Ramstein Airfield Systems receives ‘Excellent’ rating

***image1***Ramstein’s 1st Combat Communications Squadron – a highly-decorated non-flying unit in the Air Force with a history of excellence – excelled again during the base’s operational readiness exercise.

The airfield systems shop was tasked with representing the entire unit by processing two inventory complete unit-type codes through the Joint Mobility Processing Center. In addition to the equipment, they processed their personnel through “the line.”

Consisting of eight highly-trained electronics technicians, airfield systems personnel flawlessly palletized their mobile microwave landing system and mobile air traffic control tower. Configured to be transported by Ramstein’s C-130 fleet, the equipment included four pallets, one modified Humvee and a generator support trailer that weighed more than 25,000 pounds.

“Most people don’t realize the amount of work and attention to detail that goes into preparing equipment and vehicles for air transport,” said Senior Airman Rob Gibson, airfield systems journeyman.

Working as a team through the exercise, every aspect of the inspection was completed without incident, earning airfield systems the unit’s sole “Excellent” rating for the exercise.

The airfield systems flight takes pride in its work and they take every opportunity to ensure that their unit deploys the best combat communicators in the Air Force, the Airmen said.

“It’s a good feeling to know that you’re in the best work center in the best combat communications squadron in the Air Force,” said Airman 1st Class Steven Hurne, airfield systems apprentice.

(Courtesy of 1st Combat Communications Squadron)