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Halloween safety tips

Posted October 30, 2015 by Christina Harp

Motorists · Be alert and drive slowly through the neighborhoods · Watch for children darting out into the road from between parked cars · Watch for children walking in the median, on the roadway and on the curbs · Enter and exit driveways and alley ways carefully · Watch for children in dark clothing, especially…

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Base optometry access for active duty dependents, retirees, retiree dependents

Posted January 8, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman William O’Brien Base optometry access for active duty dependents, retirees and retiree dependents available Jan. 11. Beginning Jan. 11, the Optometry Clinic located within 412th Aerospace Medicine in Bldg. 3925, will be opening access to care for active duty dependents, retirees and retiree dependents for routine eye exams.  The Optometry…

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Edwards ‘looks, listens, learns’ during fire prevention week

Posted October 17, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., fire fighters demonstrate how they would put out a car fire during an open house at Fire Station #4 at the Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7, Oct. 11, 2018. Members of the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., community had an up-close look at…

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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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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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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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AFMC promotes ‘RECESS’ physical activity challenge

Posted October 12, 2016 by

During the months of October through December, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its RECESS physical activity challenge. RECESS is a command-wide initiative which is conducted by Civilian Health Promotion Services, to help the AFMC workforce increase movement by promoting short bursts of physical activity throughout the day. According to a 2015 study of the…

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Feel better, function better with the ‘Spring Into Shape’ Challenge

Posted April 9, 2018 by

Learn how to feel and function better with Air Force Materiel Command’s Spring into Shape physical activity challenge. This challenge is a command-wide initiative designed to promote physical activity for the workforce. Spring into Shape encourages participants to engage in various forms of physical activity such as brisk walking, muscle toning, fitness classes, and yard…

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Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018

Posted September 22, 2017 by

Air Force image You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but most will not. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE plan…

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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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