KMC Notices and Events – March 7, 2017

Blood drive

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

  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kaiserslautern Rod & Gun Club, Bldg. 2960, on Vogelweh
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Brick House, Bldg. 124, on Spangdahlem
  • March 20: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Landstuhl Heaton Auditorium

To make an appointment to donate, visit 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

Red Cross Day

The American Red Cross will sponsor a Red Cross Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center on Ramstein. The event presents resiliency information, CPR and first aid demonstrations, disaster and preparedness, youth club education activities, Armed Services Blood Program and giveaways. For details, email or call 480-2171.

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. Saturday 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

Heroes, horses, hounds

Come learn about equine therapy and how service dogs support our military service members. This free retreat, presented by the TBI Clinic at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and Wounded Warrior Project, will be from noon to 4 p.m. March 18 at the Rothenberghof in Kaiserslautern. The event is open to all government-ID cardholders ages 16 and older. For more information, call 01609-648-3088, email or visit

Health symposium

In support of Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Brain Injury Clinic will sponsor a Warrior Brain Health Symposium for KMC officers and enlisted leaders from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 23 at the LRMC Learning Center, Bldg. 3718, room 108. The symposium is to promote education of traumatic brain injuries within the military community aimed at enhancing unit and mission effectiveness. For reservations by March 17, call Darlene Zeckser at 590-6688 or Keith Pudlowski at 590-5167.

Retiree luncheon

The next retiree luncheon will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 31 at the Kaiserslautern Military Community food court activity room. There will be an information presentation by Veterans Affairs. If you plan to attend, sign up by contacting the 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office at, 480-5486 or 06371-47-5487.

Program for military spouses

The FINRA Foundation Military Spouse Fellowship program is now accepting applications for the 2017 class. Applications are accepted online at through April 21. The fellowship program certifies military spouses to provide financial counseling and education within the military community and beyond. The FINRA Foundation covers the costs of the program coursework and testing for the self-study program. Upon successful completion of the program, FINRA Foundation fellows are awarded the Accredited Financial Counselor certification from The Association for Financial Counseling and Planning Education. The program helps military spouses achieve career goals and aspirations and enhance job-related marketability, all while developing personal financial management skills.

Volunteers needed

Volunteers and support is needed for the Rheinland-Pfalz KMC Special Olympics May 19 at Ramstein Southside Fitness Center. For details, email or visit KMC Rheinland-Pfalz Facebook page.