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Keep yourself and your family safe this summer

Summer is a great time for the outdoors, grilling, picnics and relaxing. But just because we want to have fun doesn’t mean we can’t stay safe. Here are some tips to help make your summer the best, and healthiest, one yet.

July 1, 2020 ×

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2019 annual drinking water quality report

2019 annual drinking water quality report

We are pleased to present this year’s Annual Drinking Water Quality Report (Consumer Confidence Report – CCR) as required by Air Force Instruction 48-144, Drinking Water Surveillance Program, and the Final Governing Standards for Germany (FGS-G). This report is designed to provide details about where your water comes from, what it contains, and how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies.

June 25, 2020 ×

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Air Force Surgeon General authorizes 5-year shaving waivers

Air Force Surgeon General authorizes 5-year shaving waivers

In a memorandum dated June 18, Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, authorized five-year shaving waivers for Air and Space professionals diagnosed with Pseudofolliculitis Barbae, effective immediately.

June 25, 2020 ×

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Deutschland: Journey through time, forgotten pandemics

Deutschland: Journey through time, forgotten pandemics

With the current COVID-19 pandemic commanding global attention, now is a perfect time to reflect on how pandemics have touched and shaped Europe.

June 18, 2020 ×

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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Randal L. Marks, 86th Medical Support Squadron chemistry and shipping noncommissioned officer in charge, prepares to take blood from Master Sgt. Marco Avecilla, 86th Airlift Wing Ramstein chapel superintendent, in the medical laboratory at Ramstein Air Base, June 8. Marks was awarded Airlifter of the Week for being the first medical laboratory technician to establish COVID-19 testing capabilities in West Africa for the Department of Defense.

86 MDSS Airman establishes COVID-19 testing capabilities

Collect sample. Prepare sample. Analyze sample.

June 18, 2020 ×

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Chatter with children: COVID-19 through the eyes of children

We can often learn so much from asking the children in our lives about their thoughts and experiences. But when the world around us gets stressful, we sometimes forget to engage in those conversations.

June 4, 2020 ×

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Is my kid a “sensory” kid?

When I wash my son’s hair in the bathtub, I’m scared the neighbors are going to call the cops because he’s screaming so loudly. My daughter only eats chicken nuggets, french fries and noodles, no matter how hard we try to offer her healthy foods.

June 4, 2020 ×

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Mariah Boykin and Jeffrey Bright, 86th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy Program intervention specialists, are facilitators for online classes that help families adapt to the coronavirus disease 2019 environment at Ramstein Air Base, May 13. Family Advocacy now uses telephones and video chat to offer services such as individual and couples counseling, the new parent support program and the domestic abuse victim advocate hotline.

Helping families embrace new normal

Family Advocacy now uses telephones and video chat to offer services such as individual and couples counseling, new parent support program and a domestic abuse victim advocate hotline. They also offer online classes every Wednesday at 1 p.m., mostly centered on parents and families.

May 21, 2020 ×

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DAF ACT contracting executes N95 mask production for DOD

DAF ACT contracting executes N95 mask production for DOD

The Department of the Air Force’s Acquisition COVID-19 Task Force (DAF-ACT) executed a $126 million contract on May 1 for expanded production of N95 masks — 26 million per month — starting in October.

May 14, 2020 ×

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U.S. Army Col. Elba Villacorta, Deputy Commander for Inpatient Services at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, center, showcases an updated patient room in the new intensive care ward, May 8. The ward, known as 10C to staff members, is intended to supplement current intensive care and medical-surgical wards for post operative and lower acute patients, as well as serve as an overflow COVID-19 ward in the event LRMC’s COVID ICU reaches maximum capacity. Photo by Marcy Sanchez

LRMC opens new intensive care ward, alternate COVID unit

As restrictions begin to lift across Europe and within U.S. military installations, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center continues to prepare for the possibility of more patients in light of COVID-19 with the opening of a new intensive care ward, May 8.

May 14, 2020 ×