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Spring cleaning is vital for fire safety

Posted April 5, 2013 by

Spring cleaning is an annual ritual for many people. Just as the first crocus of spring ushers in a new beginning for nature, our spring cleaning habits signify a fresh start for us after the long winter months. Spring cleaning can take on another meaning. It’s the ideal time to check our homes and yards…

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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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Motorcycle Advanced Rider Course scheduled

Posted August 8, 2014 by

Another Motorcycle Advanced Rider Course has been scheduled for Aug. 13. Military and DOD civilians may register for this course; however, military will be given priority when registration approval takes place. You will receive a confirmation email if you are approved. †Per AFI 91-207, Table 4.1., this course is mandatory for military riders who have…

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Don’t be a ‘no show’

Posted January 30, 2015 by

The 412th Medical Group is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of you and your family by providing access to its services and the best possible medical care. No shows are a costly problem for the 412th MDG and the patients served. In order to provide the appointments needed for Edwards patients, the medical groups…

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TRICARE Online and MiCare have similarities, differences

Posted July 31, 2015 by

TRICARE Online and MiCare Secure Messaging may seem to offer the same services, but there are important differences to these software tools, designed to enhance access to care for all military beneficiaries. “Both programs are endorsed by the Military Heath System, and although they may seem very similar, in actuality there are a few differences,”…

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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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