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Prepare to survive: Preparation and hydration

Posted April 26, 2013 by Robert Kaschak

A major earthquake has just ravaged southern California, leaving inhabitants with very limited resources. As blessings are counted, attention must now turn toward sustaining life. The most important resource you will need is water. Lack of safe drinking water can be deadly. On average, most people begin feeling the effects of dehydration after exceeding 36…

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Prevent Kitchen Fires

Posted September 27, 2013 by Timothy Williams

A small kitchen fire can turn deadly in a matter of minutes. Don’t underestimate the speed and power of this type of fire. Most people assume they have more time to escape than they actually do.

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Avoid Falling Victim To IRS Phone Scam

Posted May 2, 2014 by Senior Airman Lucas Franzen

At a recent Inland Empire law enforcement meeting, I was made aware of an ongoing scam involving criminals posing as Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees who attempt to steal the hard-earned money of innocent, law-abiding taxpayers. In many cases, the person was able to successfully scam hundreds, or even thousands of dollars from folks like…

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A reminder of our 24/7/365 responsibility to ourselves and each other

Posted September 19, 2014 by Jonathan Stock

All Airmen have a responsibility that last much longer than a one-month campaign. This responsibility extends beyond ourselves and includes our work environment, our families, friends, fellow Airmen and our communities. While Suicide Prevention Month is observed across the United States in September, the month-long event is a reminder of everyone’s 24/7, 365-day responsibility to…

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Kicking Butts for Points launches at six Healthy Base Initiative sites

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It may not be a patch or a pill that helps you quit using tobacco, but your smartphone instead. The Department of Defense Healthy Base Initiative is piloting an innovative approach to improve knowledge and change attitudes towards tobacco to support tobacco-free living in the military. Through a partnership with the National Institutes of Health,…

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Panetta calls for leadership on suicide prevention

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, in an internal memo written last month, addressed the issue of military suicides, calling it one of the most complex and urgent problems facing the department, a Pentagon spokesman said. In a briefing with reporters, Navy Capt. John Kirby confirmed the accuracy of numbers in news reports…

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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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West Region Transition

Posted June 14, 2013 by TRICARE Management Activity

TRICARE is extending the temporary waiver for West Region Prime enrollees to obtain authorizations for specialty care referred by their primary care manager. The waiver will now include specialty care referrals received from April 1 through June 18.  The start of health care delivery under the new contract in the TRICARE West Region occurred, April…

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452 AMW Lessons Learned/Best Practices—Fitness Assessment

Posted December 6, 2013 by

Preparation, training and practice leads to better scoring. Wearing the Air Force Physical Training uniform is required for the fitness assessment (FA). Prepare for your FA by training in “like” weather. Training in cold weather may require additional uniform attire, such as wearing the Air Force PT uniform jacket and pants. Practicing your runtime in…

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Practicing Independence Day fireworks safety

Posted July 3, 2014 by

Independence Day provides Americans an opportunity to celebrate a very important part of our country’s rich history. Celebrating this holiday with fireworks is a common tradition; however, not incorporating safety may turn the festivities into an agonizing memory when Airmen or their families are injured while using fireworks.

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