USAFE shield, ColorRamstein 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.        


52nd FWSpangdahlem 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)




2 thoughts on “Germany”

  1. 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.

    1. 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.

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