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AF authorizes medical benefits for some separatees

Posted December 5, 2014 by

Air Force senior leaders announced adjustments to benefits for Airmen separated under the fiscal year 2014 Voluntary Separation Pay program Oct. 31. Based on inconsistent issuance and confusion with transitional medical benefits for Airmen separating under the VSP program, the Air Force requested clarification from the Office of the Secretary of Defense General Counsel. A…

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Summer safety begins with risk management

Posted May 29, 2015 by

Air Force graphic by Denise Stephens Increased travel and leisure activities that go hand-in-hand with the summer months require increased emphasis on risk management, said Air Force Chief of Ground Safety, Bill Parsons. Increased travel and leisure activities that go hand-in-hand with the summer months require increased emphasis on risk management, said Air Force Chief…

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Coyotes in housing, main base areas

Posted May 11, 2012 by Staff

This year, there has been an increase in coyote sightings and activity around base housing and main base offices. The Security Forces Wildlife section along with Environmental Management have been working together to deter or remove coyotes from base housing and areas affected by the coyotes. Do not attempt to feed or make contact with…

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The #1 way to survive breast cancer

Posted October 5, 2012 by by Shari Lopatin

One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes.* And every 13 minutes, a woman will die from this disease. Yet, more than 2 million survivors of breast cancer are living in the U.S. today.* Do you know what that means? Even if you’ve been diagnosed, there is still hope.   Mammograms Save Lives;…

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Security Awareness Week

Posted April 12, 2013 by

Courtesy photographs Security Awareness Week, which lasted April 1 to 5, was hosted by the 412th Electronic Warfare Group. This year’s theme is “OPSEC and International Programs.” Courtesy photographs Each day, the group spotlighted a specific security discipline to highlight by providing a briefing, demonstration or an instructional class for 412th EWG personnel. Courtesy photographs…

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AFMC promotes Depression Awareness Month

Posted September 27, 2013 by

During the month of October, Air Force Materiel Command will promote Depression Awareness. Depression is a common and treatable condition that, if left unrecognized, can lead to behavioral health issues and possibly suicidal thoughts and behaviors. “The primary goals of this mental health awareness campaign are to educate the workforce about the signs and symptoms…

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Things you need to know to stay healthy during flu season

Posted February 14, 2014 by

Influenza (Flu) season is in full swing in the United States and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that most states are experiencing widespread influenza throughout. Flu-related hospitalizations and deaths are being reported in California and locally in Kern County. The flu seems to be hitting young and middle-aged adults the hardest this…

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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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Measles: Don’t wait, vaccinate

Posted February 6, 2015 by

Air Force photograph The 412th Medical Group is urging individuals and parents to vaccinate themselves and their children if they are not immunized. Measles is caused by a highly contagious virus and is easily spread through droplets in the air from an infected person’s cough, sneeze, or any direct contact with an infected person’s secretions…

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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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