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Red Cross shares top safety tips for Thanksgiving

Posted November 26, 2014 by American Red Cross

Millions of people will travel to spend their Thanksgiving holiday with loved ones and the American Red Cross has steps they can follow to help make sure they have a safe trip. The holiday is also a time when cooks spend a lot of time in the kitchen and there are tips they can use…

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Threat level increased at Defense Department facilities

Posted May 15, 2015 by Linda Welz

The 452nd Air Mobility Wing at March Air Reserve Base, and other Defense Department facilities around the nation increased their terrorist threat level last Friday to “Force Protection Bravo,” setting off a comprehensive process of measures intended to protect troops and their family members. Navy Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S….

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2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees announced

Posted July 27, 2012 by by TRICARE Media Center

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — The fiscal year 2013 TRICARE Prime enrollment fees for uniformed service retirees and their families go into effect Oct. 1, 2012. The Prime enrollment fees for 2013 are $269.28 for retirees, and $538.56 for retirees and their family members. Survivors of active duty deceased sponsors, uniformed services medically retired service members…

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The doctor is in: Resolve to get fit every day

Posted March 15, 2013 by by Brig. Gen. W Bryan Gamble, M.D.

Getting fit is not just a popular New Year’s resolution; it is something we need to think about every day. Fitness is critical to the readiness, mental and physical health and productivity of our service members, but it is just as beneficial to those who are not in uniform. Today is a perfect time for…

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Healthy Base Initiative kicks off tomorrow!

Posted September 6, 2013 by Master Sgt. Linda Welz

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger Team March is excited to launch the Healthy Base Initiative (HBI), here, tomorrow. The HBI is a thrilling demonstration project for Operation Live Well, a program aimed at making healthy living the easy choice and the social norm. Operation Live Well is part of the president’s National…

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AF healthcare messaging service now fully implemented

Posted March 28, 2014 by Jonathan Stock

The Air Force has recently completed implementation of its secure healthcare-messaging system, MiCare, to all 76 of its medical treatment facilities worldwide. As of March 1, more than 360,000 Air Force healthcare beneficiaries and 2,300 providers have signed up for this service, which allows the patient and provider to communicate on a secure network regarding…

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Flu season just around corner

Posted August 15, 2014 by Maj. David Haupt

It’s hard to believe that another year has passed and flu season is just around the corner. Although seasonal flu usually peaks in January or February, it can occur as early as October which means our annual Flu Campaign is ramping up. According to the FLU.gov website, the seasonal flu is a contagious respiratory illness…

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TRICARE patients must attest to health care coverage

Posted January 23, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2015 – As tax season begins, Defense Department officials want to remind TRICARE beneficiaries of changes in the tax laws, which require all Americans to have health care insurance or potentially pay a tax penalty. For the first time since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, all U.S. citizens, including service…

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Beware: tainted dietary supplements are harmful

Posted July 10, 2015 by U.S. Food and Drug Administration website

Some products marketed as dietary supplements are tainted with the same active ingredients as FDA-approved drugs, analogs of the active ingredients in FDA-approved drugs, or other compounds, such as novel synthetic steroids, that do not qualify as dietary ingredients. The FDA has found that products that are marketed as dietary supplements and that contain hidden…

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Can I help re-invigorate the nuclear enterprise?

Posted May 4, 2012 by Victor Flores

If someone asked you what the U.S. Air Force’s number one nuclear enterprise priority is for 2011 and 2012, what would your answer be? On or above average, I get personnel who respond, “We don’t have a nuclear mission, so this requirement doesn’t apply to us”. Let’s look at a few of potential work situations…

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