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Community Corner — March 22, 2019

AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER For details, call 480-5100 or 06371-47-5100. Bldg. 2120, Ramstein Air Base. All training is held at A&FRC unless stated otherwise. MONDAY Transition GPS Workshop (Retirees): Mon to Fri, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. TUESDAY Key Spouse Refresher Training: 1 to 2 p.m. Pre-Deployment Briefing: 2:30 […]

March 21, 2019 ×

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Norovirus outbreak impacts US military facilities in Germany

Norovirus outbreak impacts US military facilities in Germany

by Michelle Thum Regional Health Command Europe

Multiple U.S. military installations in Germany are experiencing an increase in norovirus cases, as a result of significant norovirus activity being reported throughout Germany. Norovirus is the official name for a group of viruses that cause the stomach flu. Healthcare and childcare facilities are particularly susceptible to these viruses due […]

February 1, 2019 ×

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Community Corner — Feb. 1, 2019

AIRMAN & FAMILY READINESS CENTER For details, call 480-5100 or 06371-47-5100. Bldg. 2120, Ramstein Air Base. All training is held at A&FRC unless stated otherwise. MONDAY N/A TUESDAY Ditching the Dorms Financial Briefing: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Pre-Deployment Briefing: 2:30 to 3 p.m. WEDNESDAY Newcomers Base Intro: 7:30 a.m. to […]

February 1, 2019 ×

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Protect our waters: Avoid release of pharmaceuticals into environment

Protect our waters: Avoid release of pharmaceuticals into environment

by 86th Airlift Wing Host Nation office

How do pharmaceutical residues get into our waters? Medicines are not fully absorbed by the body. In part they are chemically unchanged when excreted. Ointments are rinsed off the skin when washing. In this way, via municipal sewage large amounts of pharmaceutical degradation products are emitted into soil and water […]

January 24, 2019 ×

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Suicide prevention is best addressed year-round

Suicide prevention is best addressed year-round

Story and photo by Mary Davis
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz

It’s a myth that suicide ideations are more prevalent during the holidays, but what about after the holidays? “Suicide rates are typically lowest in December, but begin increasing in the spring and fall,” said U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Suicide Prevention Program Manager Yancy Chandler. “But it is something that should […]

January 10, 2019 ×

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Healthy eating during the holidays

Healthy eating during the holidays

By Lisa Fisher
Health Educator
Wiesbaden Army Wellness Center

One of the biggest challenges we face during the holidays is eating healthy. We are more likely to indulge at this time of year at holiday parties, family meals and Christmas markets. Many of the typical holiday foods and beverages provide us with minimal essential nutrients and are high in […]

December 20, 2018 ×

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Medical care while traveling for the holidays

Medical care while traveling for the holidays

by Michelle Cyr
Wiesbaden TRICARE Service Center
and Bonnie DeJesus
LRMC Host Nation Patient Liaison

As many of us begin making travel plans this holiday season, it is important to know what to do in case you, your family members or your visitors need medical care away from home. Active duty service members and their families Active duty military and their family members enrolled in […]

December 20, 2018 ×

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RHCE defines MTF priorities of care

RHCE defines MTF priorities of care

by Regional Health Command Europe
Public Affairs

Regional Health Command Europe provides high quality health care for active duty service members and their families and ensures Soldiers are medically-ready to support their mission. Additionally, Army Military Treatment Facilities in Europe provide care to retirees, family members enrolled in TRICARE Select and non-TRICARE beneficiaries on a space-available basis. […]

November 1, 2018 ×

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Two women, their fight against breast cancer

Two women, their fight against breast cancer

Story and photo by
Airman 1st Class Milton Hamilton
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of this, two courageous women told their stories of pain and perseverance in their battle with breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women, exceeded only by lung cancer. Also, […]

November 1, 2018 ×

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Smile, it’s dental hygiene month

Smile, it’s dental hygiene month

By Gabrielle Fiorella
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The 86th Ramstein Dental Clinic is promoting Dental Hygiene Month for the month of October. Dental Hygiene month is an effort to celebrate the work dental hygienists do and helps raise awareness on the importance of good oral health. “This year, the clinic is focusing on four routines that can […]

October 25, 2018 ×