Take Note — Dec. 8, 2017

ROSC luncheon

The Ramstein Officers’ Spouses’ Club will hold their monthly luncheon Wednesday at the Ramstein Officers’ Club. Check-in will be at 9:30 a.m., business at 10 a.m. and the luncheon at 11 a.m. A holiday meal will be served. Cost is $17 for members, $20 for non-members, and $25 at the door. Members are asked to donate a holiday treat or craft for a silent auction. For reservations, visit www.ramsteinosc.org/events-reservation/

Toys for tots drive

The Marines assigned to Wounded Warrior Battalion East at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center will host their annual Toys for Tots drive through Dec. 19 to collect new, unwrapped toys throughout the Kaiserslautern Military Community.  Weapon-like toys or cash will not be accepted. The toys will be donated to military families through Army Community Services as well as needy families in the local community through the German Red Cross and Streetkidz International.  Toys can be dropped off in Toys for Tots boxes at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Mall on Ramstein, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center dining facility, USO Warrior Center on Landstuhl and Armstrong Club on Vogelweh until Dec. 19. Stop by and see the Marines at their Toys for Tots drive 8 to 11 p.m. today at the Armstrong Club’s karaoke night, or at 86th Maintenance Group “Rudolph the Red Nose Herc” event Thursday for their staff and families.

Workshop for retirees

The 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office will offer a workshop, “ What A Surviving Spouse (family member) Needs to Know,” 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 20  in Bldg. 2402 on Ramstein Air Base. To register with the 86 AW/RAO, email at 86aw.rao@us.af.mil or call 06371-47-5486.

New office hours

Starting Monday, customer hours of the Furnishings Management Section changed as follows: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, and 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays.

Estate Claims

Anyone having claims on or obligations to the estate of Senior Airman Edward Hidbrader, assigned to the 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron, should contact the summary court officer, 2nd Lt. Austin Duncan at 480-3826 or 0160 94949906.

Volunteers needed

The Ramstein Tax Center is looking for volunteers to prepare tax returns. Live volunteer training will be 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 16 to 19 in Ramstein’s Bldg. 2106, Room 202. To explore volunteer positions, visit www.irs.gov/individuals/Coose-Your-Tax-Volunteer-Role. For details, email joseph.bishop.12@us.af.mil or renee.brown.7@us.af.mil

Military Star card

To offer greater convenience to service members and their families and further strengthen funding of critical Quality-of-Life programs, the military exchanges’ Exchange Credit program will expand acceptance of the Military Star Card to all commissaries around the world, including the Vogelweh and Ramstein commissaries. The card will be accepted throughout the Defense Commissary Agency for all branches of service.

Office closures

The KMC Housing Office as well as the Furnishings Manage-ment Section will close at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, due to training. Customer service hours will resume Thursday.

Free layaway at KMCC

Military members, families and retirees can get a head start on holiday shopping with fee-free layaway from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. The Kaiserslautern Military Community Center Exchange will waive the $3 service fee for items that are placed on layaway and paid for by Dec. 24, including toys and bikes. Purchases of $25 or more are eligible for the layaway plan. A deposit of 15 percent is required to hold items on layaway. Shoppers can visit customer service at the KMCC Exchange for complete program details and eligibility information.

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 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). Civilian attire is authorized. 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.