• Maxwell Ave will be closed from the traffic circle at Lincoln and Harmon Avenues to the entrance of Bldg. 2470 Wednesday through Feb. 12. Traffic will be detoured toward Harmon, Galaxy, Fairchild and Nightingale Avenues. The parking lot to Bldg. 2470 will be accessible through Nightingale Ave., and pedestrians will still be able to cross during the closure. The reconstruction is needed to improve roadway safety and replace aging pavement. Slight traffic delays in the immediate area may be expected, so plan accordingly. Drivers should exercise extreme caution due to proximity of heavy construction traffic, and for everyone’s safety, obey the traffic laws and regulations.
• The KMC Housing Office as well as the Furnishings Management Section will close at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday for training. Customer service hours will resume Thursday. Additionally, both will be closed Feb. 15 in observation of Presidents Day.
• The Furnishings Management Section will be closed for furniture delivery and pick up Feb. 25 and 26 due to the annual inventory check. The Customer Service Section remains open with regular hours.
Children’s dental health
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. The 86th Dental Clinic will offer a Defeat Monster Mouth Clinic Monday. The dental clinic will provide care exclusively for children up to the age of 12 years old, by appointment only. They will offer dental examinations, cleanings and educational services. Parents need to bring the child’s Social Security number to take X-rays. To schedule an appointment, call 479-2210 or 06371-46-2210.
The Ramstein Education Center’s annual CLEP-a-thon, College Level Placement Program, takes place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Ramstein University of Maryland University College Test Center, Bldg. 2104, room 109. Bring your common-access card and registration voucher for CLEP. Walk-ins only. For more information, call 480-5611 or 06371-47-5611.
Ramstein Tax Center
The Ramstein Legal Center’s Tax Center, Bldg. 2137, is now open through June 15. Active duty members, dependents and retirees can call 480-1040 or 06371-47-1040 to schedule an appointment with a tax representative. Individuals are required to bring all tax documents to their scheduled appointment.
Fire department warning
The 86th Airlift Wing’s security forces are aware of a rumor about people posing as German firefighters attempting to gain access to off-base homes in the KMC using the pretext of smoke detector inspections. Once inside the home, the individuals fake an injury or mishap in an attempt to sue the tenant or landlord for injuries. While German Polizei and security forces haven’t received any actual reports, KMC residents should remain cautious about admitting unknown people into their homes.
Under the German landlord-tenant laws, it’s mandatory to maintain smoke detectors. However, this process is handled through the real estate office or tenant’s landlord. To be safe, verify appointments with landlords and ask for official identification at the scheduled appointment.
If you have concerns about individuals asking to enter your off-base residence, contact the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron at 0631-536-6060.
Action required after accident
The 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron responds to all off-base incidents involving an American within 1,100 square miles of Kaiserslautern. All traffic accidents, major or minor, including hitting a wild or domestic animal, must be reported to security forces by calling 112, 0631-536-6060/7070 or 489-6060/7070. If this is not accomplished within 72 hours, the individual will be cited for failure to report and will have points assessed to their license.