KMC Events and Notices – July 31, 2015


• In an effort to better serve the beneficiaries of the 86th Medical Group, the Ramstein Clinic will forecast its closures due to U.S. holidays and mandatory training days as follows:
Aug. 13 (MDG Training Day, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.); Sept. 10 (MDG Training Day, all day). This forecast will be amended when applicable. As the clinic improves its processes, they welcome customer feedback. To provide feedback, contact Maj. Janelle Quinn, 86th MDG group practice manager at 479-2687 or

• The office for driver’s licenses including international driver’s licenses, Benzinoring 1 in Kaiserslautern, will be closed Monday and Wednesday.

Estate claims

Anyone having claims or obligations against the estate of Pfc. Kevin C. Kennerson, 317th Support Maintenance , 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 16th Sustainment Brigade, should contact the summary court officer, 1st Lt. Adrienne Munoz, at or call 314-485-7686.

Change of command

The Public Health Command-Europe will have a change of command ceremony at 10 a.m. today at Bismarckturm in Landstuhl. Col. James W. Boles will relinquish command to Col. Steven T. Greiner.

Sports physical day

The Ramstein Family Health Clinic will offer a sports physical day from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Aug. 22. Services include a wellness checkup, vision screenings, education, immunizations, dental education, brain injury awareness and mental health. For appointments, call 06371-46-CARE.

Play afternoon

The German kindergarten, Villa Winzig in Dansenberg, is looking for German and American families with children between 2 and 7 to join a  play afternoon from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 22 and meet new people in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. To register, email The kindergarten is located on Dansenberger Strasse 32 in 67661 Kaiserslautern-Dansenberg.

LRMC Optometry Clinic

The Optometry Clinic at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center currently has appointments available for all patient categories: active-duty service members and family members, retirees and family members, space-available patients and paid patients. No referrals necessary. For an appointment, call 590-5762 or 06371-9464-5762; or stop by the Optometry Clinic at Ward 11B.

Travel medicine study

Service members who are deploying for a time frame of up to six months may be eligible to take part in a travel medicine study. The purpose of the research study is to learn about travel-related infectious disease threats and evaluate current and new risk reduction strategies. Compensation may be provided for participation in accordance with Department of Defense regulations. Participation is voluntary and confidential. For details, call 590-6161 or 06371-9464-6161, or email

Retirees’ updated information

The 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office has been receiving large amounts of email rejects from its retiree contact list. Retirees who changed their email address since they initially registered with RAO should email with updated information, or call 480-5486 or 06371-47-5486.

Deutsches Haus

The Deutsches Haus restaurant on Ramstein, run by German armed forces, offers lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Visit for the menu, reservations and special events.

Ramstein Half Marathon

The annual Ramstein Half Marathon takes place Aug. 15 at the Ramstein Southside Fitness Center. Cost is $35 and includes a T-shirt, cinch bag and a participation medal. The race begins at 8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place male and female runners in four age divisions as well as the overall male and female winner. Participants must fill out the registration brochure by Aug. 7 at the southside fitness center. There will be no registration on the day of the race.

Specialty care through Telehealth

Landstuhl Regional Medical Center is offering Telehealth for patients who live a far distance away from LRMC and have a referral. Telehealth allows a patient-to-provider visit, all while in the comfort of your local Army Health Clinic. The Telehealth program has bridged geographical distances between LRMC providers and patients at outlying Army Health Clinics throughout Europe. Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance, “real-time” health care. For details or to schedule an appointment with a LRMC provider, speak with your primary care provider or call the Telehealth office at 590-4600 or 06371-9464-4600.

Participants sought for study

Do you have problems with both sleep and pain? If you are between 18 and 65, a Landstuhl Regional Medical Center beneficiary and have had problems with pain and sleeping for three months or longer, you may be eligible to take part in a sleep and pain research study using ear acupuncture for insomnia and pain. Participation is voluntary and confidential. For more information, call 590-5641; 06371-9464-5641; or 0174-375-6086; or email

LRMC Chaplain’s Office

The Landstuhl Regional Medical Center’s Chaplain’s Office is sponsoring a 13-week Grief Share program. This program is for those who have lost someone close to them or know someone who has. Grief Share is a support group where you can be around people who understand how you feel and the pain of your loss. The Grief Share program knows it hurts and wants to help. The program’s fall series begins at 6:30 p.m. Sept.15. To register, call 590-5713 or 06371-9464-5713.

Honor Guard needs members

The Ramstein Honor Guard is in need of sharp E-1s to E-6s. Anybody interested should contact Tech. Sgt. Henry Lopez at 480-5980/5986 or join training from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays in Bldg. 2010 on Ramstein.

Sales in housing

Yard and garage sales in family housing are permitted on Saturdays only. Parking issues and disturbance to neighbors are reasons to terminate sales. Residents may not use signs to advertise sales anywhere within the KMC housing areas. For details, call Karen Carbon at 489-7108.