Take Note – August 25, 2023

Bridge closed

Until Sept. 30, the A6 exit (toward Mannheim) and the Jacob-Pfeiffer Bridge will be closed for construction. Expect delays in traffic and plan for detours. The designated detour route will be Biellandstrasse, Opel Circle, B 270, and L-395.

ATTN: Those packing up, leaving the KMC

Many members wait too long to begin the household goods moving process, thereby causing additional stress and delays. The 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron Personal Property Office advises movers to call them at +49-631-536-7727 three weeks before moving to begin the booking process.

Official Photo Studio has moved

The 86th AW/PA Official Photo Studio has moved to our new permanent location. The new location is in the second-floor offices located in the back portion of the Hercules Theatre, Bldg 2101. To schedule an appointment, go to https://ramsteinstudio.setmore.com. If you have any questions call DSN: 480-6407/9199

Finance Walk-In Hours/ Base in-processing

Finance customer service walk-in hours will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mon, Tue, Thu, and Fri in building 2108. The finance lobby will be used for base in-processing from 1-5 p.m. with Housing, Tricare and Finance. In-processing can be done with any or all of these three agencies during that time and an appointment can be booked through https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d45abac2fa7f49-finance

Retiree Activities Office

Your Retiree Affairs Office wants you! It is our mission to serve our retiree community — but we rely on our volunteer staff to do so. Volunteering can mean as little as one day a week for a four-hour block.

The RAO is open Mon 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tues/Wed/Thurs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and closed for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. We are located in Building 2118, Room 138 next to the VAT Office. Please visit our website here: https://www.ramstein.af.mil/Contact/Retiree-Activities-Program/ for factsheets and recent RAO Newsletters on navigating being a retiree in Germany.

Routine questions can be sent via email, but we ask that you make an appointment for specific subjects such as pre-death planning/surviving spouse issues and or Retiring in Germany. For appointments either call during office hours at 06371-47-5486, and/or send us an email to: 86aw.rao@us.af.mil. Any problems making contact, please email your Acting Director, retired Chief Master Sgt. Jim Barrante at: jim.barrante@gmail.com.

RAO is in need of a new volunteer director. This position is open to retirees who are interested in a dynamic opportunity to serve our KMC retiree community. Contact the RAO at 86aw/rao@us.af.mil for more information.