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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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Turkey fryer, Thanksgiving safety tips

Posted November 16, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Marissa Tucker Airman 1st Class Daniel Morgan quickly backs away from a grease fire during the Turkey Fryer Fire demonstration at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. In less than five seconds, flames completely engulfed the pot and the supporting structure, representing the severity of what can happen…

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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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AFMC promotes sober driving during the holiday season

Posted December 11, 2015 by

The holiday season is a time of year when people gather with friends, colleagues and family to enjoy time together and celebrate. Often these social events include alcohol. A driver’s license mixed with a few alcoholic beverages can be dangerous. No one intends for alcohol-impaired driving accidents to happen, but they do. “Every single injury…

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AFMC offers professional logistics certification programs

Posted October 16, 2015 by

Air Force Materiel Command has developed the Logistics Professional Development Program for civilian and military employees, working in a logistics career field, who are looking to formulate a career plan, determine job-related continuous learning objectives and enhance their professional credentials. LPDP currently consists of three certification programs targeting specific workforce categories within logistics: * Professional…

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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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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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Take command: Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage

Posted November 17, 2017 by

On Jan. 1, 2018, there are a number of changes coming to your TRICARE benefit. This includes a change to the current TRICARE regions. The current three regions (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West). There will be new regional contractors for the new East and West regions. Humana Military will manage the…

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Zika virus update

Posted March 18, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Chankrisna J. Chim

Recently, there has been an influx of Zika Virus cases originating from North, South and Central America. So, what is Zika Virus and why is it the hot topic on the news? This virus, like other arboviruses (insect-carrying viruses), is transmitted from the bite of an infected mosquito (primarily Aedes aegypti for Zika). People who…

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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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