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Road to the Badge

by Sgt. Benjamin Northcutt
21st Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

GRAFENWOEHR TRAINING AREA —  Nine military medical professionals, one German soldier and eight U.S. Army Soldiers, proved their medical understanding and earned the Expert Field Medical Badge on April 2 at Camp Aachen.

April 26, 2019 ×

Health, Lifestyle

Community Corner — April 26, 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 Pre-Deployment Briefing: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. WEDNESDAY Newcomers Base Intro: 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Location Enlisted Club Pre-Deployment Briefing: 2:30 to […]

April 26, 2019 ×

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Preventing sexual assault begins with you

by Mary Ann Davis U.S. Army Garrison Rheinland-Pfalz If you could prevent a crime that affects one in three women and one in six men from happening, could you? Well, you can. Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month is an annual effort to increase knowledge and recognition about the scope […]

April 11, 2019 ×

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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 ×