The COVID-19 vaccine has been mandated across the Department of Defense and despite its demonstrated effectiveness and safety, a host of myths have left some Airmen and Guardians hesitant to receive it. While social media posts and some news outlets may make it harder to keep up with what is […]
Approximately 3,600 doses of the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine were administered to Afghan evacuees at Ramstein Air Base and Rhine Ordnance Barracks, Sept. 26.
Did you know that in the past two decades, suicide among youth has increased throughout the United States? Did you know that it is the second leading cause of death among persons 15-19 years in the United States, just after accidents? And that rates doubled for youth between 10-14 years […]
Medical professionals assigned to Ramstein Air Base and Rhine Ordnance Barracks began mass administering mumps, measles and rubella, and chickenpox vaccines to Afghan evacuees awaiting onward travel.
FORT RUCKER, Ala. — Challenges created by the pandemic have left many feeling stressed and isolated. During times like these, relationships and interpersonal connections to family and friends are vital to a person’s wellbeing. As the Department of Defense and the Army observe Suicide Prevention Month this September, officials say […]
During Afghanistan evacuation operations, the 86th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron’s mental health flight has been targeted to care for the military and evacuees. Many Airmen have been working longer hours than usual — often outside their career fields — assisting in food distribution, donation deliveries, tent build-ups and trash collection […]
How do you connect with others, and why is that important? Research shows that social connection improves physical, emotional, and mental health. It can also reduce the likelihood someone will consider or attempt suicide. “We need those genuine, physical face to face interactions,” said Lathan Newkirk, Suicide Prevention Manager for […]
The medical Pods at the temporary Joint Mobility Processing Center at Ramstein Air Base are just the first stop for medical care for newly arrived evacuees during Operation Allies Refuge.
During Operation Allies Refuge, public health technicians from the 86th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron have been keeping the pods sanitary at Ramstein Air Base. Public health technicians go through each pod three times a day to inspect and identify any health risks and hazards. “We walk around the whole area […]