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AF addresses use of ‘bath salts’ with zero tolerance

Posted August 23, 2012 by Robert Goetz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — A dangerous designer drug with an innocuous name is growing in popularity, causing concern in the military and in the civilian world. Marketed as “bath salts,” these retail products contain chemicals that are synthetic derivatives of cathinone, a central nervous system stimulant, and are known to effect users in…

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I’ve been profiled, now what

Posted August 23, 2012 by 99th Medical Group

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Getting a profile exempting a person from one or more part of the fitness assessment is different than a profile that limits a person from doing certain things at work, and knowing the difference in the process can save service members unnecessary aggravation down the road. A profile, or…

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Back to school tips for parents

Posted August 23, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Krystie Martinez

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — As summer ends, the time for heading back to school begins; whether it is a child’s first year of school or a senior’s last, there are potential dangers lurking around every corner. Fortunately, ACC Safety is here providing simple reminders on keeping school-age children safe. “It is important for…

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DOD, VA release mobile app targeting post-traumatic stress

Posted August 16, 2012 by Staff

WASHINGTON – The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have released a free Apple and Android smartphone mobile application for use with post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. The app is called PE Coach; PE stands for “prolonged exposure.” Psychologists at the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology, known as T2, and the VA National Center…

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D-M welcomes first-of-its-kind security organization

Posted August 10, 2012 by Mr. Ronald Hoover

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base is the home of a first-of-its-kind security organization known as the Intelligence Fusion Cell. The IFC includes 355th Security Forces Squadron Intelligence/Investigations, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations, 355th Fighter Wing Intelligence, Resource Protection, Critical Asset Risk Manage-ment and the Antiterrorism/Force Protection Officer, is designed to protect and safe guard…

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NEW BOOSTER SEAT LAW Takes effect Aug. 2, 2012

Posted August 3, 2012 by

House Bill 2154 Section 1B states: The operator of a motor vehicle that is designed for carrying ten or fewer passengers, that is manufactured for the model year 1972 and thereafter and that is required to be equipped with an integrated lap and shoulder belt or a lap belt pursuant to the federal motor vehicle…

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DOD, VA release mobile app targeting post-traumatic stress

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WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have released a free Apple and Android smartphone mobile application for use with post-traumatic stress disorder treatment. The app is called PE Coach; PE stands for “prolonged exposure.” Psychologists at the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology, known as T2, and the VA National…

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Exercise-induced injuries are preventable

Posted August 3, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Krystie Martinez

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va — Physical fitness is a vital part of being in the military, and there are plenty of ways to stay fit. Whether it is soccer, running, bicycling or rock climbing, these activities can cause various injuries if Airmen are not physically prepared. “Last summer, there were more than 350 injuries…

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Don’t get carried away during monsoon season

Posted July 26, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

A monsoon can be described as a seasonal shift in the prevailing wind direction, that usually brings with it a different kind of weather. From the month of June all the way through September, known as monsoon season in Arizona, the “different kind of weather” is rain, and lots of it. In 2011, more than…

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HAWC cooks up food for health and fitness

Posted July 26, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Timothy Moore

Many people probably know the Health and Wellness Center for the physical training leaders class, the bod pod, or classes on how to get more out of PT sessions. However, the HAWC is cooking up some new ways to remain fit to fight. At least once a month, the HAWC holds a healthy cooking class….

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