While studies are ongoing, recent observations suggest that the incidence of serious birth defects may be related to infection with the Zika virus. Pregnant women or women of childbearing age who plan to become pregnant and their sexual partners are the focus population for the efforts to prevent or mitigate the disease.
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In order to better provide care for patients this winter, the 86th Medical Group opened the new Cold and Allergy Clinic inside the Family Health Clinic recently on Ramstein.
On a dirt road intersection, emergency response vehicles were parked, waiting for what would come in the approaching minutes.
Col. Brent Johnson (right), accepts the 86th Medical Group’s guidon from 86th Airlift Wing Commander Brig. Gen. Jon Thomas (left), during the 86th MG’s change of command ceremony June 30.
The 86th Medical Group’s Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight recently released Ramstein’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report. This report, which is required by Air Force Instruction and mirrors the Consumer Confidence Report required by the Environmental Protection Agency Continental United States, is designed to inform people about the excellent water and services that were delivered over the past year.
The 86th Medical Group is now offering enrollment for TRICARE Plus eligible beneficiaries. TRICARE Plus is a program that allows beneficiaries who normally are only eligible to get care at a military treatment facility on a space-available basis to enroll at the MTF for primary care services and the appointed primary care manager.
The Air Force recently named an 86th Medical Group Airman the 2014 Public Health Airman of the Year.
The goal of the 86th Medical Group has always been to meet the health care needs of patients and their families by providing the best possible medical care while ensuring access to the services.
Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, commander of Supreme Allied Command Europe and U.S. European Command, honored a member of the KMC — someone who at one time was a Soldier, Airman and civil servant — by officiating his retirement Dec. 12 on Ramstein.
John Mace retired after 54 total years of service to the U.S. military with more than 100 family members, friends and military leaders present. Also, in attendance was Gen. Mark A. Welsh, U.S. Air Force chief of staff.
Finally reaching the end of his career, the exhausted medical officer cleared his office, starting with the photos he collected throughout the years. Each picture frame was carefully lifted off the once decorated wall. He held each frame firmly in his aging hand and ran a finger along its smooth edges, not to wipe the accumulation of dry, insignificant dust that had collected over the years, but to recall a 54-year journey that has engrained itself within the relic.