HEROES hosts grand opening, honors Airmen

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  • By Airman 1st Class Jordan Lazaro
  • 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany – HEROES, a new restaurant in the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center, hosted its grand opening Sept. 12, 2022, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

HEROES was made possible through Commander in Chief’s Award for Installation Excellence funds, which were awarded to Team Ramstein as the 2022 winner of the award.

With the funds, the wing focused on Heritage, Airmen, and Families; and HEROES encompasses all three themes of the CINC vision.

The restaurant honors Team Ramstein Airmen – past and present – and their daily efforts to complete the mission here.

“Honoring our heritage and Airmen was the motivation behind opening up HEROES,” said U.S. Air Force Col. Amy Glisson, 86th Mission Support Group commander. “We have a long history of heroes who have come through Ramstein, and we wanted to honor the Ramstein legacy and provide a space for the community to relax and enjoy.”

The restaurant will be open Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

“The hard work, attention to detail, and commitment to excellence is only part of what makes Ramstein shine,” said Shandy Scott, 86th Force Support Squadron operations officer. “I look forward to seeing our Airmen, their families and the KMC community come and enjoy a meal together while making new, special memories.”

The menu consists of a wide variety of bar food including wings, burgers, sandwiches, quesadillas, salads and more.

A team made up of civil engineer Airmen and force support civilians helped bring HEROES to fruition.

“I am thankful for all the hard work and hours everyone has put into making the HEROES restaurant possible,” said Denis Hansard, 86th FSS Ramstein Club Complex general manager. “Without this team, HEROES would not be the same.”

HEROES will have a self-service portion, which will include ordering food at the front counter, self-seating of up to 100 people, bar access and soda machines.

“When people come here, we want them to feel relaxed, have fun and enjoy not only their families, but the Ramstein family as a whole,” Scott said. “The goal for HEROES is to be someplace where we can meet, hangout, get to know each other and create a home away from home.”

HEROES is located on the first floor of the KMCC, across from Recreation, Tickets, Tours, and Travel. For additional questions call DSN: 480-7881.