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AFMC promotes Be Active: Physical Activity Initiative

Posted April 5, 2013 by

During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting its ‘Be Active: Physical Activity Initiative. The Be Active initiative is designed to be progressive with frequency of physical activity. If someone has not been active for some time, this initiative allows him or her to start at a comfortable level and add a…

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Posted September 27, 2013 by

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and to promote self-awareness, anonymous and free depression screening is available at www.myhealth.va.gov. For anyone that needs help, the following resources are available: National Suicide Prevention Hotline:  800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) Mental Health Office:  (661) 277-5291 Employee Assistance Program:  (661) 277-1183 / 800-222-0364 Air Force Aid Society: (661) 277-0723 Airman &…

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AFMC promotes American Heart Month

Posted January 31, 2014 by

February is American Heart Month. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report approximately 600,000 Americans die from heart disease each year – that’s one out of every four deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable when individuals make healthy lifestyle…

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West Nile Virus found in Lancaster, nothing on Edwards

Posted August 1, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

The Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District has been informed of two dead birds that have tested positive for West Nile Virus this year.

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Base motorcyclists reminded to dress right

Posted June 29, 2012 by by 95th ABW Public Affairs

Attention Edwards personnel – the 95th Security Forces Squadron would like to remind motorcycle riders of clothing requirements for base entry and riding on Edwards Air Force Base. The 95th SFS will begin to fully implement the above…

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Edwards Eye Clinic here to serve community

Posted November 30, 2012 by Maj. (Dr.) Oscar Corredor

Hi, I’m Maj. (Dr.) Oscar Corredor, your base eye doctor. In the past couple of weeks I’ve been asked many times about our services and “who can we see” at the Eye Clinic. The answer is simple: we provide eye care for everybody that is empaneled to our area. Along with active duty members, we…

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TV announcements illustrate signs of suicide risk

Posted May 17, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

Officials at the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have produced three public service announcements to help families and friends recognize the signs of potential suicide in veterans and service members.

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AFI change simplifies fitness appeal process

Posted November 1, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Airmen who fail their fitness assessment now may appeal to their wing commanders rather than submit an appeal to the Air Force Board for Corrections of Military Records, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The appeal process change is one of several updates to Air Force Instruction 36-2905, Air Force Fitness Program, that went into…

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AFMC promotes ‘Spring Into Shape’ wellness challenge

Posted March 28, 2014 by

During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Spring Into Shape wellness challenge. Spring Into Shape is a command-wide initiative on how to safely lose weight and be physically active. Participants will receive a FREE copy of the Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Weight Loss DVD at the official weigh-in. Civilian Health…

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Prescriptions for hydrocodone-containing meds changing

Posted September 12, 2014 by 412th Medical Group Pharmacy

On Aug. 22, the Drug Enforcement Agency changed all hydrocodone-containing products to Schedule II, a tightly-controlled classification that will change how it is prescribed and dispensed. Products that contain hydrocodone include medications such as Vicodin and Norco, and many generic formulations. The change becomes effective across the United States Oct. 6. What does this mean…

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