Upcoming A6 Closure

The A6 direction Saarbrücken will be closed from Feb. 7 at 10 p.m. until Feb. 10 at 5 a.m. There will be no access to gates at Kaiserslautern-West and Landstuhl/Ramstein-Miesenbach. The A6 direction Mannheim will be closed from Feb. 14 at 10 p.m. until Feb. 17 at 5 a.m. There will be no access to gates at Landstuhl intersection A6/A62, Kaiserslautern-Einsiedlerhof and Kaiserslautern- West.

Surviving spouse and family member workshop

The Retiree Activities Office will hold a surviving spouse workshop Saturday, Jan. 25, at 10 a.m. on Ramstein, Building 306A — The USAFE AFRICOM Conference Center. The Workshop starts with a series of informational briefings followed by one-on-one appointments with counselors. Attendees will go through the Casualty Checklist/Process and things to plan for — checklist and other handouts will be provided.  If you have not attended one of these before it is strongly recommended that both the retired member and spouse or family member attend. To register, email 86aw.rao@us.af.mil or call the RAO at DSN 480-5486, or commercial 06371-47-5486.

Armed Services Blood Program Blood Drive

Jan. 27-28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ramstein Exchange Food Court.

RAO director, KMC retiree council co-chair needed

The Retiree Activities Office, a volunteer-based organization that supports retirees, active-duty members, and spouses throughout the KMC, has an immediate opening for a new director. The RAO functions as a liaison between the retiree population and the 86th AW commander. Separately, the KMC retiree council needs a volunteer to be the co-chair. The KMC retiree council focuses on outreach to the KMC retiree community and their families. For more information about these positions or how to volunteer, please contact the RAO office at 86aw.rao@us.af.mil or dial DSN 480-5486 or civ 06371-47-5486.