The Mission Never Stops

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  • By Airman 1st Class Grovert Fuentes-Contreras
  • 435th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
With a mission to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace, Airmen are working around the clock -- 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It's a job that never stops. And for Team Ramstein Airmen - that nonstop duty extends in all directions. From public affairs to security forces to maintenance, Airmen are working round the clock, even during the holidays, to keep the mission moving.

On Thanksgiving, pilots were still flying, maintainers were still maintaining, and security forces were still keeping the KMC safe. Ramstein is one of the busiest bases in the Air Force, and it only stays that way because of dedicated Airmen. Not only do Airmen work to their greatest abilities on holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, but they also do it with great pride. It's because of these Airmen, that the United States has the greatest Air Force.

"No matter what, the mission has to go 24 hours a day and 7 days a week," said Tech. Sgt. Mauricio Defreitas, 86th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron technician. "That is why we wear the uniform and I am proud to serve."

Tech. Sergeant Defreitas was one of the many Airmen on the flightline on Thanksgiving conducting an Aeromedical Evacuation mission coming from Andrews Air Force Base, in Md.

"It feels good to work on the holidays. I'm thankful that this pilot and aircraft get to go home on this day," said Senior Airman Edward Thompson, marshall from the 721st Aircraft Maintenance Squadron.

Throughout the holiday season, Ramstein Airmen will continue to do what they do best -- dedicate their time and lives to serve our nation with honor.