Post Tagged with: "86th Medical Group"

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 ×
Courtesy photoDiabetes remains the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. There are many misconceptions about diabetes, including that it’s caused by eating too much sugar, that it’s not a serious disease and that people who get diabetes must follow a strict diet.

Diabetes Awareness Month

Courtesy of the 86th Medical Group

They say knowledge is power. No statement holds more truth than when speaking about diabetes mellitus, typically referred to as diabetes. In the month of November, the 86th Medical Group would like to increase your awareness about diabetes.

November 13, 2014 ×
Maj. Mayra Zapata, 633rd Medical Operations Squadron, gets her temperature taken by Tech. Sgt. Saquadrea Crosby, 86th Aerospace Medicine Squadron public health NCOIC, as she deplanes a C-130J Super Hercules Oct. 19 on Ramstein. Any personnel traveling into Ramstein from Ebola infected areas will be medically screened upon their arrival and cleared by public health for onward travel to ensure the health and safety of all passengers, aircrew and members of the KMC.

Team Ramstein supports Ebola ops, mitigates risks at home

Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Sara Keller
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

As service members travel to Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, Ramstein continues to establish itself as a power projection platform for Europe and Africa.

October 23, 2014 ×
Courtesy photo

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

by the 86th Medical Group

The American Cancer Society estimates the number of breast cancer diagnoses in 2014 will be 232,670. Approximately 40,000 women will lose their lives to this disease this year. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, second only to lung cancer.

October 16, 2014 ×
Photo by Tech. Sgt. Daylena RicksStaff Sgt. Taylor Walter, 86th Medical Squadron medical technician, conducts an assessment on an infant. An assessment consists of basic vital sign checks: heart rate, body temperature and blood pressure. Walter recorded the information to show the infant’s progress.

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September 25, 2014 ×
Photos by Senior Airman Michael StuartSenior Airman Danielle Marsh, 86th Aerospace Medical Squadron public health technician, looks through an optical refractor during an optometry demonstration. Doctors at the clinic see an average of 50 patients a day. As U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa’s largest optometry clinic, they treat anyone from 5 years and older for anything from retraining physicals to school screenings.

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by Airman Larissa Greatwood
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

As the largest U.S. Air Force overseas clinic, the 86th Medical Group has made its footprints visible across 93 other countries, showing its expansive capabilities.

September 25, 2014 ×