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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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Danger: Electronic cigarettes can blow more than smoke

Posted August 22, 2014 by Timothy Johnson

According to a 2014 Center for Disease Control report, cigarette smoking in our nation has reportedly been the cause of nearly 480,000 deaths, with more than 41,000 of these deaths caused by secondhand smoke. In an attempt to lower or eliminate the death tolls involving cigarette use, electronic companies have invented smokeless cigarettes and vaporizers…

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Tobacco cessation in-person group classes

Posted August 15, 2014 by

Quitting tobacco use can be an uphill battle, but fortunately there are resources to help you overcome this battle. The Health and Wellness Center at Edwards AFB offers confidential small group cessation classes based on the American Cancer Society’s “Freshstart” program. The program runs for three consecutive weeks and is facilitated by a former tobacco…

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TRICARE Nurse Advice Line offers health care guidance

Posted August 15, 2014 by

TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental U.S., Alaska and Hawaii can now access the Nurse Advice Line to receive health care guidance and advice. The service, launched in April 2014, offers professional help by phone at a moment’s notice, officials said. “Our mission at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is to provide patient-friendly access to…

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CHPS offers InBody Test

Posted August 15, 2014 by timchisham

Are you on a diet, looking to get in shape, or trying to maximize performance? Or maybe concerned about your weight? Edwards Civilian Health Promotion Services invites DOD civilians to experience the InBody Test. The InBody is a convenient and accurate way to measure and monitor your body composition. The InBody measures and reports the…

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Edwards defender helps teach self-defense down range

Posted August 8, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock Right: Staff Sgt. Cameron Cochran (dark shirt), 387th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron assistant flight chief, demonstrates one way to push away an attacker during a self-defense class July 26 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The class was designed to better prepare Airmen if they are…

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MHS Leadership July Message – Access to Care

Posted August 8, 2014 by

Military Health System Team, Since the TRICARE Prime benefit was first introduced in 1995, the Military Health System has established standards by which we hold ourselves accountable for access to health care. The standards are straightforward. If a patient enrolled to a military Medical Treatment Facility needs to be seen within 24 hours, an appointment…

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Motorcycle Advanced Rider Course scheduled

Posted August 8, 2014 by

Another Motorcycle Advanced Rider Course has been scheduled for Aug. 13. Military and DOD civilians may register for this course; however, military will be given priority when registration approval takes place. You will receive a confirmation email if you are approved. †Per AFI 91-207, Table 4.1., this course is mandatory for military riders who have…

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West Nile Virus found in Lancaster, nothing on Edwards

Posted August 1, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

The Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District has been informed of two dead birds that have tested positive for West Nile Virus this year.

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Scars of DUI: It ends with me

Posted July 18, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Madison Sylvester

As a young child, you don’t think much if someone doesn’t show up when they’re supposed to because you have better, “more important” things to worry about; like bugs and dolls. They’re just another shape flashing around you in your own little world. Occasionally, a child will stop and ask a question about the sky,…

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