786th CES locksmiths key to securing Ramstein

Staff Sgt. Ian Camp, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron locksmith, uses a code reader to measure the depth of cuts on a key Aug. 14 on Ramstein. 786th CES Locksmiths service all government-owned safes, vaults, and facilities on Ramstein.

Staff Sgt. Ian Camp, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron locksmith, takes a blank key out of a cabinet Aug. 14 on Ramstein. Locksmiths duplicate keys by cutting blank ones with identical cut patterns.

Staff Sgt. Justin Hae, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron locksmith, tests training locks Aug. 14 on Ramstein. 786th CES locksmiths are responsible for providing maintenance and repair for approximately 2,000 safes and vaults.

Senior Airman Andre Crawford, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron locksmith, puts pins into a lock Aug. 14 on Ramstein. The pins correspond with the height of cuts on a key, thereby enabling the key to open the lock.

Staff Sgt. Justin Hae, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron locksmith, examines a duplicate key to ensure it matches the original Aug. 14 on Ramstein.

Staff Sgt. Justin Hae, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron locksmith, operates a key duplicator Aug. 14 on Ramstein. 786th CES locksmiths help provide security to more than 1,000 facilities.

Tech. Sgt. Ben Nichols, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron lock shop non-commissioned officer in charge, peeks through a training lock Aug. 14 on Ramstein.

A key duplicating machine produces a freshly made key Aug. 14 on Ramstein. The key duplication process involves cutting patterns into a blank key which mirror those on the original.

Staff Sgt. Justin Hae, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron locksmith, duplicates a key Aug. 14 on Ramstein. Locksmiths duplicate keys by cutting patterns into blanks.