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  • Dental misconceptions

    Dental visits can be a source of anxiety for many people which are often due to common misconceptions.  One concern is the radiation exposure from dental X-rays. X-rays are an essential part of patient care because they allow providers the opportunity to assess areas hidden from plain sight.  Every time an X-ray is exposed, the patient wears a lead
  • Baby teeth: not just for babies

    Cavities in children are increasing as the number of children affected by tooth decay is on the rise.Helping families become more aware of the causes of tooth decay and how to best prevent this disease can decrease the number of children affected by cavities.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in five children,
  • Military chaplains offer spiritual freedom, resilience

    When thinking of the phrase "separation of church and state" and its embodiment, a multitude of examples may swarm a person's mind, but military chaplains are probably not one.In fact, as a Department of Defense employee and a religious leader, a military chaplain may be what comes to mind as the opposite of the phrase.However, it is a military
  • Baby teeth: not just for babies

    Cavities in children are increasing as the number of children affected by tooth decay is on the rise.Helping families become more aware of the causes of tooth decay and how to best prevent this disease can decrease the number of children affected by cavities.According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in five children,
  • Tax Center assists, saves, returns funds

    From February to June, the tax center on Ramstein works tirelessly to ensure Airmen, dependents and retirees are able to file their taxes properly and receive return entitlements.In 2014 alone, the volunteers, who receive training prior to assisting, saved more than $200,000 in tax preparation fees by helping complete more than 1,000 returns. Their
  • ASOS Airmen: strike with fury

     He tries to ignore the silent trickle of rain falling down his face and focuses on the rapid bursts of gun fire in the distance; he and his Airmen will be found soon.However, that concentration is short lived as a deafening gust of wind erupts from above and the command "get him to the helicopter," is yelled by his team.Unable to move due to his
  • Volunteers strengthen KMC through retiree support

    Retiring from a long military career can be a satisfying reward. Many people may look forward to retirement, but living in a foreign country may put a strain on a person's day-to-day life.Living in central Europe offers many opportunities for travel and culture. Some things that may be difficult for those living overseas are the language barriers
  • Strengthen your resolve, body

    With each new year, the story repeats itself. The new arrivals come in droves looking for a spot to throw their weight around. While there is likely one or two that will flex some muscle and make a lasting ripple, the more seasoned members suspect the majority will not last more than a few months.Almost like clockwork, the newbies fall off as they
  • Senior leaders talk commitment

    Being a 24/7 Airman sometimes requires service members to make personal sacrifice. According to senior leaders at Ramstein Air Base, in a career where being away is common, making deliberate time for your loved ones is paramount in upholding balance and happiness in a partnership.Four senior leaders and their spouses gathered at the Ramstein
  • Meat Plant beefs up NATO commissaries

    Whether grilling up hamburgers during a summer barbecue or baking a pork loin for a family dinner, the Ramstein Central Meat Processing Plant has had a direct impact on the meat eaten overseas.The Ramstein CMPP was established March 16, 1998. The Ramstein CMPP consolidated with the other original plants in Rhein-Main, Lakenheath to become the only
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