Commander’s Action Line

I heard a rumor that the base is getting rid of dual language signs, to include speed limit signs. Since base housing maintenance is contracted out, it seems that the absence of dual language speed limit signs in those and other areas where children might be present would invite an accident. As I said, I had heard this rumor but I don’t know if it’s accurate or not. Can you tell me if it’s true?

Thanks for the opportunity to nip this rumor in the bud. For more than a year, we have been working hard to bring installations within the KMC into compliance with Air Force sign standards.

We removed unnecessary facility, organizational and informational signs. We also removed crosswalk signs and light poles not required under U.S. and German traffic codes. While some of these may have been dual language signs, I can assure you they were not required under U.S., Air Force or German standards or codes.

We have not removed, nor do we plan to re-move, dual language signs re-quired by security, life and safety, and occupational health guidelines and standards.

Finally, we use European speed limit signs so visitors and contractors should have no trouble recognizing them as they transit through our installations.