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Air Force official photos

The 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office has a new process for scheduling official photos. Visit Ramsteinstudio.setmore.com/services to schedule your official photo. Head and shoulders appointments are available Monday – Thursday, with appointments for full-length photos on Fridays.

How to manage trash exposed to COVID-19

Potentially infected garbage from private households must be disposed of in the container for non-recyclable waste (black can). This waste must be wrapped in tear- and moisture-proof sacks (e.g. plastic or garbage bags) and sealed tightly (e.g. a knot). If you have any questions regarding correct waste disposal, feel free to contact your local waste management team.

For Kaiserslautern county:

  • abfallwirtschaft@kaiserslautern-kreis.de
  • Phone 0631-7105-408/505

For Kaiserslautern city:

  • kundenservice@stadtbildpflege-kl.de
  • Phone 0631-365-1700

COVID-19 updates for KMC

Looking for updated information regarding coronavirus and changes to base facilities? Visit www.ramstein.af.mil/COVID-19/

Ramstein COVID-19 testing

Ramstein’s testing center is located at the medical clinic’s parking lot. While the parking lot is closed to thru-traffic, it is open for those presenting for testing. You do not have to exit your vehicle and walk up to the tent: just drive through the tent!

Post Office parcel update

The U.S. Postal Service is experiencing unprecedented volume increases and limited employee availability due to the impacts of COVID-19. Capacity challenges with airlifts and trucking for moving this historic volume of mail are leading to temporary delays. The Post Office appreciates your patience if your package is delayed.

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.

Dining Facility expands food operations

Lindberg Hof Dining Facility on Kapaun All DOD ID card holders, to include dependents and members of foreign governments, are welcome to eat at the LBH. Only USD cash is accepted. Mon-Fri breakfast: 6-8 a.m. (weekends & family/holidays 7-8:30 a.m.), lunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; dinner: 4:30-6 p.m., weekend/holiday/family day brunch: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Jawbone Flight Kitchen on Ramstein Mon-Sun; hot meals served during the following times: Breakfast: 6-8 a.m.; lunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., dinner: 5-7 p.m., midnight meal: 11 p.m.-1 a.m.

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. Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri, and between 2 and 6 p.m. Thursdays; or email info@gaco-kl.de.