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TRICARE recognizes Month of the Military Child

Posted April 11, 2014 by

Each April, the military community pauses to focus on its youngest members, those who don’t deploy or travel to war, but are affected by those events just the same–the military child. Military children are unique in that they face frequent moves and parental deployments, in addition to the typical childhood stressors of learning, maturing and…

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‘Big Shaker’ encourages earthquake preparedness

Posted September 26, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

The world's largest mobile earthquake simulator was shaking things up in the Base Exchange parking lot Sept. 23.

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Edwards Antiterrorism Office provides tools for social media security

Posted March 27, 2015 by

In recent months, there has been a rise in the targeting of military members and their families on social media sites. It is important to remember that on the internet people are not always who they say they are. Nefarious actors that wish to harm or defraud others for their personal gains or objectives commonly…

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It’s time to expose an invisible killer

Posted March 20, 2012 by Staff

Each year in America, unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning claims more than 400 lives and sends another 20,000 people to hospital emergency rooms for treatment. The Edwards Air Force Base Fire Department and U. S. Fire Administration would like you to know that there are simple steps you can take to protect yourself from deadly carbon…

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Well-baby doctor visits: Why they’re SO important

Posted August 31, 2012 by by TriWest Healthcare Alliance

You’ve missed your baby’s scheduled well-baby doctor exam; should you be concerned? Your baby isn’t sick, so it’s not that important … is it? Because babies grow so quickly, regular well-baby doctor visits help keep them happy and healthy. Your son or daughter should have six well-child doctor visits during their first 15 months of…

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Sippy cups and your child’s teeth

Posted February 15, 2013 by

Air Force photograph by Lt. Col. Inaam Pedalino Improper use of training cups can cause bottle mouth, a form of tooth decay, in young children caused by exposure to sugary liquids. As soon as teeth appear in the mouth, decay can occur. One of the risk factors for early childhood caries (sometimes called baby bottle…

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Website teaches coping skills to military community

Posted August 16, 2013 by Claudette Roulo

U.S. Air Force graphic Screengrab of the “Moving Forward” website, designed to help service members find ways to overcome challenges, stress and depression. WASHINGTON, D.C. -†As part of the Integrated Mental Health Strategy, the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology and the Veterans Affairs Department’s mental health informatics section have partnered to develop…

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TRICARE, the Affordable Care Act, and you

Posted December 20, 2013 by

Question: Do TRICARE beneficiaries meet health care requirements established by the Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care reform law? Answer: In most instances, yes. The Affordable Care Act requires individuals to maintain basic health care coverage called minimum essential coverage. This is the type of coverage an individual needs to have to…

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Team Edwards conducts SAPR stand-down day

Posted June 6, 2014 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Kimberly Shirley, 412th Test Wing Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, facilitates training for Sexual Assault Victim Advocates at the new Sexual Assault Prevention and Response center May 14. The new center can be used by any unit for on-base SAPR training. In an effort to eliminate sexual assault and take…

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AADD offers safe, free, anonymous alternative to drunk driving

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Edwards cares about the safety of its Airmen both on and off duty. The Airman Against Drunk Driving program reduces drunk driving at Edwards AFB and in surrounding communities by offering people a safe, free, and anonymous alternative. Safe rides are offered to both military and†DOD civilians. Individuals can call 661-277-AADD or 661-275-AADD to request…

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