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355th Dental Squadron

Posted October 11, 2012 by (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin)

The 355th Dental Squadron sees about seven thousand patients a year. They cover everything from annual dental exams to periodontal surgeries. U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Cami Richards, 355th Dental Squadron dental assistant, demonstrates the proper way to floss your teeth. The 355th Dental Squadron does everything from simple annual exams to periodontal surgery. Sergeant…

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More airports offer streamlined security screening

Posted October 4, 2012 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON – Active duty service members and other eligible travelers now have more opportunity to take advantage of streamlined security check-in, as Transportation Security Administration officials have added two more airports to the program. Eligible passengers can enter a separate security lane at participating airports without removing their shoes, light outerwear and belts, and they…

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OSI introduces new smartphone anonymous tip line

Posted October 4, 2012 by

QUANTICO, Va. (AFNS) — The Air Force Office of Special Investigations has opened its first anonymous tip line that allows submissions from the Internet, via SMS (texting) or using a smartphone application. The application was created in order to capitalize on cyberspace and engage the Air Force community more effectively, officials said. “This tool will…

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Fire Prevention Week at Davis-Monthan

Posted October 4, 2012 by

Your home should be a safe haven. But do you regularly check for home fire hazards? The 2012 Fire Prevention Week campaign runs from October 7-13.

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Is your home fire and injury safe?

Posted October 4, 2012 by

Although it is difficult to prepare for the unexpected, reviewing the information below and following the recommended actions can help to save the lives of your family. Home Fires One home structure fire was reported every 85 seconds in 2010. Most fatal fires kill one or two people. In 2010, 19 home fires killed five…

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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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Med Group to host prescription drug disposal program

Posted September 27, 2012 by

On Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the 355th Medical Group BX Pharmacy and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to BX Pharmacy Lobby….

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Exchange now accepting Medagate worldwide

Posted September 27, 2012 by Staff

DALLAS – As of Sept. 8, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is officially the first retailer to accept the Medagate Over the Counter (OTC) benefits card on a worldwide basis. Medagate is a card-based program provided by Medicare and Medicaid Services that enables merchants to accept payment at the register for medicine and…

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D-M chapels increase spiritual health of Airmen, families

Posted September 27, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

Spiritual health is one of the four pillars in Comprehensive Airman Fitness. One of the Air Force’s major resources in strengthening this component is the chapel systems. Be it a religious service or some morale-boosting down time, the services provided by D-M’s chapel are designed with Airmen and their families in mind. Davis-Monthan has two…

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‘On house’ medical services not really free

Posted September 20, 2012 by Capt. James Schuhs

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — How many times have you heard that those in the military receive “free” medical care? Well, it is free isn’t it? Not even close. In fact, every aspect of a person’s medical care has a cost. Each year the Defense Department spends more than $50 billion for medical care,…

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