Ramstein Gets New Hangar:

The ribbon has been cut on a new $25 million 6,800 square foot hangar at Ramstein, AB, Germany, that will allow maintenance of the Air Force’s largest airplanes no matter the weather conditions, reports Stars and Stripes. The hangar, which is big enough to house the C-5 or C-17, allows maintainers to work on the airplanes inside, helping the base handle the 400 flights a month. The hangar is complete with heavy-load cranes fixed to the ceiling, a maintenance training room, and three diesel engines that can pump enough firefighting foam to cover the airplane’s wings in case of fire. The project is one of several that are transforming fighter-base Ramstein into an airlift hub, following the closure of Rhein-Main AB, Germany last year.