The center opened March 9, 1953, as the 2nd General Hospital.
Today, LRMC provides primary and tertiary (specialized) care, hospitalization and medical treatment for more than 52,000 local American military personnel and their families. It also provides specialized care for the more than 250,000 additional American military personnel and their families in the European Theater.
The staff of the hospital is made up of 50 percent Army, 15 percent Air Force and 35 percent civilian personnel. The hospital has more than 110 physicians, 250 nurses, 40 Medical Service Corps officers, 900 enlisted personnel and 550 civilian employees.
Landstuhl served as the primary medical treatment center for injuries during Operations Desert Shield and Storm, but the facility has also treated non-military personnel injuries. It was the treatment point for hundreds of Bosnian refugees injured in the 1994 Sarajevo marketplace bombing, and it treated American and Kenyan victims of the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombing in Nairobi.
Today, LRMC provides medical treatment to those injured during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom, and is a fixed medical facility assisting in the Balkan operations.
AREA HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
- Nanstein Castle
- Bernkastel Kues—The Medieval Market Square
- Trier & Mosel river valley
- Rhine valley and its vineyards
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