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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

Posted March 19, 2015 by

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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Surviving the Heat

Posted July 9, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ashley N. Steffen 

Asphalt hot enough to fry an egg, winds that feel like a million blow-dryers, and sun baking your skin to the color of lobster red, welcome to another summer in Tucson, Arizona. There are a variety of dangers associated with the rise in temperature that should not go overlooked. When the weather warms up, people…

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Air Force aiding Airmen

Posted March 22, 2012 by Staff

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Air Force Aid assists Airmen in numerous ways whether it’s getting them home for a loved one’s sickness, passing or to assist in helping Airmen pay bills they cannot afford. Among the Air Force non-profit organizations is Air Force Aid is one of the most popularly used. U.S. Air…

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Air Guard medics rehearse crisis response

Posted July 19, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Erich Smith

ALPENA, Mich. — When disaster strikes, Air National Guard medical teams are called upon to save lives. That’s why 47 members of the 162nd Medical Group from Tucson International Airport deployed here…

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Desert Lightning Team encouraged to practice daily situational awareness

Posted October 18, 2012 by Tanera Jones

Tucson can be a wonderful place to live, work and play. It’s filled with picturesque desert landscapes, high mountain vistas and a melting pot of culturally diverse people with whom to enjoy life. However, as great of a place as Tucson is, there is still a need for all of us to maintain awareness of…

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Hurts one, affects all

Posted April 5, 2013 by Senior Airman Camilla Griffin

Courtesy Photo Vickie Jo Ryder, 355th Fighter Wing sexual assault response coordinator, educates an airman about Sexual Assault Awareness Month at here April 2. The Desert Lightning Team is hosting several events in support of SAAM. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Camilla Griffin) The Desert Lightning Team is hosting several events in support…

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355th MDG holds health, fitness fair

Posted July 25, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

The 355th Medical Group, Patient Education Function here held a Family Health and Fitness Fair July 19 at the base exchange. The PEF holds the fair every summer to give the 355th MDG and other base agencies a chance to connect with people outside of the work environment. Many base agencies were at the fair…

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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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