Take Note — July 28, 2017

Giant Voice upgrade

The 86th Communications Squadron will upgrade Giant Voice capabilities across the KMC (Ramstein/Einsiedlerhof/Vogelweh) through Aug. 24. The upgrade will improve the reliability and quality of mass notification capabilities. To ensure a successful upgrade, testing will occur Mondays through Saturdays. Members of the community may hear activity from a single pole per day between the hours 9 and 11 a.m., or 1 to 3 p.m. During audible testing, each and every announcement message and tone will be played to fully evaluate the success of the maintenance.

Logo design contest

The 86th Airlift Wing Inno-vation Transformation Office is looking for a new logo for the wing innovation program. The newly designed logo should make Airmen instantly think of new ideas and innovations and all things related to process improvement. The contest will run through Aug. 10. Prizes include a gift card compliments of the FSS Gives Back Program. To submit proposed logos contact 86fss.fsemidea@us.af.mil.

Change of command

The U.S. Army Public Health Command – Europe in Landstuhl will have a change of command ceremony at 10:30 a.m. July 31 outside of Bldg. 3809.  Col. Rebecca I. Porter will assume command from Col. Steven T. Greiner. In case of inclement weather the ceremony will be held at the Landstuhl gymnasium.

Blood drive

The Armed Services Blood Program-Europe will conduct the following blood drives:

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 31 at the LRMC Heaton Auditorium

1 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 2 at the Hall of Champions Fitness Center, Bldg. 8105, Baumholder

To make an appointment to donate, visit www.militarydonor.com. Click on “Donate Blood,” then click “Landstuhl, Germany” and find a drive near you. Walk-ins are welcome. Units that have large events and would like to host a blood drive, should contact Colleen Urban at 590-5958 or find it on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ASBBCEUR.

Heart Link class

The Ramstein Airman & Family Center will sponsor a Heart Link class for key spouses 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Ramstein Officers’ Club, Suite 4. To register by Sept. 21, visit https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/9rm3mcns/ or call 06371-47-5100.

ASIST training

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training will be offered 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11 at the Ramstein High School, Bldg. 900. ASIST is for everyone 16 years old and up, who wants to be able to provide suicide first aid, regardless of prior experience. Shown by major studies to significantly reduce instances of suicide, the ASIST model teaches effective intervention skills while helping to build suicide prevention networks in the community. Space is limited. For details, email

AFCEA scholarships

The Kaiserslautern Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Chapter is soliciting nominations for their scholarship awards of $300 for civilian and military members. Applicants must be active duty junior officers, enlisted, currently employed civil service in the KMC and family members in the KMC pursuing a degree in the technical sciences (Information technology, telecommunications, electronics, engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, information systems, etc.). AFCEA includes military, civilian, and corporate members in the broad functional areas of command, control, and intelligence, which are supported by the technical disciplines of communications, electronics, and computer science. To apply for a scholarship by Aug. 20, visit http://kaiserslautern.afceachapters.org/?q=node/16

Benefit cards for service members

Through Aug. 9, service members can present their orders to the Kaiserlautern Military Community Center Exchange customer service desk and receive an Operation PCS Benefit Card. The card entitles service members to 5 percent off qualifying purchases of $100 or more when they use their MILITARY STAR card in Exchange stores or at www.shopmyexchange.com. Benefit cards are valid for 90 days from issuance date. To apply for a MILITARY STAR card, authorized shoppers can visit