In 2019, the 786th Airlift Wing Force Support Squadron purchased six environmentally-friendly treadmills for use in the north and southside fitness centers.
These treadmills don't require energy to function and as an individual runs on the treadmill, the machine actually transmits energy back into the power grid.
The utility of these six treadmills has made Master Sgt. Joseph McTaggart, noncommissioned officer in charge of Ramstein Air Base Southside Fitness Center, a candidate in the 2020 U.S. Air Forces in Europe's Spark Tank competition.
"We just wanted to solve some energy problems (on Ramstein AB), especially at the Northside Fitness Center," McTaggert said.