Archive for August, 2009


Features, Health

Do’s and Dont’s of contact lens care

Courtesy of Ramstein Clinical Optometry

In recent months, the Ramstein Optometry Clinic has seen an upsurge of
contact lens-related eye infections. In most of these cases, patients
were wearing their lenses on an extended wear basis, for example,
sleeping in contact lenses, contrary to clinic recommendations for
daily wear of contact lenses. Contact lenses are among the safest forms
of vision correction, but only when patients follow the proper care and
wearing instructions provided by their eye doctor.  When patients don

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Sports

USAFE sponsors Airmen in marathon

USAFE sponsors Airmen in marathon

Airmen in Europe have an opportunity to become one of 18 U.S. Air
Forces in Europe sponsored participants in the 13th annual U.S. Air
Force Marathon.

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Schools

Welcome back to school

Welcome back to school

The Kaiserslautern School District welcomes you to the 2009-2010 school
year. As a new or returning member of Team DODEA, your contributions to
the school and its programs are an important and meaningful part of our
partnership in education.

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Features, Health

Vaccines: more than just a one-time deal

Vaccines: more than just a one-time deal

by Senior Airman Amanda Dick
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

With the beginning of the school year right around the corner and flu
season starting in October, there is no better time than now to get
vaccinated.

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News

3rd AF welcomes new commander

3rd AF welcomes new commander

by Senior Master Sgt. Hollis Dawson
3rd Air Force

Lt. Gen. Frank Gorenc assumed command of 3rd Air Force in a ceremony at
Ramstein Monday. Third AF is U.S. Air Forces in Europe

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Commentary

Screenings are the key to disease management

by Maj. Chuck Unruh
U.S. Army Health Clinic Kaiserslautern

Health screening and tests save lives and are a crucial part of
preventive health care. These tests can help ensure that common,
serious diseases and conditions are detected and treated early.

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News

Save your smile with a mouthguard

Save your smile with a mouthguard

by Master Sgt. Eric Anderson
86th Dental Squadron

Proper equipment is a necessity when participating in sports. Playing
softball without a bat or soccer without a ball would be difficult.

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News

Blog offers support to military families

WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials have launched a blog called “Family Matters” that is dedicated to providing resources and support to military families. The blog, which can be found at http://afps.dodlive.mil, features tips from experts and military-related topics that discuss anything from deployments and separations to education benefits and child […]

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News

Polizei needs help

Polizei needs help

Anybody who has any knowledge of the disappearance and death of Elizabeth Gärtner should contact the German Polizei at 0631-369-2620. Ms. Gärtner disappeared between 12:30 and 5:30 a.m. in Landstuhl and was found Aug. 20 at the Gelterswoog between Hohenecken and Schopp. Her car was found parked at the  Weiherstrasse/Schulstrasse […]

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Features

AMC Space-A Web site helps combine

by Tech. Sgt. Michael Voss
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Space-available travel is one of the benefits of a military life. Each
year, servicemembers active and Reserve, retirees and dependents use it
as a viable option for commercial travel.

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