Airmen at Ramstein AB, Germany, inaugurated the 603rd Air and Space Operations Center's new 60,800 square-foot facility, Oct. 7, 2011. The new building provides the center's 400 personnel with 553 workstations, 1,500 computers, and 40 communication systems to execute their mission of monitoring the airspace above Europe and Africa and overseeing US military air operations in those areas. Here (left to right), Col. Peter Hemlinger, US Army Corps of Engineers Europe commander; Gen. Mark Welsh, US Air Forces in Europe commander; Col. Peter Davey, 603rd AOC commander; Lt. Gen. Frank Gorenc, 3rd Air Force commander; and Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward, 17th Air Force commander, during the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
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