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AFMC promotes Depression Awareness Month

Posted October 9, 2015 by

During the month of October, Air Force Materiel Command will promote Depression Awareness. As part of its Mental Fitness Campaign, AFMC will inform the workforce about the signs and symptoms of depression, offer anonymous behavioral health screenings, and promote mental fitness assistance programs and services. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression is…

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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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Time has come for TRICARE Beneficiaries to Move their Maintenance Drugs out of Retail

Posted December 4, 2015 by

This December, TRICARE beneficiaries can take action to avoid paying more for some prescription drugs. If you fill a prescription for a select brand name maintenance drug at a retail pharmacy, you may need to move your prescription to either a military pharmacy or TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery. If not, you may have to pay full…

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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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Keep your family safe from carbon monoxide

Posted January 29, 2016 by Timothy Johnson

Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that can kill you and your family. Each year 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning, there are more than 20,000 visits to the emergency room and more than 4,000 are hospitalized. We’re here to help you keep your family safe! What exactly is carbon…

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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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Stayin’ Alive: Edwards spouses undergo CPR training

Posted April 15, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Timothy Reynolds, 412th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, demonstrates CPR to a class attended by base spouses April 7, 2017. The 412th MDOS held three classes during the week at the 412th Medical Group Education and Training building. As part of an effort to give spouses better insight to…

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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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TRICARE Young Adult premiums to increase Jan. 1, 2016

Posted October 30, 2015 by

Premiums for the Military Health System’s benefit plan for adult children between 23 and 26 years old have been announced. The premiums for TRICARE Young Adult program will increase on Jan. 1, 2016 to $306 per month for TYA Prime, and $228 per month for TYA Standard. “Offering the option to have young adults covered…

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Batteries, ashes and flammable recyclables don’t mix

Posted October 9, 2015 by Steven Madoski

An Edwards recycling truck driver recently discovered his vehicle on fire after picking up recyclables from the military family housing areas early last month. There were no injuries to personnel and no property damage occurred to the truck, landfill facilities or any other equipment, other than the blistering of paint on the trash truck. The…

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