KMC Notices and Events – June 5, 2015


• The 86th Medical Group’s Ramstein Clinic will be closed on the following U.S. holidays and mandatory training days: June 12 and 16; July 3, 6, and 9
(7 a.m. to 1 p.m.); Aug. 13 (7 a.m. to 1 p.m.); and Sept. 10 all day. As the clinic improves its processes, it welcomes customer feedback. To provide feedback, call Maj. Janelle Quinn, 86th MDG group practice manager, at 479-2687.

Road construction

• Roadway repaving and drainage repair will be conducted through Oct. 9 at the Ramstein East Gate. Removal and repair work will be performed two lanes at a time. The East Gate will be restricted to one lane outbound and one lane inbound during this time frame. The LVIS Gate’s operating hours will be extended from
6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday to assist with the increase in traffic. The LVIS Gate will be closed on both German and U.S. holidays. Traffic delays should be expected. Drivers should exercise extreme caution due to proximity of heavy construction traffic, and, for everyone’s safety, obey the traffic laws and regulations.

Autobahn construction

• Starting on Monday, a construction site will be set up on Autobahn 6 between the Ramstein-Miesenbach and Bruchmühlbach-Miesau exits (western direction). Construction will last for five months.
Phase 1: A new surface will be laid out and traffic in both directions will be restricted to two lanes.
Phase 2: All traffic will be detoured to the lanes leading east, but motorists will have two lanes in both directions.
All on-and-off ramps at intersection A6/A62 will remain open.

Volunteers for state fair needed

The Rheinland-Palatinate State Fair, a three-day event, is hosted each year in a different city within the state and consists of exhibits, musical performances, entertainment, capability demonstrations, typical food and beverages, and then culminates in a big parade on Sunday afternoon. Anyone who has free time during the weekend of June 26 to 28 and would like to be an active part of the Rheinland-Palatinate State Fair in Ramstein-Miesenbach could assist. Volunteers who would like to help out in their community, foster relationships with the German neighbors and meet people should register with the Ramstein-Miesen-bach union community administration. Visit, click on “Helfer-Meldebogen,” fill out the form (provided in German only) and email to Jo Felka at

VA benefits

In June and July, Veteran Affairs Overseas Military Service coordinators will be on Ramstein at the Airman 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

NATO jazz night

The U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band, the Big Band of the Koblenz-based Army band and the Dixie Group of the Musique Militaire Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg will be on stage for a joint NATO jazz night beginning at 8 p.m. June 20 at the Kammgarn Kasino in Kaiserslautern. Net proceeds from the event go to the NATO Music Festival Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides support to families in need and to young musicians from the Kaiserslautern area. Tickets for the first NATO jazz night are available at

Access/parking permits

In last week’s article regarding the city of Ramstein residents who need access and parking permits during the local state fair June 26 to 28, the email address was quoted incorrectly. The correct address to request permits is For details, call the Ramstien-Miesenbach town hall at 06371-592-124.