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Maintain mission readiness: Combat illness with flu shot!

Posted January 18, 2013 by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Influenza, commonly called the “flu,” is a contagious viral infection that affects the respiratory system — your nose, throat and lungs. Symptoms of the flu can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headache, chills and fatigue. Some people may also have vomiting and diarrhea. Influenza is a serious disease that…

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The Doctor Is In – Urgent or Emergency?

Posted December 14, 2012 by by Brig. Gen. W. Bryan Gamble, M.D.

If you or your child gets sick or injured, your first instinct is to go to the emergency room (ER) right away or call 911. These are good instincts in an emergency, but many people use the ER when it is not an actual emergency. This contributes to long ER wait times, high costs, and…

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Thrift savings plan contribution limits increase in 2013

Posted December 14, 2012 by by Kathryn Iapichino

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas  —  The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has announced the 2013 elective deferral limit for regular Thrift Savings Plan contributions increased from $17,000 to $17,500 for 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The TSP catch-up plan contribution limit will remain at $5,500. The Thrift Savings Plan is a long-term…

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Open season set for 3 civilian benefits programs

Posted November 16, 2012 by by Kathryn Iapichino

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Open season for three civilian benefits programs will be Nov. 12 through Dec. 10. Those programs are the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program. Federal Employees Health Benefits In the FEHB program, premiums will increase…

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Holiday safety message from the Air Force Fire Chief

Posted November 16, 2012 by by Donald Warner

We like to think of the upcoming holiday season as a joyous time with family and friends. Sadly, that is not always the case. Each year hundreds of families are devastated by fire. The purpose of this message is to provide pointers so it doesn’t happen to you. Two scenarios are our primary concern during…

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Construction area: Keep out!

Posted November 2, 2012 by By Jim Moats

The north end of March Air Reserve Base, near the ball field, is currently off-limits due to an ongoing project to build a new rubberized, one-half mile running track and support facilities. ...

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Military works to end domestic violence

Posted November 2, 2012 by By Lisa Daniel

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department and each of the services are drawing attention to the plight of domestic violence because of people like Amanda Tenorio ...

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Summary dissolution — faster procedure to California divorce

Posted October 26, 2012 by by Capt. Matthew Mackey

Nobody gets married with the intention of later getting divorced. Unfortunately, divorce is one of the most common reasons why airmen visit Legal Assistance. If you or your spouse is a resident of California (have lived in California for the last six months, and for at least three months in the county where you plan…

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Statistics from the Air Force Safety Center prompt caution

Posted October 19, 2012 by by Bill “Top” Parsons

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. — In fiscal year 2012, the Air Force lost 18 Airmen due to motorcycle mishaps. Eleven of those 18 operators were found to be at fault. Additionally, there were two Private Motor Vehicle-Motorcycle mishaps resulting in permanent total disability. More than 200 motorcycle mishaps (Class A, B, C and D)…

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Crossing the line proves more hazardous after dark

Posted October 12, 2012 by by Linda Welz

You may have noticed them while driving down Graeber St. They appear and disappear at strategic crosswalk locations around the base. ...

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