AF, Army host town hall, community information fair

by 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs staff

Brig. Gen. C.K. Hyde, 86th Airlift Wing commander, and Brig. Gen. Aundre F. Piggee, 21st Theater Sustainment Command commander, will host a joint community town hall from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ramstein Officers’ Club.

After opening remarks by both commanders, installation and community leaders will provide presentations on issues affecting the KMC. Afterward, an open forum will take place to allow audience members to ask questions and share concerns.
In conjunction with the joint community town hall, a community information fair is scheduled to take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in suites 1 and 2 of the Ramstein Officers’ Club.

The information fair consists of representatives from both services and other agencies around the KMC. Approximately 40 organizations are participating.
“The KMC is a unique overseas community of military personnel and their families who live, work and enjoy the Kaiserslautern area,” said Johnny Edwards, 86th Mission Support Group deputy director. “Since the origins of the ‘KMC’ in the 1970s, we have lived and worked under a somewhat joint community concept.”  
Edwards said leaders from both services have committed to working together through committees, integration activities and the upcoming town hall.
“In the early days of the KMC, the AF assumed much of the responsibilities for community support,” he said. “However, over the years the original concept of operations has evolved to where we are today with a shared responsibility for supporting our entire community. The joint town hall is an example of that support.”

Scheduled to brief at the town hall are Department of Defense Education Activity, Police Services, the Defense Commissary Agency, Air Mobility Command, Army and Air Force Child & Youth Services and MWR Marketing. The formal presentations will broadcast live on AFN and the Internet.

An anti-bullying proclamation will also be presented and read. The proclamation will be signed by Hyde, Piggee and Dr. Dell McMullen, Kaiserslautern district superintendent.

Both the town hall and information fair are open to the DOD public. Due to limited on-site parking, all participants and attendees are requested to use the old base exchange parking lot located across the street, just southwest of the Ramstein Officers’ Club, Bldg. 302.

Questions will be taken both prior to and during  the information fair at the town hall. Submit questions to Facebook via the U.S. Army Garrison-Kaiserslautern website at, click on “Feedback” then “Town Hall.”