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Keep your family safe from carbon monoxide

Posted January 29, 2016 by Timothy Johnson

Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that can kill you and your family. Each year 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning, there are more than 20,000 visits to the emergency room and more than 4,000 are hospitalized. We’re here to help you keep your family safe! What exactly is carbon…

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Virtual medical appointments offered on family days

Posted August 25, 2017 by

The 412th Medical Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., continually seeks to improve access to medical care for beneficiaries. The group has several ongoing improvement projects to increase access to appointments. For example, the number of appointments providers offer on a daily basis has been increased.  Additionally, virtual appointments, which allow patients with certain…

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Fire safety guide to spring cleaning

Posted January 19, 2018 by

FEMA photograph Smoke detectors should be tested at least monthly and should have batteries replaced twice a year. A simple way to remember to change smoke detector batteries is to change the battery when changing clocks for daylight saving. A good spring housecleaning can significantly help promote fire safety in your home. Spring cleaning can…

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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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Fire Prevention Week history; activities for next week

Posted October 2, 2015 by

On the 43th anniversary in 1911 of the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America; the oldest membership section of the National Fire Protection Association, sponsored the first National Fire Prevention Day

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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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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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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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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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AFMC offers professional logistics certification programs

Posted October 16, 2015 by

Air Force Materiel Command has developed the Logistics Professional Development Program for civilian and military employees, working in a logistics career field, who are looking to formulate a career plan, determine job-related continuous learning objectives and enhance their professional credentials. LPDP currently consists of three certification programs targeting specific workforce categories within logistics: * Professional…

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