• In an effort to better serve the beneficiaries of the 86th Medical Group, the Ramstein Clinic will forecast its closures due to U.S. holidays and mandatory training days as follows:
Aug. 13 (MDG Training Day, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.); Sept. 10 (MDG Training Day, all day). This forecast will be amended when applicable. As the clinic improves its processes, they welcome customer feedback. To provide feedback, contact Maj. Janelle Quinn, 86th MDG group practice manager at 479-2687 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• The office for driver’s licenses including international driver’s licenses, Benzinoring 1 in Kaiserslautern, will be closed Monday, Wednesday, Aug. 3 and 5.
Change of command
The Public Health Command-Europe will have a change of command ceremony at
10 a.m. July 31 at Bismarckturm in Landstuhl. Col. James W. Boles will relinquish command to Col. Steven T. Greiner.
LRMC Optometry Clinic
The Optometry Clinic at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center currently has appointments available for all patient categories: active-duty service members and family members, retirees and family members, space-available patients and paid patients. Patients do not need a referral for appointments. To make an appointment, call 590-5762 or 06371-9464-5762; or stop by the Optometry Clinic at Ward 11B.
Laundry, dry cleaning issue
Currently the Vogelweh laundry and dry cleaning facility has moved its operations to the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center on Ramstein. All other locations are still operating but are not accepting clothing for drop-off processing. Items can be picked up during limited hours of operation between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the respective locations. AAFES and installation agencies are aggressively working toward a solution to assist customers in offering full-service capabilities for their dry cleaning needs.
Travel medicine study
Service members who are deploying for a time frame of up to six months may be eligible to take part in a travel medicine study. The purpose of the research study is to learn about travel-related infectious disease threats and evaluate current and new risk reduction strategies. Compensation may be provided for participation in accordance with Department of Defense regulations. Participation is voluntary and confidential. For details, call 590-6161 or 06371-9464-6161, or email email@example.com.
In July, Veterans Affairs Overseas Military Service coordinators will be on Ramstein at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center in Bldg. 2120, on Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3205, and on Smith Barracks in Baumholder to meet with active-duty service members, veterans and family members to answer questions pertaining to VA benefits. To schedule a one-on-one appointment, email Aaramina Maynard at Germany.firstname.lastname@example.org or Darrell Hobbs at Germany.email@example.com.
Retirees’ updated information
The 86th Airlift Wing Retiree Activities Office has been receiving large amounts of email rejects from its retiree contact list. Retirees who changed their email address since they initially registered with RAO should email firstname.lastname@example.org with updated information, or call 480-5486 or 06371-47-5486.
The Deutsches Haus restaurant on Ramstein, run by German armed forces, offers lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and dinner from 5 to 9 p.m. Visit www.deutscheshausramstein.de for the menu, reservations and special events.
Summer swim lessons
The Ramstein Aquatic Center’s summer schedule is now in effect. Session hours have extended through Aug. 7. Lessons run for two weeks and are available to all ages and levels. For more information, call 478-7665 or 06371-405-7665.
Ramstein Half Marathon
The annual Ramstein Half Marathon will take place Aug. 15. Cost is $35 and includes a T-shirt, cinch bag and a participation medal. The race will begin at 8 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place male and female runners in four age divisions, as well as the overall male and female winner. Interested participants should fill out the registration brochure at the Ramstein Southside Fitness Center by Aug. 7. There will be no registration on the day of the race.
Specialty care through Telehealth
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center is offering Telehealth for patients who live far away from LRMC and have a referral. Telehealth allows a patient-to-provider visit, all while in the comfort of your local Army Health Clinic. The Telehealth program has bridged geographical distances between LRMC providers and patients at outlying Army Health Clinics throughout Europe. Telehealth is the use of electronic information and telecommunications technologies to support long-distance, “real-time” health care. For more information or to schedule an appointment with a LRMC provider, speak with your Primary Care Provider or call the Telehealth office at 590-4600 or 06371-9464-4600.
Participants sought for study
Do you have problems with both sleep and pain? If you are between 18 and 65, a Landstuhl Regional Medical Center beneficiary and have had problems with pain and sleeping for three months or longer, you may be eligible to take part in a sleep and pain research study using ear acupuncture for insomnia and pain. Participation is voluntary and confidential. For more information, call 590-5641; 06371-9464-5641; or 0174-375-6086; or email email@example.com.
LRMC Chaplain’s Office
The Landstuhl Regional Medical Center’s Chaplain’s Office is sponsoring a 13-week Grief Share program. This program is for those who have lost someone close to them or know someone who has. Grief Share is a support group where you can be around people who understand how you feel and the pain of your loss. The Grief Share program knows it hurts and wants to help. The program’s fall series begins at 6:30 p.m. Sept.15. To register or for more information, call 590-5713 or 06371-9464-5713.