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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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Air Force reservists and retirees eligible for TRICARE healthcare programs

Posted April 5, 2013 by Col. Bob Thompson

WASHINGTON, D. C. — TRICARE has affordable healthcare programs available for all Air Force Reserve retirees, including “gray-area retirees” and actively-participating Air Force reservists, no matter what orders they are on. Reservists that retire before age 60 are eligible for TRICARE Retired Reserve coverage while they are in the “gray-area.” This is the waiting period…

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Wingman day; health, camaraderie and competition

Posted September 13, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Heather Cozad Team March Airmen compete in the First Sergeants’ Remembrance Run as part of Wingman Day here, Sept. 7. Wingman Day events were designed to build camaraderie, create fun competitions between teams and to highlight the Healthy Base Initiative kick-off. Team March members participated in Wingman Day, an annual,…

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Preparation essential for those living in “Earthquake Country”

Posted April 11, 2014 by by Robert J. Kaschak

While we continually stress the fact we live in earthquake country, the last couple of weeks have certainly lent credence to that statement. Seismic activity in the California area to include Los Angeles, La Habra and Fortuna, Calif., over the past several weeks is a stark reminder of our vulnerability to the potential destructive power…

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HEALTHY BASE INITIATIVE: Psychological First Aid Kit

Posted September 5, 2014 by Christina Koch

We may think of being healthy as keeping in shape physically, but part of our overall health is mental. The following article, from http://www.mentalhealth.gov/blog/2014/08/psychological-first-aid-kit.html addresses this topic as it relates to children, but the same can apply to base personnel. Psychological First Aid, also known as PFA, is an intervention model to help people of…

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March Air Reserve Base takes tougher stance on traffic enforcement

Posted May 17, 2012 by by Darnell Gardner

Traffic rule enforcement at March Air Reserve Base will soon be comparable to, if not stricter than, its neighbors in the surrounding counties. The 452d Security Forces Squadron will be closely...

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Navigate the legal process with free, court-sponsored assistance

Posted October 5, 2012 by by Capt. Matthew Mackey

If you are seeking assistance with identifying the proper legal forms to use, and/or need help completing legal forms that you intend to file in a California court, court-sponsored “self-help centers” are an excellent no-cost resource. Additionally, self-help centers regularly provide free, legal workshops and seminars on legal topics including small claims lawsuits, probating estates,…

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Summer safety critical for summer fun

Posted May 31, 2013 by TRICARE Management Activity

For many, Memorial Day Weekend marks the official start of summer. There are backyard barbecues, road trips to the beach or just lazy days under the hazy summer sun. Summer is a time to unwind and enjoy mild temperatures and great weather, as long as vacationers are mindful of the dangers of summer sun. Sunburns,…

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Thanksgiving Safety Tips from the U.S. Fire Administration

Posted November 15, 2013 by John Martin

As with many holidays, fire incidents increase on Thanksgiving Day. Underwriters’ Laboratory (UL), considers turkey fryers to be dangerous and present numerous hazards to consumers. Last year, nearly 4,300 fires occurred on Thanksgiving Day, causing 15 deaths and property damage in excess of $27 million. Thanksgiving Day has more than double the number of residential…

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The effects of nicotine addiction on your health

Posted June 13, 2014 by U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

photo courtesy/smokefree.gov Quitting smoking or chewing tobacco can be a long, tough process, and you’ll need all the help you can get. But the more information and resources you have, the more likely you are to succeed. Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. It causes many…

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