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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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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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Feel better, function better with the ‘Spring Into Shape’ Challenge

Posted April 9, 2018 by

Learn how to feel and function better with Air Force Materiel Command’s Spring into Shape physical activity challenge. This challenge is a command-wide initiative designed to promote physical activity for the workforce. Spring into Shape encourages participants to engage in various forms of physical activity such as brisk walking, muscle toning, fitness classes, and yard…

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Dangers of opioid pain medications explained

Posted March 23, 2018 by Greg Chadwick

Pain is the most common reason people seek medical treatment. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 1 in 10 Americans have chronic pain or pain every day for the preceding three months. When used as directed by your physician, opioid medications safely help control acute pain, such as pain you experience after…

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Airmen learn how to ‘stop the bleed, save a life’

Posted January 31, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Airmen from the 412the Medical Group practice applying and stuffing gauze into mock wounds to stop bleeding on a patient or wounded person Jan. 29. Staff members from Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, California, were invited to conduct a Stop the Bleed, Save a Life class for members of…

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Fit for duty

Posted January 29, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Staff Sgt. Andrew Travis, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Team (left), observes Staff Sgt. Kenroy Steele, 412th Maintenance Squadron, testing the respirator filter cartridge on a mask at the 412th MXS Fabrication Flight Jan. 23, 2018. Airmen from Bioenvironmental dropped by on their annual check to make sure…

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Fire safety guide to spring cleaning

Posted January 19, 2018 by

FEMA photograph Smoke detectors should be tested at least monthly and should have batteries replaced twice a year. A simple way to remember to change smoke detector batteries is to change the battery when changing clocks for daylight saving. A good spring housecleaning can significantly help promote fire safety in your home. Spring cleaning can…

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Health & Safety

Ways to make it through this flu season

Posted January 19, 2018 by Master Sgt. Jeremy Keely

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson Staff Sgt. Moana Bailey, 412th Medical Operations Squadron, administers an annual flu shot to Col. Jason Schott, 412th Test Wing vice commander, last year at test wing headquarters. The flu season is in full swing and wreaking havoc across the United States as 46 states have reported widespread activity…

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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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