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RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany — The first large-scale construction project in the U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s transition from Rhein-Main Air Base to Ramstein and Spangdahlem air bases has been completed.

A building, which will house the 721st Air Mobility Operations Group, was finished five weeks early, said Al Fraga, USAFE Rhein-Main Transition Program Management Office project manager, in a news release.

The 721st Air Mobility Operations Group monitors Air Mobility Command operations, airfield operations and performs aircraft maintenance in Europe, southwest Asia and Africa.

The new building replaces several buildings south of the new freight terminal. Those buildings, which had been occupied by the group, will be demolished in the next six months to make room for an aircraft parking ramp.

The completion of the facility will allow the construction of ramp five to begin on time. It is one of several projects to be finalized before the Dec. 31, 2005, closure of Rhein-Main.

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