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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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Be aware of motorcyclists

Posted May 17, 2013 by Al Lederman

May is National Motorcycle Awareness Month. While the weather in Southern California remains fairly nice year-round for riding, mid-to-late spring brings sunny days, warmer temperatures outside and more riders preparing their bikes for the open road. The campaign is to remind car and truck drivers to be alert for motorcyclists and share the road. According…

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AFMC promotes Freeze the Gain to prevent diabetes

Posted November 1, 2013 by

During the holiday season, Air Force Materiel Command will promote the Freeze the Gain Challenge to help prevent type 2 diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is a national epidemic and is one of the fastest growing diseases in the country. More than one in four adults has pre-diabetes and one in ten…

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Dark colors are so slimming

Posted March 7, 2014 by 412th Test Wing Ground Safety

Basic black is such a slimming color. However, at night, black along with blue and red – are too dark for drivers to see and stop in time. If you are wearing black or dark blue, even a car going only 20 mph would not see you in time to stop. Wear bright colors and…

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‘Be Food Safe,’ Commissaries remind patrons to handle groceries safely

Posted September 12, 2014 by Kevin L. Robinson

FORT LEE, Va. – Food safety is a group hug, when you consider everyone who has a role in protecting consumers from foodborne illnesses.  For the Defense Commissary Agency, that process begins where the food originates and continues all the way to the store shelf. However, during September, National Food Safety Education Month, DeCA is reminding its…

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Laboratory developed tests covered under TRICARE demonstration may help guide cancer treatment decisions

Posted August 10, 2012 by by TRICARE Public Affairs

Some TRICARE beneficiaries will soon be able to take advantage of new technologies aimed at helping patients and healthcare providers make more informed decisions regarding treatment options for surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy for some types of cancer. On May 22, 2012, two laboratory developed tests were approved for coverage by TRICARE under a demonstration…

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AFMC to promote American Heart Month in February

Posted January 25, 2013 by

February is American Heart Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease and the importance of heart health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States; approximately one in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke. You can…

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