KMC Notices and Events – Dec. 16, 2016

Vogelweh gate closes

The Armstrong’s gate on Vogelweh Family Housing will be closed from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday. During this time, inbound traffic will enter the base through the fire gate next to the First Avenue Billeting and outbound traffic will exit through the 3rd Avenue gate next to the Vogelweh Child Development Center. For more information, contact the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron Operations Section at 0631-536-7012.

Office closures

The KMC Housing Office and Furnishings Management Section will be closed Dec. 26 and Jan. 2 in observation of the holidays.

LVIS Gate hours

The LVIS Gate will be closed Dec. 26 for the holiday. Dec. 27 to 29, hours will be 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. On the Dec. 23, 30 and Jan. 2 Family Days, the gate will be the open normal hours of operation, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Christmas trees to cut

Some forestry offices offer special tree cutting dates. The Kaiserslautern Forestry Office will offer tree cutting from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday near the Stiftswald forest house on Velmanstrasse. Another tree cutting event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday in Stelzenberg, Lindenstrasse 35. Food and beverages will be served at each event. Customers are asked to bring a handsaw or ax. Forest office employees will pack the trees in nets for proper transportation.

A tree selling event is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Landstuhl’s Breitenwald, near the U.S. radar station on county road L470. Customers can choose freshly cut trees from the Landstuhl and Kaiserslautern forest areas.

Recycling center moves

The Ramstein Recycling Center will reopen Saturday at a new location across from the annex of the Ramstein Southside Fitness Center.

Blood drive

The Armed Services Blood Program-Europe will be conducting the following blood drives:

  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center food court
  • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 28 at Landstuhl Heaton Auditorium

To make an appointment to donate, visit Click on “Donate Blood,” then click “Landstuhl, Germany.” Walk-ins are welcome.

For more information, call 590-5958 or 06371-9464-5885, or find it on Facebook at

Rod, Gun Club study underway

There is currently an ongoing study regarding the viability of sustaining operations at the Kaiserslautern Rod and Gun Club. This study is still in the initial phases, and several courses of action will be prepared for 86th Airlift Wing leadership upon its completion. It will take time to complete the study and to carefully walk through all possible options, and leadership does not intend to rush the process or choose a course of action prematurely.

The club is in need of significant investment to bring it up to standards, and there are also other factors being considered. Leadership hopes to be able to keep the club open but recognizes the need to be good stewards of resources and that operating expenses must be balanced with customer revenue, changing demographics and several other factors. The 86 AW leadership asks for understanding and patience as the study is completed.

Support needed

The Armed Services Blood Bank Center-Europe needs units and organizations to host blood drives in the local area. All blood collected will stay within the military. For details, call 590-5885 or 06371-9464-5885, or email

Polizei conduct controls

During the holiday season, German Polizei will be conducting an increased number of traffic controls and DUI checks. They recommend that those drinking alcohol at Christmas parties or enjoying gluehwein at Christmas markets should use public transportation or call a taxi for their own and others’ safety. In 2015 during this season, 179 actions had to be taken in the Kaiserslautern area because motorists were intoxicated. Sixty-three of them had to face a criminal charge, and there were 58 preliminary proceedings due to drug consumption.