Briefs: Ramstein construction to disrupt services
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Television, phone and Internet service provided by TKS on some Kaiserslautern-area installations will be disrupted in the early morning on Oct. 2 due to construction at Ramstein Air Base.
The outage, from 3-5:30 a.m., will affect TKS Internet and cable TV services on KMC installations as well as residential phone service at Ramstein Air Base, according to a TKS press release.
A primary utility line must be rerouted as part of construction on the base, the release stated. As a result, the fiber-optic cable that distributes telecommunications services in the KMC will be temporarily severed, according to the release.
All services should be fully restored early in the morning of the same day; customers will not need to reconfigure their computers or retune their television sets.
Area and affected services:
n Ramstein Air Base: Phone/TV/cable Internet.
n Landstuhl Regional Medical Center: TV/cable Internet.
n Vogelweh (including Pulaski, Kapaun), Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Flieger/Blutacker Str., Daenner/Kleber Kaserne: TV/cable Internet.
Delays expected during Kaiserslautern exerciseKAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Cars were backed up Wednesday morning trying to enter Pulaski Barracks, Rhine Ordnance Barracks and Kleber Kaserne as a result of an ongoing force protection exercise.
U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern is conducting Warrior Response 2007, a communitywide exercise that began Monday and was to continue through Thursday, according to a press release.
Motorists may experience delays when entering or exiting Army posts at various times in the Kaiserslautern area, according to the release. Army-controlled gates at Pulaski Barracks, Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Kaiserslautern Army Depot (KAD), Miesau Army Depot, Pirmasens, Daenner, Kleber and Panzer kasernes are all expected to have some type of delay for both vehicle and pedestrian traffic, the release stated.
The annual exercise includes evaluations of checkpoints and guards’ responses to real-world simulated emergency situations, according to the release.
Immigration workshop set for next weekNAPLES, ITALY — The Navy’s Region Legal Service Office in Naples will host an immigration workshop next week that will cover topics such as naturalization for servicemembers or spouses, the process for petitioning a foreign-born spouse and citizenship for adopted children.
The deadline to sign up for the workshop is Friday, and officials are expecting a large turnout. Space is limited, and those interested in attending should call DSN 626-4576 or commercial 081-568-4576 to register.
The workshop will be held in the Region Legal Service Office in Administration Building 2 on the first floor at the Capodichino base of Naval Support Activity Naples.