KMC Notices and Events – Jan. 22, 2016


• Oregon St. between Bldgs. 837 and 836 will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday for a transformer installation. Additionally, no parking will be allowed at the intersection of Virginia and Oregon. Virginia Blvd. and New York St. will temporarily allow traffic heading north.

• Chili’s Too, located in the KMCC, will be closed through Jan. 31 due to kitchen upgrades and renovation.

• The 100 percent Munitions Stockpile Inventory will be conducted March 2 through 9. During this time, the munitions storage area will be closed to all account custodians. Only emergency issue requests approved by the respective group commander may be submitted.

Retiring in Germany briefing

The 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office will be presenting a Retiring in Germany Information Briefing from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday on Ramstein, Bldg. 2120, room 105. If you are considering retiring in Germany, this briefing will provide you with information on what you are required to do and things you need to consider. To register, email or call 480-5486.

Donations needed

The German-American and International Women’s Club Kaiserslautern will hold its annual Pfennig Bazaar March 4 to 6 in the event hall of the Kaiserslautern Gartenschau. Donations of clothes, bed linens, toys, purses, small electrical appliances, household goods, paintings and books are needed for this traditional flea market. Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to noon each Friday and Saturday in January and February at Hackstrasse 4 in Kaiserslautern. For details, call the club’s president at 0160-99327090 or visit

Audioguide for Landstuhl

Landstuhl offers a new way to get to know the old part of town: an audio tour through your smart phone or MP3 player with city map. Tours are offered in both English and German. Interested visitors have to download the corresponding audio files for the 23 stations of the tour from Landstuhl’s homepage, The tour offers interesting information about local sites such as the Old Chapel and Villa Benzino as well as a time trip tracking the traces of Knight Franz von Sickingen. For more information, call the Landstuhl Tourism Office at 06371-1300012 or email

Fire department warning

The Kaiserslautern Fire Department wants to warn residents of imposters who are currently on the move in Kaiserslautern. These individuals claim they are official employees of the fire department and ask residents to gain access to their homes in order to check smoke detectors. The fire department never conducts these kinds of inspections.

Deutsches Haus

The Deutsches Haus restaurant on Ramstein run by German armed forces offers lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. For more information about the menu, reservations and special events, visit

Action required after accident

An accident with an animal, wild or domestic, is considered a minor accident unless someone is injured or the vehicle is no longer operable. In some German states, including Rheinland-Pfalz, police no longer respond to this type of accident. Motorists do not have to report an accident with an animal to the police; however, they are liable for cleaning the road. This includes moving the dead animal to the side of the road and cleaning up any petroleum spills or broken car parts. For bigger messes, the “Strassenmeisterei,” which is in charge of larger cleanups, may be reached via the police.

Motorists should never take a killed animal with them, as this is considered poaching, and they could be prosecuted. If it is a larger wild animal, such as a deer or wild boar, it is advisable to inform the local forestry, especially if the animal has only been injured.

If there is damage to your vehicle, it is advisable to inform the police, even the next day, as they can issue a “Wildunfallbestätigung,” a “statement on an accident with a wild animal,” which is needed to make insurance claims. This service will cost between €10 and €20.