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Assistance program provides GS employees counseling, more

Posted May 1, 2015 by Joanne Perkins

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) — Personal and family problems can diminish a person’s happiness, health and ability to be their best at home or at work. With help from the Employee Assistance Program, employees of authorized federal agencies can resolve these matters and become happier, healthier and more effective. According to Ed Thomas,…

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Alcohol: how much is too much?

Posted April 24, 2015 by Military OneSource

Alcohol is a part of the American culture — civilian and military. Many of us drink with others to socialize and celebrate important events. Or we sometimes drink alone to relax and unwind from a hard day at work. But along with the good times and good feelings associated with alcohol, there are well-known health…

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Healthy Base Initiative: fitness and military child

Posted April 17, 2015 by

April is the Month of the Military Child and at March Air Reserve Base, we value our children and their health. With that in mind, we reprint this article from www.mlitaryonesource.mil to help each of us know more about our children’s health and fitness. Physical education, or PE, is more than just a class in…

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Emergency Preparedness Month: extreme heat

Posted April 17, 2015 by www.ready.gov/heat

With summer quickly approaching, we need to know how to prepare for the heat. Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. In extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature. Most heat disorders occur because the victim has been overexposed…

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Sexual assault prevention: moving beyond awareness

Posted April 10, 2015 by Gen. Larry Spencer

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Every April since 2001, the nation has focused its attention on sexual assault awareness and the impact this crime has on those who have experienced it. This year, the Department of Defense deliberately renamed the annual effort Sexual Assault Awareness and PREVENTION Month. I want to take this opportunity to share with…

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Sexual assault survivor: ‘You are not alone’

Posted April 10, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Nancy Kasberg

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) — I remember the day like it was yesterday. My heartbeat echoed in my head as I attempted to dry my sweaty hands on my jeans. I was 21 years old, sitting in a Korean court room, waiting to be questioned by prosecutors. How I ended up there was unreal….

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Air Force’s updated policy further promotes tobacco-free environments

Posted April 10, 2015 by Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force has led the military in advancing innovative tobacco control policies, such as the tobacco-free medical campus and prohibiting tobacco use outside “designated tobacco areas”. Now, an updated Air Force Instruction, published in March, seeks to further reduce health impacts from smoking, the nation’s leading cause of death. “The Air…

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Ongoing fitness lifestyle promotes healthy recovery

Posted April 2, 2015 by Linda Welz

Capt. Linda Baltes Monsolillo, 752nd Medical Squadron biomedical science officer, is no stranger to fitness. As a fitness model and personal trainer, her healthy lifestyle is the reason she said she bounced back so quickly after her Feb. 15, 2015 delivery of a healthy 9 pound, 2 ounce baby girl, Emerson Zoe.

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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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Kicking Butts for Points launches at six Healthy Base Initiative sites

Posted March 13, 2015 by

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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