Take Note – Feb. 10, 2017


Donations needed

The German-American and International Women’s Club Kaiserslautern will hold its annual Pfennig Bazaar March 3 to 5 in the event hall of the Kaiserslautern Gartenschau — Dinosaur Park. Donations of clothes, bed linens, toys, purses, small electrical appliances, household goods, paintings and books are needed for this traditional flea market. Furniture will not be accepted. Donations can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and Feb. 18 at Hackstrasse 4 in Kaiserslautern. For details, call 0171-9386666 or visit www.gaiwc.com. The club will also accept cake donations on bazaar days. All proceeds will go to American and German institutions and charities.

Lane closure


Due to construction, traffic will be limited to one lane on Columbia Drive and California Avenue on Ramstein from Wednesday to March 31.

SpouseFit

The Ramstein Spouse Academy will present SpouseFit from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 22 and 23 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club. The event includes networking, special guests and door prizes. Dress code is casual attire, such as jeans and yoga pants. Makeup is optional, tennis shoes are required. RSVP by Feb. 17 to mary.devitt@us.af.mil.

Workshop for retirees

The KMC Retiree Council, in conjunction with the 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office, will conduct a “What A Surviving Spouse Needs To Know” workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 11 on Ramstein, Bldg. 2402, the old passenger terminal. The workshop will go through the casualty notification procedures things retirees need to know and have in such an event. There will be short briefings from the legal office, casualty affairs office, retirement services office, Mortuary Affairs office, Survivor Outreach Services and Veterans Affairs. Retirees and/or spouses will be able to sit down with a counselor to go through the process and steps to prepare for such. You must register to attend the workshop by calling the 86 AW RAO at 480-5486 or 06371-47-5486, or by emailing 86aw.rao@usa.af.mil.

Join the Fasching parade

The Ramstein-Miesenbach Carnival Association Bruchkatze is looking for American bands, dancers, cheerleaders and scouts in unique costumes who would like to participate in the Fasching parade Feb. 28. For more information and to register, call the 86th Airlift Wing Host Nation Office at 480-2094.

Giant Voice test schedule

The 86th Communications Squadron maintains multiple Giant Voice mass notification towers on Ramstein, Vogelweh, Kapaun and Einsiedlerhof. In order to ensure the reliable operation of these towers for actual emergency notifications, 86 CS is increasing the frequency of maintenance testing. Effective immediately, additional broadcasts will occur on Tuesdays between 9 and 11 a.m. During this time, technicians will test individual towers located on the Air Force installations within the KMC. Personnel on Ramstein, Vogelweh, Kapaun and Einsiedlerhof may hear a short duration warning tone and verbal test message lasting 5 to 10 seconds each during this maintenance window. The 86th Airlift Wing Command Post will continue their weekly test each Wednesday at noon, and retreat/national anthems will continue to play from selected towers at 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Current off-limits list

U.S. Forces personnel are prohibited from entering establishments or conducting business with the below firms, individuals and organizations, except as required by official business. U.S. Forces military members who violate this prohibition are subject to punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Civilians are cautioned these establishments have been declared off-limits to members of the armed forces because the commander has determined they threaten the health, safety, morale or welfare of service members.

  • Axel Burghammer (Car Sales), Alex Mueller Strasse 97, Kaiserslautern
  • Ramona Froehlich (Day Care), Hebelstrasse 12, Katzweiler
  • Talip Gundogan (The Green Smile), Kaemmererstrasse 69, Worms
  • Mohammand Koohi (Arya Club), Steinstrasse 56, Kaiserslautern
  • Gary MacNeil (Massage Business), Auf der Platte 48, Mackenbach
  • Edgar Mayer (Autohaus Mayer and Gas Station), Kaiserstrasse 87, Bruchmuehlbach
  • Brigitte Weinand (Day Care), Am Rathaus 4, Landstuhl
  • Steffen Wick (Investment Business), Auf Dem Riedel 21, Waldfischbach