Take Note — Oct. 27, 2017

LVIS Gate closes

The Large Vehicle Inspection Site Gate will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday due to German holidays. Motorists are asked to access Ramstein Air Base through the east or west gate.

Traffic fines increase

Using a cell phone, or any electronic device, changed from €60 to €100 per ticket, and could potentially cause offenders to lose their license for one month. Hindering first responder services on the freeway has changed from a €20 to €200 fine. Stay off your devices, keep your eyes on the road, and if you hear a siren move out of the way.

Office closures

The KMC Housing Office as well as the Furnishings Management Section will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday due to German legal holidays. Customer service hours will resume Thursday.

The German legal office of the 86th Airlift Wing Judge Advocate Office in Bldg. 2137 on Ramstein Air Base will be closed Monday through Nov. 3.

Halloween event

The 86th Force Support Squadron will present Trunk or Treat from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ramstein’s Donnelly Park. The free event includes trick or treating, a spooky forest trail and healthy snack station.

Military Star card

To offer greater convenience to service members and their families and further strengthen funding of critical Quality-of-Life programs, the military exchanges’ Exchange Credit program will expand acceptance of the Military Star Card to all commissaries around the world, including the Vogelweh and Ramstein commissaries. By Nov. 9, the card will be accepted throughout the Defense Commissary Agency for all branches of service.

Retire in Germany

The next Retiree In Germany briefing will be conducted by the 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office at 1 p.m. today in Bldg. 2120, Room 105.  In order to attend, sign up with the RAO by calling 480-5486, or 06371-47-5486, or email at 86aw.rao@us.af.mil. ISpouses are encouraged to attend.

Estate Claims

Anyone having any claims on or obligations to the estate of Spc. Rollin R. Carey, U.S. Army Signal Activity-Kaiserslautern, 102nd Signal Battalion, 2nd Signal Brigade, should call Summary Court Officer Chief Warrant Officer 2 Juan L. Muralles at 486-6744 or email juan.l.muralles.mil@mail.mil.

New Kaiserslautern app

Smart phone users will find a new free app in their app store called “Stadt Kaiserslautern” for Android and iOS, which the city of Kaiserslautern is offering. It replaces the former Kaiserslautern-App. It offers information on eGovernment services such as appointments in the Buergercenter, waiting times and open parking spots. There are also recreational ideas, sights, guided tours and cultural events listed. With audio guides, users can listen into information on specific sights.

Green Dot training

Have you taken your annual Green Dot training? If not it is not too late to sign up. This annual training increases awareness and prevention of interpersonal violence, to include sexual assault, domestic and inter-personal violence, and suicide. We are providing additional training opportunities in order to spread the Green Dot creed and culture to the entire community. This year, you have two choices for your training. If you completed the Green Dot training last year you only need to take the Green Dot Refresher training (about 1 hour). If you have never taken the Green Dot training, you need to take the Green Dot Initial training (about 1.5 hours). Civilian attire is authorized. The 86th Airlift Wing Violence Prevention Integrators want all active duty air Force members and full-time Air Force civilians and non-appropriated funds employees to get this important training completed sooner, rather than later. Sign up for your training now at the AF Green Dot SharePoint site, or call the Violence Prevention Integrators at 480-1422. No one has to do everything, but everyone has to do something.

Free layaway at KMCC

Military members, families and retirees can get a head-start on holiday shopping with fee-free layaway from the Army and Air Force Exchange Service. The Kaiserslautern Military Community Center Exchange will waive the $3 service fee for items that are placed on layaway and paid for by Dec. 24, including toys and bikes. Purchases of $25 or more are eligible for the layaway plan. A deposit of 15 percent is required to hold items on layaway. Shoppers can visit customer service at the KMCC Exchange for complete program details and eligibility information.