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Family, Medical Leave Act expands protections for military families

Posted February 15, 2013 by 1st Lt. Andre J. Bowser

WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass. — More support has been extended to military dependents through expansions of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act, which include unpaid, job-protected time off for care of injured servicemembers or veterans and activities arising from a servicemember’s deployment. While family members of the U.S. Armed Forces have enjoyed entitlements…

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Airmen asked to participate in DOD anti-tobacco video competition

Posted August 23, 2013 by Courtesy of Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

The Department of Defense, Health Affairs, has recently announced a new countermarketing video competition that aims to target tobacco as an enemy of the military that degrades service members’ health, fitness, mission readiness and work productivity. The competition entitled, “Fight the Enemy,” will run until Oct. 15 and is open to all uniformed DOD personnel, families and DOD civilians, who may submit…

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Simple tips Airmen should ‘take to heart’

Posted February 28, 2014 by Senior Airman Zachary Vucic

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — February is designated American Heart Month with the mission to increase awareness about heart health, a growing problem within the Air Force, according to a cardiology consultant to the Air Force surgeon general. Lt. Col. Samuel O. Jones said that in the medical community, heart issues are no…

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Six Tips for Reducing Tax-Time Stress

Posted March 27, 2012 by Staff

Tax preparation doesn’t need to give you a headache. There are several ways to make it easier on yourself. The IRS offers six tips to help make your tax-filing experience a breeze this year. 1. Don’t procrastinate. Resist the temptation to put off your taxes until the very last minute. Rushing to meet the filing…

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You, West Nile Virus and mosquitoes

Posted September 7, 2012 by by Nancy J. Driscoll

In response to a recent surge of West Nile Virus, an illness transferred to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito, Nancy Driscoll arranged a fact sheet to assist with answering questions that may be of concern to the Team March population. The upcoming Operational Readiness Exercise will be conducted in Gulfport, Miss., so…

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Prepare to survive: Preparation and hydration

Posted April 26, 2013 by Robert Kaschak

A major earthquake has just ravaged southern California, leaving inhabitants with very limited resources. As blessings are counted, attention must now turn toward sustaining life. The most important resource you will need is water. Lack of safe drinking water can be deadly. On average, most people begin feeling the effects of dehydration after exceeding 36…

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Prevent Kitchen Fires

Posted September 27, 2013 by Timothy Williams

A small kitchen fire can turn deadly in a matter of minutes. Don’t underestimate the speed and power of this type of fire. Most people assume they have more time to escape than they actually do.

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Panetta calls for leadership on suicide prevention

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, in an internal memo written last month, addressed the issue of military suicides, calling it one of the most complex and urgent problems facing the department, a Pentagon spokesman said. In a briefing with reporters, Navy Capt. John Kirby confirmed the accuracy of numbers in news reports…

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Summary dissolution — faster procedure to California divorce

Posted October 26, 2012 by by Capt. Matthew Mackey

Nobody gets married with the intention of later getting divorced. Unfortunately, divorce is one of the most common reasons why airmen visit Legal Assistance. If you or your spouse is a resident of California (have lived in California for the last six months, and for at least three months in the county where you plan…

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West Region Transition

Posted June 14, 2013 by TRICARE Management Activity

TRICARE is extending the temporary waiver for West Region Prime enrollees to obtain authorizations for specialty care referred by their primary care manager. The waiver will now include specialty care referrals received from April 1 through June 18.  The start of health care delivery under the new contract in the TRICARE West Region occurred, April…

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