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Vehicle GPS units: What you need to know

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Tom Woods

We love our cars. More so than probably anywhere else in the country, we love our cars. Here in California, and probably more so at Edwards (due to our remote location), we spend more time in our cars than most other states. We become dependent on them. We rely on our cars to not only…

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TRICARE Travel Tips: Keeping you covered

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Brian P. Smith

When you’re leaving on vacation or changing duty stations, TRICARE is your medical coverage. These five small steps can help you avoid unexpected issues during your travels – even if you change TRICARE regions.   Keep DEERS updated No matter which TRICARE program you use, your Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) record is the…

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Air Force Rider

Posted June 8, 2012 by Staff

“Operating a motorcycle is a high-risk activity and takes different skills than driving a four-wheeled vehicle. Airmen all over the world take the necessary safety precautions and enjoy riding their motorcycles. Unfortunately, every year we lose Airmen to motorcycle accidents. Each motorcycle...

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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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Vehicle registration options while assigned to Edwards

Posted May 18, 2012 by Staff

California Law ordinarily requires that a person register their vehicle in California within 20 days, “after gainful employment is accepted in this state or residency is established in this state.” C.V.C. ß 6700. However, C.V.C. ß 6701, provides a specific exception for active-duty military members, when the following conditions are met: The out-of-state license plates…

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How does high blood pressure cause stroke?

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Shari Lopatin

Did you know that one in every three U.S. adults has suffered from high blood pressure, a major risk factor for stroke? And, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Those facts came straight from the American Stroke Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The relationship between stroke…

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Children’s helmet protection

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Alan Lederman

With the weather getting warmer, children will be out on their self-propelled form of transportation, i.e. bicycle, scooter, skateboard, in-line skates and roller skates. The Air Force Flight Test Center Safety Office has noticed an increase with children not wearing an approved helmet. As a reminder, everyone is required to wear a helmet while on…

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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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DEA Drug Take Back Day a success

Posted May 4, 2012 by Staff

The 95th Medical Group and local law enforcement collected 74 pounds of expired and non-used medication for Drug Enforcement Agency Drug Take Back Day April 28 at the Base Exchange. The collection was delivered to the DEA to be incinerated. From left to right: Senior Airman Ryan Ball, Staff Sgt. Jaimie Lasater, Sheriff Ron Strange,…

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Cooking fire safety

Posted May 4, 2012 by by Edwards AFB Fire Prevention

Many families gather in the kitchen to spend time together, but it can be one of the most hazardous rooms in the house if you don’t practice safe cooking behaviors. Cooking equipment, most often a range or stovetop, is the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Safe…

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