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West Nile Virus found in Lancaster, nothing on Edwards

Posted August 1, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

The Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District has been informed of two dead birds that have tested positive for West Nile Virus this year.

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TRICARE and the Affordable Care Act

Posted January 30, 2015 by

With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, TRICARE beneficiaries may have questions about how it would affect them. The ACA and TRICARE are very different, governed by two different pieces of legislation so changes in one have no effect on the other. The intent of the Affordable Care Act,…

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Base motorcyclists reminded to dress right

Posted June 29, 2012 by by 95th ABW Public Affairs

Attention Edwards personnel – the 95th Security Forces Squadron would like to remind motorcycle riders of clothing requirements for base entry and riding on Edwards Air Force Base. The 95th SFS will begin to fully implement the above…

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Edwards Eye Clinic here to serve community

Posted November 30, 2012 by Maj. (Dr.) Oscar Corredor

Hi, I’m Maj. (Dr.) Oscar Corredor, your base eye doctor. In the past couple of weeks I’ve been asked many times about our services and “who can we see” at the Eye Clinic. The answer is simple: we provide eye care for everybody that is empaneled to our area. Along with active duty members, we…

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TV announcements illustrate signs of suicide risk

Posted May 17, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

Officials at the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have produced three public service announcements to help families and friends recognize the signs of potential suicide in veterans and service members.

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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

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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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