The 450th Intelligence Squadron hosted War-Bird Service Day on Ramstein Air Base, Dec. 7. This day was a way for the squadron to give back to non-profit organizations around Ramstein Air Base.
“Every year, for the past three years, the 450th has put together a service day,” said Master Sgt. Veronica Boylan, 450th IS flight chief. “We go around to any of the non-profit organizations around the KMCC and help out where we can.”
Airmen from the 450th IS went to two USO locations where they helped set up for events at the Ramstein Passenger Terminal as well as put together packages at the USO Warriors Center at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Members assisted in sorting packages at both post offices on base and cleaned and organized at the Youth Center, Airmen’s Attic, and the Scout Hut.
The squadron is a tenant unit located on Ramstein; encompassing six flights spread among three locations throughout the installation. Since some of the flights work 24/7 the service day was devised as a way to help non-profits around base and get the whole squadron together to foster and build relationships internally and externally.
“It really allows us a chance to give back to the community and serve the fellow men and women of the non-profit organizations that make such an impact on us,” said Lt. Col. Andrew Hunter, 450th IS commander.
The annual service day allows the whole squadron to interact and gives Airmen the opportunity to appreciate the importance of volunteering.
“All of our younger Airmen are really able to grow, develop, and mature through making their community better,” said Hunter.