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  • 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.”
  • Trust between nations strengthened by international camaraderie

    Strengthening the relationship between the U.S. and Romania is a primary objective exercise Carpathian Fall seeks to accomplish. Strengthening this relationship between the two NATO allies requires a free-flow exchange of ideas and tactics. It is more than that, however.
  • Mission Complete: Aviation Rotation 19-3 concludes

    U.S. and Polish forces concluded the two-week Aviation Rotation 19-3 (AvRot) at Powidz Air Base, Poland, July 23, 2019.
  • Aviation Rotation 19-3: Portraits in Poland

    Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing deployed to Powidz Air Base, Poland, to support the 52nd Operations Group Detachment 1 during Aviation Rotation 19-3, a bilateral training exercise with their Polish counterparts. Approximately 100 Airmen from more than 10 Air Force specialties supported the endeavor to complete mission objectives.
  • 569th USFPS hosts flight of the year competition

    The 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron held their annual flight of the year competition on Kapaun Air Station Germany, throughout April 2019.
  • Vigorous Warrior 19 ensures readiness, strong partnerships for U.S. Air Force medics

    Exercise Vigorous Warrior 19, NATO’s largest-ever medical readiness event, ended Friday with ceremonies at Cincu Military Base, Romania. Beginning April 3, approximately 50 Airmen from the 86th Medical Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, worked with over 2,500 military personnel from 39 NATO and partner countries to improve interoperability and readiness in a simulated Article 5 combat scenario.
  • U.S. Air Force, Romanian surgical exchange highlights Vigorous Warrior 19

    Since April 3, approximately 50 Airmen from the 86th Medical Group, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, have been working side-by-side with counterparts from 39 partner nations at Cincu Military Base, Romania, for Vigorous Warrior 19, NATO’s largest-ever medical exercise.
  • The mission never stops, neither does OPS

    The holidays are usually a time when many people take a week or two away from work and enjoy the season with family and friends. But there are those out there who do not care for “peace and goodwill.” These people intend to create terror and drive away the festive cheer. That’s why this past holiday season, members of the U.S. military kept watch—ready to respond to anything, anytime, and anywhere.
  • Santa, Elves jump for Operation Toy Drop 2018

    Santa and his helpers, along with members of the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and seven partner nations conducted static-line and military freefall jumps for Operation Toy Drop 2018, over Alzey Drop Zone, Germany Dec. 11-13, 2018.
  • Turning a mess into a message

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Reuben McClendon had everything going for him when he began his Air Force career in the security forces field.As a young Airman many years ago, he excelled in his duties, gained a wealth of experience from deployments, won awards left and right, and received accolades from his colleagues.McClendon felt even more
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