Take Note — August 18, 2017

traffic routing change

On Aug. 25, traffic routes will change from a one-way to a two-way regulation on Kapaun/Vogelweh for the following street sections:

1. 6th Avenue near post office and bank. Parking will not be allowed along the road towards the Vehicle Registration Office within this section of 6th Avenue.

2. Kansas Street from the intersection 6th Avenue/Kansas Street up to the intersection Kansas Street/Gate 1 at Bldg. 2787.

3. From the Kapaun Gate on Second Avenue, near traffic lights, up to
Bldg. 2787.

For details contact Mirko Lucas, 786th Civil Engineer Squadron, at

Sun, Fun Day

The USO’s ninth annual Sun and Fun Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 26 at Pulaski Park. This is a free annual event for military families of the KMC. A band and a disc jockey will provide music. There will be numerous activities for families such as face painting, tug of war, 3-point basketball throws, a children’s train, ring toss, water gun shooting gallery, a photo booth, a mommy-and-me nail salon and other games. The U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Department of Emergency Services will provide child ID kits, free fire-safety items, fire truck and police car displays, and a fire-safety trailer. A complimentary lunch consisting of hamburgers, hot dogs, bratwursts, chips, popcorn, cotton candy and cake will be available. The fest will end with a live drawing for prizes donated by USO supporters.

Green Dot training

Have you taken your annual Green Dot training? If not, it’s not too late to sign up. This annual training increases awareness and prevention of interpersonal violence, to include sexual assault, domestic and inter-personal violence, and suicide. We are providing additional training opportunities in order to spread the Green Dot creed and culture to the entire community. This year, you have two choices for your training. If you completed the Green Dot training last year you only need to take the Green Dot Refresher training (about 1 hour). If you have never taken the Green Dot training, you need to take the Green Dot Initial training (about 1.5 hours). The 86th Airlift Wing Violence Prevention Integrators want all active duty Air Force members and full-time Air Force civilians and non-appropriated funds employees to get this important training completed sooner rather than later. Sign up for your training now at the AF Green Dot SharePoint site, or call the Violence Prevention Integrators at 480-1422. No one has to do everything, but everyone has to do something.

AFCEA scholarships

The Kaiserslautern Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Chapter is soliciting nominations for their scholarship awards of $300 for civilian and military members. Applicants must be active-duty junior officers and enlisted, currently employed civil service personnel in the KMC and family members in the KMC pursuing a degree in the technical sciences, including information technology, telecommunications, electronics, engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, information systems, etc. AFCEA includes military, civilian and corporate members in the broad functional areas of command, control and intelligence, which are supported by the technical disciplines of communications, electronics and computer science. To apply for a scholarship by Aug. 20, visit http://kaiserslautern.afceachapters.org/?q=node/16.

TFDC courses

The Total Force Development Council will offer a wide array of Professional Development Courses designed to help service members grow as leaders, followers and teammates. Unless rank-specified, all TFDC courses are open to all enlisted, officers, civilians and joint services. Space may be limited. Register at https://tfdc.simplybook.it/v2/#book.

The following courses will be held at the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Conference Center on Ramstein, Bldg. 306:

Sept. 5: 360 Degree Leader —Debunking myths and shedding light on the challenges. John C. Maxwell offers specific principles for leading down, leading up and leading across.

Sept. 8: FAC Training — Teaches the steps and process to become a fully qualified TFDC FAC.

Sept. 13: Developing the Leaders Around You — Course showing strategies that help to transform goals into reality by building leadership. Dr. Maxwell encourages readers to foster a productive team spirit, make difficult decisions, handle confrontation, and to nurture, encourage, and equip people to be leaders.

Sept. 21: How To Be A Real Success — Success is not a destination. It is a process; a lifelong strategy of building on strengths, minimizing weaknesses, and focusing on the people and points of life that are most important.

Sept. 27: Fred Factor — This program is a powerful way to get everyone from front-line employees to upper management focused on the importance of self-responsibility and creating value for those we work and live with. It goes beyond the workplace to show viewers how to enrich their personal lives as well.

Heart Link class

The Ramstein Airman & Family Center will sponsor a Heart Link class for key spouses 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club, Suite 4. To register by Sept. 21, visit https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/9rm3mcns/ or call 06371-47-5100.

Workshop for retirees

The 86th Airlift Wing Retirees Activities Office will sponsor a workshop,  “What A Surviving Spouse Needs to Know,” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 in Bldg. 2402 on Ramstein (old passenger terminal).  Starting at 10 a.m., there will be several information briefings from offices that provide support in the event of a casualty.  Then individual questions will be answered. At 11 a.m., individual appointments start with a counselor going through the whole process and discussing what spouses need to have and things they need to consider prior to something happening. To register in advance with RAO, email at 86aw.rao@us.af.mil, call 480-5486, or 06371-47-5486.

CFC stories needed

The Combined Federal Campaign program will kick off in October. Short personal stories (preferably 100 words or less) from those who have benefitted from any one of the CFC sponsored organizations are needed. These stories will be published (anonymously unless otherwise stated) in the KA newspaper and broadcasted on AFN radio during the campaign. The purpose of this solicitation is to show the KMC how their donations through the CFC have helped others in need and inspire greater participation in donations this year. Submit stories to jason.mommaerts@us.af.mil and jose.devora_ramirez@us.af.mil.