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Mobile app helps iPhone users ‘Be Ready’

Posted July 25, 2013 by John Burt

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The “Be Ready” mobile app, or application, is now available for download on most Apple devices like the iPhone and iPad. Previously offered for Motorola Android products only, this app was developed by the Air Force Civil Engineer Center’s Emergency Management Division, as an on-the-go emergency preparation resource. “This app provides…

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Pilot program enhances Autism care, treatment

Posted July 25, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON (AFNS) – A congressionally mandated pilot program set to launch July 25 will enhance an existing Defense Department program that provides care and treatment for military children with autism, a senior DOD official said. Dr. Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs and director of the TRICARE Management Activity met with reporters yesterday to…

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D-M’s Antiterrorism office

Posted July 18, 2013 by Senior Airman Christine Griffiths

Terrorism is an act meant to threaten and instill fear in people or societies. Many do not recognize warning signs or even know what to do in order to prevent an attack. The 355th Fighter Wing Antiterrorism office offers level-one Total Force Protection training, which provides general awareness. Airmen learn everything from dealing with an…

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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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Special Victims’ Counsel provides advocacy, support for sexual assault survivors

Posted July 11, 2013 by Senior Airman Jason J. Brown

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. – In continuing the war against sexual assault, the Air Force recently established the Special Victims’ Counsel (SVC) Program, designed to give sexual assault survivors legal assistance in navigating the criminal justice system with help from lawyers trained to handle their unique needs. The SVCs provide direct legal advice to clients throughout…

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Tips for the upcoming monsoon season

Posted July 11, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin

With the monsoon season fast approaching, members of the D-M community should be prepared for the rough weather. A monsoon consists of hard rain with hail, severe lightning, strong winds, and flashfloods. Tucson is expected to experience monsoons from June to September. “One of the main dangers of a monsoon is a flashflood which can…

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Hot! Hot! Hot! Stay hydrated, cool, healthy this summer

Posted July 11, 2013 by

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Temperatures are reaching the triple digits and the challenge is on to stay hydrated, cool and healthy. While staying indoors during the hottest hours or hitting the pool seems advisable, there are plenty of other things to keep in mind for yourself, your family and even the family pet. The risks…

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355 MDOS

Posted July 5, 2013 by Senior Airman Christine Griffiths

The 355th Medical Operations Squadron ensures combatant commanders that their warfighters are medically fit-to-fight and provides combat-ready medical personnel to execute medical support of missions worldwide. The squadron provides medical care to maximize the health and welfare of our current and retired warriors and their family members both in theater and at home. Tech. Sgt….

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Desert medic chosen for commissioning program

Posted July 5, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christine Griffiths Tech. Sgt. Pamela Jirsa, 355th Medical Operations Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of the orthopedic clinic, applies a cast to a patients arm at the 355th Medical Group. Jirsa was accepted into the Nursing Enlisted Commissioning Program for the year of 2013. Not everyone gets to…

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Protect your children from UV rays

Posted June 27, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – The desert sun can be dangerous to anyone within its reach, but children’s skin is more vulnerable to harmful ultraviolet rays than the average adult. “Children, and particularly infants, have a thinner outer skin layer than adults which can lead to increased absorption of harmful UV rays from the sun,” said…

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