Ramstein Environmental Statement

  • Published
  • By 86th Civil Engineer Squadron Environmental Management Program Manager
  • 86th Civil Engineer Squadron

The mission of the 86th Airlift Wing is to defend U.S. interests, project power and enable the Global Gateway. Adverse environmental impacts of our activities reduce our mission effectiveness. Therefore, we must remain committed towards improving, conserving and protecting our environment and surrounding communities. As a wing, we all must commit to the following:

  • Continually strive for improvement in our operations and working best practices to prevent pollution
  • Comply with applicable legal and policy requirements, including but not limited to Final Governing Standards, Department of the Air Force Instructions and other requirements
  • Implement continuous assessment and improvement concepts in our environmental objectives and targets
  • Integrate Environmental Management System (EMS) requirements into all programs and missions
  • Promote sustainable use of natural resources as well as manufactured assets
  • Maintain an effective EMS, compliant with scope and training requirements
  • Preserve soil and groundwater quality, reduce emissions, decrease hazardous materials usage and generation of all types of waste
  • Implement procedures to reduce asbestos hazards
  • Create and apply comprehensive management strategies to ensure storage tanks aptness to serve the mission while environmentally compliant
  • Effectively communicate and enforce this environmental commitment statement

This environmental statement is developed for Ramstein Air Base. Lajes Field and MorĂ³n Air Base have their own specific commitment statements.

Accomplishing our mission safely and effectively is a top priority with the 86th AW. An effective environmental management program is a key part of our overall strategy for making this priority a reality. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact the 86th Civil Engineer Squadron at DSN: 314-478-8405.