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U.S. Air Force Capt. Taylor Stephens, 76th Airlift Squadron readiness flight commander, and 1st Lt. Jacob Goodwin, 76th AS training officer, walk out to a C-21A Learjet at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 8, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Taylor Stephens, 76th Airlift Squadron readiness flight commander, and 1st Lt. Jacob Goodwin, 76th AS training officer, walk out to a C-21A Learjet at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 8, 2020. Stephens and Goodwin flew to Italy to pick up coronavirus disease 2019 test kits using NATO’s Rapid Air Mobility initiative. RAM provides allied military flights a unique NATO call sign and expedites flight clearances. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jacob Goodwin, 76th Airlift Squadron training officer, performs a preflight inspection for a C-21A Learjet, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 8, 2020.

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jacob Goodwin, 76th Airlift Squadron training officer, performs a preflight inspection for a C-21A Learjet, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 8, 2020. Using NATO’s Rapid Air Mobility initiative, members of the 76th AS acquired coronavirus disease 2019 test kits for Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. (U.S. Air Forcephoto by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Taylor Stephens, 76th Airlift Squadron readiness flight commander, goes over flight plans at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 8, 2020

U.S. Air Force Capt. Taylor Stephens, 76th Airlift Squadron readiness flight commander, goes over flight plans at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 8, 2020. Using NATO’s Rapid Air Mobility initiative, members of the 76th AS provided expedited resupply of coronavirus disease 2019 test kits for Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

U.S. Air Force Capt. Taylor Stephens, 76th Airlift Squadron readiness flight commander, performs a preflight inspection at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 8, 2020.

U.S. Air Force Capt. Taylor Stephens, 76th Airlift Squadron readiness flight commander, performs a preflight inspection at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 8, 2020. To support the fight against the coronavirus disease 2019, NATO activated the Rapid Air Mobility procedure, which allows transport flights containing supplies for combating COVID-19 to reach their destinations faster. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jacob Goodwin, 76th Airlift Squadron training officer, closes the door to a C-21A Learjet, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 8, 2020.

U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Jacob Goodwin, 76th Airlift Squadron training officer, closes the door to a C-21A Learjet, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 8, 2020. NATO’s Rapid Air Mobility initiative reduces the request time for diplomatic flight clearance, allowing expedited transportation of equipment used to combat the spread of coronavirus disease 2019. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

A C-21A Learjet sits on the flightline at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 8, 2020.

A C-21A Learjet sits on the flightline at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 8, 2020. Using NATO’s Rapid Air Mobility initiative, members of the 76th Airlift Squadron flew to Italy to pick up coronavirus disease 2019 test kits for Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

A C-21A Learjet taxies to the flightline at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 8, 2020.

A C-21A Learjet taxies to the flightline at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, May 8, 2020. The 76th Airlift Squadron provides aeromedical evacuation as well as transportation for military couriers and distinguished visitors. NATO’s Rapid Air Mobility initiative allowed the aircraft to use a unique NATO OAN call sign to expedite the delivery of coronavirus disease 2019 test kits. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kirby Turbak)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- U.S. Air Force Capt. Taylor Stephens, 76th Airlift Squadron readiness flight commander, and 1st Lt. Jacob Goodwin, 76th AS training officer, flew to Italy to pick up coronavirus disease 2019 test kits using NATO’s Rapid Air Mobility initiative, May 8, 2020. RAM provides allied military flights a unique NATO call sign and expedites flight clearances.