Health & Safety

April is Military Children’s Health Month

Posted April 1, 2016 by

Air Force graphic by Steve Thompson Did you know that one in five U.S. children over age 5 has unhealthy cholesterol? This leaves the child at an increased risk for heart disease and stroke as they reach adulthood. This is alarming since experts say approximately one in three of U.S. children and adolescents are either…

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Take command: Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage

Posted November 17, 2017 by

On Jan. 1, 2018, there are a number of changes coming to your TRICARE benefit. This includes a change to the current TRICARE regions. The current three regions (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West). There will be new regional contractors for the new East and West regions. Humana Military will manage the…

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Winter fire safety

Posted November 20, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. John Bainter A raging fire occurs after a frozen turkey is placed in an over filled turkey fryer during a safety demonstration. Ensuring turkeys are thawed, slowly eased into the fryer, and not over filling fryers with oil can prevent potential fires. The high cost of home heating fuels…

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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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As Fire Prevention Week approaches, Edwards Fire Department encourages residents to ‘Look. Listen. Learn’

Posted October 3, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by John Perry Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert III, 412th Test Wing commander, signs this year’s Fire Prevention Week Proclamation as Mike Pinan, Edwards AFB Fire Prevention assistant chief (right) watches, Sept. 25. The general signed the proclamation while visiting with the 812th Civil Engineer Squadron. Today’s home fires burn faster than…

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AFMC promotes National Cancer Prevention Month

Posted January 29, 2016 by Greg Chadwick

During the month of February, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Cancer Prevention Awareness Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to inform the AFMC workforce on ways to reduce their risk of developing lung cancer and colorectal cancer. Among cancers that affect both men and women, lung cancer and colorectal cancer are the…

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Edwards Fire Dept. wants you to ‘ready, set, go’

Posted July 17, 2017 by Timothy Johnson

Courtesy photograph Smoke fills the sky from a fire in San Bernadino County, Calif., last August. The summer season is upon us and the usual hot weather and fire can make a nasty combination that can cause serious injury and potential loss of life and property. How often do we show concern for fire safety?…

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Edwards AFB annual ‘Pumpkin Patrol’ trick-or-treat event

Posted October 9, 2015 by

For most people Halloween means three things: costumes, trick-or-treating and months of free candy.

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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 encourages sober driving during the holiday season

Posted December 6, 2017 by

The holiday season is a time of year for family gatherings, office parties and socializing with friends, but the holiday season is also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to buzzed driving. A driver’s license mixed with a few alcoholic beverages is dangerous. No one intends for alcohol-impaired accidents to happen, but…

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