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Overcoming the shadow of death: An Airman’s fight against depression

Posted March 24, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua

Air Force photograph Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya, 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of reports, holds up a picture of him and his younger brother, Thana, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 16, 2017. Sookmeewiriya, who attempted to commit suicide twice, draws inspiration from his brother to remain resilient and encourages Airmen to…

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Health & Safety

How much ya bench?

Posted March 10, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Team Edwards members were given the chance to flex their muscles March 2 at the Rosburg Fitness Center’s Bench Press and Powerlifting Competition. Participants were able to compete in three events: the bench press, squat and deadlift. The event was about strength and training and the winners were determined…

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Tips for teeth: National Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted March 10, 2017 by Maj. Tonya Barry

Courtesy photograph General dentist, Capt. Josephine Nguyen, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron (center), talks to children about healthy dental habits at the Child Development Center Feb. 24. She was assisted by Airman 1st Class Corrina Little, 412th AMDS dental assistant (left). In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month in February, the Edwards Air Force Base,…

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Health & Safety

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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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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Health & Safety

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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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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Health & Safety

Law Enforcement shares tips on social media security

Posted December 9, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Representatives of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recently visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to share their knowledge about social media with Team Edwards members.

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Don’t get sick, get stuck

Posted November 16, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, receives his flu shot from Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Rodriguez, 412th Medical Operations Squadron. Getting the flu vaccine every year is the best way to protect you, your family and your community from the flu according to the Air Force Medical…

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Food, activities, education, fun teach kids about healthy choices

Posted November 7, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph Chefs from Sysco get help from audience volunteers to demonstrate making chicken crispers. The chicken strips were covered in a rice cereal coating and baked, giving kids a healthier alternative to breaded and fried chicken strips. The demonstration was part of the inaugural Kids LiveWell event at Edwards Air Force Base. A…

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