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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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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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AFMC promotes American Heart Month

Posted January 31, 2014 by

February is American Heart Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report approximately 600,000 Americans die from heart disease each year – that’s one out of every four deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable when individuals make healthy lifestyle…

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Small donation can have life-saving impact

Posted January 31, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Devon Suits

The doors to the trauma center fly open as military doctors and nurses fill the room. Their newest patient, a young Airman who just got medevac’d from injuries sustained by a horrific car accident.

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Using Common Courtesy – Eight rules of driving etiquette

Posted January 24, 2014 by Charlene Baker

Whether you’re on your way to work, errands, or pleasure, “Using Common Courtesy – Eight Rules of Driving Etiquette,” helps save lives and prevents road rage. You might say there are two sets of road rules. The first is the body of laws, enforced by the government, that dictate how we should drive. For example,…

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DOD focuses on healthy, active lifestyle for kids

Posted January 24, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON – With the national rate of childhood obesity increasing, the Defense Department wants to ensure children in military families lead healthy and active lifestyles, the Defense Department’s director of the office of family policy and children and youth said. In a recent interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara Thompson…

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A Recall on recent Impact Aid Cards

Posted January 17, 2014 by Christy M. McCoy

Last year, Muroc Joint Unified School District released the Federal Impact Aid Cards a day early to their students in anticipation of and response to the looming 2013 government shutdown. Unfortunately, a large number of these Impact Aid Cards are being returned to the school sites because there is a date error that needs to…

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Be safe, know bicycle, running rules

Posted January 17, 2014 by by 412th Security Forces Squadron

Here at Edwards AFB, we promote staying "Fit to Fight" in addition to accomplishing our everyday missions. This keeps our Airmen, civilians and even our children healthy and active.

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Another DUI message?

Posted December 20, 2013 by Master Sgt.Birch Rypka

Air Force photograph The Edwards AFB DUI awareness sign located at the intersection of Lancaster Blvd. and Fitz-Gerald Blvd. I know! I know you think you have heard it all on this subject, but please don’t stop reading! I know you have received hundreds (if not thousands) of DUI briefings over the course of your…

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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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