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How much is your time worth?

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Capt. Greg Schaeffer

Team Edwards, how much is your time worth? A recent rise in speed related near-misses reported on Rosamond Blvd. has generated the following analysis from the Air Force Flight Test Center Safety Office. A near-miss is defined as someone going over the posted speed limit, changes lanes abruptly without signaling, or “cuts off” someone in…

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TRICARE Prime fees changing

Posted September 14, 2012 by by Brian P. Smith

For most retirees enrolled in TRICARE Prime, the annual enrollment fee is rising. It’s that time of year again. TRICARE Prime billing statements have gone out in the West Region. This year, enrollees will be seeing some new numbers in their statements. The individual and family annual enrollment fee rates are increasing.   Are my…

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412th MDG offers tips to reduce appointment line hold times

Posted March 1, 2013 by

Scheduling a medical appointment with a healthcare provider can sometimes be a frustrating task for patients. Whether its long hold times due to high call volume or the inability to get an appointment that meets the patient’s needs in a timely manner, frustration can sometimes carry over to the appointment resulting in patient dissatisfaction. The…

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Edwards reminds everyone to ‘Be Ready’ for September, all year

Posted September 6, 2013 by Jet Fabara

With September known as National Preparedness Month, the Edwards Emergency Management team is helping raise awareness on emergency preparedness. “Since 2004, the nation has observed September as National Preparedness Month. Every year, during this month, Americans focus on how best to prepare themselves, their homes, businesses, schools and communities for local disasters,” said Michael Feyerle,…

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A Recall on recent Impact Aid Cards

Posted January 17, 2014 by Christy M. McCoy

Last year, Muroc Joint Unified School District released the Federal Impact Aid Cards a day early to their students in anticipation of and response to the looming 2013 government shutdown. Unfortunately, a large number of these Impact Aid Cards are being returned to the school sites because there is a date error that needs to…

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Five ways you can prevent deadly skin cancer

Posted June 1, 2012 by by Shari Lopatin

Yes, it’s true – skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. That means more people get skin cancer than breast cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer. And while not all forms of skin cancer are deadly, they can disfigure your skin and cause much discomfort. Melanoma: Watch out for it! Melanoma is…

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Edwards NCOIC awarded AFMC Paralegal of the Year

Posted October 19, 2012 by by Jet Fabara

Every year paralegals across Air Force Materiel Command are nominated in order to hold the honor of being called the outstanding paralegal of the year. This year, that honor was bestowed upon one of Edwards' own.

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Be careful what you flush

Posted April 26, 2013 by Patti Kumazawa

Air Force observed Earth Day on Monday with a theme that focused on water reduction and reuse. Edwards has been reusing water from its wastewater treatment plant for well over a decade.

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Health Fair

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The 412th Medical Group “Desert Medic” Health Fair will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 17 in the Main Clinic, Bldg. 5525. The Desert Medic Health Fair will offer free health information on a variety of health topics including high cholesterol, back pain relief, weight loss, high blood pressure and screening tools for skin,…

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AFMC promotes chronic pain management awareness

Posted February 28, 2014 by Greg Chadwick

During the month of March, Air Force Materiel Command will promote Chronic Pain Management Awareness. Chronic pain is American’s biggest health problem. It affects more individuals than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined, according to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies. Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts more than three months,…

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