Blood donors mission critical to maintain military’s blood supply

During the COVID-19 pandemic, appointments are available weekly at the Landstuhl Blood Donor Center.

Baumholder Blood Drive:
April 20-21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kleber Blood Drive:
April 22, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Blood donation is a mission-essential activity and donors are needed more than ever, now by APPOINTMENT ONLY to maintain social distancing measures. All the blood donated to the Armed Services Blood Program stays within the Dept. of Defense, for forward-deployed military as well as patients at military hospitals throughout Europe. The ASBP – Europe is accepting blood donations from military, civilians, retirees and family members at the Blood Donor center on Landstuhl and during community blood drives scheduled at U.S. bases within Germany. Be the lifeline for the front lines: find all Dept. of Defense blood drives in Europe and make an appointment TODAY at www.militarydonor.com, Sponsor Code: Europe.

COVID-19 updates for KMC

Personnel looking for updated information regarding coronavirus and changes to base facilities can visit www.ramstein.af.mil/COVID-19

Attention all retirees and surviving spouses

The 86 AW Retiree Activities Office (RAO) is closed until further notice. For urgent situations (until we re-open our doors) that would normally be addressed to the RAO, you can email jim.barrante@fcgh.net.

Community Strengths and Needs Assessment

If you want to see changes in your military community take a few minutes to complete the Community Strengths and Needs Assessment! It is an easy online survey open to Soldiers, civilians, and family members. The survey is designed to capture the qualitative “pulse” of community members’ feelings on quality of life, health, safety, and satisfaction within the environment of an Army installation. Let your voice be heard by going to: https://usaphcapps.amedd.army.mil/Survey/se.ashx?s=25113745218B31B9.

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 DSN 480-5486 or civ 06371-47-5486.