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Ramstein Air Base

A C-130 Hercules overflies the control tower at Ramstein Air Base
Military structure
NameRamstein Air Base
Part ofUnited States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE)
In use1952 present
Controlled by 
86th Airlift Wing (USAF)
Commanders1=General Mark A. Welsh III

Ramstein Air Base

Airport information
Elevation125 m (410 ft)

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Ramstein Air Base is a United States Air Force (USAF) base in the German state of Rheinland-Pfalz. It serves as headquarters for the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) and is also a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) installation. Ramstein is located near the town of Ramstein, in the rural district of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

The east gate of Ramstein Air Base is about 10 mi (16.1 km) from Kaiserslautern (locally referred to by Americans as "K-Town"). Other nearby civilian communities include Ramstein-Miesenbach, just outside the base's west gate, and Landstuhl, about 3 mi (4.8 km) from the west gate.

Besides the USAF, the installation's population includes Belgian, British, Canadian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, and Polish personnel.

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