• You Matter: mental health campaign shares positivity with KMC

    U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Lee Weathersby, 786th Force Support Squadron awards and recognition technician, holds up a sign during a “You Matter” mental health awareness campaign at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Dec. 4, 2023. The campaign was designed to encourage and bring morale to the

  • Ramstein AB holds storytellers event; honors Suicide Prevention Month

    U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Louis Ludwig, 86th Airlift Wing command chief, gives remarks at the beginning of a storytellers event Sept. 27, 2023, at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Storytellers is a yearly event where speakers from around Ramstein AB come to share stories about the hardships they

  • Having Jolly Days During the Holidays

    The holidays are great for spending time with loved ones, having special meals and relaxing by the fireside – or playing a few games with some air fried pizza rolls.

  • Chaplain corps offers confidential counseling

    Chaplains’ offices are a safe space. Chaplains have a higher level of confidentiality and are not allowed to share private conversations held in counseling sessions, and as a spiritual advisor, ensuring everyone’s right to confidential counseling.

  • Stay mentally fit during COVID-19

    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.

  • A peek behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas

    Effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is possible, but many Airmen falsely think seeking medical help for PTSD will hurt their career and will not help them get better. These stigmas and misconceptions create perceived barriers, preventing Airmen from seeking care. Delaying treatment

  • When the lights go out

    With the hours of daylight decreasing, seasonal affective disorder may occur; a treatable form of depression dependent upon varying exposure to the sun. The 86th MDOS has multiple resources to assist Kaiserslautern Military Community members with treating and preventing SAD.

  • What is ‘healthy aging’ to you?

    U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Yuyi Jiang, 86th Dental Squadron dental assistant technician, laughs during a photo shoot on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 13, 2017. Being a dental assistant has helped further Jiang’s understanding of healthy aging by emphasizing the importance of oral hygiene.

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