KMC Notices and Events – Feb. 3, 2017


Closures

  • The KMC Housing Office and Furnishings Management Section will close at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday due to training. Customer service hours will resume Thursday.
  • The KMC Housing Office and Furnishings Management Section will be closed Feb. 20 in observation of the holiday. Customer service hours will resume Feb. 21.

Road construction

Due to construction on L369, the speed limit to and from the Ramstein East Gate is decreased from 50 kph to 30 kph in both directions. Construction signs are visible, as this work will continue until mid-February 2018. The speed limit reduction will remain until further notice.


Blood drive

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

  • Feb. 13: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Crossroads Community Center Skating Rink, Bldg. 2053, on Vogelweh
  • Feb. 15: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hall of Champions Fitness Center, Bldg. 8105, in Baumholder
  • Feb. 21: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at KMCC food court on Ramstein
  • Feb. 27: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Landstuhl Heaton Auditorium

To make an appointment to donate, visit www.MilitaryDonor.com. 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 www.facebook.com/ASBBCEUR.

SpouseFit

The Ramstein Spouse Academy will present SpouseFit from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club. The event includes networking, special guests and door prizes. Dress code is casual attire, such as jeans and yoga pants. Makeup is optional, tennis shoes are required. RSVP by Feb. 17 to  mary.devitt@us.af.mil.

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 86aw.rao@usa.af.mil.

Join the Fasching parade

The Ramstein-Miesenbach Carnival Association Bruchkatze is looking for American bands, dancers, cheerleaders and scouts in unique costumes who would like to participate in the Fasching parade Feb. 28. For more information and to register, call the 86th Airlift Wing Host Nation Office at 480-2094.

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.