The ICU is pretty small and predictably chaotic, with the usual assortment of doctors, nurses, RT etc, with the addition of some residents and medical students. Flights from "downrange" (Iraq and Afghanistan) come daily, but apparently nobody today needs immediate surgery. I'm carrying a cellphone in case there is an emergency. My role seems to be like a fireman: I'm not needed every day, but they say it's good to know that I'm around when a case arises.
The hospital is only 2 stories tall but spread out over a large area (thought to be more difficult to attack). Besides the usual hospital services, there is a cybercafe, food court (Burger King, Subway, pizza) and convenience store. I haven't been around the rest of the base yet, but the facilities here at Landstuhl (Army) do not seem as upscale as what I saw from the transport van yesterday at nearby Ramstein Air Base (Air Force).
If it stays quiet, I may do an exploratory running tour of the base (a 5 km course was included in my orientation papers). Unfortunately the only bike shop in Landstuhl is closed for vacation until next week - I think I can rent a bike at the Air Base, but it's a 15 minute cab ride to get there.