Masters of aerial delivery

by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Public Affairs

Loadmasters assigned to the 37th Airlift Squadron stand in the back of a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 12, 2018. Because Ramstein’s loadmasters are responsible for transporting cargo safely, they are pivotal to making sure locations across Europe and Africa receive food and supplies. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Vanessa Soriano-Cervantes, 37th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules aircraft loadmaster, prepares a low-cost, low-altitude bundle for air drop over an airfield in Germany, June 12, 2018. Air drops can consist of tanks, helicopters, food and medical supplies, making 37th AS loadmasters a key to supporting missions in deployed locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Johnathan Hasty, left, Senior Airman Vanessa Soriano-Cervantes, middle, and Staff Sgt. Matthew Fry, all 37th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules aircraft loadmasters, secure a low-cost, low-altitude bundle on a C-130J on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, June 12, 2018. After learning what kind of cargo they are loading, such as hazardous materials, palletized cargo or passengers, Ramstein’s loadmasters configure the correct placement and space to balance the aircraft, making them an essential part of Ramstein’s airlift mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Vanessa Soriano-Cervantes, 37th Airlift Squadron C-130J Super Hercules aircraft loadmaster, waits for permission from the flight commander to release cargo over an airfield in Germany, June 12, 2018. Ramstein’s loadmasters practice air drops regularly to ensure they are able to deliver essential cargo such as water and food to deployed locations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker)