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Stress class addresses common concerns, provides practical stress-reduction techniques

Posted October 4, 2013 by Frank Pavone

Have you ever felt stressed to the point that you have trouble sleeping? Maybe you started to notice you’re becoming overly anxious or angry for little or no reason. Well these are common concerns we all experience, from time to time and sometimes they pass without too much trouble but usually not without some effort…

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Beating boredom and creating strength through CrossFit

Posted May 2, 2014 by tomlear

Most jobs in the Air Force involve many types of movements, sitting, lifting, climbing, pulling and moving equipment. While our physical fitness testing is in the back of our minds, we can’t depend on our daily movements to be enough to keep us fit and using running, push-ups and sit ups to prepare us can…

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Preventing childhood obesity through awareness

Posted September 26, 2014 by Shellie Y. Pfohl and Rear Adm. Boris D. Lushniak

Each September, during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, we renew our efforts to reverse the continuing crisis of obesity among our nation’s youth. Every child, regardless of ethnicity, socio-economic background, or ability, should have equal access to healthy food options and physical activity opportunities. The epidemic of childhood obesity threatens the future of our young…

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“Let go of the “fro”

Posted March 20, 2015 by Lt. Col. Thomas Hundley

When I was four years old, my mother would take me to my grandmother’s house every morning while she went to work. Now this was my mom’s mother, and she was one of those “no-nonsense, strong-willed, ’Homey don’t play that” type of woman. I’m talking about the kind of woman whose presence was so dominant…

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Decontaminating gases for the masses

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Robert K. Kaschak

A major component to wartime preparation and training involves reacting to a chemical or biological attack and if exposed, how to decontaminate exposed personnel. Admittedly, not a pleasant thought, but a stark...

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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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Steps to consider when in an accident

Posted June 14, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Shore

In the state of California, licensed drivers are required to accomplish specific actions when involved in an automobile accident with another vehicle.

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Don’t be a victim!

Posted December 6, 2013 by Special Agent Brandon Lee

Each year, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) produces the Local Threat Assessment (LTA) report to keep command officials informed of the current criminal threat to March Air Reserve Base facilities and personnel. While there have been no direct criminal threats targeted at the military community in or around March ARB, military personnel…

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Preventing rabies that come from bites, scratches

Posted July 3, 2014 by Capt. Olatokunbo Akinfe

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — With summer months fast approaching and the topic of safety buzzing around base, it is important to remember a key precaution that is often overlooked: rabies prevention. Rabies has been a hot topic in the news this year. To some, however, the disease is still very new. Rabies is…

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Tips for getting enough healthy protein in your diet

Posted November 26, 2014 by StatePoint Media,

At a time when over a third of American adults are obese and childhood obesity rates are rising exponentially, more Americans are looking for meat alternatives in their dining choices.

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