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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 AFB annual ‘Pumpkin Patrol’ trick or treat event Oct. 31

Posted October 30, 2015 by

Courtesy photograph For most people Halloween means three things: costumes, trick or treating and months of free candy. All these things are what make a traditional Halloween a fun time to be shared by both children and adults. However, just remember the creepy crawlers, ghosts and ghouls are not all you should be aware of…

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Winter fire safety

Posted November 20, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. John Bainter A raging fire occurs after a frozen turkey is placed in an over filled turkey fryer during a safety demonstration. Ensuring turkeys are thawed, slowly eased into the fryer, and not over filling fryers with oil can prevent potential fires. The high cost of home heating fuels…

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New dental chairs aimed at ‘pampering’ patients

Posted April 15, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Deliverymen prepare to move one of 15 new dental chairs into the 412th Medical Group Dental Clinic April 6, 2017. The 412th Medical Group Dental Flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is excited for its patients due to the arrival of new dental chairs, that were installed April…

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Even the ‘lazy’ can get into shape with fitness center challenge

Posted March 11, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Have you ever wanted to complete a triathlon but didn't have the time to train or the desire to compete?

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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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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted January 11, 2019 by Capt. Coral Pettit

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and the 412th Medical Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., wants people to know that there’s a lot they can do to prevent cervical cancer.  Each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer. Human papillomavirus is a very common infection that spreads through…

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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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AFMC promotes ‘RECESS’ physical activity challenge

Posted October 12, 2016 by

During the months of October through December, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its RECESS physical activity challenge. RECESS is a command-wide initiative which is conducted by Civilian Health Promotion Services, to help the AFMC workforce increase movement by promoting short bursts of physical activity throughout the day. According to a 2015 study of the…

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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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