When Truman Goodwin, known as “Goody,” first arrived in Germany he said it ‘felt like home.’ And, he would come to devote a life-long commitment to Ramstein Air Base and the local community. “I first came to Ramstein in 1961 as an Airman,” Goody said. “The countryside and the weather […]
When Airman 1st Class Bob Russo arrived on what is now called Ramstein Air Base in 1952, he started down a path that would shape the rest of his life. As a young man from Boston, he brought a humble nature, quick wit and infectious charm to uplift those around […]
Though several dates are significant in the evolution of military presence in the area, the anniversary of Ramstein Air Base has been identified as Aug. 5, 1952.
Ramstein’s 70 historic years are an impressive feat — one that would have been impossible without the unit that built it all in the first place: The 435th Construction and Training Squadron.
Hildegard Gayer had just completed her apprenticeship as an administrative clerk in the summer of 1954 and was in search of a position to start her career and support her family. Jobs were rare in the war-torn economy and then she heard about open positions at the newly constructed air […]
Ramstein Air Base and the 521st Air Mobility Operations Wing have a longstanding history of partnership.
The 435th Air Ground Operations Wing has been at Ramstein for nearly two decades, both as a host wing and as a tenant. The 435th’s history, however, is much longer and more illustrious than just its last twenty years. In the nearly 80 years since its inception, the 435th has […]
DISCOVERY TOUR IN ENGLISH, AUG. 6, 11:15 A.M., CASIMIR SAAL (CITY HALL), KAISERSLAUTERN The guided tour includes a visit inside the Casimir Saal, located just below the City Hall. It is approximately 1.5 hours and leads through the underground illinated tunnel with information and sound effects about the history of […]
Due to host nation regulations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, some community events may be cancelled or postponed. Please verify the status before making plans to attend a community event. Bisque Painting Parties Bisque painting parties to celebrate special occasions and birthdays are now available at the Arts & […]