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Reserve launches new Wingman Toolkit website

Posted August 31, 2012 by Air Force Reserve Command

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — There’s a new Air Force Reserve Wingman Toolkit website. The site has a new look and tools, but the same mission as the old Wingman Project website: to provide Citizen Airmen and their families with everything they need to be resilient wingmen. “The Wingman Toolkit is your training center…

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Attacking Symptoms

Posted August 31, 2012 by Capt. Scott Taylor

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — As an area defense counsel in the Air Force, it is my job to represent Airmen who get into legal or administrative trouble and I love my job. I have spent the majority of my legal career as an attorney representing people in trouble, both as a civilian…

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Health & Safety

Agility in a contaminated environment

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Robert J. Kaschak

When the Air Force initially tackled the challenge of protecting personnel and assets from chemical weapons, the process involved placing the entire installation in MOPP 4 condition status. Due to limited knowledge of the threat, we erred on the side of conservatism, which inflicted a heavy burden on the base populace when performing critical tasks….

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Stay up-to-date on immunizations before heading back to school

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Charlotte Caldwell

Immunizations are the most effective way to prevent disease and complications from disease, especially among young children. August is Immunization Awareness Month, the perfect time to make sure children have gotten their recommended immunizations before heading back to school. Most primary schools in the United States require students to have an annual physical and to…

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Health & Safety

Electronic health records and you

Posted August 17, 2012 by by Barclay P. Butler, Ph.D.

Health professionals have long known the promise of electronic health records. For more than two decades, DOD and the VA have been working together to apply the benefits of this fast evolving technology. The departments already share more clinical health information than any two health care systems in the world and together will comprise the…

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What would you do during a power outage?

Posted August 10, 2012 by by Robert J. Kaschak

Summertime in southern California means long days and scorching hot temperatures. While we bask in the sun and enjoy the season, the downside is the increased usage of electricity and the drain it puts on resources and systems, that allow us to continuing operating under, sometimes-extreme conditions. The Midwest and east coast have been hit…

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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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2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees announced

Posted July 27, 2012 by by TRICARE Media Center

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The fiscal year 2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees for uniformed service retirees and their families go into effect Oct. 1, 2012. The Prime enrollment fees for 2013 are $269.28 for retirees, and $538.56 for retirees and their family members. Survivors of active duty deceased sponsors, uniformed services medically retired service members…

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Health & Safety

There is no such thing as earthquake season

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Robert J. Kaschak

The United States Gological Survey website reported Rancho Cucamonga received a 3.2 magnitude earthquake, July 19. Since we cannot predict the time, place and magnitude of an earthquake, we must remain cognizant of the reality that this could be the prelude to a much bigger event. When preparing for an earthquake, education is paramount because…

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Obstructive sleep apnea steals a good night’s slumber

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Kristin Shives

Do you hit the snooze button when the alarm sounds in the morning? Are you dozing off during morning meetings at work? Has yawning excessively throughout the day become more common? If so, these could be symptoms associated with obstructive sleep apnea, a condition millions of American adults have, according to the National Institutes of…

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