East Gate closure / ROB-MC Gate to open

On May 26, Ramstein Air Base’s current East Gate off L369 will permanently close, as the long awaited Rhine Ordnance Barracks Medical Center (ROB-MC) Access Control Point (ACP) opens.

The new ACP (or gate in Air Force speak) was built in preparation for the new medical center and will enable the anticipated increase in traffic once the medical center is fully operational. In the interim, as ROB-MC is not due to open for several years, the new gate bolsters antiterrorism and force protection capabilities for the installation, enables smoother traffic flow off the L369 traffic circle, and provides your Defenders a more modern and safe work environment.

The ROB-MC gate is located near the East Gate off the L369 traffic circle. If you have come onto the base through the East Gate in the last year, you may have driven through the new L369 circle. Once the gate opens there will be detour signs instructing drivers how to exit the L369 traffic circle and drive toward the ROB-MC ACP. When approaching the ACP please stay vigilant of traffic lights that notify you of which lanes are open and when it’s safe to proceed forward.

Just like the East Gate, the ROB-MC gate will be operational 24/7. Additionally, there will also be a new joint (Army/Air Force) Visitor Control Center (VCC), located just prior to the gate, which will open May 31. The ROB-MC VCC will provide the same visitor services as the current West Gate VCC and the Pulaski Installation Access Office, with operating hours of 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Short term visitor passes will be available Monday through Friday 6 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Long term DBIDS installation passes are available Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. – noon.

The ROB-MC VCC will be closed for all services on Federal Holidays.

We are excited for the new project and ask for your patience. Please remain cautious while driving in this area during the transition as we the community adjust to the new traffic flow. Direct any questions to the 86th Security Forces Squadron at 480-6851 or 480-2050.