The 86th Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility at Ramstein AB, Germany, took delivery of an upgraded high-deck patient-loading platform vehicle, Oct. 5, 2009. The vehicle enables the safe transfer of patients to and from large-sized aircraft. Two of Ramstein’s three HDPLPs, have been modified to the new generation-two configuration, which is considered safer and more serviceable. Here, an HDPLP sits in a raised position showcasing its scissor-lift underneath the vehicle.
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Memorial Day is a time to remember all those who died fighting for their country, just like A1C William Pitsenbarger, an Air Force pararescueman who took part in more than 250 rescue missions before he was killed at the age of 21. His selflessness and valor in the Vietnam War earned him an Air Force Cross and, eventually, a Medal of Honor.
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