Ramstein recognizes civilians’ service to the military Published Nov. 15, 2018 By Airman 1st Class Ariel Leighty 86th Airlift Wing RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- The 86th Airlift Wing recognized 86 civilian employees with a bi-annual Length of Service ceremony on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 9, 2018. The ceremony recognized civilians who have given decades of service and support to the U.S. Armed Forces. U.S. Air Force Col. Joseph Wenckus, 86th AW vice commander, awarded each recipient a certificate of appreciation, symbolizing Ramstein’s gratitude for the civilian work force, their service, and their cumulative years of dedication. Team Ramstein is privileged to honor 86 people today, who together have a combined 2,590 years of service, said Wenckus. The dedicated service that each recognized recipient provides is critical continuity that ensures the success of Ramstein and the Air Force mission as a whole. Team Ramstein recognizes that the base cannot execute the mission properly without the continued support of the local national and U.S. civilian workforce.