COVID-19 updates for KMC
Looking for updated information regarding coronavirus and changes to base facilities? Visit www.ramstein.af.mil/COVID-19/
Bulk trash in KMC housing
Due to the PCS season, and upcoming school year, the Housing team will place bulk trash bins in the Ramstein and Volgelweh housing areas to help people who need to dispose of large items. There will be five bins located around the housing areas from Aug. 20-26. Acceptable and unacceptable bulk items are as follows:
ACCEPTABLE: Sofas, chairs, tables, bookcases, desks, patio furniture, exercise equipment, mattresses, and yard waste.
UNACCEPTABLE: Oil, oil-based paint, paint thinner, antifreeze, batteries, prescription drugs, auto parts (any hazardous waste).
Posting pictures on Social Media
This is a reminder that, in accordance with German Law; Kunsturhebergesetz §22 (law on copyright in works of fine arts and photography §22), “images may only be distributed or publicly displayed with the consent of the person depicted.”
This means that it is illegal to post someone’s picture on the internet, i.e. social platforms without their consent. Please be mindful that the improper use of cameras without consent can lead to fines or other legal measures from the German government.
GACO helps U.S. customers in Germany
Even during COVID-19, the German-American Community Office in Kaiserslautern (located in Rathaus Nord) is still available to assist American customers with host nation-related topics. GACO staff is able to help with German documents and authorities, host nation policies and regulations, questions about disposing trash off base, drivers’ licenses for U.S. civilians, retirement in Germany, marriage between Americans and foreign nationals, leisure and sports activities, and a lot more. GACO is a resource to help U.S. personnel have an easier and smoother stay in Germany. As soon as USO is authorized to offer newcomers’ orientation tours in Kaiserslautern again, they will make weekly stops at the GACO. The main entrance of Rathaus Nord is currently closed to the public, but you can make an appointment if you need to discuss your matter in person. For your appointment you will need to use the entrance at Benzinoring 1 where you will be picked up. For more information, visit www.gaco-kl.de; call 0631-363-3010 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and between 2 and 6 p.m. Thursdays; or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ramstein Aquatic Center update
The filtration system on Ramstein’s lap pool failed in May and is currently being contracted for repair. Officials anticipate opening the lap pool in August with the recreation pool opening in the fall. Once repairs are completed,
the opening date will be advertised along with COVID-19 guidelines.
The Ramstein Aquatic Center will be issuing full refunds for swim lessons, lane reservations, and lifeguarding courses cancelled due to COVID-19. Monthly swim passes expiring after the closure date will be refunded at prorated rates. Annual swim passes will be extended for the length of time the facility was closed due to COVID-19. Those with annual passes PCS-ing before their extended expiration date can email a refund request to the Ramstein Aquatic Center 86FSS.FSCS.AquaticCenter@us.af.mil.
Ramstein Pharmacy Tent
Ramstein’s pharmacy is closing the lobby to patient access and dispensing medications through the exterior pharmacy lobby windows (walk-up pharmacy). This enables patients to maintain proper physical distancing. Medication refills can be processed through TRICARE Online or through the automated refill line (06371-865601), and will be ready for pick-up the next duty day after 1 p.m. Pharmacy hours of operation are Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Attention all retirees and surviving spouses
The 86th AW Retiree Activities Office 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 email@example.com.
RAO Director 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. For more information about this position or how to volunteer, please contact the acting director at Jim.Barrante@gmail.com or call 0160 454 0062.