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Regional Health Command Europe provides COVID-19 vaccine updates

Regional Health Command Europe provides COVID-19 vaccine updates

As Army Medical Treatment Facilities across Europe ramp up COVID-19 vaccine distribution to the U.S. military community, Regional Health Command Europe leadership is working hard to keep the community informed. U.S. Army installations throughout Europe are using a phased vaccine distribution process mandated by the Department of Defense. This process […]

February 12, 2021 ×

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KMC volunteers help distribute COVID-19 vaccine

KMC volunteers help distribute COVID-19 vaccine

The 86th Medical Group fielded a number of volunteers from the Kaiserslautern Military Community to assist in distributing COVID-19 vaccines to surrounding areas. “By utilizing volunteers, we can restore more medics to their regular duties, enabling the [86th] Medical Group to continue full medical operations,” said Maj. Rajeev Williams, 86th […]

February 12, 2021 ×

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How are you protecting your heart?

How are you protecting your heart?

According to studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. About one in four deaths can be attributed to heart disease. “Women and men experience heart attacks differently,” said Lt. Col. Renee Howell, Army Public Health Nursing […]

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Pre-travel COVID-19 testing at Enlisted Club

Pre-travel COVID-19 testing at Enlisted Club

The 86th Healthcare Operations Squadron deployed Airmen to provide a rapid COVID-19 testing clinic for Air Force personnel preparing to travel to the United States on official orders. The Centers for Disease Control now requires all air passengers age two and up to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test […]

February 5, 2021 ×

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Medical Minute: Update on medical mask policy, support from volunteers

Medical Minute: Update on medical mask policy, support from volunteers

This week the installation implemented the host nation’s medical mask policy. Now certain establishments both in the local community as well as on base require a higher-level mask than just the fabric face covering. Examples on base include the KMCC, Commissaries, Shoppette, Post Office, places of worship, and the Ramstein […]

February 5, 2021 ×

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Medical command Soldier reflects on time as Army nurse

Medical command Soldier reflects on time as Army nurse

The U.S. Army Nurse Corps anniversary on Feb. 2 celebrates Army nurses who have served honorably in a variety of situations, from war to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations, as well as in times of peace. The nurse corps was formally recognized on Feb. 2, 1901. For Capt. Ashley […]

February 5, 2021 ×

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Physical therapy: Run, walk, run again

Physical therapy: Run, walk, run again

In all my life, I never thought I’d need physical therapy. Sure, I struggled with some aspects of exercising. Not everyone’s built the same. Despite that, I was still surprised when my shins and back decided to give out on me during a regular physical training session. Imagine burning-hot jagged […]

January 29, 2021 ×

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Prevent delay, update TRICARE today

Prevent delay, update TRICARE today

Out of the nearly 3,000 service members who arrived at Ramstein Air Base, in 2020, more than 450 members and their families have not enrolled in the TRICARE Overseas Program. Checking off this simple administrative task can save time and money in the long run. While members must perform a […]

January 29, 2021 ×

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Operation GRIT 2021 toolkit: Continuing to develop resiliency, relationships

Operation GRIT 2021 toolkit: Continuing to develop resiliency, relationships

In late 2018, Operation GRIT was implemented across U.S. Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa bases. It replaced facilitator-led training for a more hands-on approach from frontline supervisors and commanders to enable more meaningful conversations in small group discussions using Check 6 topics. “We remain steadfast in our […]

January 29, 2021 ×

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Medical Minute: Update on influenza vaccinations, COVID testing for pre-travel

Medical Minute: Update on influenza vaccinations, COVID testing for pre-travel

Thanks to everyone who came to get their influenza vaccine last week! We immunized more than 6,000 people from across the KMC. It was a huge success, and we thank our Landstuhl Regional Medical Center teammates for their collaboration. There will be other (smaller venue) opportunities in the coming weeks […]

January 29, 2021 ×