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Deutschland: Journey through time, forgotten pandemics

Deutschland: Journey through time, forgotten pandemics

With the current COVID-19 pandemic commanding global attention, now is a perfect time to reflect on how pandemics have touched and shaped Europe.

June 18, 2020 ×

Events, Health

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Randal L. Marks, 86th Medical Support Squadron chemistry and shipping noncommissioned officer in charge, prepares to take blood from Master Sgt. Marco Avecilla, 86th Airlift Wing Ramstein chapel superintendent, in the medical laboratory at Ramstein Air Base, June 8. Marks was awarded Airlifter of the Week for being the first medical laboratory technician to establish COVID-19 testing capabilities in West Africa for the Department of Defense.

86 MDSS Airman establishes COVID-19 testing capabilities

Collect sample. Prepare sample. Analyze sample.

June 18, 2020 ×

Health

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Chatter with children: COVID-19 through the eyes of children

We can often learn so much from asking the children in our lives about their thoughts and experiences. But when the world around us gets stressful, we sometimes forget to engage in those conversations.

June 4, 2020 ×

Health

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Is my kid a “sensory” kid?

When I wash my son’s hair in the bathtub, I’m scared the neighbors are going to call the cops because he’s screaming so loudly. My daughter only eats chicken nuggets, french fries and noodles, no matter how hard we try to offer her healthy foods.

June 4, 2020 ×

Community, Health

Mariah Boykin and Jeffrey Bright, 86th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy Program intervention specialists, are facilitators for online classes that help families adapt to the coronavirus disease 2019 environment at Ramstein Air Base, May 13. Family Advocacy now uses telephones and video chat to offer services such as individual and couples counseling, the new parent support program and the domestic abuse victim advocate hotline.

Helping families embrace new normal

Family Advocacy now uses telephones and video chat to offer services such as individual and couples counseling, new parent support program and a domestic abuse victim advocate hotline. They also offer online classes every Wednesday at 1 p.m., mostly centered on parents and families.

May 21, 2020 ×

Health, News

DAF ACT contracting executes N95 mask production for DOD

DAF ACT contracting executes N95 mask production for DOD

The Department of the Air Force’s Acquisition COVID-19 Task Force (DAF-ACT) executed a $126 million contract on May 1 for expanded production of N95 masks — 26 million per month — starting in October.

May 14, 2020 ×

Health, News

U.S. Army Col. Elba Villacorta, Deputy Commander for Inpatient Services at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, center, showcases an updated patient room in the new intensive care ward, May 8. The ward, known as 10C to staff members, is intended to supplement current intensive care and medical-surgical wards for post operative and lower acute patients, as well as serve as an overflow COVID-19 ward in the event LRMC’s COVID ICU reaches maximum capacity. Photo by Marcy Sanchez

LRMC opens new intensive care ward, alternate COVID unit

As restrictions begin to lift across Europe and within U.S. military installations, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center continues to prepare for the possibility of more patients in light of COVID-19 with the opening of a new intensive care ward, May 8.

May 14, 2020 ×

Health, News

U.S. Airmen assigned to the 86th Operations Group, 86th Maintenance Group and 86th Medical Group walk toward a fleet of C-130J Super Hercules aircraft at Ramstein Air Base, April 24. Personnel from each group collaborated to test the operability of ion distribution units in C-130J cleaning procedures for disinfection after simulated medical patient transfer. If successful, the disinfection process would qualify the C-130J to be added to the list of aircraft that are aeromedical evacuation capable for coronavirus disease 2019. Photos by Airman 1st Class John R. Wright

86 MXG: Expanding aeromedical evacuation capabilities

The 86th Maintenance Group leads the charge for the C-130 community in procuring ion distribution units to ensure the safety of aircrews, passengers and the Airmen working in and around the aircraft.

May 7, 2020 ×

Health, News

A C-17 Globemaster III assigned to the 437th Airlift Wing, Joint-Base Charleston, South Carolina, sits on the flight line at Ramstein Air Base, May 2. Medical personnel from the Air Force Reserve Command arrived to help support efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

AEOT provides lifesaving support, transfer to positive patients

Airmen assigned to Air Force Reserve Command from various locations within the United States arrived at Ramstein Air Base, to assist with coronavirus disease 2019 operations from May 2-3.

May 7, 2020 ×

Education, Health

This graphic compliments an article written by the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) in observation of Autism Awareness month. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Jennifer Gonzales)

Autism Spectrum Disorder Resources

April 30, 2020 ×