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Missouri Airmen perform annual training in Germany

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Airmen from the 139th Logistics Readiness Squadron (LRS) are here for two weeks working side-by-side with their counterparts from the 86th Air Mobility Wing to enhance their skill levels within their individual career fields.

“What we are learning over the next two weeks will be critical during our upcoming deployment,” said Lt. Col. Mark Ruehter, 139th Mission Support Group deputy commander.

A deployment field training is a unique training opportunity in a real-world environment that cannot be obtained at home.

“It refreshes my skills so when I deploy, if I have to work in the mobility section, I know how they do things besides how we [guard] do things,” said Senior Airman Dylan Williams material management journeyman, who also said he is getting more experience on things he was not so in depth on.

With over 2,000 military vehicles, Ramstein AB has the largest vehicle maintenance squadron in the Air Force.

“I am real happy for the opportunity to come to Germany to the 86th Vehicle Readiness Squadron to pass on our knowledge and gain knowledge from them,” said Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Triplett, 139th LRS superintendent.

Triplett added Ramstein AB has the only vehicle readiness squadron and one of the largest fleets in the Air Force.

Ramstein AB is home to the 86th, 435th and 521st Air Mobility Wings supporting three theaters: United States Africa Command, Central Command, and European Command.