Take Note – December 10, 2021

LRMC information

As you may have heard, due to rising numbers of COVID-19 infections, Germany has revised the Infection Protection Act, which is applicable to U.S. Forces in Germany in accordance with Article 54 of the NATO-SOFA Supplementary Agreement. In the revision, workplace access is restricted to vaccinated, recovered or tested employees.

In light of the revised act, we want to remind our communities that testing capabilities at military treatment facilities are reserved for official purposes and individuals who present medical symptoms.

Unit Leaders who have questions regarding the revised act should reference Force Health Protection Guidance (Supplement 23) which established COVID-19 screening testing for unvaccinated individuals.

Fitness Centers

Southside Fitness Center officially reopened with 24/7 access. Sunday, Resiliency Days, Family Days and Holidays will be 24/7 access only, Northside Fitness Center and Vogelweh Fitness Center will remain 24/7 access.

Southside Fitness Center

The Southside Fitness Center will be closed for deep cleaning on Sat., Dec. 11 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

COVID-19 updates for KMC

Looking for updated information regarding coronavirus and changes to base facilities? Visit https://www.ramstein.af.mil/COVID-19/

ATTN: Those packing up and 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 three weeks before moving to begin the booking process.

86 AW Retiree Activities Office

Your RAO is now officially open again on Tue, Wed and Thu, from10a.m.-3p.m.; closed for lunch from noon to 1p.m.  Routine questions can be sent via email — You can expect a response within 7-business days. Appointments for specific subjects such as surviving spouse issues and or Retiring in Germany are preferred. For appointments either call when someone is on duty and/or send us an e-mail to: 86aw.rao@us.af.mil. Telephone is: 06371-47-5486. You can also visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RamsteinRAO Any problems making contact, please e-mail the Director, retired SMSgt Mike Goff at:  86aw.rao@gmail.com

Air Force official photos

The 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office has a new process for scheduling official photos. Visit Ramsteinstudio.setmore.com/ services to schedule your official photo. Head and shoulders appointments are available Wednesdays, with appointments for full-length photos on Fridays.

Visitor passes service update

Base passes are being issued for both essential and non-essential visitors. For more information, contact the Visitor Control Center by calling DSN: 480-5775 or commercial: 06371-47-5775.


The Ramstein USAREUR office is open for business Mon-Fri, 8-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Closed on U.S. holidays/family days, DSN 480-5534/0115

Clinic services update and Referral Waiver guidance

As previously announced, due to the current operations on Ramstein Air Base, the 86th Medical Group has limited appointments and services available until further notice. As previously announced, the Defense Health Agency has issued a temporary MTF Referral Waiver for primary and specialty care, which means that our beneficiaries can receive TRICARE covered medical care off-base if the 86th Medical Group is unable to offer an appointment or provide the services needed. For additional information and guidance, please see information below and attached. When seeking care off-base, please ensure the following to avoid out-of-pocket expenses:

Provider off-base is a TRICARE authorized provider: Visit https://www.tricare-overseas.com/beneficiaries or contact the TOP Regional Center +(44) 20-8762-8384

Care received must be a TRICARE covered benefit: Visit https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices or contact your local TRICARE Service Center at 06371-46-2273 (option 4 and 3)

Registry of Motor Vehicles operating hours update

The USAREUR-AF Registry of Motor Vehicles customer service desk located in building 216 on Sembach Kaserne is again open Fridays. Operating hours on Fridays are 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m.