Ramstein Airfield Management named best in Air Force

The 435th Operations Support Squadron’s Airfield Management section received the 2003 Air Force Airfield Management Facility of the Year award recently.
Additionally, Senior Master Sgt. Arturo Jayme was named the Air Force 2003 Airfield Management Senior NCO of the Year and the Terminal Instrument Procedures Specialist of the Year award went to Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Stackhouse.
“Earning the Air Force-level award for the entire airfield management team was a terrific acknowledgement of all the hard work and dedication they have put in to ensure Ramstein’s critical airfield operations continue despite an unprecedented amount of airfield construction and contingency airlift missions,” said Sergeant Jayme, chief of the airfield management team. “This team was able to safely execute the most intensive airfield construction effort in U.S. Air Forces in Europe and quite possibly the entire Air Force.”
The team’s efforts were apparent in managing more than 40 airfield projects exceeding $400 million.
“The airfield management team was a critical element in all phases of airfield construction planning, design and execution,” said Lt. Col. Clifford Puckett, the 435th Operations Support Squadron commander. “This group of professionals represents the best in their professions and these awards are truly a reflection of the quality people we have here at Ramstein, supporting a very complex airfield operations and construction environment. We are proud of their achievements and congratulate them for their well-earned recognition as the best in the Air Force!” (Courtesy of 435th Operations Support Squadron)