Post Tagged with: "86th Medical Group"

86th Medical Group explains Zika virus

by Capt. Ryan Button 86th Medical Group

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.

March 31, 2016 ×
Staff Sgt. Megan Cotter, 86th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of ambulance services, tells Maj. Courtney Wallace, Family Health Clinic clinical nurse, about the symptoms of a patient being seen at the Cold and Allergy Clinic Nov. 4 on Ramstein. The clinic was opened to help relieve the increased volume of patients brought to the Family Health Clinic suffering from symptoms associated with the winter and spring seasons.

86th MDG welcomes winter with new clinic

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Tryphena Mayhugh 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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.

December 4, 2015 ×
Airmen and Soldiers parachute from an 86th Airlift Wing C-130J Super Hercules over Alzey drop zone Aug. 31 in Germany. More than 20 Air Force independent duty medical technicians, security forces members and Army Special Forces paratroopers descended to the ground to quickly respond to a simulated medical emergency.

Forces train on airborne medevac

Story and photos by Senior Airman Nicole Sikorski 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

On a dirt road intersection, emergency response vehicles were parked, waiting for what would come in the approaching minutes.

September 17, 2015 ×
Photo by Staff Sgt. Sharida Jackson
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.

Medical Group changes command

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.

July 9, 2015 ×

BEF releases drinking water quality report

by 86th Medical Group Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight

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.

July 9, 2015 ×

MDG offers TRICARE Plus enrollment

Courtesy of 86th Medical Group

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.

March 12, 2015 ×
Senior Airman Allen Cherry, 86th Aerospace Medicine Public Health technician, prints files for his food inspector kit Feb. 17 on Ramstein. Cherry was selected as the U.S. Air Force Public Health Airman of the Year for his work with deployed service members and efforts to contain malaria, among other accomplishments.

Ramstein Airman earns AF Public Health AOY

Story and photo by Senior Airman Armando A. Schwier-Morales
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Air Force recently named an 86th Medical Group Airman the 2014 Public Health Airman of the Year.

February 26, 2015 ×

Medical appointments made easy

Courtesy of 86th Medical Group

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.

January 22, 2015 ×
Photo by Senior Airman Jonathan StefankoGen. Philip M. Breedlove, commander of U.S. European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and John Mace read a certificate of service during Mace’s retirement ceremony Dec. 12 on Ramstein. Mace retired from the military after 25 years and retired again from civil service after 29 years.

SACEUR honors 54 years of service

by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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.

December 18, 2014 ×
John Mace, 86th Medical Group special operations medical officer, holds a handful of coins he has collected throughout his 54 years in the military Dec. 8 on Ramstein. Mace is scheduled to retire today after spending 25 years in active duty and 29 more in civil service.

Chapter closes after 54-year journey

Story and photo by Senior Airman Jonathan Stefanko
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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.

December 11, 2014 ×