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101 Critical Days of summer Safety — It’s personal

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Jim Moats

It’s that time of year again and summer is just around the corner! Have you already made your vacation and adventure plans for the summer, or are you a “spur of the moment” type of planner? Every year the Air Force Safety Center kicks off the 101 Critical Days of Summer Campaign which takes place…

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Family Matters Blog: Families can support suicide stand-down

Posted October 5, 2012 by By Lisa Daniel

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Army conducted its worldwide stand-down for suicide prevention, Sept. 27. Family members can prepare themselves for an emergency by adding the Military Crisis Line number to their Smartphone contacts at 1-800-273-8255, press 1, or text 838255, or visit militarycrisisline.net. All calls are confidential and are taken by trained counselors. Therefore, even…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Deric Prescott
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Don’t Surf and drive.

Posted May 17, 2013 by Michael J Cullen

U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Deric Prescott March Air Reserve Base legal office intern, Michael Cullen, is caught texting while driving by Staff Sgt. David Shore, legal specialist. California traffic laws prohibits cell phone usage while operating a vehicle – this also applies to drivers operating vehicles on March ARB. It is illegal to use a…

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Healthy Base Initiative encourages tobacco cessation; Great American Smokeout is good start

Posted November 15, 2013 by

The following is from www.militaryonesource.mil/hbi?content_id=270715: Tobacco use is costly. While there is a significant financial loss due to tobacco use, the cost to a user’s health is the most critical cost of using tobacco products. Users may develop increased blood pressure and heart rate, stoke, periodontal disease, chronic lung disease, various cancers, adverse pregnancy outcomes…

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Operation Live Well emphasizes personal choices

Posted May 30, 2014 by Terri Moon Cronk

The Defense Department’s (DOD) Operation Live Well initiative, a long-term campaign to make cultural change so that making a healthy choice becomes the easy choice, is showing success after just a year of existence, a Defense Health Agency official said yesterday. Public Health Service Capt. Kimberly Elenberg, program manager for the Defense Health Agency’s population…

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Be ready: emergency management gets personal

Posted July 6, 2012 by by Capt. John T. Stamm

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.  — In the Air Force, we are used to participating in safety drills designed to teach us emergency survival skills and techniques. That training started in grade school with fire and tornado drills that provided a nice diversion from class work and matured to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield…

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Thrift savings plan contribution limits increase in 2013

Posted December 14, 2012 by by Kathryn Iapichino

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas  —  The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has announced the 2013 elective deferral limit for regular Thrift Savings Plan contributions increased from $17,000 to $17,500 for 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The TSP catch-up plan contribution limit will remain at $5,500. The Thrift Savings Plan is a long-term…

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Wingman Toolkit promotes healthy, balanced lifestyle

Posted July 12, 2013 by Ian Phillips

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — As members of the military family we all deal with stress. Work, relationships, and money are just a few examples of the things that are on our minds every day. Reservists have the additional responsibility of balancing civilian and military careers. Everyone deals with it differently though. Sometimes people…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Airman First Class Joseph Dangidang
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March medical officer briefs international comrades

Posted February 7, 2014 by Airman First Class J. Dangidang

U.S. Air Force photo/Airman First Class Joseph Dangidang Maj. Marissa Marquez, 752nd Medical Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., is an Air Force Reserve Command International Health Specialist. As such, she shares information and lessons learned with international colleagues in order to establish and enhance humanitarian assistance capabilities and health care services worldwide. Maj. Marissa…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David House
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Pacing program embodies Wingman concept

Posted July 18, 2014 by Sean Dath

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David House Staff Sgt Joey William, 452 Force Support Squadron (right) helps fellow Airmen keep pace during a timed run at the March ARB running track, June 28. William is one of several volunteers who provides motivation to runners as part of the Rising Six pacing program. Airmen at March…

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