Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson
Health & Safety

‘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.,…

Full Story »

Courtesy photograph
Health & Safety

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,…

Full Story »

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit
Health & Safety

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…

Full Story »

eafb-DV
Health & Safety

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,…

Full Story »

tricare
Health & Safety

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…

Full Story »

af-suicide
Health & Safety

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…

Full Story »

Health & Safety

Virtual medical appointments offered on family days

Posted August 25, 2017 by

The 412th Medical Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., continually seeks to improve access to medical care for beneficiaries. The group has several ongoing improvement projects to increase access to appointments. For example, the number of appointments providers offer on a daily basis has been increased.  Additionally, virtual appointments, which allow patients with certain…

Full Story »

Courtesy photograph
Health & Safety

Edwards Fire Dept. wants you to ‘ready, set, go’

Posted July 17, 2017 by Timothy Johnson

Courtesy photograph Smoke fills the sky from a fire in San Bernadino County, Calif., last August. The summer season is upon us and the usual hot weather and fire can make a nasty combination that can cause serious injury and potential loss of life and property. How often do we show concern for fire safety?…

Full Story »

Health & Safety

One hour, one pint, can save three lives

Posted June 23, 2017 by Donald Burks

Just a few weeks back, 16 of our fellow Air Force Test Center Airman at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., collectively gathered and saved the lives of people they did not know. They didn’t have capes, costumes or theme songs. They had no adoration of fans and no applause for their kind deeds. Yet, one…

Full Story »

Health & Safety

What 412th Medical Group wants you to know about Valley Fever

Posted May 26, 2017 by

The 412th Medical Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has reported four cases of Valley Fever in the last 12 months. Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) is a fungal illness that usually affects the lungs. It is spread through spores in the air when the dirt is disturbed. People can get Valley Fever if they breathe…

Full Story »

 
 


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.