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Sharing the road

Posted November 6, 2015 by Christina Harp

Jogging, walking and bicycling on the roadways can be dangerous. When driving to and from Edwards we share the roadways with bicyclists, joggers and walkers. We all need to keep our eyes open and be prepared to share the roads with them.

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AFMC promotes ‘Be Active’ physical activity challenge

Posted April 8, 2016 by

During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its ‘Be Active’ team challenge. Be Active is a command-wide initiative designed to help the AFMC workforce increase physical activity levels and heighten awareness of proper back care. Participants will receive a free copy of the Mayo Clinic’s “Wellness Solutions for Back Pain” DVD at…

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AFMC promotes sober driving during the holiday season

Posted December 11, 2015 by

The holiday season is a time of year when people gather with friends, colleagues and family to enjoy time together and celebrate. Often these social events include alcohol. A driver’s license mixed with a few alcoholic beverages can be dangerous. No one intends for alcohol-impaired driving accidents to happen, but they do. “Every single injury…

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TRICARE Young Adult premiums to increase Jan. 1, 2016

Posted October 30, 2015 by

Premiums for the Military Health System’s benefit plan for adult children between 23 and 26 years old have been announced. The premiums for TRICARE Young Adult program will increase on Jan. 1, 2016 to $306 per month for TYA Prime, and $228 per month for TYA Standard. “Offering the option to have young adults covered…

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Time to get your flu shot

Posted November 6, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, receives his annual flu shot from Senior Airman Jeffrey Rodriguez, 412th Medical Operations Squadron. It’s that time of year for all Airmen to receive their flu shot. Tricare beneficiaries can come to the Immunizations Clinic beginning Nov. 6 to receive their…

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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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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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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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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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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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