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Sexual assault prevention, response training

Posted April 19, 2013 by Kimberly Shirley

During the Sundance Film festival in Utah, February 2012, a documentary was shown that dealt with military victims of sexual assault and was released to the public later in June 2012. The Academy Award nominated film “The Invisible War” got the attention of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark Welch III…

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TRICARE issues statement about government shutdown

Posted October 4, 2013 by TRICARE Public Affairs

FALLS CHURCH, Va. †-†On Oct. 1, 2013, the Defense Health Agency issued the following statement: “We know that those who rely on the Military Health System (MHS) are concerned about how the government shutdown might impact their health care. While we can’t predict the exact consequences of a shutdown on every part of our MHS,…

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Electronic cigarette use increasing among Airmen

Posted February 21, 2014 by Air Force Medical Support Agency Health Promotions

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Electronic cigarette use is becoming a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, but the upward trend is becoming a concern for Air Force health care providers. The battery-operated products, known as e-cigarettes, are designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals as a vapor that is inhaled by the user. According 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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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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Team Edwards leaders promote safety, overall wellness before holiday season

Posted December 21, 2012 by Jet Fabara

With the holiday season upon us, leaders around the Air Force regularly use this time to remind its community and workforce that safety never takes a holiday. With that same resolve, base leaders at Edwards were on hand Dec. 14 at the West Gate exit to wish Team Edwards motorists a happy holiday season and…

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Two-year drought raises risk of predators attacking pets

Posted May 31, 2013 by Chris Herbst and Patti Kumazawa

Two recently reported attacks on family pets in base housing by desert predators serve as a reminder that pets are not safe if left outside alone.

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Holiday Hard-Target: Making yourself safe during the Holiday Season

Posted November 22, 2013 by Ryan Finnegan

While the holiday season brings times of joy, great food, fellowship and shopping, it also brings increased danger to your personal safety from criminals who prey on soft targets. All too often we see people out and about shopping with little to no situational awareness, or practice poor home personal security habits, which leaves them…

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Medical questions? Call the TRICARE Nurse Advice Line

Posted April 25, 2014 by

Sometimes it is difficult to know if and when to seek medical help for acute health problems, so having professional help at a moment’s notice is invaluable. The Military Health System’s new Nurse Advice Line for TRICARE beneficiaries does just that. Starting May 2 TRICARE beneficiaries in the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii can…

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Flu shots now available

Posted October 17, 2014 by

The 412th Medical Group Immunization Clinic is now providing flu vaccines to all military members and pediatric patients between 6 months to 23 months of age.   The clinic will start vaccinating all “High Risk” patients between 2-49 years of age and all patients ages 50 or older beginning Oct. 14.  All other Tricare beneficiaries to include spouses,…

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