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What 412th Medical Group wants you to know about Valley Fever

Posted May 26, 2017 by

The 412th Medical Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has reported four cases of Valley Fever in the last 12 months. Valley Fever (Coccidioidomycosis) is a fungal illness that usually affects the lungs. It is spread through spores in the air when the dirt is disturbed. People can get Valley Fever if they breathe…

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TRICARE changes to Nexium coverage

Posted May 8, 2017 by

Starting June 28, 2017, the drug Nexium will no longer be a TRICARE preferred, or formulary, drug. This means it will no longer be available in military pharmacies, and you will pay more if you get it through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a retail network pharmacy. Nexium is a brand name prescription drug often…

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It’s getting hot in here, time for fire extinguisher training

Posted May 5, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Mike Sears, 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron director, takes lead as the first person to douse a fire during a mass fire extinguisher training event for the squadron. The 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., held a mass fire extinguisher training event May 3, 2017. About…

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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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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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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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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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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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