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New nutrition: MCAHC tips on health

Posted March 20, 2014 by Senior Airman Austin Harvill

FORT EUSTIS, Va.  – In the Department of Defense Total Force Fitness diagram, nutrition represents one of the eight main concepts of fitness. National Nutrition Month takes place during March, and Service members looking to improve their nutritional fitness have options to change their habits in healthy, easy-to-manage ways, said Mary Rewinski, McDonald Army Health Center dietician….

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Heat illness a summer threat to the uninitiated

Posted June 26, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Colbert

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — For Airmen living in Arizona, being told that “the summer is hot here” is akin to being told “the water is wet.” It’s a no-brainer. But ask these same Airmen what injuries can come from the summer heat and many of them may shrug or give the “deer in…

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D-M offers swim lessons

Posted June 21, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Camilla Griffin

The American Red Cross offers swimming lessons for children at the outdoor recreation pool for the summer months of 2012. Before attending a swim lesson, parents are encouraged to attend an aquatics orientation and swim lessons informational meeting. The orientation will help parents get the answers to their questions about registration as well as general…

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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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Keep fitness resolution with “Commit to be Fit”

Posted February 14, 2013 by Senior Airman Michael Washburn

February marked the start of the Commit to be Fit incentive program here at the Benko Fitness Center. The cardio centered program is based on points and the goal is to get the required number of points for the months of February, March and April. The individual gets these points by performing exercises like swimming,…

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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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Random Anti-Terrorism Measures come to D-M

Posted September 26, 2013 by Senior Airmen Camilla Elizeu

What do you do if you see suspicious activity or packages? Miguel Mendez, 355th Fighter Wing Anti-Terrorism Officer, is putting the Desert Lightning Team to the test with a program called Random Anti-Terrorism Measures. RAMs are just that, random inspections of various facilities from the anti-terrorism perspective and are designed to increase base personnel’s vigilance…

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National Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted January 16, 2014 by Major Shannen Wright 

January is National Cervical Health Awareness Month. The staff of D-M’s 355th Medical Group Women’s Health Clinic would like to highlight some of the changes in the guidelines for cervical cancer screening. Many women will be glad to know they will no longer need a Pap smear every year. Pap smears now begin at age…

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Service members required to get Hep B immunization

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — The Department of Defense recently updated its immunization guidelines, requiring all service members to receive the hepatitis B virus immunizations. Since 2002, the Air Force has administered the vaccination to new recruits. Most deploying Airmen and health care workers have also received the vaccination. However, about 10 percent…

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AADD in the driver’s seat for Airmen wingmanship

Posted May 3, 2012 by Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle

If an Airman is out drinking with some friends on a Friday night, and they turn around to find that their designated driver has succumb to the temptation and festivities around and started knocking back a drink or two, and then they realized they had spent all their money in the spirit of the evening,…

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