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Never tiring out: A day in the shop life of Air Force veteran Greg Hermann

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Hermann, 86th Force Support Squadron tire technician at the Auto Hobby Shop at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, opens up his shop as he begins his work day Oct. 6, 2016. Hermann is responsible for fixing customers’ tires, and around winter time, business increases as people around the Kaiserslautern Military Community need winter tires properly tested and installed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Hermann, 86th Force Support Squadron tire technician at the Auto Hobby Shop at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, opens up his shop as he begins his work day Oct. 6, 2016. Hermann is responsible for fixing customers’ tires, and around winter time, business increases as people around the Kaiserslautern Military Community need winter tires properly tested and installed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Hermann, 86th Force Support Squadron tire technician at the Auto Hobby Shop at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, dons his gloves as he prepares for work Sept. 28, 2016. He has worked at Ramstein since April, but carries over 40 years of auto mechanic experience with him. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Hermann, 86th Force Support Squadron tire technician at the Auto Hobby Shop at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, dons his gloves as he prepares for work Sept. 28, 2016. He has worked at Ramstein since April, but carries over 40 years of auto mechanic experience with him. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Hermann, 86th Force Support Squadron tire technician at the Auto Hobby Shop at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, rolls one of his customer’s tires in for a tire inspection Oct. 5, 2016. Hermann mans the tire shop alone, and changes an average of 40-50 tires every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Hermann, 86th Force Support Squadron tire technician at the Auto Hobby Shop at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, rolls one of his customer’s tires in for a tire inspection Oct. 5, 2016. Hermann mans the tire shop alone, and changes an average of 40-50 tires every day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Hermann, 86th Force Support Squadron tire technician at the Auto Hobby Shop at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, uses a wheel and tire spin balance machine Oct. 5, 2016. The machine simulates a driving vehicle to test the wheel’s balance as it spins, usually at 55-60 miles per hour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Hermann, 86th Force Support Squadron tire technician at the Auto Hobby Shop at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, uses a wheel and tire spin balance machine Oct. 5, 2016. The machine simulates a driving vehicle to test the wheel’s balance as it spins, usually at 55-60 miles per hour. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Hermann, 86th Force Support Squadron tire technician at the Auto Hobby Shop at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, inspects a tire’s air pressure Sept. 28, 2016. Tire technicians install, repair, balance and rotate tires for passenger and commercial vehicles and ensure that tires are correctly inflated and properly replaced on the vehicle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Hermann, 86th Force Support Squadron tire technician at the Auto Hobby Shop at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, inspects a tire’s air pressure Sept. 28, 2016. Tire technicians install, repair, balance and rotate tires for passenger and commercial vehicles and ensure that tires are correctly inflated and properly replaced on the vehicle. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Hermann, 86th Force Support Squadron Auto Hobby Shop tire technician, washes a vehicle’s wheel at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 5, 2016. To test for air leaks in a tire, Hermann washes the wheel with soap and water, and looks for pockets of air bubbles, an indicator that air is leaking out. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Hermann, 86th Force Support Squadron Auto Hobby Shop tire technician, washes a vehicle’s wheel at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 5, 2016. To test for air leaks in a tire, Hermann washes the wheel with soap and water, and looks for pockets of air bubbles, an indicator that air is leaking out. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Hermann, 86th Force Support Squadron Auto Hobby Shop tire technician, poses for a portrait at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 5, 2016. Hermann served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years (1972-1992) and continued to stay involved in his passion for cars after retiring. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Hermann, 86th Force Support Squadron Auto Hobby Shop tire technician, poses for a portrait at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Oct. 5, 2016. Hermann served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years (1972-1992) and continued to stay involved in his passion for cars after retiring. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Retired Air Force Master Sgt. Greg Hermann, 86th Force Support Squadron tire technician at the Auto Hobby Shop at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, opens up his shop as he begins his work day Oct. 6, 2016. Hermann is responsible for fixing customers’ tires, and around winter time, business increases as people around the Kaiserslautern Military Community need winter tires properly tested and installed. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Lane T. Plummer)