Ramstein Air Base
Ramstein Air Base is a United States Air Force base in Rhineland-Palatinate, a state in southwestern Germany. It serves as headquarters for the United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA) and also for NATO Allied Air Command (AIRCOM). Ramstein is located near the town of Ramstein-Miesenbach, which stands outside the base's west gate, in the rural district of Kaiserslautern.
|Ramstein Air Base|
|Part of Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC)|
|Near Kaiserslautern, Rheinland-Pfalz in Germany|
|Type||US Air Force base|
|Owner||German Federal Government (Bundesregierung)|
|Operator||US Air Force|
|Controlled by||United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA)|
|Brigadier General Joshua M. Olson|
|Garrison||86th Airlift Wing|
|Occupants||Based units section for full list.|
|Identifiers||IATA: RMS, ICAO: ETAR|
|Elevation||238 metres (781 ft) AMSL|
|Sources: DoD FLIP|
The east gate of Ramstein Air Base is circa 16 kilometres (10 miles) from Kaiserslautern (locally referred to by Americans as "K-Town"). Other nearby civilian communities include Landstuhl, some 5 km (3 mi) from the west gate.