Take Note — August 25, 2017

Sign up for Commander’s Challenge

Commander’s Challenge will be 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 6. To sign up not later than Sept. 1, email ronnel.webb@us.af.mil or call 480-0294.

Green Dot training

Have you taken your annual Green Dot training? If not, it is not too late to sign up. This annual training increases awareness and prevention of interpersonal violence, to include sexual assault, domestic and interpersonal violence, and suicide. We are provided 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, 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.

Office closure

The KMC Housing office as well as the Furnishings Management section will be closed Sept. 4 in observation of Labor Day.

Kapaun/Vogelweh traffic routing change

Traffic routes have changed 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 is not 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 480-3599.

Sun, Fun Day

The USO’s ninth annual Sun and Fun Day will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday 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.

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.

To register, visit https://tfdc.

The following courses will be held at the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Conference Center, 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 from 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,” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 in Bldg. 2402 on Ramstein, the 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, or 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.