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Members of an Air Force honor guard team stand in formation during a Veterans Day ceremony at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial, Belgium, Nov. 11, 2017. The team conducted a hereditary nine gun salute which historically signifies an end to hostilities for a period of time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Ramstein AB Airmen honor U.S. veterans in Belgium
Bad weather did not deter Airmen from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, from celebrating Veteran’s Day Nov. 11, 2017, at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Memorial in Belgium. The ethereal curtain of fog and delicate rainfall only added to the poignancy of the ceremony.
0 11/13
2017
Nordic Air Chiefs sign letter, develop Arctic Challenge Nordic Air Chiefs sign letter, develop Arctic Challenge
Defense officials from four Nordic countries signed a letter of intent alongside Gen. Tod D. Wolters, U.S. Air Forces in Europe Air Forces Africa commander, Oct. 16, 2017, in a formal acknowledgment that opens doors to the development of a European flag-level exercise.
0 10/17
2017
U.S. Air Force Capt. Greg Carter, a deputy missile combat crew commander-airborne from the 625th Strategic Operations Squadron, launches a simulated Minuteman III missile aboard a U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury during Glory Trip 220 above the Pacific Ocean, April 25, 2017. Glory Trip is an operational test launch which continues a long history of launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., used to verify, validate and improve the capability of the nation’s ICBM force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keifer Bowes) AF awards contracts for next-generation ICBM airborne launch control system
The Air Force awarded two contracts Oct. 3, 2017, for upgrading the system that enables an aircraft to control an intercontinental ballistic missile’s launch from a silo in the ground. The three-year contracts of about $81 million each were awarded to Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Littleton, Colorado, and Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
0 10/05
2017
U.S. Air Force Col. Bradford Coley, U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa chief of the logistics readiness division, (center), tours U.S. Air Force resources in Luxembourg, Sept. 14, 2017. The Luxembourg government’s Warehouse Service Agency manages the facility, but the 86th Material Maintenance Squadron is responsible for keeping accountability of the resources stored in the compound. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) A base in a box: 86th MMS keeps AF ready for action
Somewhere in the Luxembourg countryside, armed guards keep watch over a compound of non-descript warehouses and storage containers. Each warehouse in the facility holds a different surprise, but those coming in will find most of these treasures hidden under lock and key.Stacks of metal boxes tower above the ground as workers inspect vehicles,
0 9/15
2017
U.S. Air Force C-130J pilots from the 37th Airlift Squadron, (right and center), along with one Romanian Air Force pilot, walk back to their units after conducting a training flight at Otopeni Air Base, Romania, Aug. 29, 2017. US, Romanian militaries contiune partnerships
U.S. and Romanian military members concluded a two-week bilateral training exercise on Otopeni Air Base, Romania, Aug. 31, 2017.
0 9/02
2017
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein bags groceries for an Airman at the commissary on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 21, 2017. Gen. Goldfein worked as a bagger at the Ramstein commissary as a teenager. He passed through Ramstein on his way back to the states after visiting Airmen at several locations in the Middle East. Paper or Plastic? CSAF returns to Ramstein roots
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein recently visited the Ramstein Air Base Commissary, but this was not his first time here. As a teenager, he worked as a bagger in the 1970s while his family was stationed at Ramstein Air Base.
0 8/24
2017
Tech. Sgt. Martin Wallace, 31st Fighter Wing Honor Guard lead instructor, represents his team of honor guard members as a photo is made of him on July 13, 2017, at Aviano Air Base, Italy. Wallace currently leads more than 30 Airmen who are working to become fully qualified honor guardsmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Cory W. Bush) AF Week in Photos
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.
0 8/04
2017
Default Air Force Logo 2016 Nuclear Deterrence Operations, Nuclear & Missile Operations awards winners announced
Air Force officials recently named the winners of the 2016 Nuclear Deterrence Operations Award and the Nuclear & Missile Operations Award.
0 7/05
2017
Default Air Force Logo Fighting against violence in the KMC
Interpersonal violence can happen to anyone. It not only affects the people it happens to, but also those around them. Potential assailants may target someone’s friend, relative, colleague, or even themselves, hurling roadblocks into the missions of their units. Airmen and civilians in the Kaiserslautern Military Community are taking measures to respond and prevent interpersonal violence. One of the many tools Ramstein Air Base uses is the Green Dot program. It is an annual training that is mandatory for active-duty Airmen throughout the Air Force.
0 6/09
2017
Col. Brian May, commander of the 403rd Operation Group, gives a speech during a ceremony in Picauville, France. This ceremony commemorates the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the largest multi-national amphibious landing and operational military airdrop in history, and highlights the U.S.' steadfast commitment to European allies and partners. Overall, approximately 400 U.S. service members from units in Europe and the U.S. are participating in ceremonial D-Day events from May 31 to June 7, 2017(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Monteleone) 815th Airlift Squadron drops paratroopers to commemorate D-Day 73
Two 815th Airlift Squadron crews from Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi participated in a six-ship multinational airborne mission near here in the Normandy region June 4, 2017 to commemorate D-Day 73.
0 6/06
2017
Airmen assigned to the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, 86th Airlift Wing, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, conduct a test of a C-130J Super Hercules engine prior to a sortie in support of exercise Juniper Falcon May 14, at Nevatim Air Force Base, Israel. Juniper Falcon 17 represents the combination of several bi-lateral component exercises with Israel Defense Forces that have been executed annually since 2011. These exercises were combined to increase joint training opportunities and capitalize on transportation and cost efficiencies gained by aggregating forces. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Tech. Sgt. Matthew Plew) US, Israeli airmen fortify airlift capabilities
Two C-130J Super Hercules along with about 80 Airmen attached to the 86th Airlift Wing from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, deployed to Israel in support of exercise Juniper Falcon from May 7-18, 2017.
0 5/22
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Sports seeks Airmen track, field athletes for training camp, championships
The Air Force is looking for track and field athletes to attend a training camp with the potential to compete at the Air Command Track and Field Championships at Ramstein AB, Germany.
0 4/13
2017
Students of the 721st Aerial Port Squadron’s Unit Learning Center prepare pallets of cargo to be loaded onto a C-17 Globemaster III during hands-on training for the class on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, March 21, 2017. The center provides upgrade training for new Airmen from Ramstein; Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany; Royal Air Force Mildenhall, England; and Aviano Air Base, Italy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh) Squadron develops process, trains new mobility Airmen across Europe
For many new Airmen, completing upgrade training within their career field can feel like an uphill battle. There are career development courses and on-the-job training to complete, all while keeping up with the day-to-day demands of the job. The 721st Aerial Port Squadron at Ramstein Air Base has devised a solution through their Unit Learning Center for new 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing Airmen to complete 5-level training, the next level after graduating from technical school.
0 3/29
2017
Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya, 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of reports, holds up a picture of him and his younger brother, Thana, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 16, 2017. Sookmeewiriya, who attempted to commit suicide twice, draws inspiration from his brother to remain resilient and encourages Airmen to open up about their struggles. Overcoming the shadow of death: An Airman’s fight against depression
Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya or Sook, as many people know him, may seem like a happy and carefree Airman at first glance. The 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of reports regularly puts forth an earnest effort to keep his unit alive and running, so his dark past and struggle with depression and suicide come as a surprise to many.
0 3/22
2017
Default Air Force Logo Around the Air Force: March 1
On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force plans to retire the MQ-1B Predator, the trials for the Air Force Warrior Games are underway, and a C-5 Galaxy transported Apache helicopters for the Army.
0 3/01
2017
An Army AH-64 Apache helicopter is unloaded from an Air Mobility Command C-5M Galaxy at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 22, 2017, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.  The four Apache helicopters that arrived are part of a larger contingent of helicopters and personnel comprising of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a U.S. commitment to maintaining peace and stability in the European region.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore) C-5Ms deliver Army helicopters to Europe for Atlantic Resolve
A contingent of Army AH-64 Apache helicopters, delivered by two Air Mobility Command C-5M Super Galaxies, arrived at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 22 in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
0 2/23
2017
Airman 1st Class Nathan Travis, a 5th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron aircraft electrical and environment systems journeyman, inspects wiring on the stabilizer strut of a C-17 Globemaster III at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia Jan. 13, 2017. Crew chiefs from the small squadron rely on specialists such as electricians to help out with inspections. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Andrew Park) Air mobility squadron keeps C-17s ready for fight
Winning the fight against an adversary requires much more than just dropping bombs on targets and taking out key leaders. It requires coordinating the precise movement of necessary supplies to arrive at the right location at the right time; which is why logistics plays such an important role in the war-fighting effort.
0 1/18
2017
315th Airlift Wing loadmasters coordinate loading of humanitarian cargo onto a Joint Base Charleston C-17 Globemaster III Jan. 13, 2017 at Minneapolis-St. Paul Air Reserve Station, Minnesota.  The 315th AW hauled more than 50,000 pounds in donated meals to Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The cargo will be later delivered to refugees in northern Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tom Brading) Airmen deliver aid to refugees in northern Iraq
Reservists from the 315th Airlift Wing delivered humanitarian aid here Jan. 13 while also conducting a multifaceted training mission; the aid is bound for refugee camps in northern Iraq.
0 1/18
2017
U.S. Air Force Airmen from the U.S. Air Forces Central Command Manpower and Personnel directorate worked to provide an opportunity for deployed Airmen to apply for the RQ-4 Global Hawk Remote Piloted Aircraft enlisted pilot training program. Them AFCENT team coordinated with personnel from multiple  organizations across the globe to ensure each interested Airman was given the opportunity to pursue their ambitions of becoming part of the first group of enlisted pilots since World War II. (Courtesy photo) AFCENT helps deployed Airmen reach for their dreams
Deployed Airmen often miss opportunities afforded to those back home; but personnel specialists at Air Forces Central Command headquarters here ensured deployed enlisted Airmen did not miss one opportunity – to pursue their ambitions of becoming part of the first group of enlisted pilots since World War II.
0 12/19
2016
Default Air Force Logo Airmen develop concept for rooftop facility condition assessments
Airmen at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, have developed a value-added concept utilizing facility assessment vehicles (FAV) for conducting facility condition assessments on rooftops around the Air Force.
0 9/15
2016
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