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EFMP offers help to special needs family members

Posted December 21, 2012 by Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle

The Airmen and Family Readiness Center on D-M offers families many opportunities to connect with other families around the base. The Exceptional Family Member Program offers families with special needs a way to get the help and support they need. The EFMP is a mandatory enrollment program administered by the medical community by all the…

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Pediatric patients eligible for messaging health application

Posted May 16, 2013 by Col. Gwen Johnson

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS)  – The Air Force Medical Service is now registering children in its web-based secure messaging health application, MiCare. MiCare allows beneficiaries to communicate securely and privately with their health care teams anywhere and anytime. The secure tool is now available to more than 70 percent of Air Force bases, with the…

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PT changes in 4 categories coming

Posted September 3, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force Photo by Lucas Silva Tech. Sgt. Casey J. McKinney, 65th Logistics Readiness Squadron refueling maintenance element, performs push ups during a physical training exercise, Lajes Field, Azores. McKinney scored 100 percent on his Air Force PT test. WAHINGTON – Air Force senior leadership announced enhancements to the Air Force’s Physical Fitness Assessment program, to…

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VA to offer dental insurance program

Posted November 21, 2013 by

WASHINGTON – VA is partnering with Delta Dental and MetLife to allow eligible Veterans, plus family members receiving care under the Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA), to purchase affordable dental insurance beginning Nov. 15, VA officials announced today. “VA continues to explore innovative ways to help Veterans get access to the care and services…

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AF improves its personnel reliability program

Posted March 20, 2014 by Master Sgt. Angelita Colón-Francia and Joel Fortner

WASHINGTON (AFNS) – Changes are coming to the Air Force’s program used to ensure personnel who perform nuclear-related duties are of sound mind and body on the job. The decades-old Personnel Reliability Program, or PRP, is used by all branches of service with duties tied to nuclear weapons to ensure personnel are reliable to perform nuclear-related responsibilities,…

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Fighting prejudice with a passion

Posted June 26, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Robert Barnett

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) An equal opportunity specialist, a sexual assault response coordinator and a deputy inspector general walk into a base social event. What sounds like the beginning…

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Kids lasso safety lessons at bicycle rodeo

Posted June 14, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

The 355th Fighter Wing Ground Safety office held a Bicycle Rodeo here June 9. The Bicycle Rodeo was for children of all ages and focused on teaching the basics of bike safety. “This event teaches kids the basics…

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted September 27, 2012 by Michelle McLoughlin

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and advocates across the country will be showing support for the cause in a variety of ways.

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VA issues new report on suicide data

Posted February 7, 2013 by Staff

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Veterans Affairs Department today released a comprehensive report on veterans who die by suicide. In the past, data on veterans who died by suicide was only available for those who had sought VA health care services. Today’s report also includes state data for veterans who had not received health care services…

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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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