Gate construction for KMC scheduled until August

by 86 Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Ramstein officials announced the beginning of phased construction at Ramstein’s gates in order to enhance force protection capabilities and to upgrade infrastructure.

The initiative began March 11 at Ramstein’s LVIS gate, which will be closed to the general public until the end of the month. Commercial vehicles requiring an inspection will still be permitted to enter the installation at the LVIS gate, but must exit via Ramstein’s east or west gates.

Phased construction will then move to nearly every gate for Ramstein, Einsiedlerhof, Kapaun, and Vogelweh over the next few months.

Ramstein officials ask that you stay informed and to anticipate delays.

“We know this will have an impact to our personnel, so please stay engaged and plan ahead,” said Col. Kevin Parker, commander of the 86th Civil Engineer Group. “We understand that it can be frustrating, but this construction will significantly enhance our force protection capabilities at our gates.”

After upgrades are complete at Ramstein’s LVIS gate, construction will move to Ramstein’s west gate, scheduled for April 1 to May 25. Ramstein’s east gate will receive force protection upgrades beginning June 17 to Aug 23.

Ramstein’s west and east gates will not close during construction, but the number of entry and exit lanes will be reduced, officials said. Officials stress that altering your personal route to the installation and using a gate that is not under construction may minimize delays. Supervisors may also consider staggering report times and work shifts to minimize local impacts.

Ramstein personnel can receive updates from, Ramstein’s Facebook page, and from information displayed on marquee signs at Ramstein’s entry gates. More information will be shared as phased construction is completed and shifts to a new area.

“We appreciate your patience as we work as fast as possible to complete these important enhancements,” said Parker.