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AFMC encourages sober driving during the holiday season

Posted December 6, 2017 by

The holiday season is a time of year for family gatherings, office parties and socializing with friends, but the holiday season is also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to buzzed driving. A driver’s license mixed with a few alcoholic beverages is dangerous. No one intends for alcohol-impaired accidents to happen, but…

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Take command: Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage

Posted November 17, 2017 by

On Jan. 1, 2018, there are a number of changes coming to your TRICARE benefit. This includes a change to the current TRICARE regions. The current three regions (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West). There will be new regional contractors for the new East and West regions. Humana Military will manage the…

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MDG promotes Lung Cancer Awareness Month with scavenger hunt

Posted November 10, 2017 by Maj. Tonya Barry

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the third Thursday of November is also when the American Cancer Society promotes their annual Great American Smokeout — the one day a year where smokers across the nation can make a plan to quit … a step toward cancer risk reduction and a healthier lifestyle. This year’s…

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Take Command: Changes to TRICARE disenrollment coming in 2018

Posted October 30, 2017 by

As part of the changes coming to TRICARE on Jan. 1, 2018, there will be new rules affecting disenrollment. Beginning in 2018, if you’re eligible for TRICARE and enrolled in a health plan, there are three ways you can be disenrolled: * If you no longer wish to continue TRICARE coverage, you can voluntarily disenroll. * If…

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‘Tis the season…to get your flu shot

Posted October 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, receives his annual flu shot from Staff Sgt. Moana Bailey, 412th Medical Operations Squadron, at test wing headquarters. All active duty military at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., are invited to come out to Bldg. 1600 from noon to 4 p.m.,…

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Little teeth, big ideas: Dental clinic offering new service to at-risk children

Posted October 18, 2017 by Capt. Pang Ko, Tech. Sgt. Terina Parham & Maj. Tonya Barry

Courtesy photograph Staff Sgt. Abigale Barnes, 412th Medical Group dental assistant (center), trains Maj. Jacob Sheff, 412th MDG Pediatrics Flight commander, and Capt. Kara Garcia, 412th MDG pediatrician, on how to apply fluoride varnish. Cavities are the most common form of chronic dental disease in children. Cavity progression has many undesired outcomes such as pain,…

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Never too young to learn about fire prevention

Posted October 13, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Sparky the Fire Dog greets students at Branch Elementary Oct. 10, 2017, to kick off Fire Prevention Week activities conducted by the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Fire Department. The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Fire Department kicked off Fire Prevention Week 2017 activities with a visit to Branch…

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted October 6, 2017 by

Since 1981, October has been commemorated as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The observance serves to educate communities, individuals, couples and families about Family Advocacy Program services and other community resources that can help prevent, raise awareness of community responsibility and resources for addressing domestic abuse. Military OneSource has an all-inclusive tool kit (http://www.militaryonesource.mil/-/domestic-violence-awareness-month-tool-kit-2017) with information,…

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Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018

Posted September 22, 2017 by

Air Force image You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but most will not. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE plan…

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Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle

Posted September 8, 2017 by Peter Holstein

September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is…

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