Wing Thunder inspection booming success

Photos by Staff Sgt. Leslie Keopka

First responders assist a simulated missile-attack casualty during the Wing Thunder inspection April 26 on Ramstein. The first responders arrived on scene first to ensure the scene was safe and all victims were helped in a timely matter.
First responders assist a simulated missile-attack casualty during the Wing Thunder inspection April 26 on Ramstein. The first responders arrived on scene first to ensure the scene was safe and all victims were helped in a timely matter.
An Airman from the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron stands by to assist in loading cargo onto a C-130J Super Hercules during Wing Thunder April 22 on Ramstein. Team Ramstein conducted the inspection, Wing Thunder, to exercise the 86th Airlift Wing’s readiness and operational capabilities April 17 through 27.
An Airman from the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron stands by to assist in loading cargo onto a C-130J Super Hercules during Wing Thunder April 22 on Ramstein. Team Ramstein conducted the inspection, Wing Thunder, to exercise the 86th Airlift Wing’s readiness and operational capabilities April 17 through 27.
Staff Sgt. Josh Wade, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, helps loadmasters from the 37th Airlift Squadron load cargo onto a C-130J Super Hercules during Wing Thunder April 22 on Ramstein. Aircraft maintainers and loadmasters work hand in hand to ensure all aircraft cargo and passengers are securely fastened prior to takeoff.
Staff Sgt. Josh Wade, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron crew chief, helps loadmasters from the 37th Airlift Squadron load cargo onto a C-130J Super Hercules during Wing Thunder April 22 on Ramstein. Aircraft maintainers and loadmasters work hand in hand to ensure all aircraft cargo and passengers are securely fastened prior to takeoff.
 Lt. Col. Paul Silas, Ramstein’s Emergency Operations Center director, briefs EOC personnel on procedures and checklists during the Wing Thunder inspection April 25 on Ramstein. The EOC director acts as a liaison between the on-scene and installation commanders during exercise and real-world scenarios.
Lt. Col. Paul Silas, Ramstein’s Emergency Operations Center director, briefs EOC personnel on procedures and checklists during the Wing Thunder inspection April 25 on Ramstein. The EOC director acts as a liaison between the on-scene and installation commanders during exercise and real-world scenarios.
An aircraft maintainer straps down a piece of cargo onboard a C-130J Super Hercules after being loaded in support of Wing Thunder April 22 on Ramstein. The cargo loaded was to test the operational readiness of aircrew during real-world and exercise scenarios.
An aircraft maintainer straps down a piece of cargo onboard a C-130J Super Hercules after being loaded in support of Wing Thunder April 22 on Ramstein. The cargo loaded was to test the operational readiness of aircrew during real-world and exercise scenarios.
A team from the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron prepares Airmen to look like simulated casualties during the Wing Thunder inspection April 26 on Ramstein. The simulated casualties included injuries such as broken bones, shrapnel in skin and pavement burns to participate in the simulated missile attack.
A team from the 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron prepares Airmen to look like simulated casualties during the Wing Thunder inspection April 26 on Ramstein. The simulated casualties included injuries such as broken bones, shrapnel in skin and pavement burns to participate in the simulated missile attack.