Ramstein Air Base

Ramstein Air Base
Ramstein-Miesenbach, GE 66877

In Use: 1952-Present
Base Type: Air Force


Ramstein Air Base is a United States Air Force base in Rhineland-Palatinate, a state in southwestern Germany. It serves as headquarters for the United States Air Forces in Europe – Air Forces Africa (USAFE-AFAFRICA) and also for NATO Allied Air Command (AIRCOM). Ramstein is located near the town of Ramstein-Miesenbach, in the rural district of Kaiserslautern.

The east gate of Ramstein Air Base is about 16 kilometers (9.9 mi) 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 miles (4.8 km) from the west gate.


(Note: Service members are not authorized to rent and drive vehicles from the airport without a USAREUR driver’s license or a 30-day waiver letter. However, for future reference, here are directions from the airport:)

  1. When departing Frankfurt IAP, follow signs for A5 towards Basel or Darmstadt.
  2. After a few minutes (perhaps 15 or so), you will see signs for A67 — get in the center/left lane, and follow A67 (Left Split).
  3. When you pass the town of Lorsch, you will see an exit on the far right for A6 Mannheim, Kaiserslautern, and Saarbruecken – Take this exit.
  4. Once on A6, Kaiserslautern is only about 45 minutes away. You’ll cross the Rhein River, and pass Autobahnkreuz Frankenthal. Continue on A6; you’ll pass an exit for Bad Durkheim, Leiningen, Hochspeyer, and will enter the city of Kaiserslautern.
  5. Go past the KL-Ost and KL-West exits to the KL-Einsiedlerhof exit (Fruit of the Loom factory will be on your right). Follow the road through the circle and to the base. Once through the gate, go under the overpass, and Ramstein Lodging will be on your right before the light.

Quick Reference

North Chapel
Kisling Memorial Drive

Dining Facility
Jawbone Flight Kitchen – Bldg 3332
Rheinland Inn- Bldg 2107

Education Center
Kisling Memorial Drive, 435 MSS/DPE, Unit 3220 Box 370

Equal Opportunity
Bldg 2101, First Floor

Family Advocacy
86th Medical Group, Unit 3215

Military & Family Readiness
Lawn Avenue, Unit 3220, Box 410

Public Affairs

Fire Emergency Service
DSN 112

Finance Office
86th Comptroller Squadron, Kisling Memorial Drive

Housing Management Office
Florida loop, 86 CES/CEH, Unit 3013
Harmon Avenue

Post Office
North Side- Bldg 426, Jefferson Avenue
+49 6371 477857
South Side- Flugplatz Ramstein Geb. 2405
+49 6371 478748

Base Surroundings

Mittelalterlicher Marktplatz
Am Markt,
54470 Bernkastel-Kues, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6531 500190

Ehrenbreitstein Fortress
Festung Ehrenbreitstein 1,
56077 Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 261 66754000
55116 Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6131 122283

Technik Museum Speyer
Am Technik-Museum 1,
67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6232 67080

Historisches Museum der Pfalz Speyer
Domplatz 4,
67346 Speyer, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 6232 620222

Wehrtechnische Studiensammlung
Mayener Str. 87,
56070 Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 261 9836921423

Burg Nanstein
Burg Nanstein Kaiserstr. 49,
66849 Landstuhl, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 4963 71830

Marksburg Castle
Marksburg 1,
56338 Braubach, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 4926 27206

St. Peter’s Cathedral (Dom)
Domfreihof 2,
54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 651 75801

Zoo Neuwied
Waldstr. 160,
56566 Neuwied, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
+49 2622 90460


Ramstein Medical Center – 86th Medical Group
ALawn Avenue, Bldg 2114
+49 6371 462273

86th Medical Group – Provides healthcare services supporting three wings, 3 AF, USAFE, NATO, 139 geographically separated units in 93 countries and the largest DOD military community OCONUS. Largest AF clinic and largest USAFE Medical Group with 101K appointments per year and 948 personnel. En Route Patient Staging Facility with 146K patient movements since 2003.

Frequent numbers called
Appointments: 479-2273
Pharmacy: 479-2541

Tricare Numbers
Nurse Advice Hotline TRICARE- (800) 874-2273 Opt 1
Primary Care Appointments- (800) 600-9332
TRICARE for Life- (866) 773-0404

Medical Care

Tricare partners with United Healthcare Military & Veterans as its regional contractor in the Western United States to provide health care services and support to beneficiaries.


Tricare Home Page allows access to Enroll in or Purchase a Plan, File or Check a Claim, View Referrals, Find a Health Care Provider, Change Your Primary Care Manager, Compare Plans, Manage Prescriptions and much more.

Nurse Advice Line TRICARE: (800) 874-2273 Opt 1.

The Nurse Advice Line is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries in the U.S., except those enrolled in US Family Health Plan. You can call the Nurse Advice Line 24/7, at no cost to you, to talk to a registered nurse who can: Answer your urgent care questions.


Learn more about TRICARE- Watch an overview video & take free public TRICARE courses online.


You can make Primary Care appointments, check lab results and even order your pharmacy refills using TOL, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Contact: (800) 600-9332

Contact- (866) 773-0404

TRICARE for Life is your Medicare-wraparound coverage for TRICARE-eligible beneficiaries who have Medicare Part A and B. TRICARE for Life beneficiaries can receive care at military hospitals and clinics, but only on a space-available basis.

TRICARE Pharmacy Program:

The TRICARE Pharmacy Program provides the prescription drugs you need, when you need them, in a safe, easy, and affordable way.

Customer Service Community Directory:

The directory helps you connect with a Beneficiary Counseling and Assistance Coordinator (BCAC), Debt Collection Assistance Officer (DCAO), or other members of the customer service community. If you have questions or issues specific to a single clinic or hospital, contact someone listed for that facility.

You may contact any customer service community representative for general TRICARE issues.

Must be registered in the DEERS program to be eligible for TRICARE
Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System:

Base Listings

The numbers for Fairchild Air Force Base have low accuracy due to its unique utilization. Entire companies are rotated through on a regular basis, so large portions of the phone directory are subject to change without notice. Please contact the base operator at (509) 247-1212 if you experience any difficulty reaching your desired contact.

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