Take Note — April 13, 2018

Counter-terrorism Speaking Event

Mubin Shaikh, a counter-terrorism operative, will be sharing an inside perspective of extremist organizations on 25 April from noon – 1 p.m., and again at 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., at the Hercules Theater on Ramstein.

Baumholder Tax Center

File your taxes before April 17. The Baumholder Tax Center is located at Bldg. 8222 and is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please bring all W-2s, 1099s, and other income documents, social security card for yourself and dependents, employer-provided health insurance coverage, direct deposit account information, and any other necessary documents. For more information, please call 531-2459.

New process, new hours

The Ramstein Visitor Control Center recently changed processes on issuing passes. The VCC now issues passes with a scannable barcode. These passes are valid for one to three days and may be used at any KMC Air Force or KMC Army installation. Any request longer than three days will require customers to receive a long-term pass. Customers should understand with the new process, waiting times may be longer than usual. The VCC changed its operating hours. It opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m., seven days a week. After hours, customers may still sign in guests at the west gate. The sponsor must be registered in IACS to sign in visitors. Furthermore, ID card holders who forget their ID may also be searched in IACS and be granted base access. For more information, visit ramsteinvisitorcenter.com

Ramstein Mudder

Get your washing machines ready, because The Ramstein Mudder is coming back to Ramstein this year with a new addition…MUD! The event begins at Grassy Knoll on the westside of the Northside Chapel on Ramstein Air Base at 7:30 a.m., May 24. Starting April 16, DoD ID cardholders can sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a48a8a82ca7f49-ramstein

Reopening Brit Cafe, Ramstein Air Base

After an extensive renovation, the Brit Cafe in Bldg. 539 shines in new splendor. Visitors can expect a modernized cafe in a cozy atmosphere with great dishes. Friendly, bright and with lots of details it offers real British tradition with competent service.

Run into the future

Run for a good cause! Ramstein’s Air Force Ball Committee presents the “Into the Future” 5K Run/Walk Friday, May 11. Partial proceeds donated to Ramstein Special Olympics. Register by May 1, $20 entry fee. www.runsignup.com/Race/RP/RamsteinMiesenbach/5KRunWalkIntotheFuture

Units needed for blood drives

The Armed Services Blood Bank Center – Europe is looking for units who would like to host blood drives for the military community. Dates available are: April 24; May 7; and June 12. For details, call 06371 94645958 or email colleen.m.urban.civ@mail.mil.

KMCC supports readiness

At the Kaiserslautern Military community Center Exchange and ShopMyExchange.com, military members and their families can equip themselves with the tools needed to maintain a BE FIT lifestyle, including athletic apparel and footwear; strength training and cardio equipment, and digital fitness devices — tax-free and at an average savings of 20 percent off MSRP.

Retiree Activities Office

The 86th Retiree Activities Office and the KMC Retiree Counsel will present the next “What the Surviving Spouse/Family Member Needs to Know” Workshop on Saturday in the USAFE/AFRICOM Conference Center in Bldg. 306A starting at 10 a.m. and ending approximately 2 p.m. The purpose of the workshop is to prepare and provide the surviving spouse/family member of those actions that need to be planned in the event of a causality and those actions to take when a causality happens. The next Retire in Germany Briefing will be held April 27, on Ramstein AB, Bldg. 2120, Room 107. If you wish to attend please contact the 86 AW Retiree Activities Office at 86aw.rao@us.af.mil or call 480-5486 or 06371-47-5486 to register.