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Stem cells cultivate new family

Posted October 3, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

There comes a time when you have the option to save a life. You might have the chance to pull someone from a burning building, prevent a suicide or just maybe, give part of yourself to a stranger. Tech Sgt. Justin Slater had the chance to do just that. Ten years ago at Travis Air…

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FitFamily provides families tools for success

Posted January 30, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — It’s that time of year again when people resolve to lose weight, get in shape and eat healthier, which takes dedication and determination. To help Airmen and their families achieve those goals, the Air Force offers the Air Force FitFamily initiative which encourages families to develop and maintain a…

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Comprehensive Airman Fitness gains official AFI

Posted May 15, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Veronica Pierce

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey (AFNS)  — Comprehensive Airman Fitness is not a new term; however, Air Force Instruction 90-506 was released April 2 and further defines requirements for CAF in an effort to enhance the resilience of individuals, families, and communities. CAF is described as a holistic approach to develop over-arching Airman fitness and fortitude….

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Think before you act: Only takes a second for actions to go viral

Posted August 21, 2014 by Christa D’Andrea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Have you ever done something you wish you could take back? Said something mean … wrote something inappropriate … behaved in a way that was disrespectful? I’m sure you have or you wouldn’t be human. However, in today’s society some of these behaviors never go away, even if…

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Health Benefits Program open season dates set

Posted November 13, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program will run Nov. 10 through Dec. 8, officials announced recently. During open season employees and retirees will have the chance to review their current plans and make any changes they desire for…

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VA eliminates net worth as health care eligibility factor

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Washington – The Department of Veterans Affairs is updating the way it determines eligibility for VA health care, a change that will result in more Veterans having access to the health care benefits they’ve earned and deserve. Effective 2015, VA eliminated the use of net worth as a determining factor for both health care programs…

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D-M celebrates Nurse Appreciation Week

Posted May 17, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn

The 355th Medical Group on D-M is celebrated National Nurse Appreciation Week from May 6-12. There were a number of events for the nurses and technicians to enjoy, most notably a luncheon May 9 with special guest speakers Capt. Merilys Brown and Col. Donna Cousino. Brown was a flight nurse during World War II and…

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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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355th Medical Support Squadron

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Free defense class offered to women

Posted May 2, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

The 355th Security Forces Squadron and the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program offer a free basic self-defense class here about once a month The Rape Aggression Defense Systems class teaches women realistic, self-defense tactics and techniques against various types of assault.

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