Transportation from Airport
Soldiers and their Family Members flying Patriot Express into Germany will arrive at the Ramstein Gateway Reception Center.
All Soldiers must be in-processed at the Reception Center, no exceptions are authorized. Soldiers on In-Country Leave must report to Ramstein to in-process as well. Soldiers and their Family Members will be transported by Sponsorship Bus (S-Bus) to Grafenwoehr to begin their stay in Europe.
If a sponsor was not requested in advance, a reactionary sponsor will be assigned and meet newcomers when they arrive.
Instructions about reporting to USAREUR are printed on orders per AE Reg 612-1- "Reporting to USAREUR on weekends and Federal Holidays is strictly prohibited".
Soldiers in the Rank of Major, CW4, 1SG, and below will ride the S-Bus to their new communities. The Central Processing Facility (CPF) will meet the S-Bus upon arrival to the installation. After receiving a Welcome Packet and a short in-brief at the CPF, newcomers and their Family Members will be release to unit sponsor for transportation and lodging for the evening.
Unaccompanied SSGs and below will be ROMs at Ramstein for 14 days. All accompanied personnel will ROM in their government quarters for 14 days. Personnel residing in private rentals will ROM in the post lodge for 14 days and must make reservations prior to arrival.