears that keep the mission rolling. Every wheel is important with its specific function, but when one gear malfunctions, the whole mechanism suffers. The 86th Maintenance Group is an element of Ramstein that keeps the mission pushing forward.
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