• Tuesday through Sept. 25, there will be a joint routine training exercise that will cause delays at gates within the KMC. In addition, Pulaski gate will be closed on Thursday. The only option to enter Pulaski/Vogelweh will be through the B-270 gate. Although most people will not be affected, be aware that gate delays may occur and everyone should plan accordingly.
• In an effort to better serve the beneficiaries of the 86th Medical Group, the following is a forecast of clinic closures due to U.S. holidays and mandatory training days: Oct. 8 (MDG training day);
Oct. 15 (Columbus Day); Nov. 11 (Veterans Day); Nov. 12 (MDG training day, closed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.); Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving); Nov. 27 (Family Day); Dec. 10 (MDG training Day, closed from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.); Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve); Dec. 25 (Christmas); and Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve). 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 practice manager at 479-2687 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The KMC Housing Office and the Furnishings Management Office will be closed today for an office function.
• The KMC Housing Office will close at 11:30 a.m. Thursday and the Furnishings Management Office will also be closed Thursday all day due to training.
POW/MIA recognition week
The 435th Air Ground Operations Wing will host National POW/MIA Recognition Week through today. Team Ramstein members will be given the opportunity to run a 5K memorial run, hear guest speaker Dr. Joseph Milligan’s stories of extraordinary determination during the luncheon and reflect on and remember our nation’s POW/MIAs during a wreath-laying ceremony. For details on the 5K run, email email@example.com. For details on the luncheon, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For details on the wreath ceremony, email email@example.com.
Tour through Ramstein’s past
Dr. Silvano Wueschner, 86th Airlift Wing historian, will provide a guided tour through the special exhibition “Rare Photos from the Archives” in the exhibition containers of Docu Center Ramstein on Saturday. The exhibit features rare historical photos as well as pictures of events from the recent past. The English tour starts at 2 p.m. Admission is free. In addition to the photos, objects and their stories are on display from the Docu Center collection. The inscriptions are in English.The exhibition center is located on Schernauerstrasse 46 in Ramstein and is open daily from 2 to 5 p.m., closed on Mondays.
Have you ever thought about helping people resolve their conflicts? There are two events scheduled for interested individuals: An Air Force Basic Mediation Course takes place Oct. 5 to 8 at Kapaun Air Station and those interested must submit a nomination form signed by their supervisor and commander or director no later than Sept. 23. This 32-hour course will train 21 participants in conflict resolution techniques and prepare them to serve as a neutral third party in workplace disputes. The workplace disputes can include civilian equal opportunity complaints, military EO complaints, civilian grievances and more. There is also an annual eight-hour refresher training event for currently trained mediators Oct. 2. If you’re interested in broadening your skills while helping people resolve their conflicts and becoming a mediator, contact the Alternative Dispute Resolution Manager Bryan Osborne at 489-8534. For more information concerning the ADR Program, visit http://www.adr.af.mil/.
CSAF Reading List PDS
The Kisling NCO Academy will host a Chief of Staff of the Air Force Reading List Professional Development Seminar Oct. 8. There will be six different books and movies to select from throughout the morning and afternoon sessions. Focus will be on the CSAF Reading List because each selection for 2015 tells an important story about the Profession of Arms and Air Force core values. Attendees are encouraged to read or watch the book or movie prior to attending the PDS. Groups will break out into discussion to focus on particular segments of the story or movie. To sign up and for more information, visit the Kisling NCOA page at https://cs3.eis.af.mil/sites/OO-ED-FE-27/CSAF_Reading_List_PDS/Registration/Registration.aspx or call 489-6502.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.