Take Note — January 18, 2019


Door-to-door salesmen

Living in Europe you may come across door-to-door salesmen 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 DSN 590-5585 or 06371-9464-5885 to speak to a recruiter.


Bicycle Safety

Riders are recommended to wear a highly visible outer garments during daylight hours and outer garments containing retro-reflective material during hours of darkness or reduced visibility.

Bicycle operators and passengers on U.S. Forces installations must wear an approved helmet properly fastened under the chin. Helmets must meet the standards set by the American National Standards Institute, the Snell Memorial Foundation Standards, the Institut für Zweiradsicherheit e.V., or the Economic Commission of Europe for bicycle helmets.

Bicycles ridden during hours of darkness must have a headlight that emits a white light and a taillight that emits a red light.

Bicycles must have standard brakes that, when applied, safely stop the bicycle. Wheels must have two reflectors mounted 180 degrees apart on the spokes. Pedals must have reflectors designed and placed to be visible from the front and rear of the bicycle during darkness.