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  • 39 MXS lifts Incirlik to new heights

    Members of the 39th Maintenance Squadron's transient alert crash and recovery section showcase the capabilities of their newly acquired pneumatic lifting bags. The section uses lifting bags to enable personnel to quickly and safely lift or move a crashed, damaged or disabled aircraft. As one of several recovery methods, lifting bags assist the section with performing their primary mission of ensuring the runway is clear and postured to support NATO’s southern region.
  • 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.”
  • Different strokes: Airman combines love for drawing, Air Force

    With one paint brush secured in her right hand and another tucked behind her ear she effortlessly applies bright-yellow paint to her newest masterpiece. When presented with the chance to combine her love for drawing with her love for her job, one Airman jumped at the opportunity to create a mural for her squadron’s heritage room. The loud music blaring over the speakers in the background fits today’s mood, but it doesn’t matter because drawing is always her happy place. Though the environment has changed throughout the years, from doodling notebook sketches to drawing on canteens, they all symbolize one thing: an Airman’s love for creating new things.
  • The 728th AMS: Solutions, execution, evolution

    “It’s always been done this way.” This is a phrase that’s been said at almost every job around the world. It is a phrase that time and time again has halted the possibility of increased initiative, safety, time management and more. Members of the 728th Air Mobility Squadron are putting an end to that and crafting new ideas from some of their most creative members: junior Airmen and new NCOs. To encourage creativity and empower the squadron’s future leaders, leadership at the 728th AMS created a Solutions Group, which is comprised of members from across the squadron. The Solutions Group solves work-related issues they have either experienced or noticed and brainstorm ways to fix those problems.
  • 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
  • 492nd AMU: Bleed Blue

    492nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chiefs prepare to conduct aircraft launch procedures at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, Jan. 7, 2019. 492nd AMU Airmen maintain the world's premier multi-role fighter, the F-15E Strike Eagle to ensure RAF Lakenheath remains combat-ready. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shanice Williams-Jones)
  • Leaders know when to follow

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Gerald Walker, 728th Air Mobility Squadron hydraulic journeyman, was one of 150 students from the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing and 512th Airlift Wing completing an unprecedented training opportunity on a C-5M Super Galaxy aircraft from Nov. 26 – Dec. 6, 2018 on Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
  • AGE Airmen: No airpower without ground power

    Walking onto the flightline, the hum of the generators is all you hear over the conversation between pilots and mechanics. The small battery on wheels powers a 49 ton aircraft and prepares KC-135 Stratotankers to fuel the mission across Europe and Africa.
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