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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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Crosswalk safety

Posted March 23, 2012 by Staff

With the numerous crosswalks and relatively high speed limits here on Edwards, the Air Force Flight Test Center Ground Safety Office would like to provide drivers and pedestrians with some valuable tips on how to remain safe. * Drivers should always stop for any pedestrian crossing at corners or other mid-street crosswalks. Make eye contact…

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AFMC promotes ‘Colorful Choices’ in September

Posted August 31, 2012 by by AMFC Wellness Support Center

During the month of September, Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting its ‘Colorful Choices: Fruit and Veggie Initiative.’ September is National Fruit and Vegetables Month, an excellent time to revisit these bright and colorful powerhouses of a healthy nutrition plan. Eating the recommended servings of fruit and vegetables can help protect you from heart…

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New pharmacy copays in effect

Posted February 15, 2013 by

The Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requires TRICARE to increase copays on brand name and non-formulary medications filled outside of military hospitals and clinics. This increase is effective immediately and does not apply to generic medications. Copays vary based on the class of drug and where the prescription is filled. The new copay…

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Check what’s in your food, supplements

Posted August 23, 2013 by

While in Florida, a military member recently purchased a yogurt cup that included hemp seeds as one of its ingredients. Luckily she looked at all the ingredients before ingesting the snack. Air Force Instruction 44-121 states: “3.2.2. Studies have shown that products made with hemp seed and hemp seed oil may contain varying levels of…

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With a chill in the air, winter is around the corner

Posted December 20, 2013 by

Now that cold weather is upon us, we should prepare for the winter ahead and know a few simple safety precautions to prevent fire from striking our homes. More than 5,000 people die each year in the United States from injuries sustained in fires. Most of these deaths occur during the winter. The reasons often…

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