Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Michael J. Taylor, 21st TSC Public Affairs
Lt. Gen. Mark P. Hertling, the commander of the U. S. Army Europe and 7th Army, and his wife Sue, greeted incoming Soldiers and family members as they deplaned off of the first Patriot Express flight at the Ramstein Gateway Reception Center at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 7, 2012. The Patriot Express is a Department of Defense chartered method of air travel, which transits between the Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Ramstein Air Base. In time it will be the primary airlift for Soldiers, family members and DOD Civilians on permanent-change-of-station and temporary-duty orders between Germany and the U.S.