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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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Photograph courtesy of Sandy Ma-Jonfe
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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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AFMC to promote Employee Physical Fitness Month in May

Posted April 27, 2012 by by AFMC Wellness Support Center

May is National Employee Physical Fitness Month, a time for all us to focus on developing and maintaining a fit and healthy workforce. Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting its Be Active: Physical Fitness and Activity Initiative throughout the month. According to the Centers of Disease Control regular physical activity can help: control body…

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Six ways to manage your healthcare ‘on the go’

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Brian P. Smith

You can manage your family’s health care without being parked in front of your computer all day. TriWest Healthcare Alliance has the mobile tools that let you get to your information whenever and wherever you need. You have your phone with you – why not put it to work? Start at TriWest.com/GoMobile and you can:…

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Medication safety at home

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Mario A. Valdez

Whether it’s making sure we are accessing correct medical records when treating patients, or making sure clinical areas are safe and free of potential dangers, patient safety is always a priority for the Edwards Clinic staff. However, this article focuses not on the clinic’s safety program, but safety in the home. – specifically medication safety….

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TRICARE Dental Program changes

Posted April 20, 2012 by by 95th Medical Group

The TRICARE Dental Program is a voluntary dental insurance program that is offered to family members of active duty as well as Reserve Component personnel and their families that has historically been administered by United Concordia Companies, Inc. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company will begin administering the program May1. UCCI and MetLife have been working together…

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How much is your time worth?

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Capt. Greg Schaeffer

Team Edwards, how much is your time worth? A recent rise in speed related near-misses reported on Rosamond Blvd. has generated the following analysis from the Air Force Flight Test Center Safety Office. A near-miss is defined as someone going over the posted speed limit, changes lanes abruptly without signaling, or “cuts off” someone in…

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Virtual wingman makes smart choices easy

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Maj. Rosaire Bushey

Air Education and Training Command unveiled a new mobile phone application that is designed to provide resiliency and safety information to Airmen. The app was shown at the Air Force Community Action Information Board meeting March 29. Among the highlights of the app are features such as a local taxi finder and information on high-risk…

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