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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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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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The science behind why you should stop chugging so many energy drinks

Posted December 30, 2016 by Yolanda R. Arrington

We've all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day.

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Law Enforcement shares tips on social media security

Posted December 9, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Representatives of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department recently visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to share their knowledge about social media with Team Edwards members.

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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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Food, activities, education, fun teach kids about healthy choices

Posted November 7, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph Chefs from Sysco get help from audience volunteers to demonstrate making chicken crispers. The chicken strips were covered in a rice cereal coating and baked, giving kids a healthier alternative to breaded and fried chicken strips. The demonstration was part of the inaugural Kids LiveWell event at Edwards Air Force Base. A…

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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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Women can prolong their lives by taking these steps

Posted October 7, 2016 by J.D. Levite

Everyone — children and adults and men and women — should take charge of their own health to ensure they’re able to live a long and healthy life. One of the most important things women can do to maintain good health is schedule an annual Well Woman visit with their healthcare provider.  Well Woman exams…

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Changing Air Force healthcare through innovation

Posted July 9, 2016 by J.D. Levite

FALLS CHURCH, Va.– Innovation is a buzzword often associated with new technology platforms or successful sports teams, but in reality innovation can apply anywhere someone comes up with a new idea or way of doing something. When it comes to health innovation and research, it’s all about finding new solutions to improve healthcare throughout the…

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