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AFMC promotes ‘Spring Into Shape’ physical activity challenge

Posted March 27, 2015 by

During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Spring Into Shape physical activity challenge. Spring Into Shape is a command-wide initiative designed to promote physical activity for the AFMC workforce. Participants will receive a FREE copy of the “Quick Start Walking” DVD at the official check-in. Civilian Health Promotion Services will conduct…

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Fitness expert Horton turns up heat at Edwards workouts

Posted August 31, 2012 by by Kenji Thuloweit

Edwards Airmen, civilians and spouses were "treated" to two grueling workout sessions Aug. 23 conducted by fitness expert and health food promoter Tony Horton....

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UnitedHealthcare transition, referrals

Posted February 15, 2013 by

Beginning April 1, UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans will become the West Region Managed Care Support contractor. As part of the transition, referrals written prior to April 1 will expire May 31, 2013. The 412th Medical Group urges patients to proactively book appointments to prevent delays in receiving care. If the referral does expire, call (661)…

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HEALTH ADVISORY: Closures posted for local campgrounds due to plague found in ground squirrel

Posted August 2, 2013 by

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and U.S. Forestry Service officials have closed the Broken Blade, Twisted Arrow and Pima Loops of the Table Mountain Campgrounds in the Angeles National Forest after tests confirmed that one ground squirrel trapped July 16, 2013, during routine surveillance activities tested positive on July 23, 2013, for plague….

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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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Air Force mental health programs encourage seeking help

Posted May 30, 2014 by Larine Barr

WASHINGTON – The number of Airmen seeking mental health care has increased over the last five years – and this is a trend Air Force leaders encourage, according to a lead psychiatrist with the office of the Air Force Surgeon General. A mental health encounters report issued by the Air Force Medical Operations Agency noted…

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AF authorizes medical benefits for some separatees

Posted December 5, 2014 by

Air Force senior leaders announced adjustments to benefits for Airmen separated under the fiscal year 2014 Voluntary Separation Pay program Oct. 31. Based on inconsistent issuance and confusion with transitional medical benefits for Airmen separating under the VSP program, the Air Force requested clarification from the Office of the Secretary of Defense General Counsel. A…

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Coyotes in housing, main base areas

Posted May 11, 2012 by Staff

This year, there has been an increase in coyote sightings and activity around base housing and main base offices. The Security Forces Wildlife section along with Environmental Management have been working together to deter or remove coyotes from base housing and areas affected by the coyotes. Do not attempt to feed or make contact with…

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The #1 way to survive breast cancer

Posted October 5, 2012 by by Shari Lopatin

One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes.* And every 13 minutes, a woman will die from this disease. Yet, more than 2 million survivors of breast cancer are living in the U.S. today.* Do you know what that means? Even if you’ve been diagnosed, there is still hope.   Mammograms Save Lives;…

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Security Awareness Week

Posted April 12, 2013 by

Courtesy photographs Security Awareness Week, which lasted April 1 to 5, was hosted by the 412th Electronic Warfare Group. This year’s theme is “OPSEC and International Programs.” Courtesy photographs Each day, the group spotlighted a specific security discipline to highlight by providing a briefing, demonstration or an instructional class for 412th EWG personnel. Courtesy photographs…

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