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).During the initial postwar era, the USAAF repaired several former Luftwaffe airfields in Bavaria which was part of the American occupation zone of Germany.
Ramstein AB is part of the Kaiserslautern Military Community (KMC), where more than 54,000 American service members and more than 5,400 US civilian employees live and work. Air Force units in the KMC alone employ almost 9,800 military members, bringing with them nearly 11,100 family members. From 2004 to 2006, Ramstein Air Base underwent an extensive expansion with a major construction project – including an all-new airport terminal, among other new facilities, through the so-called Rhein-Main Transition Program which was initiated in support of the total closure of Rhein-Main Air Base on 30 December 2005 and transferring all its former capacities to Ramstein Air Base (70%) and Spangdahlem Air Base (30%). Due to the departure of other main operating installations, more than 100 geographically separated units receive support from Ramstein.
The two bases were joined and the current Kisling Memorial Drive cut off to the public which made one base.
In 1961 the base was officially named "Ramstein Air Base".
Enough construction was completed in mid-1952, that Landstuhl AB was opened on 5 August.
Its facilities included a runway, dispersal hardstands, a control tower, ramps, and other flight-related facilities and the associated flying and support units.