Health

Medically ready to be mission ready

Medically ready to be mission ready

by Shireen Bedi
Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — From periodic health assessments to regular dental exams, every Airman should know the importance of maintaining their Individual Medical Readiness at all times. What many may not realize is that medical readiness is a multi-layered, collaborative approach among many Air Force Medical Service teams to ensure […]

January 11, 2018 ×

The Biggest Loser is the real winner

by Airman 1st Class Milton Hamilton Jr.
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Ramstein and Vogelweh fitness centers annual Biggest Loser program is scheduled to begin Jan. 20 at the Southside fitness center on Ramstein Air Base. “The overall goal of our Biggest Loser program is to get people to become active and provide different avenues to explore fitness,” said Summer Whisennand, […]

January 11, 2018 ×

Community Corner — Jan. 12, 2018

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 Holiday — Closed TUESDAY Key Spouse Initial Training: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Key Spouse Monthly Luncheon and Training: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., […]

January 11, 2018 ×

Vaccine best protection against influenza

by Ashley Patoka
Regional Health Command Europe

The flu season is in full swing and Public Health Command Europe officials continue to recommend the flu vaccine for service members and their families as the best protection against the seasonal flu.

January 4, 2018 ×

Community Corner — Jan. 5, 2018

Airman & Family Readiness Center  MONDAY Transition GPS Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., A&FRC Ramstein Spouses Orientation: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., A&FRC TUESDAY Transition GPS Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., A&FRC Sponsorship- Sponsoring in the KMC: 9 to 10a.m., A&FRC Sponsorship-Spouse Sponsorship: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., A&FRC […]

January 4, 2018 ×
Bedrock of readiness: Air Force Medical Home improves access to care and supports Airmen readiness

Bedrock of readiness: Air Force Medical Home improves access to care and supports Airmen readiness

by Shireen Bedi
Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Air Force Medical Home is a patient-centered, team-based approach to delivering primary care to patients at Air Force health facilities. As with all aspects of the Air Force Medical Service mission, maintaining Airmen’s medical readiness and optimizing performance is the highest priority. To achieve this mission, the Air Force Medical Service is working to increase its health care capabilities, and provide greater levels of mission support to line commanders.

December 14, 2017 ×

Community Corner — Dec. 8, 2017

Airman & Family Readiness Center MONDAY Ramstein Spouses Orientation: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., A&FRC Transition GPS Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., A&FRC TUESDAY Transition GPS Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., A&FRC Managing Your Money: 9 to 10 a.m., A&FRC WEDNESDAY Newcomers Base INTRO: 7:30 a.m. to noon, […]

December 7, 2017 ×

Take command with TRICARE changes: Enrollments shifting from fiscal to calendar year starting in January 2018

provided by TRICARE communications

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Starting Jan. 1, 2018, cost changes for TRICARE benefits transition from a fiscal year period to a calendar year period. “Changing from a fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30) to a calendar year (Jan. 1 – Dec. 31) makes the TRICARE benefit consistent with civilian […]

December 1, 2017 ×
86th MDG leadership visits Homburg Medical University

86th MDG leadership visits Homburg Medical University

Story and photos by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

HOMBURG, Germany — Leadership from the 86th Medical Group and Landstuhl Regional Medical Center visited Saarland University Medical Center in Homburg, Germany, Nov. 9, in order to strengthen partnership and exchange information with German medical practitioners.

December 1, 2017 ×
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Although suicide and suicidal attempts don’t happen as frequently over the holidays, learn about the available resources to provide help just in case. Servicemembers, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, along with their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online at www.MilitaryCrisisLine.net or send a text message to 838255 to receive free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Suicide myths and facts over the holidays

by Mary Ann Davis
U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Installation Management Command Directorate

With the joy of the holiday season right around the corner, should people be worried about suicide? Definitely, because suicide awareness and prevention are topics people should be concerned about year-round, said Yancy Chandler, U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz Suicide Prevention Program manager.

December 1, 2017 ×