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Firearm safety tips from 412th TW Safety

Posted February 19, 2016 by

As spring rapidly approaches in Southern California, more and more people will enjoy outdoor shooting ranges and hunting. Recreational shooting can be enjoyed by all ages, but it is not without hazards. Like most recreational sports, there are safety concerns that must be addressed in order to have a fun event while minimizing the risk…

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Shining a light on autism

Posted April 13, 2018 by Maj. (Dr.) Jacob Sheff

A regular part of wellness visits at the pediatrician’s office, particularly in infants and toddlers, is tracking the child’s development. When a child is not developing as expected, especially in communication or social skills, it raises the pediatrician’s concern for an autism spectrum disorder. For nearly 25 years, April has been recognized as National Autism Awareness…

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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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Take TRICARE with you as you travel over the holidays

Posted December 18, 2015 by

Many people travel this time of year. Don’t forget that TRICARE goes with you.  There are multiple, convenient online and telephone customer service options for when you have questions about your health care benefit. Be sure to download the contact wallet card to have stateside and overseas contacts in one place – your wallet.  The rules…

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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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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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TRICARE OTC coverage changes Feb. 1

Posted January 29, 2016 by

Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Harry Brexel TRICARE’s over-the-counter drug coverage is here to stay. Formerly a demonstration program, the OTC benefit becomes a permanent part of the TRICARE pharmacy benefit Feb. 1, 2016. Effective that date, TRICARE is making some changes to OTC coverage to bring it in line with other TRICARE pharmacy…

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S.P.E.E.D. up to P.A.S.S.

Posted March 25, 2016 by Drew R. Jeffries Edwards

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard Have you considered speeding up to pass? Many times on the highways and byways to and from Edwards we find ourselves engaging on this impulsive action. However, in this case, when we say speed up to pass, we are referring to your protection and safety in the…

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Flu shots available for military Oct. 4-5

Posted October 5, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Donald R. Allen Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, 412th Test Wing commander, receives his annual flu vaccination from Airman 1st Class Jessica Davidson, 412th Medical Operations Squadron, outside his office Sept. 26, 2018. Flu season has begun. Are you ready? The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated…

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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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