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Ramstein ES: Our Community

Welcome to Ramstein Air Base!

Ramstein Air Base is located in the federal state of Rheinland-Pfalz in the southwest corner of Germany, near the city of Kaiserslautern.The base is a little more than 80 miles southwest of Frankfurt, Germany, and 295 miles northeast of Paris, France. Ramstein is one of over a dozen military installations in the area, making up the Kaiserslautern Military Community. It serves as headquarters for U.S. Air Forces in Europe and is also a North Atlantic Treaty Organization installation. The area is the main wine growing region for Germany and also known for the largest connected forest, the Palatinate Forest. K-Town, as some call it, is known for being the largest American community outside of the United States.Over 50,000 Americans share this community with inhabitants from over 70 nations.

Ramstein Air Base -- Part of the Kaiserslautern Military Community, Ramstein Air Base serves as headquarters for U.S. Air Forces in Europe

U.S. Air Forces in Europe -- The official website of U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), with headquarters at Ramstein Air Base, Germany

86th Force Support Squadron

You can visit the official 86th Force Support Squadron.