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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Kile, 86th Medical Squadron Critical Care Air Transport Team noncommissioned officer in charge, checks a ventilator in the CCATT Shack at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, April 2. Medical equipment is checked periodically and before patient transportations to ensure proper function.

CCATT supports critical care patients

The 86th Medical Squadron Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT), a Landstuhl Regional Medical Center capability, employs innovative equipment and specialized training to support critically injured or ill patients.

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Stay mentally fit during COVID-19

Stay mentally fit during COVID-19

With coronavirus disease 2019 disrupting many normal routines, it can put a strain on efforts to maintain good mental health. The 86th Medical Group is available to help with any stressors, including those related to COVID-19. The group established a COVID-19 Stress Line April 6.

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Three ways to be during COVID-19

The spread of coronavirus disease 2019 is all over the news and social media. We are bombarded by information on how to stay physically healthy during this pandemic.

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Get to know the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean Diet (MD for short) is a nutritional recommendation based on foods inspired by traditional dietary patterns from the Mediterranean region of the world.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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