435 CTS strengthen contingency readiness


An Airman assigned to the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron stands at a welding work station during a 435th Contingency and Training Squadron welding course at Ramstein Air Base, April 28. Welding curtains are used at the stations to ensure safety from welding fumes and chemicals.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Stephen Thomas, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron structures, fuses metal during a welding course at Ramstein Air Base, April 28. The four-day training taught Airmen various welding principles to increase their proficiency.
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Israel Gutierrez, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron lock shop noncommissioned officer in charge, fuses metal during a welding course at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 28, 2020. The four-day training taught Airmen various welding principles to increase their proficiency. 
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Israel Gutierrez, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron lock shop noncommissioned officer in charge, fuses metal during a welding course at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, April 28, 2020. The 435th Construction and Training Squadron conducted the welding course to give Airmen hands-on training to increase capabilities for their home units and deployed locations. 
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Matthew Evans, 435th Construction and Training Squadron contingency instructor, poses for a photo during a welding course at Ramstein Air Base, April 28. To help prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019, all instructors and students wore cloth face coverings and maintained physical distancing.
A U.S. Airman assigned to the 786th Civil Engineer Squadron cools off a piece of metal during a welding course at Ramstein Air Base, April 28. The students sanitized the equipment during the course to prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019. In addition, they refrained from sharing the equipment.
U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Stephen Thomas, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron structures, left, fuses metal while receiving instructions from Staff Sgt. Jared Swan, 435th Construction and Training Squadron contingency instructor, during a welding course at Ramstein Air Base, April 28.