Health & Safety

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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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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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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TRICARE benefit changes

Posted October 9, 2015 by

As of Oct. 1, 2015, a new law requires all TRICARE beneficiaries, except active duty service members, to get select brand name maintenance drugs through either TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or from a military pharmacy. Beneficiaries who keep using a retail pharmacy for these drugs will have to pay the full cost. Maintenance drugs are…

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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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MedSafe disposal box now available at 412th MDG Pharmacy

Posted February 19, 2016 by

Courtesy photograph The MedSafe box is now located in the 412th Medical Group Pharmacy at the main clinic. The box offers a safe way to dispose of unneeded or old medications. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the United States are alarmingly high. The majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends,…

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AADD offers safe, free, anonymous alternative to drunk driving

Posted November 25, 2015 by

Edwards cares about the safety of its Airmen both on and off duty. The Airman Against Drunk Driving program reduces drunk driving at Edwards AFB and in surrounding communities by offering people a safe, free, and anonymous alternative. Safe rides are offered to both military and DOD civilians. Individuals can call 661-277-AADD or 661-275-AADD to…

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Time to get your flu shot

Posted November 6, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, receives his annual flu shot from Senior Airman Jeffrey Rodriguez, 412th Medical Operations Squadron. It’s that time of year for all Airmen to receive their flu shot. Tricare beneficiaries can come to the Immunizations Clinic beginning Nov. 6 to receive their…

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Safety emphasized for 2017 as Edwards gets ‘back in the saddle’

Posted January 6, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Everything from aircraft in-flight emergencies to personnel suffering sports injuries were examined at the base theater during the 412th Test Wing’s annual Back in the Saddle event Jan. 3, 2016, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Smoking-related fires are 100 percent preventable

Posted January 13, 2017 by Timothy Johnson

For many years now, cigarette smoking has been prohibited in Air Force buildings. Although using organizations have a responsibility of providing an adequate number of ashtrays or ash receptacles for every authorized smoking area, proper disposal of smoking material must start with the smoker, ensuring that a cigarette is put out, all the way, every…

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