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  • 86 AW conducts COVID-19 patient movement training

    Airmen assigned to the 86th Operations Group, 86th Medical Group and 86th Maintenance Group participated in a simulated open-air movement of COVID-19 positive patients on a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft.
  • 86 MXG: Expanding aeromedical evacuation capabilities

    The 86th Maintenance Group leads the charge for the C-130 community in procuring ion distribution units to ensure the safety of aircrews, passengers and the Airmen working in and around the aircraft.
  • 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.”
  • EC-130 Compass Call trains with F-16s during Aviation Rotation 19-2

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Austin Roche, 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, inspects the top of an EC-130H Compass Call during Aviation Rotation 19-2 at Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, June 13, 2019. The Compass Call is an airborne tactical weapon system used to deny, degrade and disrupt the enemy's ability to communicate. (U.S. Air Force
  • 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
  • Ramstein exercise generates mass airlift capability

    Members of the 86th Airlift Wing worked together to successfully conduct a mass generation exercise, consisting of a preparing multiple C-130J Super Hercules, a multi-aircraft sortie, and elephant walk prior to takeoff Nov. 8, 2018, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
  • Airmen complete African Partnership Flight Senegal

    CAPTAIN ANDALLA CISSÉ AIR BASE, Senegal -- African Partnership Flight Senegal came to an end after a closing ceremony at Captain Andalla Cissé Air Base, Senegal, March 23.
  • African Partnership Flight Senegal kicks off

    CAPTAIN ANDALLA CISSÉ AIR BASE, Senegal -- African Partnership Flight Senegal kicked off after an opening ceremony at Captain Andalla Cissé Air Base, Senegal, March 19.
  • US, Latvian air forces partner for Saber Strike 16

    Pilots from the 37th Airlift Squadron fly over Riga, Latvia, June 10, 2016. U.S. armed forces and Latvian airmen will participate in Saber Strike 16; a long-standing, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff-directed, U.S. Army Europe-led cooperative-training exercise, which has been conducted annually since 2010. This year’s exercise will focus on promoting
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