Take Note – October 15, 2021

COVID-19 updates for KMC

Looking for updated information regarding coronavirus and changes to base facilities? Visit https://www.ramstein.af.mil/COVID-19/


The Inbound Cargo Section will be unable to provide customer pick up services on Fridays beginning Sept. 17 – Oct. 22 due to backlog of inbound cargo and minimum manning during OAR. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please direct any questions or concerns to MSgt Edith Borges or TSgt Evenet Lordeus at 480-5222/480-3442.

86 AW Retiree Activities Office

The RAO is open and has moved to building 2118, room 138 on the ground floor. In-person visits and appointments are limited at this time. Contact us via phone DSN 480-5486/ Comm 06371-47-5486 or email to 86aw.rao@us.af.mil

USAREUR office closed

The Ramstein USAREUR office will be temporarily closed in support of ongoing operations. Appointments are available at U.S. Army Garrison Kleber Kaserne. DSN: 314-528-2434/2432/2433/2436 Comm: 0631-143-528-2433/2432

Clinic services update & Referral Waiver guidance

Due to the current operations on Ramstein Air Base, the 86th Medical Group has limited appointments and services available until further notice. As previously announced, the Defense Health Agency has issued a temporary MTF Referral Waiver for primary and specialty care, which means that our beneficiaries can receive TRICARE covered medical care off-base if the 86th Medical Group is unable to offer an appointment or provide the services needed. For additional information and guidance, please see information below and attached. When seeking care off-base, please ensure the following to avoid out-of-pocket expenses:

Provider off-base is a TRICARE authorized provider: Visit https://www.tricare-overseas.com/beneficiaries or contact the TOP Regional Center +(44) 20-8762-8384

Care received must be a TRICARE covered benefit: Visit https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices or contact your local TRICARE Service Center at 06371-46-2273 (option 4 and 3)

Visitor passes service update

Due to current operations on Ramstein Air Base, non-essential visitor passes will not be issued until further notice. This includes AAFES and DECA facilities. Residents of Ramstein Air Base may receive visitors passes for their family, but must have proof of base residency (TLF receipt, base housing assignment memorandum). Only official passes will be issued to support base operations. We appreciate your patience during this time as we know this may upset plans.

Air Force official photos

The 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs Office has a new process for scheduling official photos. Visit Ramsteinstudio.setmore.com/ services to schedule your official photo. Head and shoulders appointments are available Wednesdays, with appointments for full-length photos on Fridays.

Registry of Motor Vehicles closure

Due to a temporary work force shortage and a lag in the hiring process, the USAREUR Registry of Motor Vehicles customer service desk located in building 216 on Sembach Kaserne is closed on Fridays. This temporary action will continue through September.Please plan accordingly.

ATTN: Those packing up and 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 three weeks before moving to begin the booking process.