Health & Safety

Take TRICARE with you as you travel over the holidays

Posted December 18, 2015 by

Many people travel this time of year. Don’t forget that TRICARE goes with you.  There are multiple, convenient online and telephone customer service options for when you have questions about your health care benefit. Be sure to download the contact wallet card to have stateside and overseas contacts in one place – your wallet.  The rules…

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New dental chairs aimed at ‘pampering’ patients

Posted April 15, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Deliverymen prepare to move one of 15 new dental chairs into the 412th Medical Group Dental Clinic April 6, 2017. The 412th Medical Group Dental Flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is excited for its patients due to the arrival of new dental chairs, that were installed April…

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Combined, interagency medical training enhances care for Airmen

Posted November 9, 2018 by Giancarlo Casem

“Train as you fight, fight as you train,” is a military mantra that every Airman can implement in their training, and the Airmen of the 412th Medical Group is training to fight for their fellow Airmen’s lives.

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On base fire evacuation safety

Posted March 4, 2016 by CiJi J. Brown

The safety of Edwards Air Force Base personnel and the education of the base involving proper facility evacuation principles is only a portion of the Edwards Fire Department’s fire prevention goals. Fire evacuation, whether it is fire discovery, word of mouth, facility intercom, or activation by an installed fire alarm system, shall be considered a…

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Never too young to learn about fire prevention

Posted October 13, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Sparky the Fire Dog greets students at Branch Elementary Oct. 10, 2017, to kick off Fire Prevention Week activities conducted by the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Fire Department. The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Fire Department kicked off Fire Prevention Week 2017 activities with a visit to Branch…

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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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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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Dangers of opioid pain medications explained

Posted March 23, 2018 by Greg Chadwick

Pain is the most common reason people seek medical treatment. According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 1 in 10 Americans have chronic pain or pain every day for the preceding three months. When used as directed by your physician, opioid medications safely help control acute pain, such as pain you experience after…

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TRICARE, the Affordable Care Act and you

Posted January 8, 2016 by

Question:  Do TRICARE beneficiaries meet health care requirements established by the Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care reform law? Answer:  In most instances, yes. The Affordable Care Act requires individuals to maintain basic health care coverage called minimum essential coverage. This is the type of coverage an individual needs to have to…

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Stayin’ Alive: Edwards spouses undergo CPR training

Posted April 15, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Timothy Reynolds, 412th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, demonstrates CPR to a class attended by base spouses April 7, 2017. The 412th MDOS held three classes during the week at the 412th Medical Group Education and Training building. As part of an effort to give spouses better insight to…

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