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Zika virus update

Posted March 18, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Chankrisna J. Chim

Recently, there has been an influx of Zika Virus cases originating from North, South and Central America. So, what is Zika Virus and why is it the hot topic on the news? This virus, like other arboviruses (insect-carrying viruses), is transmitted from the bite of an infected mosquito (primarily Aedes aegypti for Zika). People who…

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Health & Safety

Turkey fryer, Thanksgiving safety tips

Posted November 16, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Marissa Tucker Airman 1st Class Daniel Morgan quickly backs away from a grease fire during the Turkey Fryer Fire demonstration at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. In less than five seconds, flames completely engulfed the pot and the supporting structure, representing the severity of what can happen…

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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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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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Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018

Posted September 22, 2017 by

Air Force image You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but most will not. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE plan…

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Airman Spotlight

Posted October 16, 2015 by

Senior Airman Ronald X. Jones Aviation Resource Management journeyman 412th Operations Support Squadron Job description and its impact on the overall mission:  My job description is to input, audit and validate all flying hours and training. I also maintain control and accountability of all flight and parachutist records. Our squadron and host Aviation Resource Management offices here at…

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Airmen learn how to ‘stop the bleed, save a life’

Posted January 31, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Airmen from the 412the Medical Group practice applying and stuffing gauze into mock wounds to stop bleeding on a patient or wounded person Jan. 29. Staff members from Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, California, were invited to conduct a Stop the Bleed, Save a Life class for members of…

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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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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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Health & Safety

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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