Disruptions possible during K-town area military exercise
KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany – Residents of the Kaiserslautern military community are being warned of possible traffic disruptions and gate closures next week during a training exercise involving simulated attacks.
Scheduled to last from Monday to Thursday, the exercise will involve various scenarios at Ramstein Air Base, Kapaun Air Station and Vogelweh, according to an Air Force news release. The drill is being conducted by the 86th Airlift Wing and the 435th Air Ground Operations Wing.
The simulated assaults may involve the use of a public address system, sirens, smoke grenades and emergency response vehicles, the news release said. At times, the Ramstein flight line might be noisier than normal.
Some aspects of the exercise will occur off base, temporarily affecting traffic in those areas, according to the release. For instance, road L369 will be closed to traffic between the Einsiedlerhof and Mackenbach traffic circles for part of Tuesday, the release said.
The Air Force is coordinating with German officials to minimize any disruptions.