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  • Winter weather awareness

    Being informed before the winter weather hits is a good way to be prepared. Knowing where to find information such as road conditions (ROADCON), early release, late reporting and base and school closures can ensure members of the Kaiserslautern Military Community keep themselves out of the elements. Following are frequently asked questions with answers.
  • Customs shopping guide for the holidays

    Some people are just not good at buying the right gifts. While this is normally a matter of taste, people new to Europe should note that many items available in Europe may seem like good Christmas presents but violate U.S. import rules.
  • Take Command with TRICARE Changes: Enrollments Shifting from Fiscal to Calendar Year Starting in January 2018

    Starting Jan. 1, 2018, cost changes for TRICARE benefits transition from a fiscal year period to a calendar year period. “Changing from a fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30) to a calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31) makes the TRICARE benefit consistent with civilian health plans,” said Capt Nicholas Edvarchuk 86th Medical Group Tricare Operation and Patient Administration Flight Commander. The change will largely affect those plans which have an enrollment fee and are currently billed by the fiscal year. This includes retirees and their family members in TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Retired Reserve, TRICARE Reserve Select and those in TRICARE Young Adult plans. This change is one of several changes that TRICARE is adopting in 2018.
  • West Gate to undergo construction Nov. 27

    Construction is scheduled to begin on the West Gate starting Nov. 27 and will continue until Dec. 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., which may impede traffic through the gate between those times.
  • Dorm 2411: Coming soon!

    Ramstein’s new dormitory, building 2411, is currently undergoing final inspections to ensure the building meets safety standards.
  • When the lights go out

    With the hours of daylight decreasing, seasonal affective disorder may occur; a treatable form of depression dependent upon varying exposure to the sun. The 86th MDOS has multiple resources to assist Kaiserslautern Military Community members with treating and preventing SAD.
  • 86 MXS puts KC-135 back to work

    Col. Clifton Reed, 6th Maintenance Group commander, visited Ramstein Air Base Oct. 2, 2017, to personally thank the Airmen who helped repair a KC-135 from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla, for their hard work and diligence.
  • It’s a sign: ‘Every second counts, plan two ways out!’

    U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Richard G. Moore, Jr., 86th Airlift Wing commander, and leadership from the 86th Civil Engineer Group and 86th Civil Engineer Squadron gather for the signing of the Kaiserslautern Military Community’s Fire Prevention Proclamation on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 28, 2017. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, “Every
  • In good season: Winterized hazards

    With the fall season beginning, the threat of winter is bearing down.
  • 9/11: Stay Vigilant

    While remembering the fallen on Sept. 11, don’t forget to stay vigilant.
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