Take Note: April 30, 2021

ATTN: Retirees and high-risk patients

Keeping DEERS updated is extremely important, especially when it comes to COVID-19 vaccine distribution. If your contact information is incorrect, the medical group will not be able to contact you to schedule a vaccine. Please log in to milConnect https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect and ensure your personal contact information is accurate for you and your family members.

COVID-19 updates for KMC

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

Tax filing deadline extended to May 17

The IRS has announced an extension to the traditional tax filing deadline from April 15 to May 17 for individual taxpayers and taxpayers who pay self-employment tax. For taxpayers who owe money to the IRS, the deadline to pay is also extended to May 17, without penalties or interest. Overseas filers can still take advantage of the automatic extended filing date of July 15. However, this automatic filing date for overseas filers does not prevent the accrual of penalties or interest for those who owe; payments must be made by May 17 to avoid these fees. Of note, this extension only applies to federal tax filing and not to state filing. Check with your state tax agency for filing deadlines.

Beware of new scam

Polizei has been made aware of a new phone scam where fraudsters send a SMS stating that a package has been sent. The texts can look very legitimate and ask users to click a link to find out where the package is being held or to confirm the parcel shipment via the link. Clicking the link will install malware on your device.

Should you receive such a text message:

  • Under no circumstances should you tap the link!
  • Delete the message!
  • If your phone asks whether an app should be installed, do not confirm under any circumstances!
  • Set up a third-party block through your wireless service provider.
  • Here’s what you should do if the app has already been installed:
  • Switch your cell to airplane mode
  • Let Security Forces know!
  • Call your service provider and inform them of the problem.

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 Mon-Thu, with appointments for full-length photos on Fridays.

86 AW Retiree Activities Office

Closed for appointments and walk-ins. All events scheduled are cancelled until further notice. Contact us via phone DSN 480-5486/Comm 06371-47-5486 or email to 86aw.rao@us.af.mil or ms.tammy.thompson@gmail.com.