Archive for October, 2014


Health

Senior Airman Travis Pettis, 86th Medical Support Squadron radiology technologist, positions an X-ray tube over a simulated patient Sept. 24 on Ramstein. The 86th MDSS takes X-rays to detect broken bones, fractures and even illnesses such as pneumonia.

Radiology keeps Airmen deployment ready

Story and photo by Airman Larissa Greatwood
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Whether a broken bone or an annual chest X-ray for a flyer, the 86th Medical Support Squadron Radiology Clinic is crucial in keeping Airmen healthy and deployable.

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Features

Staff Sgt. Antonio Sixto, 86th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of emergency responses, demonstrates how to apply a combat application tourniquet during a self-aid and buddy care hands-on class Oct. 7 on Ramstein.

Instructing to preserve life, limb, eyesight

Story and photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Self-aid and buddy care are intended to provide basic first-aid training to preserve life, limb and eyesight. The training is separated into two portions: computer-based and hands-on.

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News

Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Johnny Sarabia, a member of the 209th Digital Liaison Detachment (Forward), hugs his wife, Claudia, for the first time in over four months Oct. 7 during a redeployment ceremony for 28 Army Reserve Soldiers from the 7th Civil Support Command’s 209th DLD (FWD) and the 406th Human Resources Company, as they arrived from missions supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, Kuwait and other Middle Eastern countries.

7th CSC Soldiers redeploy from Operation Enduring Freedom

Story and photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta
7th Civil Support Command Public Affairs

Twenty-eight Army Reserve Soldiers redeployed from missions supporting Operation Enduring Freedom across the Middle East to the warm hugs and embraces of family, friends and loved ones Oct. 7.

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Health

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.

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Health

LRMC hosts health fair, open house next week

by Joe Swinfen
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Physical Therapy

Are you at risk for a musculoskeletal injury? Are you eating healthy meals? Would you like to learn more about what occupational therapy can do for you? All of these questions can be answered at an upcoming health fair scheduled to take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in Heaton Auditorium at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center.

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News

Retirees honored on Retiree Appreciation Day, every day

by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The KMC Retiree Council and the 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office hosted Retiree Appreciation Day Wednesday at the Ramstein Officers’ Club.

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Sports

Staff Sgt. Tiara Jenkins, a certified occupational therapy assistant with the 254th Medical Detachment, Combat Operational and Stress Control, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, prepares to throw a ball down the lane at the Vogelweh Bowling Center. Jenkins represented the Army women’s bowling team at this year’s Armed Forces Bowling Championship held in May at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Competing against bowlers from the Navy and Air Force, Jenkins and her three teammates bested the field, taking the gold.

Soldier helps Army win bowling title

Story and photo by Brandon Beach
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

Staff Sgt. Tiara Jenkins has bowled a 279 game five times in her career.

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News

World Energy Day

by the 86th Civil Engineer Squadron

Oct. 22 has been declared World Energy Day, which demonstrates the importance of society’s choices regarding energy policies, energy production, energy use and the environment.

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Blotter

KMC Blotter – Oct. 17, 2014

OCT. 7 8:08 a.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Kaiserslautern. 8:15 p.m.: An assault was reported in Reuschbach. OCT. 8 4:20 a.m.: Drunken driving and a major traffic accident were reported in Ramstein-Miesenbach. OCT. 9  7:35 p.m.: A major traffic accident was reported in Einsiedlerhof. 10:30 p.m.: A minor traffic accident and failure […]

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Uncategorized

Maj. Gavin Luher, disbursing officer with the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 266th Financial Management Support Center, is greeted by his family Oct. 7 after returning from a nine-month deployment to Kuwait.

Friends, family welcome home 266th FMSC Soldiers

Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Warren W. Wright Jr.
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

More than 30 Soldiers from the 21st Theater Sustainment Command’s 266th Financial Management Support Center returned home Oct. 7 to their family and loved ones following a nine-month deployment to Kuwait.

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