Ramstein leaders stress importance of vigilance always

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany --

With the persistent threat of terrorist attacks throughout Europe, Ramstein Air Base leaders are stressing the importance of vigilance and situational awareness to members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community.

 

Military members, civilian employees, dependents and family members, and contractors stationed at, traveling through, or otherwise assigned to Ramstein or present in the KMC are encouraged to take steps to ensure the safety of themselves and their communities.

 

Simple protective measures can reduce the risk of harm such as minimizing the time spent in unsecure areas of mass-transit nodes, avoiding large gatherings, and wearing inconspicuous civilian clothing.

 

Remember and understand that terrorists, and criminals, will often target areas rich with incentives such as public transportation and mass gathering areas like malls or festivals. Remaining aware of your surroundings in such situations can save lives.

 

Take time to discuss the security environment with family members to ensure they are aware and actively practice individual protective measures.

 

As a reminder, the off-base uniform policy restriction is still in place. Members should only wear uniforms when traveling between home and duty location, and should only exit their vehicles if an emergency exists. The policy also forbids the wear of a uniform while riding a bicycle or operating a motorcycle outside installation confines.

 

Due to events throughout the world, several locations have new travel restrictions. If planning to travel, check for specifics on the countries you intend to visit by reviewing the Foreign Clearance Guide at https://www.fcg.pentagon.mil/.

 

The 86th Airlift Wing will continue to disseminate vigilance messages as widely as possible and as often as necessary via www.ramstein.af.mil, social media sites, the Ramstein App, and the AtHoc system.

 

Immediately report suspicious activity to U.S. and Host Nation authorities. If you have any questions or concerns, contact the 86th AW Anti-Terrorism office at DSN: 480-7972/7029 or commercially 06371-47-7972/7029 or via email at 86AW.ATFP@us.af.mil.