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Edwards reminds everyone to ‘Be Ready’ for September, all year

Posted September 6, 2013 by Jet Fabara

With September known as National Preparedness Month, the Edwards Emergency Management team is helping raise awareness on emergency preparedness. “Since 2004, the nation has observed September as National Preparedness Month. Every year, during this month, Americans focus on how best to prepare themselves, their homes, businesses, schools and communities for local disasters,” said Michael Feyerle,…

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A Recall on recent Impact Aid Cards

Posted January 17, 2014 by Christy M. McCoy

Last year, Muroc Joint Unified School District released the Federal Impact Aid Cards a day early to their students in anticipation of and response to the looming 2013 government shutdown. Unfortunately, a large number of these Impact Aid Cards are being returned to the school sites because there is a date error that needs to…

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Preparing your home to be fire adapted

Posted June 20, 2014 by Timothy Hiltner

Wildfire season is in full effect with many states reporting significant wildfire activity. In California, fires have forced more than 20,000 people to be evacuated this year. In Texas, more than 75 homes were destroyed by wildfire. Fire departments nationwide are encouraging residents with wildfire risk to be actively preparing for the upcoming season with…

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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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Edwards NCOIC awarded AFMC Paralegal of the Year

Posted October 19, 2012 by by Jet Fabara

Every year paralegals across Air Force Materiel Command are nominated in order to hold the honor of being called the outstanding paralegal of the year. This year, that honor was bestowed upon one of Edwards' own.

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Be careful what you flush

Posted April 26, 2013 by Patti Kumazawa

Air Force observed Earth Day on Monday with a theme that focused on water reduction and reuse. Edwards has been reusing water from its wastewater treatment plant for well over a decade.

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Health Fair

Posted October 11, 2013 by

The 412th Medical Group “Desert Medic” Health Fair will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 17 in the Main Clinic, Bldg. 5525. The Desert Medic Health Fair will offer free health information on a variety of health topics including high cholesterol, back pain relief, weight loss, high blood pressure and screening tools for skin,…

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AFMC promotes chronic pain management awareness

Posted February 28, 2014 by Greg Chadwick

During the month of March, Air Force Materiel Command will promote Chronic Pain Management Awareness. Chronic pain is American’s biggest health problem. It affects more individuals than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined, according to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies. Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts more than three months,…

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Tobacco cessation in-person group classes

Posted August 15, 2014 by

Quitting tobacco use can be an uphill battle, but fortunately there are resources to help you overcome this battle. The Health and Wellness Center at Edwards AFB offers confidential small group cessation classes based on the American Cancer Society’s “Freshstart” program. The program runs for three consecutive weeks and is facilitated by a former tobacco…

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Why your referral matters

Posted August 3, 2012 by by Brian P. Smith

You went to your primary care manager and she suggested you go see a specialist. Maybe it’s for an evaluation; maybe it’s for a specific treatment. You just know you need to make another appointment and you want to make it quickly. Whether this is your first referral or your fiftieth, having all your information…

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