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Electronic cigarette use increasing among Airmen

Posted February 27, 2014 by Air Force Medical Support

FALLS CHURCH, Va.  – Electronic cigarette use is becoming a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, but the upward trend is becoming a concern for health care providers. The battery-operated products, known as e-cigarettes, are designed to deliver nicotine, flavor, and other chemicals as a vapor that is inhaled by the user. According to data from the…

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FitFamily provides families tools for success

Posted June 12, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas  — It’s that time of year again when people resolve to lose weight, get in shape and eat healthier, which takes dedication and determination. To help Airmen and their families achieve those goals, the Air Force offers the Air Force FitFamily initiative which encourages families to develop and maintain a…

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(U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Alystria Maurer)
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Dietary Supplements: Safety still an issue

Posted September 11, 2014 by Ron Wolf

SAN ANTONIO — Being a Servicemember is as physically demanding, at times, as being a professional athlete. As a result, Servicemembers are especially conscious of physical training requirements and the need to remain fit and ready. In recent years, a larger percentage of Servicemembers have begun to rely on dietary supplements to help them stay…

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ACC takes a stand on summer safety

Posted June 7, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Krystie Martinez and Justin Oakes

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va — Air Combat Command experienced a tragic beginning to the 2012 Critical Days of Summer campaign, which runs from May 25th through Sept. 4th. Two ACC Airmen lost their lives within the first two weeks of this year’s campaign, one from a motorcycle accident and another from a kayak accident….

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths)
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Test Your Aerobic Fitness

Posted September 20, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths

The Health and Wellness Center recently introduced a new piece of equipment; something that could help you improve physical fitness test scores…

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Air Force officials aim to eliminate sexual assault

Posted January 24, 2013 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Following a nine-month investigation into sexual misconduct at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio, the Air Force has implemented a comprehensive program aimed at eliminating sexual assault, senior Air Force leaders told Congress today. Air Force Chief Of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Air Force Gen. Edward A. Rice…

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101 Critical Days of Summer kicks of season of safety

Posted May 30, 2013 by Airman 1st Class R. Alex Durbin

FORT EUSTIS, Va.  – With summer almost here, it will soon be time to uncover boats, dust off motorcycles, take a dip in the pool, go for a hike or just lie in the sun enjoying the outdoors with the smell of barbeque in the air. Unfortunately these beautiful summer days come with increased hazards and…

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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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Fighting against DUIs

Posted December 19, 2013 by Senior Airman Josh Slavin

Driving under the influence of alcohol has been a prominent issue in today’s society. In Arizona alone, there were more than 27,000 reported arrests for DUIs in 2012. These numbers can be partially attributed to many drivers’ beliefs that they can handle their alcohol consumption well enough to safely operate a vehicle, and partially attributed…

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Installation driving privileges and suspensions

Posted March 27, 2014 by 355th Security Forces Squadron

The 355th Security Forces Squadron would like to ensure the public is aware of an important topic concerning installation driving privileges and how to ensure you keep the right to drive on base. “Part of our job is ensuring the base populace is educated and aware of our base traffic code and in particular, driving…

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