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NATO / USAFE Ramstein

Last modified: 01 Jan 2016
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Country: Germany    Region: RP

Locale: Landstuhl Kaiserslautern

Latitude: 49° 25' 59" N     Longitude: 7° 35' 59" E

Area use / Military Branches: NATO AIRCOM HQ / USAFE airbase

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Historical:
- USAF Ramstein airbase 1960-1990
- HQ Allied Air Forces Central Europe (AAFCE) 1974-1993
- HQ Air Force Central Europe (AIRCENT) 1993- 2010
The base had a known nuc weapons capacity of 55 storage vaults - all in all 220 warheads possible - mostly B61 gravity bombs.
In 2007 the MUNition Support Sqn unit and the security personnel were reassigned as the nuclear stock was transferred back to the USA

Current:
One of the largest NATO/ USAFE airbases in Europe, hosted by
- USAF 86th Airlift Wing conducting USAFE's only airlift, airdrop and aeromedical evacuation ops flying C-20H, C-21, C-37, C-40B and C-130J aircraft, as well as providing rapid mobility and expeditionary combat support for military ops.
- US Army 19th Battlefield Coordination Det is also stationed at Ramstein, representing the designated Land Component Commander in the Air and Space Ops Center to facilitate the synchronization of air and space ops and ground ops.
- NATO HQ Allied Air Command (HAAC) http://www.airn.nato.int/01AboutUs/ZZImages/crest.png as of 2011

AIRCOM HQ http://www.airn.nato.int/
Lockheed C-130 http://www.combataircraft.com/aircraft/cc130.aspx
19th BCD http://www.19thbcd.hqusareur.army.mil/default.htm

Deutsche Einheiten:
- Deutscher Anteil Combined Air Defense Task Force
- Deutscher Anteil Component Command Air HQ
- Deutscher Anteil NATO Communication Services Agency

February, 17th of 2003 aircraft Spar92 84-0112 (cn 35A-558) brought from USAFE Aviano Abu Omar was captured in Milan and then flown to the Ramstein Airbase in Germany.
February, 17th of 2003 aircraft N85VM N227SV brought to Cairo International (HECA) Abu Omar: was flown from Ramstein to Cairo, Egypt.
August, 2006 Murat Kurnaz brought from US Naval Base Guantanamo Bay Murat Kurnaz returns back to Germany from Guantanamo

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