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Attacking Symptoms

Posted August 31, 2012 by Capt. Scott Taylor

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — As an area defense counsel in the Air Force, it is my job to represent Airmen who get into legal or administrative trouble and I love my job. I have spent the majority of my legal career as an attorney representing people in trouble, both as a civilian…

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Prepare to survive: Building an earthquake kit

Posted April 12, 2013 by Robert Kaschak

The next phase of “Preparing to Survive” is building an emergency kit. There are many sources of information on state and federal websites that provide basic recommendations on the contents of kits; however, keep in mind these are general suggestions. A standard kit should be complimented with personal supplies that will increase your family’s chances…

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Back Street Café introduces Healthy Base Initiative lunch specials

Posted September 27, 2013 by Linda Welz

The Back Street Café on base is jumping on the Healthy Base Initiative train with the introduction of healthy, daily lunch specials that begin Oct. 1. The promotions will feature a difference special each day between 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and will run for 60 days. At the end of the 60-day trial, they…

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Creating a lifestyle of health and fitness

Posted April 18, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Neil Ballecer Senior Airman Coral Williams, 163rd Comptroller Flight, begins a run on the March Air Reserve Base track, April 7. Running is one of the many cardiovascular exercises Williams participates in to stay in shape. She has made exercise a habit in her life, constantly seeking new challenges, goals…

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Protect your skin and prevent sun damage

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Kristin Shives

Summer months bring outdoor fun in the sun, but they can also bring unwanted skin issues such as sunburn, freckles and skin cancer. The solution for these problems is to apply sunscreen. Sunscreen protects skin and fights the development of skin cancer. It’s important that beneficiaries take precautions out in the sun year-round. Both sunburn…

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Crossing the line proves more hazardous after dark

Posted October 12, 2012 by by Linda Welz

You may have noticed them while driving down Graeber St. They appear and disappear at strategic crosswalk locations around the base. ...

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Preparing to survive: Defeat the heat

Posted June 7, 2013 by Robert Kaschak

Summer in southern California can be very dynamic. We are already in the zone of high temperatures and with reasonable surety, we can expect a significant number of extremely hot days, reaching the triple digits. Along with those blistering days, people will be more subject to the heat-related casualties, resulting from high temperatures and summer…

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Experts recommend healthy diet over vitamins

Posted November 27, 2013 by Health.mil staff

Healthy Base Initiative Good nutritional and exercise habits can help boost energy and prevent illness and combat stress. Some service members take daily minerals and vitamins such as calcium and vitamin D. But are they necessary? The answer varies. Our bodies need a variety of nutrients, but they are usually available in food and our…

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Protect your smile with athletic mouthguards during play

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Col. Jeff Chaffin, D.D.S.

If you or your child participates in sports or other recreational activities, you know the importance of protective gear. Wearing protective gear is essential for safe play and shielding fragile body parts from severe damage and injuries. One good way to protect your teeth is by wearing an athletic mouthguard during any activity that could…

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New co-pays for TRICARE pharmacy customers

Posted February 1, 2013 by TRICARE Activity

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — New co-payments for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE will go into effect soon. The Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requires TRICARE to increase co-pays on brand name and non-formulary medications that are not filled at military clinics or hospitals. There is no increase to co-pays for generic medications. Increases…

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