Take Note — Jan. 12, 2018


Estate claims
Anyone having any claims on or obligations to the estate of Spc. Matthew Kocher, 317th Support Maintenance Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, should contact the summary court martial officer, 2nd Lt. Ryan K Lindeman at 531-4386.

New process, new hours
The Ramstein Visitor Control Center recently changed processes on issuing passes. The VCC 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 new process, waiting times may be longer than usual. The VCC changed its operating hours. It 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. For more information, visit ramsteinvisitorcenter.com

Office closure
The KMC Housing Office as well as the Furnishings Management Section will close at 11 a.m. today due to an organizational function and will be closed Monday in observation of the holiday. Customer service hours will resume Jan. 16.


Autobahn A62 closure
Due to road construction and renovation of bridges, autobahn A62 is scheduled to close Monday for about 13 months. Depending on construction progress, parts of A62 will open partially during this time. Motorists should follow detour signs.

New office hours
The German Legal office is operating under new customer service hours until March 5 as follows: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Closed Fridays. Next week they will accommodate clients who are unaware of the new change. For more information, call 480-5911.

Donations needed
The German-American and International Women’s Club Kaiserslautern is asking for donations for its annual Pfennig Bazaar March 2 to 4 in the event hall of the Kaiserslautern Gartenschau. The club will accept donations such as clean clothes for men, women and children, household goods, books, toys, small electrical appliances, collectibles, bed linens and music media. Bulky items such as furniture, mattresses, skis and suitcases will not get accepted. Donations can be dropped off 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 20 and Feb. 3 in Hackstrasse 4 in Kaiserslautern. Collecting of goods in the Gartenschau event hall will begin Feb. 24. For more information, call Gisela Kau at 0171-9386666.

Fasching parade
The Ramstein-Miesenbach Carnival Association Bruchkatze is looking for American bands, dancers, cheerleaders, school classes, scouts and individuals in unique costumes who would like to participate in the Fasching parade Feb. 13. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. and last for about 1.5 hours. For more information and to register, call the 86th Airlift Wing Host Nation Office at 480-2094 or 06371-47-2094, or email at host.nations@us.af.mil.

Choir starts season
The Rheinland-Pfalz International Choir will start rehearsals for its choral season at 7 p.m. Highlights of the season will include full performances on of the Ralph Vaughn Williams composition, Dona Nobis Pacem, leading this year’s worldwide pursuit of global peace, June 9 and 10. The choir will be accompanied during these performances by the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band. The choir’s founding director, Dr. Craig Jessop will direct these performances. New members should review the information sheet available on the choir’s website www.sing-rpic.de/members/ to familiarize themselves with the choir’s rehearsal location and other details. A map and directions to the rehearsal location are included.

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. Tuesday to Thursday 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.

Green Dot trainers needed
Have you attended Green Dot Training? Have you thought, “I would like to teach these classes. I wonder how I would get involved in teaching Green Dot classes?” The Green Dot program is gearing up to train new Implementers (trainers) for its 2018 training season. They are looking for persons who believe that power-based personal violence is not inevitable, who are good at holding an audience’s attention, who can be passionate and enthusiastic about the Green Dot message, and can be comfortable teaching all ranks of Air Force personnel. If being a Green Dot instructor sounds like something you might be interested in, contact the Violence Prevention Integrators, Joe Black or Glen Corlin, at 480-1422 or 2422.