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Youth programs combat negative influences

Posted August 10, 2012 by by Kimberly Gilman

If you have children, especially teenagers, you already know the harrowing statistics that illustrate the dangers they face in the world today. Daily we see news about kids left to their own devices after school who have taken the wrong path in life. Air Force youth programs help combat potentially negative influences in our kids’…

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TRICARE Travel Tips: Keeping you covered

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Brian P. Smith

When you’re leaving on vacation or changing duty stations, TRICARE is your medical coverage. These five small steps can help you avoid unexpected issues during your travels – even if you change TRICARE regions.   Keep DEERS updated No matter which TRICARE program you use, your Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) record is the…

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Open season set for 3 civilian benefits programs

Posted November 9, 2012 by Kathryn Iapichino

Open season for three civilian benefits programs will be Nov. 12 through Dec. 10. Those programs are the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program. Federal Employees Health Benefits In the FEHB program, premiums will increase an average of 3.4 percent higher…

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Security processes accelerate adoption of commercial devices

Posted May 17, 2013 by

FORT MEADE, Md. -Approval of recently of security technical implementation guides for BlackBerry and Samsung Knox devices means that Defense Department organizations will be able to use those devices in conjunction with a secure enterprise mobility environment. The May 2 release of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Samsung Knox STIG provisionally allows DOD to use…

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412th MDG launches physical therapy enhancements

Posted October 18, 2013 by Lt. Col. Corey Munro

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Maj. William Clarkson is the sole physical therapist for the 412th Medical Operations Squadron and the Physical Therapy flight commander. October is National Physical Therapy month! To celebrate and to enhance the quality and access to care for its active duty members, the 412th Medical Group Physical Therapy Clinic…

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Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month

Posted March 7, 2014 by Susan Cartwright

What you can do to protect your teen As Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month concludes, it is important that we understand a few startling statistics. According to loveisrespect.org, a website created by Break the Cycle and the National Dating Abuse Helpline partnership: * 33 percent of female teens in dating relationships have feared for their…

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Being prepared in earthquake country

Posted August 28, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force graphic by Rebecca Amber For National Preparedness Month, this September, the Edwards AFB Office of Emergency Management is focusing on Califorina’s most prominent natural disaster – earthquakes. Throughout the month, Emergency Management will provide resources teaching how to be prepared for an earthquake, before, during and after the shaking begins. Edwards AFB Emergency…

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AFMC promotes ‘Spring Into Shape’ physical activity challenge

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During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Spring Into Shape physical activity challenge. Spring Into Shape is a command-wide initiative designed to promote physical activity for the AFMC workforce. Participants will receive a FREE copy of the “Quick Start Walking” DVD at the official check-in. Civilian Health Promotion Services will conduct…

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Well-Baby Doctor visits: Why they’re ‘SO’ important

Posted January 25, 2013 by Shari Lopatin

You’ve missed your baby’s scheduled well-baby doctor exam; should you be concerned? Your baby isn’t sick, so it’s not that important … is it? Because babies grow so quickly, regular well-baby doctor visits help keep them happy and healthy. Wellness visits start two days after discharge from the hospital and should continue on the following…

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TRICARE West Region Blanket Authorization Waiver Letter extended to July 2

Posted June 28, 2013 by

United Healthcare Military & Veterans began serving the TRICARE West region April 1, 2013. Since then, some beneficiaries and providers have experienced service problems related to processing medical referral authorizations. To mitigate delays in patient care, TRICARE Management Activity made an exception to policy and issued a blanket authorization waiver letter allowing TRICARE west region…

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