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Virtual medical appointments offered on family days

Posted August 25, 2017 by

The 412th Medical Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., continually seeks to improve access to medical care for beneficiaries. The group has several ongoing improvement projects to increase access to appointments. For example, the number of appointments providers offer on a daily basis has been increased.  Additionally, virtual appointments, which allow patients with certain…

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On base fire evacuation safety

Posted February 26, 2016 by CiJi J. Brown

The safety of Edwards Air Force Base personnel and the education of the base involving proper facility evacuation principles is only a portion of the Edwards Fire Department’s fire prevention goals. Fire evacuation, whether it is fire discovery, word of mouth, facility intercom, or activation by an installed fire alarm system, shall be considered a…

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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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Simple tips for a safe holiday season

Posted December 4, 2015 by CiJi J. Brown

Decorating your homes and business offices is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire and decorative items such as electric lights, candles, wreaths and paper/plastic materials can become more of a hazard than usually planned. Christmas trees are a traditional part of the Christmas holiday….

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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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S.P.E.E.D. up to P.A.S.S.

Posted March 25, 2016 by Drew R. Jeffries Edwards

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard Have you considered speeding up to pass? Many times on the highways and byways to and from Edwards we find ourselves engaging on this impulsive action. However, in this case, when we say speed up to pass, we are referring to your protection and safety in the…

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Take Command: Changes to TRICARE disenrollment coming in 2018

Posted October 30, 2017 by

As part of the changes coming to TRICARE on Jan. 1, 2018, there will be new rules affecting disenrollment. Beginning in 2018, if you’re eligible for TRICARE and enrolled in a health plan, there are three ways you can be disenrolled: * If you no longer wish to continue TRICARE coverage, you can voluntarily disenroll. * If…

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One hour, one pint, can save three lives

Posted June 23, 2017 by Donald Burks

Just a few weeks back, 16 of our fellow Air Force Test Center Airman at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., collectively gathered and saved the lives of people they did not know. They didn’t have capes, costumes or theme songs. They had no adoration of fans and no applause for their kind deeds. Yet, one…

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Take TRICARE with you as you travel over the holidays

Posted December 18, 2015 by

Many people travel this time of year. Don’t forget that TRICARE goes with you.  There are multiple, convenient online and telephone customer service options for when you have questions about your health care benefit. Be sure to download the contact wallet card to have stateside and overseas contacts in one place – your wallet.  The rules…

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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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