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Ramstein resumes outbound flights to US after three-week pause

Evacuees board flight outbound from Ramstein Air Base.

Evacuees board an outbound flight to the United States from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2021. This is the first outbound flight to leave Ramstein after a three-week pause. Ramstein provided evacuees from Afghanistan temporary lodging, food, medical services and support while awaiting transportation to the United States after receiving measles, mumps, rubella and COVID-19 vaccinations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Edgar Grimaldo)

Evacuees board outbound flight.

Evacuees board an outbound flight to the United States from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2021. Outbound flights resumed after a three-week pause at the request of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention out of an abundance of caution due to the discovery of a small number of measles cases in the United States among recently arrived evacuees from Afghanistan. Approximately 8,800 evacuees received the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and the majority of eligible evacuees received the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at Ramstein and Rhine Ordnance Barracks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Edgar Grimaldo)

Passengers board outbound flight.

Evacuees board an outbound flight to the United States from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2021. This is the first flight to depart Ramstein after a three-week pause. Outbound flights were temporarily halted at the request of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention out of an abundance of caution due to the discovery of a small number of measles cases in the United States among recently arrived evacuees from Afghanistan. Approximately 8,800 evacuees received the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and the majority of eligible evacuees received the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at Ramstein and Rhine Ordnance Barracks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Edgar Grimaldo)

Passengers board outbound flights.

Evacuees board an outbound flight to the United States from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2021. This is the first flight to depart Ramstein after a three-week pause. Outbound flights were temporarily paused at the request of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention out of an abundance of caution due to the discovery of a small number of measles cases in the United States among recently arrived evacuees from Afghanistan. Approximately 8,800 evacuees received the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and the majority of eligible evacuees received the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at Ramstein and Rhine Ordnance Barracks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Philip Bryant)

Evacuees board shuttle from passenger terminal to outbound flight.

Evacuees board a transport shuttle to the first outbound flight after a three-week pause to the United States from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2021. Outbound flights were temporarily paused at the request of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention out of an abundance of caution due to the discovery of a small number of measles cases in the United States among recently arrived evacuees from Afghanistan. Approximately 8,800 evacuees received the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and the majority of eligible evacuees received the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine at Ramstein and Rhine Ordnance Barracks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jared Lovett)

Passengers board a transport shuttle to outbound flight.

Evacuees board a transport shuttle for their outbound flight to the United States from Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 9, 2021. Earlier in the day, evacuees were processed through a temporary passenger terminal where security and baggage checks were completed. Ramstein Air Base has been serving as U.S. European Command’s primary evacuation hub, supporting the largest, most complex humanitarian airlift operations in history. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Jared Lovett)

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