KMC Notices and Events – July 17, 2015


In an effort to better serve the beneficiaries of the 86th Medical Group, the Ramstein Clinic will forecast its closures due to U.S. holidays and mandatory training as follows: Aug. 13 (MDG Training Day, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.); Sept. 10 (MDG Training Day, all day). This forecast will be amended when applicable. As the clinic improves its processes, they welcome customer feedback. To provide feedback, contact Maj. Janelle Quinn, 86th MDG group practice manager at 479-2687 or

Change of command

The Public Health Command-Europe will have a change of command ceremony at
10 a.m. July 31 at Bismarckturm in Landstuhl. Col. James W. Boles will relinquish command to Col. Steven T. Greiner.

Laundry, dry cleaning issue

Currently, the Vogelweh laundry and dry cleaning facility has moved its operations to the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center on Ramstein. All other locations are still operating, but are not accepting clothing for drop-off processing. Items can be picked up during limited hours of operation between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the respective locations. AAFES and installation agencies are aggressively working toward a solution to assist customers in offering full-service capabilities for their dry cleaning needs.

Off-limits list

The off-limits establishments and individuals listing prohibits U.S. Forces personnel from entering establishments or conducting business with the below firms, individuals and organizations except as required by official business.

U.S. Forces military members who violate this prohibition are subject to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Civilians are cautioned that these establishments have been declared off-limits to members of the armed forces because the commander has determined they threaten the health, safety, morale or welfare of service members.

• Marco Banf (MBT and BTM Moving Company), Kirchdell 16, Kaiserslautern

• James Brown (cleaning business), Obergasse 20, Weilerbach

• Axel Burghammer (car sales), Im Bachgraben 11, Landstuhl

• Ramona Fröhlich (day care), Hebelstrasse 12, Katzweiler

• Talip Gundogan (The Green Smile), Kaemmererstrasse 69, Worms

• Mohammad Koohi (Arya Club), Steinstrasse 56, Kaiserslautern

• Martin Massa (cleaning business), Rudolf-Breitscheid Strasse 77, Kaiserslautern

• Edgar Mayer (Autohaus Mayer and gas station), Kaiserstrasse 87, Bruchmühlbach

• Angelika Picker (AP Bausysteme/construction), Kaiserstrasse 15, Pirmasens

• Gisela Smith and Herbert Sator (dog seller), Steinwendener Strasse 23a, Kottweiler

• Brigitte Weinand (day care), Weberstrasse 21, Kindsbach

• Steffen Wick (investment business), Auf Dem Riedel 21, Waldfischbach

Travel medicine study

Service members who are deploying for a time frame of up to six months may be eligible to take part in a travel medicine study. The purpose of the research study is to learn about travel-related infectious disease threats and evaluate current and new risk reduction strategies. Compensation may be provided for participation in accordance with Department of Defense regulations. Participation is voluntary and confidential. For more information, call 590-6161 or 06371-9464-6161, or email

VA benefits

In July, Veteran Affairs Overseas Military Service coordinators will be on Ramstein at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center in Bldg. 2120, Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3205, and on Smith Barracks in Baumholder to meet with active-duty service members, veterans and family members to answer questions pertaining to VA benefits. To schedule a one-on-one appointment, email Aaramina Maynard at or Darrell Hobbs at

Retirees’ updated information

The 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office has been receiving large amounts of email rejects from its retiree contact list. Retirees who changed their email address since they initially registered with RAO should email with updated information, or call 480-5486 or 06371-47-5486.

Sales in housing

Yard and garage sales in family housing are permitted on Saturdays only. Parking issues and disturbance to neighbors are reasons to terminate sales. Residents may not use signs to advertise sales anywhere within the KMC housing areas. For details, call Karen Carbon at 489-7108.

Honor Guard needs members

The Ramstein Honor Guard is in need of sharp E-1s to E-6s. Anybody interested should contact Tech. Sgt. Henry Lopez at 480-5980/5986 or join training from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays in
Bldg. 2010 on Ramstein.

Deutsches Haus

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

Summer swim lessons

The Ramstein Aquatic Center’s summer schedule is now in effect. Session hours have extended through Aug. 7. Lessons run for two weeks and are available to all ages and levels. For more information, call 478-7665 or 06371-405-7665.

Ramstein Half Marathon

The annual Ramstein Half Marathon will take place Aug. 15. Cost is $35 and includes a T-shirt, cinch bag and a participation medal. The race will begin at 8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place male and female runners in four age divisions, as well as the overall male and female winner. Interested participants should fill out the registration brochure at the Ramstein Southside Fitness Center by Aug. 7. There will be no registration on the day of the race.