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Have fun, be safe during winter recreation

Posted December 6, 2013 by

Air Force photograph by Kate Blais Ski equipment waits at the bottom of a run at Mountain High winter resort in Wrightwood, Calif. Enthusiasts of winter sports – both outdoor and indoor – are getting ready for skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing, basketball, ice hockey, etc. There are many activities and just as many chances for…

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Emergency Care versus Urgent Care

Posted May 16, 2014 by

In the event of a medical crisis, sometimes it’s hard to determine if you should go to the emergency department or an urgent care center. You can help make emergency care as efficient and effective as possible by knowing how to distinguish an emergency from urgent and routine health concerns. Is it an Emergency? The…

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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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Suicide prevention: Risks, warnings

Posted September 21, 2012 by

Before intervention. Before support. Even before treatment … there is prevention. Tragically, 36,000 lives are lost to suicide each year in the U.S. Tens of thousands more attempt suicide. Every day, families, friends, coworkers and neighbors lose someone they care about. Intervention, support and treatment can help, but to get to the heart of suicide,…

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412th EWG to host Security Awareness Week

Posted March 29, 2013 by

Col. Kevin Muckerheide, 412th Electronic Warfare Group commander, Lt. Col. Chris Snyder, 771st Test Squadron commander, and David Krohman, 772nd Test Squadron director, are encouraging base personnel to attend Security Awareness Week, which will be hosted by the 412th EWG, starting April 1 through April 5. This year’s theme is “OPSEC and International Programs.” All…

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National Suicide Prevention Month: Ask, care, escort

Posted September 20, 2013 by Lt. Col. Kristian Zhea

  “Always remember that our most valuable resource is each other. When one of us faces a challenge, we all must stand together. By fighting as one team, we can – and we will – help prevent suicide.” – Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel   The month of September has been designated as National Suicide…

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Drought puts Edwards pets at risk from predators

Posted January 31, 2014 by

Courtesy photograph Bobcats like this one, along with coyotes, can be seen all over the base landscape. Edwards residents are reminded to take precautionary steps to avoid attracting the animals, which could pose a safety risk to both pets and humans. Edwards housing area residents are reporting increasing numbers of coyotes and bobcats in people’s…

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Scars of DUI: It ends with me

Posted July 18, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Madison Sylvester

As a young child, you don’t think much if someone doesn’t show up when they’re supposed to because you have better, “more important” things to worry about; like bugs and dolls. They’re just another shape flashing around you in your own little world. Occasionally, a child will stop and ask a question about the sky,…

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Vehicle GPS units: What you need to know

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Tom Woods

We love our cars. More so than probably anywhere else in the country, we love our cars. Here in California, and probably more so at Edwards (due to our remote location), we spend more time in our cars than most other states. We become dependent on them. We rely on our cars to not only…

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Desert Wind 13-02 rattles Edwards

Posted November 21, 2012 by 412th Test Wing Public Affairs

Five members of Team Edwards were injured following a major earthquake Nov.16 and transported to a local hospital for treatment. That was one of the scenarios for exercise Desert Wind 13-02, which took place in conjunction with the California Statewide Medical and Health Training Exercise Program. Team Edwards partnered with Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster…

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