Military Matters

KMCC Corner
No smoking area
The entire Kaiserslautern Military Community Center, including all areas within 100 feet of the KMCC, is designated as a “no smoking” area, with the exception of specifically marked smoking areas containing butt cans and receptacles to be used for disposal. Smoking within 100 feet of the KMCC, outside of the designated smoking areas, is strictly prohibited.

Military personnel who violate this policy may be subject to administrative or punitive action, including action under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Civilian employees may face administrative action. Repeat offenders may be restricted from the KMCC or barred from the installation completely.

Construction Corner
Construction at parking lot
In preparation for the upcoming renovation and expansion of the Ramstein Commissary, the district heat contractor is upgrading the main connection to the commissary building and installing valves to isolate the district heat line that runs under the north parking lot. Since the parking lot is a popular student drop-off area for the surrounding schools, extra care will be taken to minimize and enclose the construction lay-down area.

Parents may still use this as a drop-off area, but the pedestrian gate leading to the Ramstein Elementary School will be blocked. The heating will be cut off to the commissary, adjacent school buildings, fire station, Nightingale Theater, former base exchange and the north chapel the night of Oct. 15 and turned back on Oct. 17.

Traffic Corner
New speed limit
The speed limit for Vogelweh Housing is now 20 kph, down from the previous 25 kph limit. Security forces will be enforcing with stops and warnings.

There are also signs posted about cell phone use while driving. This should not be new, and cops are expected to stringently enforce this.