Move it: 721st APS, Ramstein’s cargo, passenger hub


Airmen assigned to the 721st Aerial Port Squadron Ramp Services transport cargo offloaded from a Boeing 747 aircraft on Ramstein Air Base, July 18. Cargo that 721st APS Airmen process can include food, supplies, and ammunition, which supports locations across U.S. Central, Europe, and Africa Commands.

 

The 721st Aerial Port Squadron Mechanized Material Handling System receives cargo and places it in storage on Ramstein Air Base, July 18. The MMHS sorts and prioritizes pallets to expedite the cargo loading and unloading process.

 

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Mark Bandeko Jr., 721st Aerial Port Squadron Fleet Services specialist, drains a Boeing 747 aircraft lavatory tank on Ramstein Air Base, July 18. Fleet services provides ground servicing, such as lavatory flushing, and delivering meals, igloos, pillows, blankets, and potable water for passenger comfort.

 

Airmen assigned to the 721st Aerial Port Squadron Ramp Services offload cargo from a Boeing 747 aircraft onto a K-loader on Ramstein Air Base, July 18. Ramp services delivers pallets to the cargo section, who breaks down the pallets and loads the contents for delivery to their final destination, ensuring Ramstein receives its mail, household goods, and supplies in a timely manner.

 

Cargo sits on a Boeing 747 aircraft on Ramstein Air Base, July 18. The 721st Aerial Port Squadron serves Air Mobility Command’s mission by handling the cargo and passengers that pass in and out of Ramstein. The cargo and passengers, such as mail, supplies, and deploying personnel, support missions across U.S. Central, Europe, and Africa Commands.