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Tip line reports illegal acts to AFOSI

Posted October 16, 2014 by Special Agent Robert Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Reporting suspicious activity has become much easier. The Air Force Office of Special Investigations established a tip line for the Air Force to support the insider-threat mission. The tip line is an anonymous reporting mechanism to advise law enforcement of illegal activities. It provides an easily accessible avenue for individuals to…

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Some temp, seasonal, interim workers eligible for health benefits

Posted January 29, 2015 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Some temporary, seasonal and intermittent employees are now eligible for coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits program (FEHB), said Office of Personnel Management officials. Temporary, seasonal or intermittent employees who anticipate working 130 or more hours per month for 90 consecutive days are now eligible to receive the same…

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Tobacco-use AFI changes

Posted May 14, 2015 by Senior Airman Monet Villacorte 

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — Air Force Instruction 40-102, Tobacco Free Living, was recently updated to give Airmen a simplified definition of what is defined as tobacco, as well as additional regulations for smoking in privately owned vehicles. According to the AFI, tobacco includes all products that may be configured to deliver nicotine, including but not…

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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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Distance proves no barrier for concerned wingman

Posted January 23, 2014 by Karen Abeyasekere

RAF MILDENHALL, England (AFNS) — (Editor’s note: For privacy reasons, the name of the male Airman has been changed.) Previous experience working for a crisis prevention and intervention hotline helped an Airman from the 352nd Special Operations Support Squadron here, save another Airman’s life. Back in June 2013, Airman 1st Class Julia Cap, a geospatial…

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Beat the heat, check back seat

Posted May 1, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Cory Gossett

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — With the summer heat at our door step, it’s important to ensure children and pets are well taken care of. Leaving them in the car can cause serious illness and even death. Parents and pet owners must be aware that even in cooler temperatures the car can heat up quickly, which…

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