Health & Safety

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted January 11, 2019 by Capt. Coral Pettit

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and the 412th Medical Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., wants people to know that there’s a lot they can do to prevent cervical cancer.  Each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer. Human papillomavirus is a very common infection that spreads through…

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Batteries, ashes and flammable recyclables don’t mix

Posted October 9, 2015 by Steven Madoski

An Edwards recycling truck driver recently discovered his vehicle on fire after picking up recyclables from the military family housing areas early last month. There were no injuries to personnel and no property damage occurred to the truck, landfill facilities or any other equipment, other than the blistering of paint on the trash truck. The…

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412th Medical Group opens doors to new enrollees

Posted April 1, 2016 by

The 412th Medical Group has the capability and capacity to provide primary care services to all military beneficiaries in the Edwards extended community. The Edwards Family Health Clinic focuses on providing quality and timely healthcare to each and every patient. “We are proud of the high quality of care and service provided in our military…

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MDG promotes Lung Cancer Awareness Month with scavenger hunt

Posted November 10, 2017 by Maj. Tonya Barry

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the third Thursday of November is also when the American Cancer Society promotes their annual Great American Smokeout — the one day a year where smokers across the nation can make a plan to quit … a step toward cancer risk reduction and a healthier lifestyle. This year’s…

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National Preparedness Month Tip: Active shooter awareness

Posted September 3, 2015 by adriennek

September is National Preparedness Month and Edwards’ Emergency Management Office has as series of events lined up to create awareness and help prepare the base community for potential emergencies that can happen at any time. The second emergency EM would like to focus on is active shooter awareness.. Emergency Management will also have representatives in…

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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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Service members must be physically ready for deployment, CSM Troxell says

Posted May 25, 2018 by Jim Garamone

The U.S. military's mission is to fight and win the nation's wars, and service members must be physically, mentally and emotionally ready to fight when needed, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell said in an interview May 10, 2018.

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Keep your family safe from carbon monoxide

Posted January 29, 2016 by Timothy Johnson

Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that can kill you and your family. Each year 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning, there are more than 20,000 visits to the emergency room and more than 4,000 are hospitalized. We’re here to help you keep your family safe! What exactly is carbon…

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One hour, one pint, can save three lives

Posted June 23, 2017 by Donald Burks

Just a few weeks back, 16 of our fellow Air Force Test Center Airman at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., collectively gathered and saved the lives of people they did not know. They didn’t have capes, costumes or theme songs. They had no adoration of fans and no applause for their kind deeds. Yet, one…

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AFMC promotes Depression Awareness Month

Posted October 9, 2015 by

During the month of October, Air Force Materiel Command will promote Depression Awareness. As part of its Mental Fitness Campaign, AFMC will inform the workforce about the signs and symptoms of depression, offer anonymous behavioral health screenings, and promote mental fitness assistance programs and services. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression is…

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