Ramstein Air Base – is a USAF base in Rhineland-Palatinate, a state of Germany. It serves as headquarters for the U.S. Air Forces in Europe (USAFE) and is also a North Atlantic Treaty Organization installation. It is located near town of Ramstein-Miesenbach, in the rural district of Kaiserslautern. The east gate of Ramstein is about 10 miles (16 km) from Kaiserslautern (locally to 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.
Spangdahlem Air Base – is a USAF base located near the small German town of Spangdahlem, approx. 30 km NNE of the city of Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate. It is home of the 52d Fighter Wing, which maintains, deploys and employs Lockheed Martin Block 50 F-16CJ. Air Base has been a military presence in Germany for over five decades. With the creation of NATO, in response to Cold War tensions in Europe, USAFE wanted its vulnerable fighter units in West Germany moved west of the Rhein River to provide greater air defense warning time.
Germany to Germany – Air Miles/Ground Miles
Ramstein AB to Spangdahlem AB 80/55
All Germany US Military Bases
(with Interactive Map)
My wife and I are planning on a Class “A” trip to Germany. Our daughter and her husband are stationed at Stuttgart. I retired from the Air Force in 1989 after 20 years. We have never used Class “A” before, so if someone can walk us through it would be greatly appreciated. Yes we are “OLD! We are both 69. We live in Tennessee. A step by step would be appreciated.
As a retiree, it is pretty simple. You sign up for where ever you want to go. Your sign up is good for 60 days, except some Navy locations are only 45 days. You wait until about 2 weeks before your 60 days are up and start checking of flights going where you want to go. Although you signed up for a certain place, you can go where ever a flight is going, it doesn’t have to be the locations you signed up for. You check-in with customer service, make sure you are on the list for the flight and wait to see if there will be any seats available. If so, then hopefully enough for you two. The longer you are on that 60-day list the higher you are within Cat 6. They will let you know the number of seats and who gets on at roll call. If anyone in a higher category just walks in off the street, they can get on ahead of you if they make the roll call. You must be at roll call to be eligible for the flight. If they call your name and have the seats, you get on. If not, then you have to wait for the next one. This site explains it in great detail: https://www.poppinsmoke.com/space-a-flights/. If you have anymore questions, please feel free to ask them here. I’ll be happy to answer anything I can.
We’re planning a trip to Europe in late summer or early fall this year. Will appreciate any information about rooms or TLFs at your bases in Germany. My husband is retired air force we hope to travel space-a.
Have you checked out the website? That’s the information that I have. For information for on-base lodging, click on the DoD Lodging link under the Lodging section of the site.