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The science behind why you should stop chugging so many energy drinks

Posted December 30, 2016 by Yolanda R. Arrington

We've all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day.

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Never too young to learn about fire prevention

Posted October 13, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Sparky the Fire Dog greets students at Branch Elementary Oct. 10, 2017, to kick off Fire Prevention Week activities conducted by the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Fire Department. The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Fire Department kicked off Fire Prevention Week 2017 activities with a visit to Branch…

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What’s in your pillowcase? Red Cross talks emergency preparedness with fourth-graders

Posted January 27, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit American Red Cross volunteers Cecilia Olivas (center) and Simone Delaflor Evangelista talk to fourth graders at Irving L. Branch Elementary Jan. 19, 2017, about the Red Cross’ Pillowcase Project. The project encourages third-fifth-graders to learn about emergency preparedness. The Edwards Office of Emergency Management, 812th Civil Engineering Squadron, invited…

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Airman Spotlight

Posted October 16, 2015 by

Senior Airman Ronald X. Jones Aviation Resource Management journeyman 412th Operations Support Squadron Job description and its impact on the overall mission:  My job description is to input, audit and validate all flying hours and training. I also maintain control and accountability of all flight and parachutist records. Our squadron and host Aviation Resource Management offices here at…

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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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Trick-or-treating hours, tips

Posted October 26, 2018 by

The Pumpkin Patrol is here. It’s time once again for some trick-or-treat fun. This year’s Pumpkin Patrol will be 5-8 p.m., Oct. 31. While everyone is out in costume getting some tasty treats, please keep in mind the following safety tips:   * Travel in groups. Parents/guardians should accompany children at all times. * Use a flashlight (or…

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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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Edwards Fire Dept. wants you to ‘ready, set, go’

Posted July 17, 2017 by Timothy Johnson

Courtesy photograph Smoke fills the sky from a fire in San Bernadino County, Calif., last August. The summer season is upon us and the usual hot weather and fire can make a nasty combination that can cause serious injury and potential loss of life and property. How often do we show concern for fire safety?…

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AFMC promotes National Cancer Prevention Month

Posted January 29, 2016 by Greg Chadwick

During the month of February, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Cancer Prevention Awareness Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to inform the AFMC workforce on ways to reduce their risk of developing lung cancer and colorectal cancer. Among cancers that affect both men and women, lung cancer and colorectal cancer are the…

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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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