Air Force photograph by Senior Airman William O’Brien
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Base optometry access for active duty dependents, retirees, retiree dependents

Posted January 8, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman William O’Brien Base optometry access for active duty dependents, retirees and retiree dependents available Jan. 11. Beginning Jan. 11, the Optometry Clinic located within 412th Aerospace Medicine in Bldg. 3925, will be opening access to care for active duty dependents, retirees and retiree dependents for routine eye exams.  The Optometry…

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It’s getting hot in here, time for fire extinguisher training

Posted May 5, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Mike Sears, 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron director, takes lead as the first person to douse a fire during a mass fire extinguisher training event for the squadron. The 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., held a mass fire extinguisher training event May 3, 2017. About…

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Fire Prevention Week history; activities for next week

Posted October 2, 2015 by

On the 43th anniversary in 1911 of the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America; the oldest membership section of the National Fire Protection Association, sponsored the first National Fire Prevention Day

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Zika virus update

Posted March 18, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Chankrisna J. Chim

Recently, there has been an influx of Zika Virus cases originating from North, South and Central America. So, what is Zika Virus and why is it the hot topic on the news? This virus, like other arboviruses (insect-carrying viruses), is transmitted from the bite of an infected mosquito (primarily Aedes aegypti for Zika). People who…

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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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Sharing the road

Posted November 6, 2015 by Christina Harp

Jogging, walking and bicycling on the roadways can be dangerous. When driving to and from Edwards we share the roadways with bicyclists, joggers and walkers. We all need to keep our eyes open and be prepared to share the roads with them.

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Law Enforcement shares tips on social media security

Posted December 9, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Representatives of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recently visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to share their knowledge about social media with Team Edwards members.

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Shining a light on autism

Posted April 13, 2018 by Maj. (Dr.) Jacob Sheff

A regular part of wellness visits at the pediatrician’s office, particularly in infants and toddlers, is tracking the child’s development. When a child is not developing as expected, especially in communication or social skills, it raises the pediatrician’s concern for an autism spectrum disorder. For nearly 25 years, April has been recognized as National Autism Awareness…

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TRICARE OTC coverage changes Feb. 1

Posted January 29, 2016 by

Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Harry Brexel TRICARE’s over-the-counter drug coverage is here to stay. Formerly a demonstration program, the OTC benefit becomes a permanent part of the TRICARE pharmacy benefit Feb. 1, 2016. Effective that date, TRICARE is making some changes to OTC coverage to bring it in line with other TRICARE pharmacy…

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TRICARE changes to Nexium coverage

Posted May 8, 2017 by

Starting June 28, 2017, the drug Nexium will no longer be a TRICARE preferred, or formulary, drug. This means it will no longer be available in military pharmacies, and you will pay more if you get it through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a retail network pharmacy. Nexium is a brand name prescription drug often…

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