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Sexual assault prevention, response training

Posted April 19, 2013 by Kimberly Shirley

During the Sundance Film festival in Utah, February 2012, a documentary was shown that dealt with military victims of sexual assault and was released to the public later in June 2012. The Academy Award nominated film “The Invisible War” got the attention of the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark Welch III…

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TRICARE issues statement about government shutdown

Posted October 4, 2013 by TRICARE Public Affairs

FALLS CHURCH, Va. †-†On Oct. 1, 2013, the Defense Health Agency issued the following statement: “We know that those who rely on the Military Health System (MHS) are concerned about how the government shutdown might impact their health care. While we can’t predict the exact consequences of a shutdown on every part of our MHS,…

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Electronic cigarette use increasing among Airmen

Posted February 21, 2014 by Air Force Medical Support Agency Health Promotions

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Electronic cigarette use is becoming a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, but the upward trend is becoming a concern for Air Force health care providers. The battery-operated products, known as e-cigarettes, are designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals as a vapor that is inhaled by the user. According to…

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Hurts one, affects all

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

Mary Lauterbach tragically lost her daughter in 2007 after a sexual assault at the hands of a fellow Marine. She will be speak at the Base Theater Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event is sponsored by the 412th Test Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office...

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Team Edwards leaders promote safety, overall wellness before holiday season

Posted December 21, 2012 by Jet Fabara

With the holiday season upon us, leaders around the Air Force regularly use this time to remind its community and workforce that safety never takes a holiday. With that same resolve, base leaders at Edwards were on hand Dec. 14 at the West Gate exit to wish Team Edwards motorists a happy holiday season and…

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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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Holiday Hard-Target: Making yourself safe during the Holiday Season

Posted November 22, 2013 by Ryan Finnegan

While the holiday season brings times of joy, great food, fellowship and shopping, it also brings increased danger to your personal safety from criminals who prey on soft targets. All too often we see people out and about shopping with little to no situational awareness, or practice poor home personal security habits, which leaves them…

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Virtual wingman makes smart choices easy

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Maj. Rosaire Bushey

Air Education and Training Command unveiled a new mobile phone application that is designed to provide resiliency and safety information to Airmen. The app was shown at the Air Force Community Action Information Board meeting March 29. Among the highlights of the app are features such as a local taxi finder and information on high-risk…

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Escape planning

Posted August 31, 2012 by by Thomas Woods

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds.....

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Changes to TRICARE Prime Service Areas

Posted February 22, 2013 by

Prime Service Areas are geographic areas where TRICARE Prime is offered. These PSAs were created to ensure the medical readiness of the active duty force by augmenting the capability of military hospitals and clinics. Effective Oct. 1, 2013, TRICARE Prime will no longer be available to beneficiaries living in certain areas of the United States…

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