A short documentary on US Air Force One.
RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – The 721st Aerial Port Squadron provided support for Air Force One distinguished visitor aircraft as President Obama stopped here for service support July 24 and 28.
The 721st Aerial Port Squadron provided support for Air Force One distinguished visitor aircraft as President Obama stopped here for service support July 24 and 28.
For each visit, Airmen from the 721st APS served multiple functions to ensure Air Force One and the movement requirements of the president were successful during the refuel.
“I think my team did an awesome job serving Air Force One,” said Capt. Teresa Crampton, 721st APS air freight flight commander. “It showed that they are extremely professional, timely and flexible. With large jobs such as this one, there are always little things that have to be overcome, and they did it well.”
The 721st APS Airmen are capable of providing staircase and baggage conveyer drivers and operators for any aircraft that is need of these services. Not every Airman was required to provide their services for Air Force One, but each was ready to go if called to serve.
“I think what we do shows the president that we’re always ready to receive him and that we know what we’re doing,” said Senior Airman Adrian Diaz, 721st APS ramp services specialist.
Another capability of the 721st APS Airmen is providing lavatory services for aircrafts.
“It’s a huge honor to serve Air Force One,” said Airman 1st Class Nicholas Almanza, 721st APS fleet service specialist. “Not everyone can say that it’s something they have done. I may not have the most glamorous job, but I’m willing to do anything to serve the president. I’m proud to do it.”
Should an aircraft require potable water, the 721st APS Airmen can also refill its supply. They also can remove trash and provide ice, if requested.
“They showed what it looks like to do an expert job, and I believe it really reflects what they do every day,” said Crampton. “I’m proud of my entire squadron.”
Whether it’s Air Force One or another mission requiring support, the Airmen from the 721st APS are ready to provide their services to keep the Air Force operational.
Video Description Credit: Airman 1st Class Tryphena Mayhugh
Video Credit: National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
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