Air Force Services provides organic capabilities for commanders to support deployed forces overseas. Services Personnel are organized into Prime Readiness In Base Services (RIBS) teams when deployed. The core missions of each Prime RIBS Team are Lodging, Food Service, Laundry, Fitness and Mortuary Support. Prime RIBS teams can also provide resale operations, honor guard and protocol functions, as well as other morale, welfare and recreational services. The teams may also manage the distribution of thousands of donated items from American citizens. The success of Prime RIBS teams has a direct relationship on the long-term combat effectiveness of deployed forces.
Prime RIBS Teams are currently deployed throughout the Area of Responsibility (AOR), including Iraq and Afghanistan, providing essential services and contributing to Air Force mission effectiveness.
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