Operation Varsity 19-3
Operation Varsity 19-3 kicks off Sept. 23. There is potential for increased noise and traffic delays throughout the week.

Traffic pattern change outside East Gate
From Sept. 23 to Oct. 5, the traffic pattern outside the East Gate will change. Mackenbach-bound personnel are encouraged to utilize west or LVIS gate.

Official fitness tests
The 786th FSS Fitness Assessment Cell will not conduct official PT tests Sept. 23-27 due to the exercise.

Attention Retirees
The Next KMC Retiree Luncheon will be on Sept. 17, at the KMCC Food Court Activity Room, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Space will be limited. If you wish to attend email the RAO at 86aw.rao@us.af.mil, call DSN 480-5486 or civilian 06371-47-5486.

KMCC parking lot striping
During September, the KMCC east side parking lot will be partially closed in two phases to repaint and increase the size of the parking spaces.

Road construction A62
Until Dec. 2019, Autobahn 62, between the on-ramp Glan-Muenchweiler and Kusel exit, only one lane will be open due to extensive construction work for the renovation of the drainage.

Baumholder CIF closes
The Baumholder Central Issuing Facility will be closed until Sept. 20 for their annual inventory. For details, call 531-7033 or 0611-143-531-7033.

New hours in Baumholder legal office
The Baumholder Client Services (Legal Assistance and Claims) has new operating hours. Mon, Tue and Wed, 8 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m.; Thu closed; Fri, 8 to 11 a.m. and 1 to 3:30 p.m. For more information, call 531-2445.

UTAP has moved
The Utility Tax Avoidance Program moved from Rhine Ordnance Barracks to Kleber Kaserne. UTAP can be found on Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3245, Room 110. Hours of operation will be Mon to Fri from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, contact UTAP 541-9086/9091; 541-9086/9091.

Kaiserslautern drainage construction — road closures
Until mid-September, new rainwater drainage will be built in Parkstrasse and Tulpenstrasse by the Kaiserslautern urban drainage system. During the first phase, Parkstrasse will be completely closed for the first two weeks of construction. During the second phase, Tulpenstrasse will be completely closed in sections. Pedestrians are not affected by these measures. Residents will also be informed.

Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (Drone) use over Ramstein Air Base
DOD guidance restricts the use of all commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) unmanned aerial systems (UAS) within DOD installation boundaries. If you observe a UAS being operated on Ramstein Air Base, please contact 86th Security Forces Squadron immediately at DSN 480-2050/2366. There is no recreational Drone/UAS/RPA use permitted on Ramstein AB at this time.


KMC Military Family Housing residents
The fall season is upon us, the leaves are changing colors and the weather is getting cooler. Before the holidays arrive, please take all necessary steps to prepare for the fall season and keep your yard looking its best. Please keep in mind while temperatures are dropping, unwelcomed visitors are looking for warm places to call home, leaving your garage doors closed will help prevent the possibility of critters in your homes.

KMC MFH Townhome Residents
Residents may display one current official U.S. flag. With the exception of service flags for General Officers, no other flags may be displayed on the homes within MFH. Mounts shall be placed on the street-facing side of the column, 4 feet from the ground with a spot light from dusk to dawn. Thank you for being good stewards and honoring the U.S. flag.

Are you cold in your MFH residence?
Townhouse heating systems are never shut off. However, they are controlled via sensors that prevent systems from functioning until outside temperature reaches 21 degrees Celsius/70 degrees Fahren­heit. If the outside temperature is below 70 degrees Fahrenheit, turn your control to the desired number setting to reach the warmth of your preference. If your systems are not functioning, please contact Vectrus for assistance at 06371-463-9510.
Stairwell and Duplex units’ heating systems are controlled through the installation’s district heating system. Per Installation Heating system policy: “Five consecutive days with average daily outside temperatures below 55 degrees Fahrenheit and a five-day forecast for more of the same, as determined by the weather squadron, must be met prior to district heat activation.” Historically, this has usually occurrs during the first two weeks in October.