Post Tagged with: "721st Aerial Port Squadron"


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Gertrude “Gertie” Grosskopf, 721st Aerial Port Squadron fleet service supervisor and air transportable galley and lavatory manager, takes a photo with members of the 721 APS on the flightline of Ramstein. Gertie is retiring after serving the Air Force for more than 39 years. During her time, she became known as the go-to person for the ATGLs not only in the squadron but for all of Air Mobility Command.

721 APS local national celebrates 39 years of stellar service

by Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

After nearly four decades of dedicated work, one would hope they have left a mark on their work center. One 721st Aerial Port Squadron member has done that and more.

January 26, 2017 ×

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Airmen from the 721st Aerial Port Squadron load a C-17 Globemaster III Sept. 7 on Ramstein. The 721 APS broke a record July 27 loading 120 tons of cargo onto a Boeing 747, the highest allowable cargo load utilized on any commercial aircraft.

721 APS raises bar, sets new record

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Airmen of the 721st Aerial Port Squadron broke a new record for the highest allowable cargo load for a commercial aircraft July 27.

September 29, 2016 ×

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721st Aerial Port Squadron stays safe on job

721st Aerial Port Squadron stays safe on job

Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Tryphena Mayhugh
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

“The mission of the 721st (Aerial Port Squadron) Safety Office is to advise the commander and prevent mishaps throughout the squadron,” said Master Sgt. Ryan Armour, 721st Aerial Port Squadron safety superintendent.

July 21, 2016 ×

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721st cargo can change lives

721st cargo can change lives

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Armando Schwier-Morales
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Copy, KC-10 coming down in 10 mike. Get a K-loader, crew and stairs to it. Forty cargo pallets to final down range.

April 14, 2016 ×

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Agility, flexibility: 521st AMOW on Turkey departure

Agility, flexibility: 521st AMOW on Turkey departure

by Staff Sgt. Armando Schwier-Morales
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Department of State and Secretary of Defense approved the ordered departure of dependents from bases across Turkey.

April 14, 2016 ×

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Kasper Chevalier, 721st Aerial Port Squadron aerial porter, shows his wife, Frieda Chevalier, what his day-to-day job on a C-17 Globemaster III entails Oct. 16 on Ramstein. Chevalier completed his 2,000th aerial port expeditor mission during this cargo load.

721st APS Port dawgs move cargo, reach milestone

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Leslie Keopka 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Cheers of happiness and celebration filled the 721st Aerial Port Squadron when one of their aerial porters reached a significant milestone in his career Oct. 16 on Ramstein.

October 22, 2015 ×

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Photo by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski
721st APS upload Apache helicopter
Airmen assigned to the 721st Aerial Port Squadron upload a U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter from 3rd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment onto a C-5 Galaxy Aug. 18 on Ramstein. The C-5 was headed for Ladd Army Airfield at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

721st APS upload Apache helicopter

Photo by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski

Airmen assigned to the 721st Aerial Port Squadron upload a U.S. Army AH-64 Apache helicopter from 3rd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment onto a C-5 Galaxy Aug. 18 on Ramstein.

August 27, 2015 ×

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Staff Sgt. Ryan Evans, 721st Aerial Port Squadron passenger services specialist, carries water jugs during the obstacle course at the 2015 Ramstein Air Base Rodeo Aug. 1 on Ramstein. The rodeo is a skills competition and includes numerous events such as forklift operations, center of balance calculations and cargo pallet buildup.

Airmen rally at 2015 RAB Rodeo

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Sharida Jackson 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

For most people, weekend mornings are reserved for relaxing, but competition, the sound of aircraft engines roaring and a warehouse full of cargo is how air transportation specialists spent their Saturday morning.

August 6, 2015 ×

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Team Ramstein services Air Force One

Team Ramstein services Air Force One

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Tryphena Mayhugh 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 721st Aerial Port Squadron and members of the 86th Airlift Wing provided support for Air Force One distinguished visitor aircraft as President Obama stopped on his trip to Kenya July 24 and 28 on Ramstein.

August 6, 2015 ×

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Short-, long-term parking available on Ramstein

by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Tis the season to see family and friends, but before traveling to the United States for some home cooked meals, know where to park your vehicles on base, otherwise they may be towed.

November 13, 2014 ×