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Turkey fryer, Thanksgiving safety tips

Posted November 16, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Marissa Tucker Airman 1st Class Daniel Morgan quickly backs away from a grease fire during the Turkey Fryer Fire demonstration at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. In less than five seconds, flames completely engulfed the pot and the supporting structure, representing the severity of what can happen…

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Medical group promotes Lung Cancer Awareness Month with scavenger hunt

Posted November 12, 2018 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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Combined, interagency medical training enhances care for Airmen

Posted November 9, 2018 by Giancarlo Casem

“Train as you fight, fight as you train,” is a military mantra that every Airman can implement in their training, and the Airmen of the 412th Medical Group is training to fight for their fellow Airmen’s lives.

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Trick-or-treating hours, tips

Posted October 26, 2018 by

The Pumpkin Patrol is here. It’s time once again for some trick-or-treat fun. This year’s Pumpkin Patrol will be 5-8 p.m., Oct. 31. While everyone is out in costume getting some tasty treats, please keep in mind the following safety tips:   * Travel in groups. Parents/guardians should accompany children at all times. * Use a flashlight (or…

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Edwards ducks, covers for Great ShakeOut

Posted October 24, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Across Edwards Air Force Base in California, thousands of military, civilians and contractors ducked underneath tables or stood in doorways as a simulated, massive earthquake shook the area Oct. 18, 2018. In conjunction with the annual Great ShakeOut national exercise drill, Edwards conducted exercise Desert Wind 18-04.

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Edwards ‘looks, listens, learns’ during fire prevention week

Posted October 17, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., fire fighters demonstrate how they would put out a car fire during an open house at Fire Station #4 at the Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7, Oct. 11, 2018. Members of the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., community had an up-close look at…

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Flu shots available for military Oct. 4-5

Posted October 5, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Donald R. Allen Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, 412th Test Wing commander, receives his annual flu vaccination from Airman 1st Class Jessica Davidson, 412th Medical Operations Squadron, outside his office Sept. 26, 2018. Flu season has begun. Are you ready? The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated…

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As Fire Prevention Week approaches, Edwards Fire Department encourages residents to ‘Look. Listen. Learn’

Posted October 3, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by John Perry Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert III, 412th Test Wing commander, signs this year’s Fire Prevention Week Proclamation as Mike Pinan, Edwards AFB Fire Prevention assistant chief (right) watches, Sept. 25. The general signed the proclamation while visiting with the 812th Civil Engineer Squadron. Today’s home fires burn faster than…

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Service members must be physically ready for deployment, CSM Troxell says

Posted May 25, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The U.S. military's mission is to fight and win the nation's wars, and service members must be physically, mentally and emotionally ready to fight when needed, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell said in an interview May 10, 2018.

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Explaining TRICARE annual cost increases

Posted May 25, 2018 by

Population growth, aging, and price increases for medical goods and services drive many health care costs in the U.S. In any given year, these price increases are related to rising drug costs, using new medical technology, increasing provider rates or other factors. In response, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which tracks health care costs…

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