Post Tagged with: "86th Medical Operations Squadron"


86th MDOS Airman STEPs up career

by Airman 1st Class Tryphena Mayhugh 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Staff Sgt. Megan Cotter, 86th Medical Operations Squadron NCO in charge of ambulance services, was promoted through the Stripes for Exceptional Performers program to the rank of technical sergeant Dec. 18 on Ramstein.

January 7, 2016 ×


Photo by Senior Airman Timothy MooreSenior Airman Liberty Provo, 86th Dental Squadron dental laboratory technician, applies makeup to Tech. Sgt. Erica Carr, 86th Communications Squadron KMC frequency manager, to simulate domestic violence injuries Oct. 2 on Ramstein. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and this year’s theme is “Thanks for Asking.” Participants volunteered to don the fake injuries to raise awareness for domestic violence victims who sometimes remain silent.

‘Thanks for Asking’ about Domestic Violence Awareness Month

by Valerie Seitz
86th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy Program

Each October for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the Family Advocacy Program puts a special focus on the prevention of domestic violence in the Air Force. This year’s campaign theme is, “Thanks for Asking.”

October 9, 2014 ×


Senior Airman James Harrod, 693rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group operations training manager, catches a weighted ball thrown by Staff Sgt. Mario Jimenez, 86th Medical Operations Squadron Physical Therapy technician, during a physical therapy session Aug. 18 on Ramstein. The 86th MDOS physical therapy clinic can see active-duty patients for a variety of neuromuscular injuries, such as sprains, strains, rehabilitation after the 
healing of a fracture and more.

Fit to fight reoccurring injuries

Story and photo by Senior Airman Timothy Moore
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Despite how cautious a service member may be, they still run the risk of sustaining an injury through everyday physical activity, whether it’s on the job, while working out or while playing a sport. If they become injured, it can be a journey to get them fit to fight again.

August 28, 2014 ×


Airman 1st Class Jannett Blaess, 86th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy technician, applies electric therapy for muscle contraction promotion to Senior Airman Chardonnay Taylor, 1st Air and Space Communication Operations Squadron systems operator, Jan. 16 on Ramstein. The 86th MDOS physical therapy section is available to lend a hand when it comes to helping patients alleviate pain and regain their physical abilities.

Physical therapy: From pain to gain

Story and photo by Senior Airman Chris Willis
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Maybe it was the extra 10 pounds during a power-lift or not achieving the correct footing during a parachute landing; injuries can happen at any given moment.

January 23, 2014 ×


Translating everyday issues, c’est la vie

Translating everyday issues, c’est la vie

by Airman 1st Class Jordan Castelan
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

To alleviate language barriers while deployed, the Air Force relies on translators. These barriers quickly become obvious while supporting and acting in conjunction with allied partners and civilians one might encounter in a foreign country.

October 17, 2013 ×