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8 basic stress busters

8 basic stress busters

Finding time to relax can be difficult, but it’s never too late to stop and take control.

April 30, 2020 ×

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COVID-19 anxiety? 86th MDOS offers cognitive tools

As the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic sets in, teleworking, homeschooling and self-isolation present numerous new obstacles. Therefore, it’s crucial to identify when stress becomes too much and begins to push into the realm of anxiety or depression.

April 16, 2020 ×

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Smell of success helps Team Clean wipe out COVID-19

Smell of success helps Team Clean wipe out COVID-19

For this team, success is a smell. It’s the pinch of pungent bleach wafting into the nostrils, a crisp, waking scent many have known since childhood from watching parents scrub floors, scour sinks, and wash clothes.

April 16, 2020 ×

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A U.S. Air Force Airman assigned to the 435th Contingency Response Group controls descent during airborne operations at Ramstein Air Base, April 7. Prior to every jump, Airmen recite parachute procedures, practice parachute landing falls and prepare static line pre-jump tactics to boost the level of confidence for the paratrooper. The 435th CRG’s capability to conduct jumps provides a unique skillset to U.S. Forces in Europe-Air Forces Africa.

COVID-19 ops: Light, lean, lethal

The 435th Contingency Response Group conducted airborne operations to maintain proficiency and qualifications at Ramstein Air Base, April 7-8.

April 16, 2020 ×

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Change in routine, forced isolation can lead to depression, suicidal thoughts

Change in routine, forced isolation can lead to depression, suicidal thoughts

When someone hears, reads or watches news about an outbreak of an infectious disease, like COVID-19, the amount of stress they feel can go off the charts, according to the Substance Abuse and Health Services Administration.

April 16, 2020 ×

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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Hodge, 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flying crew chief, wipes down a high-touch area of contact on a C-130J Super Hercules aircraft, Ramstein Air Base, April  1. As concern over the coronavirus disease 2019 continued to emerge, the 86th AMXS implemented thorough disinfection procedures to ensure a minimum risk of exposure to the virus.

86th AMXS aircraft sanitization helps flatten curve of COVID-19

Airmen assigned to the 86th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron carried out newly implemented disinfection procedures on all C-130J Super Hercules aircraft flights prior to departure and upon arrival on Ramstein Air Base, April 1.

April 16, 2020 ×

Health, News

Questions answered for civilian employees

Prior to the question and answer portion of the virtual town hall April 13, Brig. Gen. Mark R. August, 86th Airlift Wing commander, highlighted the first operational use of the Transportation Isolation System.

April 16, 2020 ×

Health, News

Three U.S. Air Force medical Airmen exit a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft following the first-ever operational use of the Transport Isolation System at Ramstein Air Base, April 10. The TIS is an infectious disease containment unit designed to minimize contamination risk to aircrew and medical attendants, while allowing in-flight medical care for patients afflicted by a disease — in this case, COVID-19. 
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Mobility Airmen conduct historic first aeromedical evacuation mission using Transport Isolation System

Air Mobility Command aircrew and medical personnel conducted the first operational use of the Transport Isolation System (TIS) to perform an aeromedical evacuation of three U.S. government contractors who tested positive for Coronavirus, from Afghanistan to Ramstein Air Base, April 10.

April 16, 2020 ×

Health, Lifestyle

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How to keep from going cuckoo while cooped up with your kids

You’re stuck inside. Your kids are stuck in there with you.

April 9, 2020 ×

Health, Lifestyle

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We’re in this thing together: how to start co-parenting better

Parenting decisions can be big (when to start toilet training) or small (should he get another cookie?). No doubt about it, some decisions are easy and some are very tough.

April 9, 2020 ×