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Simple tips for a safe holiday season

Posted December 4, 2015 by CiJi J. Brown

Decorating your homes and business offices is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire and decorative items such as electric lights, candles, wreaths and paper/plastic materials can become more of a hazard than usually planned. Christmas trees are a traditional part of the Christmas holiday….

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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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AADD offers safe, free, anonymous alternative to drunk driving

Posted November 25, 2015 by

Edwards cares about the safety of its Airmen both on and off duty. The Airman Against Drunk Driving program reduces drunk driving at Edwards AFB and in surrounding communities by offering people a safe, free, and anonymous alternative. Safe rides are offered to both military and DOD civilians. Individuals can call 661-277-AADD or 661-275-AADD to…

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. John Bainter
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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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Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit
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It’s time to review your federal health benefits

Posted November 13, 2015 by John O'Brien

Federal benefits open season is here. Each year we encourage all employees and retirees to review their benefits and make sure that they have plans that work best for them and their families.

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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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Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara
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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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Halloween safety tips

Posted October 30, 2015 by Christina Harp

Motorists · Be alert and drive slowly through the neighborhoods · Watch for children darting out into the road from between parked cars · Watch for children walking in the median, on the roadway and on the curbs · Enter and exit driveways and alley ways carefully · Watch for children in dark clothing, especially…

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Edwards AFB annual ‘Pumpkin Patrol’ trick or treat event Oct. 31

Posted October 30, 2015 by

Courtesy photograph For most people Halloween means three things: costumes, trick or treating and months of free candy. All these things are what make a traditional Halloween a fun time to be shared by both children and adults. However, just remember the creepy crawlers, ghosts and ghouls are not all you should be aware of…

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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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