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No butts about it, smoking can be deadly to environment too

Posted June 21, 2013 by

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit A small but potentially disastrous fire was extinguished by the Edwards AFB Fire Department June 17 in front of the 412th Medical Group’s Main Clinic. The cause of the fire is blamed on an improperly extinguished cigarette butt. Everyone knows that smoking can be hazardous to one’s health, but…

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Have fun safely this summer

Posted June 21, 2013 by Ground Safety Office

Lately the weather has been 72 degrees one day and 95 degrees the next. Summer is here and it arrived overnight, without any warning. Pretty soon we will be saying “Wow, what a scorcher!” You know the days are going to be a hot, some over 108 degrees Fahrenheit. At work, you reach for a…

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TRICARE referral process resumes authorization requirement

Posted June 14, 2013 by

Air Force graphic by Jet Fabara   On April 1, UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans began serving as the TRICARE West Region managed care support contractor. Soon after the change to UnitedHealthcare, some beneficiaries and providers experienced service problems related to processing medical referral authorizations. To mitigate those problems and to ensure timely and effective medical…

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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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Two-year drought raises risk of predators attacking pets

Posted May 31, 2013 by Chris Herbst and Patti Kumazawa

Two recently reported attacks on family pets in base housing by desert predators serve as a reminder that pets are not safe if left outside alone.

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Team Edwards recognized during American Red Cross awards ceremony

Posted May 24, 2013 by Jet Fabara

The Team Edwards community is known for its willingness to help others, especially during American Red Cross blood drives hosted on base. May 16, that willingness to help others was recognized during the Seventh Annual Battle of the Badges Awards ceremony at the Grove in Los Angeles, Calif. “The Battle of the Badges is an…

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UnitedHealthcare, TRICARE expediting referrals

Posted May 24, 2013 by

UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans began serving the TRICARE West Region April 1, 2013. Since then, some beneficiaries and providers have experienced service problems relating to an increase in the volume and delays in processing referral and care authorizations. UnitedHealthcare apologizes for any delay in services that TRICARE beneficiaries and providers are experiencing as a result…

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Security processes accelerate adoption of commercial devices

Posted May 17, 2013 by

FORT MEADE, Md. -Approval of recently of security technical implementation guides for BlackBerry and Samsung Knox devices means that Defense Department organizations will be able to use those devices in conjunction with a secure enterprise mobility environment. The May 2 release of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Samsung Knox STIG provisionally allows DOD to use…

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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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AtHoc info needs to be updated to stay alert, alive

Posted May 17, 2013 by timchisham

U.S. Air Force graphic The AtHoc icon should be located in the bottom right of your workstation desktop. If it’s not there, and needs to be installed, call the 412th Communications Squadron at (661) 277-3444. Team Edwards members are urged to ensure that their AtHoc personal information is updated on their workstations. AtHoc is a…

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