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Updates to Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program

Posted April 12, 2013 by Kimberly Shirley

When the sexual assault scandal involving more than a dozen Military Training Instructors made the news last year it sent a shock wave of questions across not only Lackland AFB, Texas, but the Air Force as a whole.

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Fire Prevention Week 2013 Prevent Kitchen Fires

Posted October 4, 2013 by Timothy Hiltner

This year’s Fire Prevention Week begins Oct. 6 and runs through the Oct. 12, with events planned base-wide to remind the residents of Edwards AFB to remain fire safe. Fire Prevention Week is a time-honored tradition established to reflect upon fire safety. The week is designed to reflect upon and remember the events of the…

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DOD anti-tobacco video contest now open for public voting

Posted February 21, 2014 by Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

DOD graphic The Department of Defense, Health Affairs, has recently announced a new tobacco countermarketing video competition aimed to target tobacco as being an enemy of the military as it degrades health, fitness, mission readiness and work productivity. The competition entitled, “Fight the Enemy,” will run until March 14. WASHINGTON – The Air Force community…

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Edwards defender helps teach self-defense down range

Posted August 8, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jeremy Bowcock Right: Staff Sgt. Cameron Cochran (dark shirt), 387th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron assistant flight chief, demonstrates one way to push away an attacker during a self-defense class July 26 at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The class was designed to better prepare Airmen if they are…

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2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees announced

Posted July 27, 2012 by by TRICARE Public Affairs

The fiscal year 2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees for uniformed service retirees and their families go into effect...

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Chill out, don’t stress out, this holiday season

Posted December 14, 2012 by Lara H. Smith

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. Yet for many, it’s anything but that. “If the holidays have you overwhelmed, you are not alone,” says TriWest Healthcare Alliance Behavioral Health Educator Kristin Musch. “Expectations are high, to-do lists are long and, often, the budget is tight, which can result in sadness,…

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Barbecue, grilling safety during summer

Posted May 31, 2013 by

Summer is quickly approaching. Outdoor activities are already starting to happen due to the warmer weather. It’s time once again to start thinking and practicing grilling safety. The Edwards Fire Department would like to actively involve our base-wide family with tips and tools that will ensure safe practices when grilling. Charcoal Grills There are several…

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Turkey fryer safety – make sure the turkey is all you fry!

Posted November 22, 2013 by

Each year during the holidays we anticipate that perfectly cooked turkey waiting on the dinner table like so many magazines and television commercials portray.

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Don’t let some recent shaking get you rattled

Posted April 11, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Earthquakes are nothing new to residents in SoCal, but the recommended safety measures can be.

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The history of Fire Prevention Week

Posted October 10, 2014 by Timothy Hiltner

On the 40th anniversary (1911) of the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America, the oldest membership section of the National Fire Protection Association, sponsored the first National Fire Prevention Day.

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