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Same-sex spouses eligible for TRICARE benefits

Posted September 27, 2013 by

Spouses, including same-sex spouses, of service members (active duty, retired or Guard/Reserve) are eligible for TRICARE. Coverage for same-sex spouses is retroactive to June 26, 2013. For full information on enrolling a spouse in TRICARE, visit the getting married page at www.tricare.mil/LifeEvents/Marriage. For more information on filing claims with your managed care support contractor, visit…

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Family care plans offer the next best thing when you cannot be there

Posted February 7, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – An up-to-date family care plan can help to ease stress and boost family resilience and readiness during a service member’s absence. Family care plans are instructions developed by service members to identify caregivers who have agreed to take care of family members during the sponsor’s absence. “One of the…

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Back to school? Don’t forget this!

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Shari Lopatin

That time of year is right around the corner: back-to-school madness! So when you’re driving around to pick up new clothes and pencils, don’t forget the most important stop for your child: The doctor’s office. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that most children be vaccinated against: tetanus diphtheria hepatitis B measles,…

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AFMC promotes wellness screening campaign

Posted December 7, 2012 by AFMC Wellness Support Cente

Throughout December and January, Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting the “Do You Know Your Numbers” wellness campaign. This campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of knowing your numbers to help prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. “To better understand their health status, it is helpful for individuals…

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Team Edwards recognized during American Red Cross awards ceremony

Posted May 24, 2013 by Jet Fabara

The Team Edwards community is known for its willingness to help others, especially during American Red Cross blood drives hosted on base. May 16, that willingness to help others was recognized during the Seventh Annual Battle of the Badges Awards ceremony at the Grove in Los Angeles, Calif. “The Battle of the Badges is an…

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Family Advocacy promotes awareness of domestic violence

Posted November 1, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

A group of 23 volunteers, both military and civilian, wore moulage bruises and cuts to work Oct. 24.

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NCADD, Edwards AFB ADAPT promote Alcohol-Free Weekend, Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted April 4, 2014 by Gwen Turner Edwards

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence launches its 28th year of sponsoring Alcohol Awareness Month. Edwards joins the national campaign to raise awareness of the critical public health issue of alcoholism and its impact on Airmen, adolescents, families, and the Edwards community. Maj. Michelle Monro, 412th Medical Operations Squadron, Edwards AFB Alcohol and…

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Fitness expert Horton turns up heat at Edwards workouts

Posted August 31, 2012 by by Kenji Thuloweit

Edwards Airmen, civilians and spouses were "treated" to two grueling workout sessions Aug. 23 conducted by fitness expert and health food promoter Tony Horton....

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UnitedHealthcare transition, referrals

Posted February 15, 2013 by

Beginning April 1, UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans will become the West Region Managed Care Support contractor. As part of the transition, referrals written prior to April 1 will expire May 31, 2013. The 412th Medical Group urges patients to proactively book appointments to prevent delays in receiving care. If the referral does expire, call (661)…

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HEALTH ADVISORY: Closures posted for local campgrounds due to plague found in ground squirrel

Posted August 2, 2013 by

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and U.S. Forestry Service officials have closed the Broken Blade, Twisted Arrow and Pima Loops of the Table Mountain Campgrounds in the Angeles National Forest after tests confirmed that one ground squirrel trapped July 16, 2013, during routine surveillance activities tested positive on July 23, 2013, for plague….

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