Community Corner – July 31, 2015

Airman & Family Readiness Center

For details or to sign up for a class, call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 480-5100.


» Transition GPS workshop: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., A&FRC

» Ramstein Spouses orientation: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., A&FRC

» Understanding TSP: 9 to 10 a.m., A&FRC


» Transition GPS workshop: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., A&FRC

» Sponsoring in the KMC: 9 to 10 a.m., A&FRC

» Reintegration briefing: 9 to 11 a.m., IDRC

» Pre-deployment briefing: 1 to 3 p.m., IDRC


» Transition GPS workshop: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., A&FRC

» Base INTRO: 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., E Club

» Capstone: 8 to 10 a.m., A&FRC

» EFMP playgroup: 10 a.m. to noon, Vogelweh Community Center


» Transition GPS workshop: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., A&FRC

Aug. 7

» Transition GPS workshop: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., A&FRC

» New Commanders/First Sergeants Immersion briefing: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., A&FRC


For details and to register for KMC Youth Instructional Classes, visit, select “Family” and click “Instructional Classes” or call 06371-47-6444, Ramstein Youth Programs, or 0631-536-6504, Vogelweh Youth Programs.

Health Promotion

For more information, call Health Promotion at 06371-47-4292 or 480-4292 or stop by Bldg. 2117.


» BOD POD: 1 to 3 p.m.


» BOD POD 8 to 10 a.m.

Aug. 14

» BOD POD: 8 to 10 a.m.

Aug. 20

» BOD POD: 1 to 3 p.m.

Aug. 21

» BOD POD: 8 to 10 a.m.

Aug. 27

» BOD POD: 1 to 3 p.m.

Aug. 28

» BOD POD: 8 to 10 a.m.

Family Advocacy

To register for classes or for more information, call Family Advocacy at 479-2370 or 06371-46-2370.

» Expectant Parent Orientation (Monthly): Every first Tuesday of each month, 8:30 to 11 a.m., Learning Resource Center, Bldg. 3718, at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. Learn about birth registration, passports and much more. No sign-up needed. For more information, call the New Parent Support Program at 06371-46-2098 or 479-2098.

» DADS 101:  8 to 10 a.m. the first Monday in August and Sept. 8, Bldg. 2117 (Health Promotion). The class is designed to teach fathers to become more effective parents. It allows dads to ask questions about labor and delivery, how to calm a crying baby, role adjustment and other infant care issues. To register, call the New Parent Support Program at 479-2098 or 06371-46-2098.

» Couples Communication (four sessions): 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 31 in Bldg. 2121, third floor (across from the Ramstein Bowling Center). Falling in love is easy … staying in love is an art. This interactive workshop provides a journey to see yourself, your partner and your relationship in a whole new light. Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. To register, call 479-2370 or 06371-46-2370.

» Stress management: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 11 in Bldg. 2117. Setting limits, communicating one’s own needs and relaxing is not easy for everyone. This interactive workshop includes tips for changing the way stress is currently managed. Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. To register, call 479-2370.

» Kids First Principles of Positive Co-Parenting: 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 12, Bldg. 2121, third floor. Being a divorced or separated parent presents unique challenges. This training focuses on practical strategies for managing stress through a divorce or separation, helping your children with coping and how to keep your kids first. Feel free to bring your lunch. To register, call 479-2370 or 06371-46-2370.

» Who Moved My Cheese? Coping with Change: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 19 at Health Promotion, Bldg. 2117. This one-session workshop is a summary of the best-selling book about handling disappointment. Check out useful tips about PCS stress and planned versus unplanned change. This class is for military members, family members, civilians and leadership looking to mentor squadron members. To register, call 479-2370 or 06371-46-2370. Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch.

» Domestic Abuse Victim Advocacy services:

Family Advocacy provides a new service which offers immediate support and service for men or women affected by abuse. The Domestic Abuse Victim Advocacy program is available 24/7. Victims of domestic violence can call 479-2370 during duty hours or 0173-628-4624 after duty hours for a variety of support and advocacy services. Trained personnel stand ready to help. DAVA can provide assistance by helping to develop a safety plan, assessing imminent risk of harm, connecting with helpful services and arranging follow-up care.

Medical Group

» Self Initiated Care Kit, twice a month. Call 479-2273 (CARE) to sign up for a class.

» Attention: TRICARE online is available for your convenience. Schedule your own appointments, view the home care website, check lab results, contact the nurse advice line, get medication refills and more. To register or for more information, visit


Contact your school ASACS counselor for details.

» Adolescent Substance Abuse Counseling Service is a comprehensive program providing prevention education and counseling services to 11- to 19-year-old ID cardholders in the military community. ASACS’s mission is to provide comprehensive counseling services to adolescents and military families stationed OCONUS while enhancing military readiness and quality of life. In addition, ASACS offers Life Skills classes that promote health and personal development in the Department of Defense schools. ASACS participate in supportive activities related to military life transitions as well as providing individual, group and family counseling services. ASACS counselors’ offices are located in DOD schools for the convenience of military families. ASACS counseling services are completely confidential. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday; however flexible appointment times are available to meet the needs of military families.

Military Family Life Consultants

For details, call 0152-24211233; 0152-02663352; 0176-69333243; or 0151-5674 8179.

» FLCs are licensed clinical providers who assist service members and their families with issues they may face throughout the cycle of deployment to reintegrating with their family and community. The MFLC Program provides short-term, non-medical counseling support for a range of issues including: relationships, crisis intervention, stress management, grief, occupational and other individual and family issues. Psycho-educational presentations focused on issues common to the military family including: reunion and reintegration, stress and coping, grief and loss, and deployment and reintegration.


For Emergency Victim Care during duty hours and after duty hours, call 480-7272 or 06371-47-7272.

For administration questions on the Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program, call 480-5597 or 06371-47-5597.


» Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment sponsors an Alcohol-Related Incident support group that will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in Bldg. 548, at Heritage Hall on the first floor. This support group is designed to bring together those individuals who have been negatively affected by an ARI, professionally or privately. Participants can confide in other individuals without judgment. While most can sympathize, the support group can empathize and truly understand all the effects an ARI may have, emotionally, physically or financially. The ARI Support Group may also be able to provide advice and guidance on how to move forward and get back on a positive track. For more information, email