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Another DUI message?

Posted December 20, 2013 by Master Sgt.Birch Rypka

Air Force photograph The Edwards AFB DUI awareness sign located at the intersection of Lancaster Blvd. and Fitz-Gerald Blvd. I know! I know you think you have heard it all on this subject, but please don’t stop reading! I know you have received hundreds (if not thousands) of DUI briefings over the course of your…

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Air Force mental health programs encourage seeking help

Posted May 30, 2014 by Larine Barr

WASHINGTON – The number of Airmen seeking mental health care has increased over the last five years – and this is a trend Air Force leaders encourage, according to a lead psychiatrist with the office of the Air Force Surgeon General. A mental health encounters report issued by the Air Force Medical Operations Agency noted…

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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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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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Holiday fire safety

Posted December 14, 2012 by Edwards AFB Fire Prevention Office

Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire. Based on data from the National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration, an estimated 250 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 170 home fires involving holiday lights and other decorative…

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