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Installation driving privileges and suspensions

Posted March 27, 2014 by 355th Security Forces Squadron

The 355th Security Forces Squadron would like to ensure the public is aware of an important topic concerning installation driving privileges and how to ensure you keep the right to drive on base. “Part of our job is ensuring the base populace is educated and aware of our base traffic code and in particular, driving…

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Colon Cancer screening saves lives through early detection

Posted March 27, 2014 by Maj. Carla Wiese

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill., — Colorectal Cancer, or Colon Cancer, occurs in the colon or rectum. The colon is the large intestine or large bowel and the rectum is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus. Colon Cancer, when discovered early, is highly treatable. Even if it spreads into nearby lymph nodes, surgical treatment…

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April: National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month

Posted March 27, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

It’s been 40 years since former President Richard Nixon signed the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. Child abuse is still a major concern and, each year, the month of April is recognized as National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month, a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together and learning to…

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TRICARE service center walk-in service ending

Posted March 27, 2014 by

FALLS CHURCH, Va., — Walk-in service at TRICARE Service Centers in the U.S. will no longer be available as of April 1. TRICARE Service Centers are customer service outlets that are operated by our regional contractors. They are usually located in military hospitals and clinics. Because our overseas areas are unique, we will continue walk-in service at TRICARE…

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AF improves its personnel reliability program

Posted March 20, 2014 by Master Sgt. Angelita Colón-Francia and Joel Fortner

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Changes are coming to the Air Force’s program used to ensure personnel who perform nuclear-related duties are of sound mind and body on the job. The decades-old Personnel Reliability Program, or PRP, is used by all branches of service with duties tied to nuclear weapons to ensure personnel are reliable to perform nuclear-related responsibilities,…

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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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Personally training D-M

Posted March 20, 2014 by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie

Are you lacking the motivation to keep yourself fit to fight? Well, the 355th Force Support Squadron has a solution for you; personal trainers. A personal trainer is a fitness professional involved in exercise prescription and instruction. They help motivate clients by setting goals and providing feedback and accountability to clients. D-M personal trainers also…

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Eye injuries avoidable, doctor says

Posted March 14, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON – March is National Save Your Vision Month, and the Defense Department wants service members to take care of their eyes by wearing eye protection when performing dangerous work, reducing eye strain and routinely undergoing eye examinations. Dr. Robert Mazzoli, an ophthalmologist at the Vision Center of Excellence at Madigan Army Medical Center in…

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Drug misuse, abuse: No excuse

Posted March 7, 2014 by Senior Airman Cortney Paxton

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. (AFNS) — Airmen have a duty to uphold and must be “fit to fight.” Maintaining that fit lifestyle means routine health checkups, having a proper diet, exercise and sometimes using medications to combat illness and physical ailments.  While picking up an over-the-counter medication at the local drug store or being prescribed…

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Surviving the summer in Arizona

Posted March 7, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau

With summer on the way, there are a few extra precautions that Airmen and their families should take before heading outdoors.  Tech. Sgt. Mathew Anderson, 355th Fighter Wing ground safety noncommissioned officer, and Cindy Davis, the Health and Wellness Center’s community dietician share helpful tips to keep Airmen safe during the Arizona summer. “When school…

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