‘Spirit of Ramstein’ carries Ramstein city flag around world

Erin Zagursky
Kaiserslautern American

***image1***After a tour around the world aboard a U.S. Air Force aircraft, a
Ramstein city flag was returned to its home Sept. 30 with a flight log
of the places it’s been and stories to tell.

The flag flew on the “Spirit of Ramstein,” a C-130 from the 37th Airlift Squadron, Jan. 8, 2004, and Jan. 8, 2005.

During its deployment it flew on 146 sorties over four continents and
13 countries, including Bosnia, Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, Kosovo,
Kuwait, Mali, The Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom and the
United States.

It also participated in four major military operations: operations Focus Relief, Joint Forge, Ellipse Bravo and Iraqi Freedom.

During its year-long deployment, it earned 325.8 training hours and 484.1 total flying hours.

The flag was presented to Ramstein village Mayor Klaus Layes by Col.
Rob Kane, 86th Airlift Wing and KMC commander at a city council meeting.