• Having Jolly Days During the Holidays

    The holidays are great for spending time with loved ones, having special meals and relaxing by the fireside – or playing a few games with some air fried pizza rolls.

  • Christmas Tree lighting ceremony

    A Christmas tree stands in a roundabout after a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Dec. 1, 2022, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. The tree will be lit from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. during the holiday season, and all the lights are LED powered for energy conservation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st

  • Ramstein-Miesenbach celebrates Fasching

    Ramstein-Miesenbach citizens came together to celebrate Fasching Feb. 25, 2020. Fasching is a day for citizens to express themselves, celebrate and break the rules. In Germany, particularly in the Rheinland area, the tradition can be traced back to medieval times when people lived under harsh rules.

  • St. Nicholas Day

    A European holiday observed on Dec. 6th celebrates the generous works of St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas Day inspires people to follow his example of giving to those in need. One tradition has children filling their shoes with carrots and hay for St. Nicholas’s horse the night before. The next morning

  • Tree lighting kicks off Ramstein Christmas season

    U.S. Air Force Col. Joseph Wenckus, 86th Airlift Wing vice commander, and his son, right, pose for a photo with Ralf Hechler, mayor of the union community of Ramstein-Miesenbach during Ramstein’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Nov. 27, 2018. The city of

  • Thanksgiving Safety Tips

    The 86th Airlift Wing Safety Office reminds the KMC to be careful when preparing meals for their friends and families this holiday season. Please contact 86th AW Safety Office at comm 06371-47-7233/DSN 480-7233 if you have any questions.

  • Customs shopping guide for the holidays

    Some people are just not good at buying the right gifts. While this is normally a matter of taste, people new to Europe should note that many items available in Europe may seem like good Christmas presents but violate U.S. import rules.

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