Derek Ramos

Seattle, Washington

December 13, 2014

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
34 Air Force SSGT

75th Medical Group

Hill AFB, Utah

 Active Duty - Killed in vehicle accident.

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January 2, 2015

A little about SSGT Ramos from a 2011 Hilltop Times write up.

Commentary: Airman to Airman: Staff Sgt. Derek Ramos
June 23, 2011
Airman to Airman: Staff Sgt. Derek Ramos, 12th Medical Support Squadron

Where are you from? Seattle, Wash.

What is your favorite quote or movie quote? "It's almost Friday."

What is your favorite part about being in the Air Force? One of my favorite parts about being in the Air Force is being a part of something that most people can't be. Another favorite is moving to new locations to see different cultures.

If you were not in the Air Force, what would you want to be? That is a question that got me in the Air Force in the first place; I had no idea what I wanted to do, and now I am trying to figure out what I am going to do when I retire. I just bought my self 20 years to figure it out.

What is your favorite type of music? I like all sorts of music; however, I don't care for rap and most country.

What are your hobbies? My hobbies include my family and since we moved here to Utah, hiking, camping and exploring new sites outside has become a huge hobby for us.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why? If I could go anywhere in the world Europe and more specifically: Italy, Greece and Germany would be the ideal spots to visit. I would like to go to these places to experience a different culture, food, and landscape then what I am used to.

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekends? My favorite thing to do on the weekends is get out and explore the state with my family. That could mean hiking in a national park or driving through small towns in the middle of nowhere. We just love getting outside after being inside all week.

What are your future goals? My future Air Force goals include: finishing my last class for my CCAF and bachelor's, making rank and trying to figure where I want to take my Air Force career. My personal goals include: supporting my kids in their sports activities that they are trying for the first time this summer, keeping my family strong and performing well at the "Hurt in the Dirt" race.

What is your favorite childhood memory? My favorite childhood memory is when my parents took my sister and me on a road trip down the Oregon Coast; we camped on the beach and saw a lot of cool things. We spent about a week out there, and I just remember having the time of my life, as much as a 10 year old could.
From KSL Ch 5 ksl.com 12/15/14:

Airman, wife, killed in Bountiful rollover identified by Hill AFB
By Whitney EvansDecember 15th, 2014 @ 6:23pm

BOUNTIFUL Hill Air Force Base officials on Monday identified an airman and his wife killed in a weekend rollover accident.

Staff Sgt. Derek Ramos, 34, and his wife, Emily, were identified as the victims who died after an off-roading accident near the "B" on the Bountiful hillside Saturday morning, according to a statement by Micah Garbarino, 75th Air Base Wing public affairs chief of media.

Their two children who were passengers in the Jeep were transported to Primary Children's Hospital with critical injuries after the crash, said Davis County Sheriff's Sgt. DeeAnn Servey. They were later listed in stable condition and were placed with family members.

The sheriff's office is investigating the details of the accident.

Derek Ramos was a pharmacy technician with the 75th Medical Group at Hill Air Force Base, where he had been stationed since August 2010.

He joined the Air Force in 2006. Derek Ramos told the Hilltop Times in 2011 that one of his favorite things about the Air Force was "being a part of something that most people can't be and moving to different cultures."

He and his family traveled throughout Utah on the weekends, hiking and exploring small towns.

"We just love getting outside after being inside all week," he told the Times.

Derek Ramos wanted to visit Italy, Greece and Germany to learn about new cultures, food and landscapes. Some of his personal goals in 2011 were to support his children in their new sports and to "(keep) my family strong."

In October 2013 he helped with the Drug-Take-Back at the Hill Air Force Base exchange, an effort to help community members get rid of unused and expired prescription medication.

"Sgt. Ramos was an outstanding Airman with a passion for life. He and Emily were a faithful couple that loved serving others. Derek and Emily will be terribly missed, but their legacy will live on through their children and in the many lives of the men and women they touched. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families during this time," said Lt. Col. Jeffrey Cook, 75th Medical Support Squadron commander. In October 2013 he helped with the Drug-Take-Back at the Hill Air Force Base exchange, an effort to help community members get rid of unused and expired prescription medication.

Hill Air Force Base officials did not release any information about Emily Ramos or the two children, including their ages.

From KSL Ch 5 ksl.com 12/13/14:

2 killed, 2 injured in Bountiful Canyon rollover accident
By Dennis Romboy and Kyle SpencerDecember 13th, 2014 @ 10:29pm

BOUNTIFUL An airman from Hill Air Force Base and a woman were killed and two children were injured in single-vehicle rollover accident Saturday morning.

The man, woman and two children were traveling in a Jeep when it rolled on Skyline Drive near the "B" on the hillside around 9:42 a.m., according to Davis County Sheriff's Office Sgt. DeeAnn Servey.

"It's just too early to say exactly where they were, because where the vehicle ended up isn't necessarily where it started," Servey said.

The man and the woman died as a result of their injuries. The children were transported by medical helicopter to Primary Children's Hospital in critical condition. They were later listed in stable condition, according to a press release from Hill.

The man was assigned to the 75th Air Base Wing.

"Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of this Hill AFB family," said Col. Ron Jolly, 75th Air Base Wing commander. "This is a loss to all of us, and our thoughts are with those grieving during this difficult time."

Servey said the sheriff's office does not expect to release the names of the victims until at least Monday.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Contributing: Alex Cabrero and Brianna Bodily

From Hill Air Force Base hill.af.mil 12/15/14:

Air Force identifies Airmen, wife killed in rollover accident
75th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

12/15/2014 - HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- Base officials announced today the identity of the Hill AFB Airman and his wife who died in a rollover vehicle accident Saturday morning.

Staff Sgt. Derek Ramos, a pharmacy technician with the 75th Medical Group, and his wife Emily, died at the scene of an off-roading accident in Bountiful, Utah. Their two children survived the accident and are currently under the care of family members.

"Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Ramos' children, their family and friends," said Col. Ron Jolly, 75th Air Base Wing commander. "This is a loss to all of us, and our thoughts are with those grieving during this difficult time."

Ramos was 34 years old and worked as the Non-Commissioned Officer-in-Charge of the Satellite Pharmacy, 75th Medical Support Squadron. He joined the Air Force in February 2005 and arrived at Hill Air Force Base in August 2010.

"Sergeant Ramos was an outstanding Airman with a passion for life. He and Emily were a faithful couple that loved serving others. Derek and Emily will be terribly missed but their legacy will live on through their children and in the many lives of the men and women they touched. Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families during this time," said Lt. Col. Jeffrey Cook, 75th Medical Support Squadron commander.

The accident is under investigation by the Davis County Sherriff's Office.

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