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Cooking fire safety

Posted May 4, 2012 by by Edwards AFB Fire Prevention

Many families gather in the kitchen to spend time together, but it can be one of the most hazardous rooms in the house if you don’t practice safe cooking behaviors. Cooking equipment, most often a range or stovetop, is the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Safe…

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AFRL officially welcomes new fitness track

Posted September 28, 2012 by Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7

Air Force photograph by Ray Dyakon Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 has a new fitness track to keep their Airment “Fit to Fight.” Airmen working at Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 recently received a new tool to keep them “Fit to Fight.” A new 400-meter rubberized running track was built onsite. Construction was…

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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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TRICARE and the Affordable Care Act

Posted January 30, 2015 by

With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, TRICARE beneficiaries may have questions about how it would affect them. The ACA and TRICARE are very different, governed by two different pieces of legislation so changes in one have no effect on the other. The intent of the Affordable Care Act,…

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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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