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Air Force promotes fatigue countermeasures

Posted July 31, 2015 by

Human fatigue results from sleep deprivation. Fatigue has become a growing concern in the Air Force as sustained and continuous operations, along with global deployments, are stretching the ability of our forces to meet growing mission demands. Some Airmen may question whether fatigue is really a big enough hazard to worry about. Fatigue can decrease…

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TRICARE Online and MiCare have similarities, differences

Posted July 31, 2015 by

TRICARE Online and MiCare Secure Messaging may seem to offer the same services, but there are important differences to these software tools, designed to enhance access to care for all military beneficiaries. “Both programs are endorsed by the Military Heath System, and although they may seem very similar, in actuality there are a few differences,”…

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Driving distracted rivals alcohol, speeding in crashes

Posted July 24, 2015 by Capt. Shanna Vaughan

Air Force photograph by Melissa Buchanan Distracted driving can be deadly. One area that remains a large safety concern is unsafe and distracted driving. What is distracted driving? According to www.Distraction.gov, distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger the driver, other…

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Team Edwards June promotions

Posted July 10, 2015 by

Team Edwards saw a dozen enlisted members pin on to the next rank during June’s promotion ceremony held June 30 at the base theater. Congratulations to all promotees! To senior airman Mitchell Mosier, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Thomas Mitchell, 812th Civil Engineering Squadron Grace Rosario, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Perry Boyd, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron To staff…

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Break out those running shoes and get ready to ‘run with history’

Posted July 10, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The second annual Edwards Run with History 5K, 10K and Half Marathon is coming Oct. 3. Gates will open at 5 a.m. for registered runners and the event will start promptly at 7 a.m. on ramp†six on the flightline. Half marathon runners will go past the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center onto the dry lakebed,…

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Keeping Airmen healthy and informed through Operation Supplement Safety

Posted July 10, 2015 by

For peak performance, Airmen should eat healthy and exercise regularly. But in the quest to gain an “edge,” many Airmen resort to dietary supplements. Enter Operation Supplement Safety, or OPSS. This Defense Department educational campaign, accessible at www.hprc-online.org/opss, educates the warfighter and healthcare provider on responsible dietary supplement use. While some supplements, such as multivitamins,…

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Civilian Health Promotion Services seeks to ensure healthy, productive workforce

Posted July 10, 2015 by Patric Lovato

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato Air Force Materiel Command’s Civilian Health Promotion Services offers a wide range of health and fitness tools from health screenings to fitness classes. Edwards CHPS is located next to the base gym. A program created with the Air Force Materiel Command DOD civilian in mind, Civilian Health Promotion Services…

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Summertime fire safety

Posted July 2, 2015 by Senior Airman Jack Kanning

Summer is upon us! This means lots of fun with family and friends. At the Edwards AFB Fire Department we want your summer to be fun, memorable and safe. Here are a few tips to help keep you and your family safe this summer.

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Enhance teamwork, effectiveness, significance and leadership skills!

Posted June 26, 2015 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Brendan O'Dowd

Comprehensive Airman Fitness is comprised of a multitude of targeted programs and activities as well as resiliency skills taught to enable Airmen to make sound choices. The program’s goal is to build and sustain a thriving and resilient Air Force community that fosters mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen….

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AADD volunteer opportunities for July

Posted June 26, 2015 by

The AADD (Airmen Against Drunk Driving) team is looking for volunteers for the month of July. Please help the fight in continuing to keep the streets safe and free of drunk drivers. Your help is needed. Look over the AADD volunteer responsibilities for an overview of what is expected if you are not familiar. A)…

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