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VA expands eligibility related to Military Sexual Trauma

Posted December 11, 2014 by

Washington, DC – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), under authority from the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 (“VACAA”),  today announced expanded eligibility for Veterans in need of mental health care due to sexual assault or sexual harassment that occurred during their military service. This trauma is commonly known as military sexual…

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Reminder to Airmen: Avoid hemp seed products

Posted April 16, 2015 by Air Force Surgeon General

WASHINGTON D.C.  — Air Force drug testing officials have long warned military members to avoid products that include hemp seed or hemp oil in order to ensure military readiness. In 2013, news reports on the Air Force’s prohibition of a popular yogurt brand spotlighted a regulation, in effect since the late 1990s. Military members were told to…

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D-M to host Blood Drive

Posted June 7, 2012 by Staff

The American Red Cross is in desperate need of blood. This is the lowest it has been in 7 years! The next Blood Drive is scheduled for June 20 at the Hope Chapel Annex from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Appointments are scheduled every fifteen minutes beginning at 8 a.m. The goal for this blood…

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Turn in your medication for safe disposal

Posted September 20, 2012 by

The 355th Security Forces Squadron will host the Drug Enforcement Agency National Pharmaceutical Take Back Day at the Base Exchange Pharmacy Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The pharmacy will be accepting unused, unwanted or expired medication for safe disposal. This is an effort put forth by the DEA to crack down on the control of…

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Air Force releases results of health and welfare inspection

Posted January 24, 2013 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force released the results of the service-wide health and welfare inspections that were completed in an effort to emphasize an environment of respect, trust and professionalism in the workplace. “Every Airman deserves to be treated with respect. They also deserve to work in a professional environment,” said Gen. Mark A….

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths)
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D-M OSI Agent saves drowning child

Posted June 13, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths

Special Agent Christopher Martin, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Detachment 217, saved an eight-year-old boy from drowning at a youth football team pool party in Marana, Ariz., June 2. Martin was poolside talking with his wife and daughter, scanning the pool for his other children, when he noticed something was motionless under the water….

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Pharmacy home delivery cost-efficient, safe

Posted September 19, 2013 by

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFPS) — Following an almost year-long study of the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery program requested by members of Congress, the Defense Department inspector general’s office has determined it is a cost-efficient way for beneficiaries to get their prescription medications, TRICARE Management Activity officials reported. The inspector general’s study found that the Home…

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Manage stress this holiday season, avoid legal pitfalls

Posted December 19, 2013 by Cindy Middleton

GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas  — The holidays are upon us. Advertisements urge us to flock to the stores and spend, spend, spend. Charitable organizations ramp up their requests for donations to support the less fortunate. Many messages suggest that we’re supposed to spend lots of quality time with our loved ones. Military leadership encourages us to…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie)
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D-M Airmen resuscitate CPR skills

Posted March 27, 2014 by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie

Throughout the year, D-M cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructors host training classes for Airmen and civilian employees who require the certification for various aspects of their jobs, including physical training leaders, deployments and temporary duty stations. CPR is an emergency procedure for manually preserving brain function until further measures are available to restore spontaneous blood circulation and…

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TRICARE offers 24/7 nurse advice line

Posted July 10, 2014 by Air Force Medical Service

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sometimes it is difficult to know if and when to seek medical help for an acute health problem, so having professional assistance at a moment’s notice is invaluable. The Military Health System’s new Nurse Advice Line for TRICARE beneficiaries does just that. As of April 2014, TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental…

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