Take Note – March 10, 2023

Retiree Activities Office

Your Retiree Affairs Office wants you! It is our mission to serve our retiree community — but we rely on our volunteer staff to do so. Due to some recent departures, we are looking for new folks. Volunteering can mean as little as one day a week for a four-hour block.

Your RAO is now officially open Mon 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Tue/Wed/Thur from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and closed for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. We are located in Building 2118, Room 138 next to the VAT Office. Please visit our website here: https://www.ramstein.af.mil/Contact/Retiree-Activities-Program/, to read the most recent RAO Newsletters and 30 fact sheets to help you navigate being a retiree in Germany.

For more personal attention: Routine questions can be sent via email but we ask that you make an appointment for specific subjects such as pre-death planning/surviving spouse issues and or Retiring in Germany are preferred. For appointments either call during office hours and/or send us an email to: 86aw.rao@us.af.mil. Telephone is: 06371-47-5486. Any problems making contact, please email your Acting Director, retired Chief Master Sgt. Jim Barrante at: jim.barrante@gmail.com.

RAO is in need of a new director (volunteer position). If you have any retirees who work or volunteer within your groups who may be interested in this dynamic opportunity to serve our KMC retiree community, please have them contact the RAO at 86aw.rao@us.af.mil.

Motor vehicles registration update

Headquarters USAREUR-AF Registry of Motor Vehicles. We will temporarily halt the issuance of temporary tags to personnel in the KMC. All temporary tags for Kaiserslautern will be processed through the Kapaun FRS. This change does not affect personnel with “BIR” plates as you must still process through the local Field Registration Station for your community. Personnel in outlying communities will continue to process as previously directed.

Finance Walk-In Hours/ Base in-processing

Finance customer service walk-in hours will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mon, Tue, Thu, and Fri in building 2108. The finance lobby will be used for base in-processing from 1-5 p.m. with Housing, Tricare and Finance. In-processing can be done with any or all of these three agencies during that time and an appointment can be booked through https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d45abac2fa7f49-finance

Official Photo Studio has moved

The 86th AW/PA Official Photo Studio has moved to our new permanent location. The new location is in the second-floor offices located in the back portion of the Hercules Theatre, Bldg 2101. To schedule an appointment, go to https://ramsteinstudio.setmore.com. If you have any questions call DSN: 480-6407/9199

ATTN: Those packing up, leaving the KMC

Many members wait too long to begin the household goods moving process, thereby causing additional stress and delays. The 86th Logistics Readiness Squadron Personal Property Office advises movers to call them at +49-631-536-7727 three weeks before moving to begin the booking process.