Take Note — December 7, 2018

86 AW Retiree Activities Office closure

The 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office (RAO) will be closed from today through Jan. 1, 2019. RAO will open again on Jan. 2, 2019.

B10 construction period

The B10 at Pirmasens/Fehrbachtunnel will be reduced to one traffic lane only. The total construction period will last until Dec. 12. Motorists are asked to drive carefully and follow road signs accordingly.

B420 detour

The B420 in the community of Medard will be blocked for traffic until Dec. 20 while a new lane divider is being built. Road signs will designate detours. Motorists are asked for considerate driving and understanding for any inconveniences.

L498 road work

The L498 between Burgalben and Donsieders will be blocked for traffic until Dec. 30.  Main Street (Sandweg) in Waldfischbach-Burgalben will also be partially blocked. The carpooling parking lot will still be accessible for vehicles. Road work has become necessary as rain has washed out the embankments potentially causing rocks to roll down onto the road. Motorists are asked to apply caution and to have understanding for any inconveniences this may cause.

Door-to-door salespeople

Living in Europe you may come across door-to-door salespeople offering to sell a wide variety of items ranging from artwork to produce. If you decide to utilize these services, the 569th U.S. Forces Police Squadron urges you to take caution with your transactions. Make sure the price of the goods is clearly established. If you are using a credit/debit card, ensure you double check the transaction total before signing any receipts — read over the entire receipt! If you do not feel comfortable using your credit/debit card, request to use cash instead.

KMC Post Office new website

The new KMC Postal Operations SharePoint site is ready for CAC users (Active Duty/Contractor/Civilians) to use for In-processing, Mail Hold or Forwards, Out-Processing, and Volunteer Opportunities at the Ramstein (North/South) and Kapaun Post Offices. The site can be found through the USAFE SharePoint portal. Questions? Contact the Northside, Southside, or Kapaun Post Office Customer Service sections.

Parking discs needed

In certain parking lots on Ramstein Air Base, display of a parking disc is required. The maximum allowable time a car may remain in these lots is posted; the driver must set the disc to the arrival time and make it visible. The following are some parking lots where discs are required; MOMS, Ramstein Officers’ Club, the commissary, the library and the community center. Parking without displaying a disc or remaining past the allowed time could result in a citation.

Visitor Control Center process and hours

The Ramstein Visitor Control Center now issues passes with a scannable barcode. These passes are valid for one to three days and may be used at any KMC Air Force or KMC Army installation. Any request longer than three days will require customers to receive a long-term pass. Customers should understand with the process, waiting times may be longer than usual.

The VCC opens at 6 a.m. and closes at 10 p.m., seven days a week. After hours, customers may still sign in guests at the west gate. The sponsor must be registered in IACS to sign in visitors. Furthermore, ID card holders who forget their ID may also be searched in IACS and be granted base access.

Units needed for blood drives

The Armed Services Blood Bank Center – Europe is looking for units who would like to host blood drives for the military community. For details, call 06371 946 459 58 or email colleen.m.urban.civ@mail.mil.