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Fitness at a glance – It’s all about timing!

Posted July 2, 2015 by

Ever notice how your anxiety tends to increase around your fitness assessment time (FA)? It is amazing that in 20 minutes (or less) your FA is over, but your anxiety level has cumulatively increased over the 30-90 days (or more) preparing for the FA! There has got to be a cure, and I think I…

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Crosswalk safety a shared responsibility

Posted March 30, 2012 by Staff

Most have heard and understand the importance of not drinking and driving, but how about not drinking and walking? A surprising statistic from the Automobile Club of Southern California is that 35 percent of all fatal car-pedestrian…

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Websites teach kids how to deal with bullying

Posted September 7, 2012 by by Lisa Daniel

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The start of school is a good time to talk to children about the complicated and heartbreaking problem of bullying. Fortunately, there are at least two good websites devoted to the cause. The Federal Partners for Bullying Prevention website, http://stopbullying.challenge.gov/, created by the Health Resources and Services Administration and its eight partner…

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Preparing to survive: Vehicle preparation

Posted May 3, 2013 by Robert Kaschak

Los Angeles, Calif., was recently named as the number one traffic-congested city in the country. This dubious honor is no surprise to southern Californians, especially to those who commute on a daily basis. The freeways are constantly crowded, so planning driving routes around peak commute times is a way of life here in the southland….

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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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