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You can prevent kitchen fires

Posted October 3, 2013 by 355 Civil Engineer Squadron

Your home should be a safe haven, but do you regularly check for fire hazards? The 2013 Fire Prevention Week campaign will run from 6-12 October and the theme is “Prevent Kitchen Fires”. It is all about keeping you, your family, and the Desert Lightning community safe from a fire. Fire Prevention Week is actively…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin)
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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted October 3, 2013 by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu

There are many awareness’s recognized in the month of October, one of which is Domestic Violence. The Family Advocacy office, here, is showing their support for the cause base wide. The first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed October 1987 after it was spearheaded by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and given the approval…

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AF PFT enhancements to start Oct. 1

Posted September 26, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Heather Redman

Air Force senior leadership announced enhancements to the Air Force’s Physical Fitness Assessment program, to be implemented Oct. 1. In a letter to Airmen Aug. 20, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III explained the results of the comprehensive review, highlighting the strength of the program and the need for slight improvements….

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Every Airman Counts: Auto crash leads one Airman to path of depression

Posted September 26, 2013 by Airman 1st Class R. Alex Durbin

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. – It was a normal summer day for Ashley Barnett as she drove down the highway, reminiscing about her vacation. With her home city of Philadelphia behind her, she was on her way back to Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Unfortunately, nothing could prepare her for what happened next. “In that one second,…

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355th FSS to hold Attack Fitness Competition

Posted September 26, 2013 by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu

The 355th Force Support Squadron will be holding the Attack Fitness Competition at 8 a.m. until noon at the Haeffner Gym, Sept. 27. This event is open to anyone with gym access, whether military or dependents, but is limited to 15 men and 15 women. There will be four required workouts that each competitor must…

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Random Anti-Terrorism Measures come to D-M

Posted September 26, 2013 by Senior Airmen Camilla Elizeu

What do you do if you see suspicious activity or packages? Miguel Mendez, 355th Fighter Wing Anti-Terrorism Officer, is putting the Desert Lightning Team to the test with a program called Random Anti-Terrorism Measures. RAMs are just that, random inspections of various facilities from the anti-terrorism perspective and are designed to increase base personnel’s vigilance…

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Pharmacy home delivery cost-efficient, safe

Posted September 19, 2013 by

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFPS) — Following an almost year-long study of the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery program requested by members of Congress, the Defense Department inspector general’s office has determined it is a cost-efficient way for beneficiaries to get their prescription medications, TRICARE Management Activity officials reported. The inspector general’s study found that the Home…

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Responder demystifies calling military crisis line for help

Posted September 19, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — When someone is in crisis and feeling despondent, reaching out for help is a stronger step to take than doing nothing, which can lead to a worsening state, a Military Crisis Line responder told American Forces Press Service Sept. 9. Tricia Lucchesi said she encourages service members, families, veterans and friends to…

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Blocks to build on: The physical pillar

Posted September 19, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

Physical fitness is a staple in the Air Force. Units hold physical training sessions, the fitness centers offer free PT classes and Airmen receive a routine PT test. The physical pillar of CAF has multi-faceted benefits. According to a U.S. News article, running can reverse the detrimental effects of stress because it causes the brain…

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Avoiding hemp seed in food Airman’s responsibility

Posted September 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Steve Stanley

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va.  – It has become increasingly important for Airmen to read the labels of products they consume to ensure there is no damage to their career due to traces of hemp seeds and its derivatives being ingested from their day-to-day consumer products. Consumption of a yogurt brand directly violates the Air Force’s prohibition…

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