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March’s Dental chief speaks out

Posted August 3, 2012 by by Lt. Col. Jesus A. Flores

As a dentist who has been at March Air Reserve Base for more than 18 years, I noticed that dental compliance has always been a difficult issue with many members on this base. Although it is mandatory by a DOD directive from AFRC, many squadrons continue to have a high non-compliance rate for their dental…

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Doctor: Substance abuse research progresses

Posted March 15, 2013 by by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON D.C. — Defense Department officials are developing research-based methods to curb substance abuse among service members, their families and veterans, a senior DOD medical official said, March 11. Dr. Michael E. Kilpatrick, deputy director for force health protection and readiness programs in the office of the deputy assistant secretary of defense for force health…

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Upcoming Sports and Fitness Center activities in September

Posted September 6, 2013 by timchisham

Sept 5: Intramural Bowling begins Sept 7: Annual America’s Kids & Adult 5K Run/1st Sergeant’s Remembrance Run- starts at 0630, sign up online at americaskidsrun.org Sept 8: HBI event: “Hoops for Troops” basketball camp, 1100 Sept 10: Intramural basketball coach’s meeting- 1000 building 430 conference room, season begins Oct. 8 Sept 11: 9/11 Remembrance Run-…

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Tennis helps Airman stay ‘Fit 2 Fight’

Posted March 28, 2014 by Lt. Col. Scipiaruth Kendall Curtis

Courtesy Photo 452 AMW Wing Process Manager, Lt. Col. Scipiaruth Curtis has been an avid tennis player for more than seven years. Curtis uses her love of the sport to improve her overall physical conditioning, keeping her in line with the Air Force’s ‘Fit 2 Fight’ program. I have been playing tennis for about seven…

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Access to Care

Posted August 15, 2014 by

Since the TRICARE Prime benefit was first introduced in 1995, the Military Health System has established standards by which we hold ourselves accountable for access to health care. The standards are straightforward. If a patient enrolled to a military Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) needs to be seen within 24 hours, an appointment will be made…

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Preparing for operational readiness

Posted May 4, 2012 by Robert Kaschak

As the wing prepares for its upcoming operational readiness exercise and inspection, it is important to note how little things can become significant in a wartime environment. One of the lessons learned by team March from the recent Volk Field exercise was to stress continued use of the “buddy system,” particularly when wearing the Mission…

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Get vaccinated!

Posted September 21, 2012 by by 452d Aerospace Medicine Squadron

Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes death. Every flu season is different and the influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others. Over a period of 31 seasons, between 1976 and 2007, the Centers for Disease…

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Fit-to-Fight: Breaking in the new running track

Posted May 17, 2013 by

The new base track was host to an inaugural run April 11, as Team March members joined the boss to officially open the half-mile-circumference oval. Pictured from left are Col. Samuel Mahaney, 452d Air Mobility Wing commander, Col. Timothy McCoy, 452d Mission Support Group commander, Chris Mahaney, Lt. Col. Scipiaruth Curtis, 452d Air Mobility Wing…

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Army Focuses on Wellness to prevent injuries, illnesses

Posted November 1, 2013 by

The Army Medical Command aims to minimize illnesses and injuries and strengthen its force by shifting focus to prevention, Army Surgeon General Patricia Horoho said at the annual meeting of the Association of the U.S. Army in Washington D.C., on Oct. 21. “We are … focused on improving the readiness and resilience of our soldiers…

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UltimateMe: Your key to peak performance, youthful vigor and better health

Posted May 16, 2014 by

Whether you’re new to military service, a seasoned warrior, a supportive spouse or a proud retiree, you’ve undoubtedly had days when your body or mind simply felt “old” or didn’t perform as well as it should. In many cases, this may be a one-time occurrence due to lack of sufficient sleep, overexertion from physical activity…

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