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AFI change simplifies fitness appeal process

Posted November 1, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Airmen who fail their fitness assessment now may appeal to their wing commanders rather than submit an appeal to the Air Force Board for Corrections of Military Records, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The appeal process change is one of several updates to Air Force Instruction 36-2905, Air Force Fitness Program, that went into…

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AFMC promotes ‘Spring Into Shape’ wellness challenge

Posted March 28, 2014 by

During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Spring Into Shape wellness challenge. Spring Into Shape is a command-wide initiative on how to safely lose weight and be physically active. Participants will receive a FREE copy of the Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Weight Loss DVD at the official weigh-in. Civilian Health…

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Prescriptions for hydrocodone-containing meds changing

Posted September 12, 2014 by 412th Medical Group Pharmacy

On Aug. 22, the Drug Enforcement Agency changed all hydrocodone-containing products to Schedule II, a tightly-controlled classification that will change how it is prescribed and dispensed. Products that contain hydrocodone include medications such as Vicodin and Norco, and many generic formulations. The change becomes effective across the United States Oct. 6. What does this mean…

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HAZCOM notification

Posted March 27, 2015 by

The 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron wants to remind Team Edwards that the remaining components of the Hazard Communication program are to be completed by June 1, 2016 in order to maintain OSHA compliance. Chemicals are part of everyday life, but different countries have different labeling and hazard information requirements. In an effort to unify the process, the Globally…

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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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Four ways to lower your risk for heart disease

Posted February 1, 2013 by Shari Lopatin

One out of every four women dies from heart disease in the U.S., according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. It’s the top killer of U.S. women and men. Heart disease begins with damage to the lining inside the heart’s arteries. Certain factors contribute to this damage, including smoking, high cholesterol, high blood…

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Built for speed

Posted July 26, 2013 by

Speeding is only one problem when it comes to private motor vehicle-related mishaps. When you take a look at the top six causes, youíll see that the greatest threat to drivers is the drivers themselves. These are the top six, in order, identified by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration: driver distraction, driver fatigue, drunk…

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AFMC encourages workforce to stay safe, drive sober for the holidays

Posted December 13, 2013 by

Whether going over the river or through the woods or along America’s highways during the upcoming holiday season, drinking and driving can result in serious or deadly consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10,332 people were killed in crashes involving drunk drivers during 2012. “If you’re traveling to spend time with family…

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Fire and emergency reporting tips

Posted May 23, 2014 by Timothy Johnson

Knowing when and how to call for HELP is important to minimize the destruction of property, to prevent serious injury, or the saving of a life. Being informed with the correct emergency reporting number is critical in alerting emergency response personnel and allowing them to provide prompt service as quickly as possible. An emergency is…

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Eagle Eyes promotes community’s involvement in security

Posted November 26, 2014 by

Security forces defend the base, but everyone can help ensure Edwards Air Force Base is safe and sound through the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Eagle Eyes program. Law enforcement officers rely on the eyes and ears of the entire community. If Airmen or citizens notice anything out of the norm or suspicious, either…

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