Get your washing machines ready, because The Mudless Mudder is coming back to Ramstein this year with a new addition…MUD! The event begins at Donnelly Park 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
Parking discs needed
In certain parking lots on Ramstein Air Base, display of a parking disc is required. The maximum allowable time a car may remain in these lots is posted; the driver must set the disc to the arrival time and make it visible. The following are some parking lots where discs are required; MOMS, Ramstein Officers’ Club, the commissary, the library and the community center. Parking without displaying a disc or remaining past the allowed time could result in a citation.
Green Dot Training
Have you taken your annual Green Dot training? This is a mandated annual training to gain awareness and prevention of interpersonal violence, to include sexual assault, domestic and inter-personal violence, and suicide. You have two choices for your training. If you completed the Green Dot training last year, you only need to take the 2018 GD Refresher training. If you have never taken the training, you need to take the initial training. This year’s theme is “Lots of people X Small behaviors = Big Impact.”
Sign up for your training now at the AF Green Dot SharePoint site, or call the Violence Prevention Integrators at 480-1422.
Have you had a Green Dot moment? A time when you stopped some type of violence from occurring, or a time that you witnessed something and thought about taking action? The 86th Airlift Wing Violence Prevention Implementers (VPI) would like to hear your Green Dot moment for possible publication in the future. Please send your Green Dot Moment or story to: Glen.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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
Joint Combat Dining In
Ramstein’s 5/6 Club is hosting a Joint Combat Dining In for all ranks and services May 19 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Dual Bay Hangar on Ramstein Air Base. Ticket prices are: $15 for E1-E4; $20 for E5-E6; and $25 for E7-E9 and all officers. For tickets please contact Tech Sgt. Stanley Wesley 472-5193, Staff Sgt. Camille Chang 480-8040, or Staff Sgt. Jeremy Gunn 480-5525.
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: May 7 and June 12. For details, call 06371 94645958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Retirees Activities Office
The next Retire in Germany Briefing will be held on April 27, on Ramstein AB, Building 2120, Room 107. If you wish to attend either event, please contact the 86AW/RAO at 480-5486, or 06374-47-5486 or via email at 86AW.RAO@us.af.mil to sign up.
The Baumholder Privately Owned Vehicle Inspection Station, Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8420, will be closed May 9, beginning at noon, and May 10 and 11, all day. In addition, Base Support Operations Maintenance Division Customer Service Team in Baumholder, Smith Barracks, Bldg. 8421, and Kaiserslautern, Panzer Kaserne, Bldg. 3050, will be closed May 10 and 11. Point of contact for this action is Stephanie Kramer, BASOPS MD director, 475-7688.