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D-M OSI Agent saves drowning child

Posted June 13, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths

Special Agent Christopher Martin, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 217, saved an eight-year-old boy from drowning at a youth football team pool party in Marana, Ariz., June 2. Martin was poolside talking with his wife and daughter, scanning the pool for his other children, when he noticed something was motionless under the water….

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Pharmacy home delivery cost-efficient, safe

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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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Manage stress this holiday season, avoid legal pitfalls

Posted December 19, 2013 by Cindy Middleton

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas  – The holidays are upon us. Advertisements urge us to flock to the stores and spend, spend, spend. Charitable organizations ramp up their requests for donations to support the less fortunate. Many messages suggest that we’re supposed to spend lots of quality time with our loved ones. Military leadership encourages us to…

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D-M Airmen resuscitate CPR skills

Posted March 27, 2014 by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie

Throughout the year, D-M cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructors host training classes for Airmen and civilian employees who require the certification for various aspects of their jobs, including physical training leaders, deployments and temporary duty stations. CPR is an emergency procedure for manually preserving brain function until further measures are available to restore spontaneous blood circulation and…

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TRICARE offers 24/7 nurse advice line

Posted July 10, 2014 by Air Force Medical Service

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – Sometimes it is difficult to know if and when to seek medical help for an acute health problem, so having professional assistance at a moment’s notice is invaluable. The Military Health System’s new Nurse Advice Line for TRICARE beneficiaries does just that. As of April 2014, TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental…

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PCMH strides toward more efficient care

Posted June 28, 2012 by 2nd Lt Sarah Ruckriegle

The 355th Medical Group is continuing to achieve accessible quality health care through the phone appointment line and TriCare Online, both initiatives of Patient Centered Medical Home. “We are working very hard with the Air Force Medical Operations Agency to get initiatives online to give our patients better accessibility to the medical team,” said Tech….

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Aircrew Decontamination Training

Posted October 18, 2012 by U.S. Air Force photos by Senior Airman Timothy Moore

Airmen from all over Air Combat Command came to D-M in September to attend aircrew decontamination training. They learned a general mitigation process that could be applied to several types of personal protective equipment.

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Five AADD volunteers reach milestone

Posted March 14, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin

Many Airmen stationed here and the bases around the Air Force spend their time volunteering for Airmen Against Drunk Driving. This program is designed to support military members and their dependents by providing safe and reliable transportation when they have had too much to drink. However, this option should be a last resort or “plan…

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Cheating Death: A story about second chances

Posted July 18, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Susan L. Davis

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AFNS) – May 27, 2012, is a day that Tech. Sgt. Mark Hopkins will never forget — even though it’s a day he can barely remember. It was the day he made a choice that drastically altered his life forever, and almost ended it in the process. “All I remember is…

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Flu defense takes seconds

Posted October 3, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Steve Stanley

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va.  – If you want to avoid that aching, tired, runny nose, fever, sneezing and coughing period of misery, you can save yourself with just one quick jab of a needle. Flu season is here, and Air Force health officers say it’s time to get the shot. The seasonal flu vaccine for…

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