KMC Notices and Events – April 8, 2016

Turkey dependents information
Brig. Gen. Jon T. Thomas, 86th Airlift Wing commander, will host a town hall meeting for Turkey dependents at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Woodlawn Golf Course on Ramstein. Information will be provided on lodging, finance, legal and customs. Individuals will be available to answer any questions. There will be child care available in an adjacent room. Transportation to and from the venue will be provided for the families. For additional information, call 480-7015 or Master Sgt. Steven Williams at 0151-5252-5461.

• The KMC Housing Office and Furnishings Management Section will close at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday due to training. Customer service hours will resume April 14.
• The Ramstein radiology department will be closed through April 29 for mandatory system upgrades. During this time, all radiology exams will be performed at the Landstuhl radiology department located on the first floor of LRMC, near the emergency room. For more information, call 314-590-5280 or 06371-9464-5280.

Frankfurt USO closes
The USO will permanently close its center at the Frankfurt International Airport Thursday due to several operational factors. Over the past three years, the center has seen a decline in the number of visitors utilizing the facility, as a result of the shift of arriving military personnel and their families from Frankfurt to Ramstein. The location now primarily serves as a spot for visitors to wait for commercial shuttles to local installations. Additionally, force protection and security concerns coupled with limited and costly options to reduce risk contributed to the decision.

Vehicle checks
The Ramstein Base Exchange will team up with a German automobile club and their vehicle safety inspection trailer to offer the community free vehicle safety checks from 9 a.m. to
6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday in the KMCC front parking lot. There will be battery checks, brake tests, brake-fluid tests, air conditioning system-function tests, cooling-system and antifreeze checks, alternator-function tests, visual tire inspections and shock-absorber checks.

Traffic impacts on A6
Road construction will begin Monday on A6 between Kaiserslautern-West and Ramstein. Traffic bound to exit Kaiserslautern-Einsiedlerhof is being detoured via interchange Landstuhl using the opposite lane. Traffic entering A6 towards Mannheim is being detoured via Kaiserslautern-West and entering A6 towards Saarbruecken. Construction will replace blacktop surface, thereafter new traffic striping will be applied. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of May. Traffic will be restrained during time of construction, and motorists are asked for their understanding.

CFC pastoral coordinator bids
The Ramstein North Chapel is accepting bids for the Ramstein Catholic Faith Community pastoral coordinator. This contract position is responsible for overall calendar development and programming, budget development and tracking, data management, publicity for all ministries and the Liturgies of the CFC. Proposal and bid package can be picked up between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. through April 15 at the Ramstein North Chapel, Bldg. 1201. Bids are due by 4 p.m. on April 15. For more information, contact the contract officer at 480-6148 or 06371-74-6148.

Military child photo submissions
In honor of the Month of the Military Child, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs will be collecting your favorite photos of your children to highlight them in the April 29 edition of Kaiserslautern American. Send photos by April 21 with the child’s first name as well as the parents’ names, ranks and organizations to

Retiring in Germany briefing
The next retiring in Germany briefing will be conducted by the 86th Air Wing Retiree Activities Office from 10 a.m. to noon
April 28 on Ramstein in Bldg. 2120, room 102. To register, contact RAO at 480-5486 or

CLEAR challenge
A Courage Leadership Education Advocate Respect challenge is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. April 29 at Pulaski Field on Pulaski Barracks. Squadrons and teams must sign up in teams of six by April 22. For more information and to sign up, email