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Ops Never Stops: Airfield Management provides superior support

An Airman kneeling beside a construction site on an airfield.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tessa Bunn, 86th Operations Support Squadron airfield management and training noncommissioned officer in charge, inspects an area of the airfield under construction at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 6, 2020. The Airfield Management team fused 66 COVID-19 missions with multi-country travel restrictions, limited manning, daily training and transient flight operations, while also teaming with Air Mobility Command, the 86th Medical Group, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and Transient Alert to execute expeditious support. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

An Airman driving and holding a radio.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tessa Bunn, 86th Operations Support Squadron airfield management and training noncommissioned officer in charge, radios the airfield management operations coordinator during a routine airfield check at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 6, 2020. Bunn ensures all inbound Airmen are trained and qualified in all aspects of maintaining a safe airfield. Airmen assigned to Airfield Management must be able to identify any discrepancies while performing inspections and checks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tessa Bunn, 86th Operations Support Squadron airfield management and training noncommissioned officer in charge, monitors the airfield at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 6, 2020. Ramstein serves as the main hub for European COVID-19 support, and Airfield Management’s expertise is crucial in the process of crafting flight plans. Airfield Management is integral in providing superior support for safe and effective operations on Ramstein’s airfield. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tessa Bunn, 86th Operations Support Squadron airfield management and training noncommissioned officer in charge, removes foreign object debris from the airfield at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 6, 2020. Airmen assigned to Airfield Management must be proficient in all aspects of maintaining a safe airfield. The Airfield Management team coordinates runway restrictions, issues notice-to-Airmen directives and implements safety parameters to ensure zero incidents. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tessa Bunn, 86th Operations Support Squadron airfield management and training noncommissioned officer in charge, surveys the airfield at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 6, 2020. Airfield Management is one of three sections that make up the Airfield Operations Flight, which comprises more than half of the 86th OSS. Along with Air Traffic Control and Radar Airfield Weather Systems, the three sections work together to expedite the safe flow of aircraft at Ramstein. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

An Airman holding a radio.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Maritza Rivera, 86th Operations Support Squadron airfield management operations shift lead, radios the airfield management operations coordinator during a routine nighttime airfield check at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 22, 2020. All sections of the 86th OSS Airfield Operations Flight, including Airfield Management, maintain 24/7 operations. The Airfield Management team provides round-the-clock support to 86th Airlift Wing, transient, exercise and deployed aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

An Airman holding a cell phone.

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Maritza Rivera, 86th Operations Support Squadron airfield management operations shift lead, checks in with her office during a routine nighttime airfield check at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 22, 2020. Rivera checked for inoperable lights, bird and wildlife aircraft strike hazards, and foreign object debris to maintain 24/7 support to aircraft at Ramstein. The Airfield Management team continued operational effectiveness during COVID-19 by fusing 66 missions with multi-country travel restrictions, limited manning, daily training and transient flight operations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- The 86th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Management team provides round-the-clock support to 86th Airlift Wing, transient, exercise and deployed aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

The Airfield Management team coordinates runway restrictions, issues notice-to-Airmen directives and implements safety parameters to ensure zero incidents.