Take Note — April 6, 2018

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.

Baumholder Tax Center

File your taxes before April 17th. The Baumholder Tax Center is located at building 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 DSN 531-2459.

Running Improvement Program

The next session of the Running Improvement Program starts on April 9. If you or anyone you know would like to improve their overall fitness and health or improve their fitness score, the program has a lot to offer them. Coaches are also needed, so if you’re into health, fitness, and helping others reach their goals we would love to have you. Anyone interested can contact MSgt Maria Paucar at maria.paucar@us.af.mil to sign up or for more info.

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

Run for a good cause

Ramstein’s Air Force Ball Committee presents the “Into the Future” 5K Run/Walk Friday, May 11th. Partial proceeds donated to Ramstein Special Olympics. Register by May 1st, $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.

Sam Childers visit

Come witness Sam Childers tell his story of rescuing hundreds of war-stricken children in Sudan, April 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m at Burgherrenhalle, Kaiserslautern-Hohenecken.

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.

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 14 April 2018 in the USAFE/AFRICOM Conference Center in Bldg 306A starting at 10:00 a.m. and ending approximately 2:00 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. If you wish to attend, please contact the 86AW/RAO at DSN 480-5486, or commercial 06374-47-5486 or via email at 86AW.RAO@us.af.mil to sign up.

The next Retire in Germany Briefing will be held on 27 April 2018, on Ramstein AB, Building 2120, Room 107.  If you wish to attend please contact the 86 AW Retiree Activities Office (RAO) at email:  86aw.rao@us.af.mil” or call at DSN 480-5486, civilian 06371-47-5486, to register.