• Airmen from different nations dine at the International Dining Facility at Headquarters Allied Air Command Aug. 13 on Ramstein. Until recently, an escort was required along with several days of processing time to dine at the facility. The change came after a desire was expressed to offer a new dining facility and a multinational experience.

    NATO opens kitchen to all

    A Greek, an American, a German and their dependents walked up to the bar — a salad bar. The NATO compound International Dining Facility recently opened its doors to all personnel with access to Ramstein Aug. 6, offering vegetables, drinks and other food.

  • Maj. Gen. John F. Wharton (right), U.S. Army Sustainment Command commanding general, passes the 405th Army Field Support Brigade colors to Col. Todd S. Bertulis, 405th AFSB commander, at a change of command ceremony Aug. 7 on Daenner Kaserne in Kaiserslautern.

    405th AFSB holds change of command, responsibility ceremony

    Col. Todd S. Bertulis and Command Sgt. Maj. Stanley O. Richards accepted the 405th Army Field Support Brigade command team reins from Col. Christopher J. Roscoe and Command Sgt. Maj. Bryan D. Kroontje during a change of command and change of responsibility ceremony Aug. 7 at the Kaiserslautern Community Activity Center on Daenner Kaserne in Kaiserslautern.

  • Photo by Airman 1st Class Kenny HolstonThe first U.S. Air Force C-130J to be assigned to the Ramstein Air Base fleet taxies under pressured water from two Ramstein fire trucks during a celebration ceremony April 7, 2009. The J-model landed on Ramstein for the first time during a ceremony held to not only honor the arrival of the new aircraft but also a new era in operations for the 86th Airlift Wing.

    C-130 celebrates 60 years of flying

    It was Aug. 23, 1954, when the prototype YC-130 took off for its inaugural flight from Lockheed Air Terminal — now Bob Hope Airport — in Los Angeles County, California.

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Photo by Senior Airman Timothy MooreTeam Ramstein Airmen discuss the arrangement of flowers to be planted outside the Ramstein Child Development Center’s newest building Aug. 16. The addition will allow more children to be enrolled at the Ramstein CDC.

CDC increases space for children

The 86th Force Support Squadron Child Development Center on Ramstein opened an annex Monday close to their current CDC facilities to allow room for more children. Volunteers gathered at Bldg. 800 to pull w […]


Photo by Airman 1st Class Jordan CastelanA line forms Monday outside the front entrance of the recently renovated Chili’s restaurant on Ramstein. The 86th Force Support Squadron welcomed the crowd with a ribbon cutting ceremony and prizes for a few lucky Airmen.

Newly renovated Chili’s now open


Senior Master Sgt. Keith Custer, 86th Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, speaks with an Airman Aug. 8 on Ramstein. Custer has 10 years of first sergeant experience between 10 different units.

Airman leaves diamond-hard legacy

It takes a certain kind of person to become an effective first sergeant. Working all hours of the day and always having to carry a phone and answer it, first sergeants put the mission before themselves and exude the Air Force second core value: service before self.

Lifestyle & Health

For more than 700 years, Heidelberg Castle has towered over the City of Heidelberg. The castle was once destroyed by a lightning strike in the late 1700s. Today, and after years of restoration, the castle still sits without several ceilings, walls and doors.

Heidelberg Castle: Age-old ruins tower above German city

On a recent trip to Germany, my family and I stopped by Heidelberg Castle, which is just an hour’s drive from Ramstein Air Base.


School bus safety begins, ends at home

Only YOU can keep your children ready. Do these five things throughout the school year: 1. LOOK at and KNOW your children’s route to and from the bus stop. 2. SHOW your children how to go safely to and from the bus stop. Use hands-on instruction. 3. REVIEW the below […] - READ MORE...

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