The Ware’s visit Ramstein, Belgium, Normandy and Paris 2009
Editor's Note: The flight taken by the Wares out of Jackson MS ANG Base to Ramstein
is not on the flight schedules at this time. However, they have other flights which
may help you connect with a flight to Ramstein AB, Germany. On 2/17/2012, their
phone schedule listed flights to Andrews AFB, Md and McGuire AFB, NJ. To hear up
to date schedules from Jackson MS ANG Base, call 601-
On Friday, August 21st we flew from Jackson MS ANG Base to Ramstein AB, Germany
for a two-
About a month out I went on line to www.charter-
The next big event was to call Ramstein Central Reservations to get a room for three
days starting on the 22nd. You have to make this call between 0730 and 1600 Ramstein
time the day before you arrive. I called at 0530 my time using the prepaid phone
card. I was number ten in the queue. It took forty-
At the 1605L showtime on base we found out that the flight would not stop at Andrews
but would be a non-
We deposited our luggage in their storage room and we both went to explore the new mall. The mall has high ceiling in a crescent shape, wrapping around the BX. The food court is large. The AAFES bookstore is separate and looks like Barnes & Noble. The Class Six store and Cinnamon Bun Shop is also separate. There is a large sports bar and grill which opens on a second floor terrace. A large outdoor sports shop is below that. The ITT (travel agency) is above the reception and across from coffee shop. The theater and Harley shop is above the mall and the new car dealer is outside. There are many commissioners in the mall, which retirees can shop, but still we cannot shop at any AAFES facility.
After touring the mall we checked back at reception and our room was ready. We retrieved our luggage went to catch the base shuttle, which is in front of the terminal not in front of the hotel. After settling in bldg 538, I checked our email at the library across the street. That night we had good Chinese food at the Community Center which also has a pizza shop.
Sunday, Aug 23 On the way to chapel (1100) we checked out the Sunday Brunch at the Club, which is open to everyone. It is huge and cost, $22.95 per person. The building also has a barbeque place downstairs and an Italian sandwich shop on the front. After chapel we bought Subway® sandwich's at the shoppette.
Monday, Aug 24 We picked up our Hertz rental car at 0800, checked out of the lodging
and headed toward Menen, Belgium which is about forty miles southeast of Bruges.
Our route took us within thirty kilometers from Bastogne, Belgium. Since it was
raining the last time we were there and we were unable to visit the museum at the
memorial, we decided to visit again today. We stopped on the square with the WWII
tank and had lunch at a sidewalk café. We followed our GPS to the large star-