KMC Notices and Events – Feb. 24, 2017

Reduced manning

The 86th Airlift Wing Judge Advocate Legal Office will have reduced manning Monday. This might result in delays in services. For details, call the legal office at 480-5911 or 06371-47-5911.

Blood drive

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

  • Monday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Landstuhl Heaton Auditorium
  • March 12: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kaiserslautern Rod & Gun Club, Bldg. 2960, on Vogelweh
  • March 15: 9 a .m. to 5 p.m. at The Brick House, Bldg. 124, on Spangdahlem
  • March 20: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Landstuhl Heaton Auditorium
  • March 27: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kaiserslautern Military Community Center food court

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

Donations needed

The German-American and International Women’s Club Kaiserslautern will hold its annual Pfennig Bazaar March 3 to 5 in the event hall of the Kaiserslautern Gartenschau — Dinosaur Park. Donations of clothes, bed linens, toys, purses, small electrical appliances, household goods, paintings and books are needed for this traditional flea market. Furniture will not be accepted. Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the event hall of the Gartenschau. in Kaiserslautern. For details, call 0171-938-6666 or visit The club will also accept cake donations on bazaar days. All proceeds will go to American and German institutions and charities.

Prayer breakfast

Ramstein’s annual National Prayer Breakfast is scheduled for 8 a.m. March 13 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club, Suite 1. The event is free of charge and includes a buffet breakfast. Keynote speaker will be Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Archdiocese for the Military Service. This will be an interfaith event. For reservations no later than March 1, call 480-6148.

Workshop for retirees

The KMC Retiree Council, in conjunction with the 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office, will conduct a “What A Surviving Spouse Needs To Know” workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11 on Ramstein, Bldg. 2402, the old passenger terminal. The workshop will go through the casualty notification procedures things retirees need to know and have in such an event. There will be short briefings from the legal office, casualty affairs office, retirement services office, Mortuary Affairs office, Survivor Outreach Services and Veterans Affairs. Retirees and/or spouses will be able to sit down with a counselor to go through the process and steps to prepare for such. You must register to attend the workshop by calling the 86 AW RAO at 480-5486 or 06371-47-5486, or by emailing

Heroes, horses, hounds

Come learn about equine therapy and how service dogs support our military service members. This free retreat, presented by the TBI Clinic at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and Wounded Warrior Project, will be from noon to 4 p.m. March 18 at the Rothenberghof in Kaiserslautern. The event is open to all government-ID cardholders ages 16 and older. For more information, call 01609-648-3088, email or visit

Giant Voice test schedule

The 86th Communications Squadron maintains multiple Giant Voice mass notification towers on Ramstein, Vogelweh, Kapaun and Einsiedlerhof. In order to ensure the reliable operation of these towers for actual emergency notifications, 86 CS is increasing the frequency of maintenance testing. Effective immediately, additional broadcasts will occur on Tuesdays between 9 and 11 a.m. During this time, technicians will test individual towers located on the Air Force installations within the KMC. Personnel on Ramstein, Vogelweh, Kapaun and Einsiedlerhof may hear a short duration warning tone and verbal test message lasting 5 to 10 seconds each during this maintenance window. The 86th Airlift Wing Command Post will continue their weekly test each Wednesday at noon, and retreat/national anthems will continue to play from selected towers at 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.