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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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Celebrate July 4th safely!

Posted June 28, 2013 by

As the Fourth of July approaches the Edwards AFB Fire Prevention Office would like to pass on some tips during the holiday.

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Passing of Vickie B. Sellnow

Posted December 6, 2013 by

It is with great sorrow that we announce the recent passing of Vickie B. Sellnow, an aircraft engine mechanic supervisor with the 412th Maintenance Squadron, Propulsion Flight.  Sellnow was a valuable civil servant at Edwards AFB for more than 33 years.  She passed away Nov. 25 at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in…

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101 Critical Days of Summer campaign encourages road safety

Posted May 23, 2014 by 412th Test Wing Ground Safety Office

The Air Force’s 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign kicks off Memorial Day. Summers are packed with excitement, barbecues, vacations and endless summer fun in the sun. Despite our best intentions scheduling these activities between work, family and daily commitments leaves us feeling rushed, distracted and often irritable. When out on the road this summer,…

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AFMC to promote Employee Physical Fitness Month in May

Posted April 27, 2012 by by AFMC Wellness Support Center

May is National Employee Physical Fitness Month, a time for all us to focus on developing and maintaining a fit and healthy workforce. Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting its Be Active: Physical Fitness and Activity Initiative throughout the month. According to the Centers of Disease Control regular physical activity can help: control body…

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AFMC to promote Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in October

Posted September 28, 2012 by by AFMC Wellness Support Center

During October, Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Awareness. This is an excellent time to educate individuals about breast and prostate cancer and promote screening. Knowing about these diseases and what you can do can save your life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1…

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted April 5, 2013 by

Air Force illustration by Tech. Sgt. Christina M. Styer April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To find an event to participate in contact your local Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to…

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Edwards T-38 aircrew prep for new ejection seat upgrade

Posted September 20, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Courtesy photograph Edwards is working to install new ejection seats in its T-38 fleet in order to increase the overall safety of the training aircraft. For test pilots at Edwards, their long-time trainer airframe, the T-38 Talon, is receiving an upgrade that is set to ensure the safety of T-38 aircrew now and well into…

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