As part of Operation Allies Refuge, the Public Health team at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, is continuously out in the evacuee camps sharing tips and enforcing regulations to keep Airmen, volunteers and evacuees healthy. By encouraging everyone to wash hands often and wear masks and gloves when appropriate, Public Health works to mitigate the spread of disease and prevent illness.
A young girl’s eyes lit up as three U.S. Air Force pilots spoke about their experience of flying. She asked questions one after the other to learn as much as she could, in hopes to one day be a pilot just like them.
Saving lives and starting lives: Medical efforts in Operation Allies Refuge
The medical Pods at the temporary Joint Mobility Processing Center at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, are just the first stop for medical care for newly arrived evacuees during Operation Allies Refuge. Here, and throughout their stay on the installation, Air Force medical teams make sure evacuees rapidly get the care they need: whether receiving much needed over-the-counter medicine, being seen by an OB-GYN or getting treated for other illnesses.