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Edwards will sample base housing units for radon

Posted August 24, 2012 by by 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron and 412th Test Wing Public Affairs

Edwards needs to test base housing units for the presence of radon, a colorless and odorless radioactive gas that is present in almost all soils. About half the homes on base have already been tested and results show the levels of radon are below the Environmental Protection Agency action level. Over the coming weeks bioenvironmental…

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Edwards AFB Exchange ‘Takes a Bite Out of Crime’

Posted August 10, 2012 by by Brittany Power

According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, losses due to thefts from retail stores alone amount to more than $35 million a day. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which has contributed more than $2.4 billion to morale, welfare and recreation programs in the past 10 years, continues to focus its efforts on…

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Laboratory developed tests covered under TRICARE demonstration may help guide cancer treatment decisions

Posted August 10, 2012 by by TRICARE Public Affairs

Some TRICARE beneficiaries will soon be able to take advantage of new technologies aimed at helping patients and healthcare providers make more informed decisions regarding treatment options for surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy for some types of cancer. On May 22, 2012, two laboratory developed tests were approved for coverage by TRICARE under a demonstration…

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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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The consequences of speeding on base

Posted August 3, 2012 by by 412th Test Wing Public Affairs

Edwards, with its limitless sky, long straight roads and expansive landscape, seems to lend itself to speeding down the open road. However appealing it may be to drive just a little bit faster to get to your destination, the consequences are surely not worth the…

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Why your referral matters

Posted August 3, 2012 by by Brian P. Smith

You went to your primary care manager and she suggested you go see a specialist. Maybe it’s for an evaluation; maybe it’s for a specific treatment. You just know you need to make another appointment and you want to make it quickly. Whether this is your first referral or your fiftieth, having all your information…

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Environmental Management, 31st TES team to educate about wildlife

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. David Wilson

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Edwards Air Force Base Environmental Management and the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron visited the Base Exchange July 19 in an effort to educate the...

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Hurts one, affects all

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

Mary Lauterbach tragically lost her daughter in 2007 after a sexual assault at the hands of a fellow Marine. She will be speak at the Base Theater Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by the 412th Test Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office...

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2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees announced

Posted July 27, 2012 by by TRICARE Public Affairs

The fiscal year 2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees for uniformed service retirees and their families go into effect...

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Watch out for motorcycles!

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Alan Lederman

The weather in Southern California provides an opportunity for motorcyclists to ride year-round, unlike other parts of the country. At Edwards, as the weather gets warmer, more motorcyclists choose to ride. Even then, cars and trucks still…

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