KMC Notices & Events – May 29, 2015


• The 86th Medical Group’s Ramstein Clinic will be closed on the following U.S. holidays and mandatory training days: Tuesday, 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.

• The KMC Housing Office and the Furnishings Management Office will be closed Thursday due to an official German holiday. Customer service hours will resume
June 5.

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.

German holiday on Thursday

Thursday is a religous holiday, “Fronleichnam,” or Corpus Christi Day. Roman Catholics in Germany and Europe celebrate the church fest, which is observed 10 days after Pentecost. In some but not all German states, Fronleichnam is an official holiday. Stores, banks and official institutions are closed in Rheinland-Pfalz, Saarland, Baden-Würrtemberg, Hessen, Bayern, in some communities in Saxony and Thüringen, and in areas with mostly a Catholic population.

MPF adjusts hours

Effective Monday, the Ramstein Military Personnel Flight will adjust their office hours on Mondays and Wednesdays. New hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. All other hours of operation remain the same.

Storyteller event

The Total Force Development Council will present four Airmen who will tell their personal stories 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hercules Theater on Ramstein.

Anniversary celebration

Ramstein will celebrate its 800th anniversary starting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Marktplatz in front of the Rathaus (town hall). Officials will present their special anniversary coin and stamps.

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-Miesenbach 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

Sales in housing

Yard and garage sales in family housing are permitted on Saturdays only. Parking issues and disturbance of 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.

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.

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.

Extended hours

The Kaiserslautern Veterinary Treatment Facility located on Pulaski Barracks is extending its hours of operation to better serve the community. The veterinary clinic will now be open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The clinic will be closed on Fridays, federal holidays and occasionally at other times due to mission requirements such as end of month inventory. For details, contact the veterinary clinic at 493-4444/4505 or 0631-3406-4444/4505.