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Exchange ‘Salad Wednesdays’ are good for body — and wallet

Posted February 12, 2016 by Army and Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS—Soldiers and Airmen wanting to eat right and save money can turn to the Army & Air Force Exchange Service for “Salad Wednesday.” Every Wednesday, diners can take $2 off any salad priced $4 or more at participating Exchange direct-operated restaurants. “Salad Wednesday” is part of the Exchange’s BE FIT initiative, designed to promote healthy…

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Heat Stress, Safety Awareness

Posted July 1, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Ware

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. — The “101 days of Summer” has begun, and with it brings warmer weather, outdoor events, and barbecues. However, those aren’t the only things to keep in mind. Are you taking care of yourself, family members and pets when it comes to heat stress? Heat stress related injuries and illnesses…

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Rock to Recovery serves as ‘musical medicine’

Posted March 17, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Siuta B. Ika

Although many of this year’s Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials participants are now reveling in the celebration the event brings through competition and companionship, every single one of them could tell you what they were doing and exactly how they felt when they hit rock bottom.

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Ask the Doc

Posted November 6, 2015 by 99th Medical Group

Q: Does TRICARE pay for abortions? A: Yes, but only when the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest; or the mother’s life is at risk if she carries the pregnancy to term. Note: The doctor must note the reason for the abortion in the patient’s medical records. For more information, visit the TRICARE…

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted April 1, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

Every April since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has sponsored Alcohol Awareness Month to reduce the stigma that is often coupled with alcoholism.

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DOD makes prescription drug disposal easy for beneficiaries

Posted September 23, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — Defense Department health care beneficiaries can now safely and easily dispose of expired and unused medications by bringing them to a military treatment facility or, in some cases, picking up a mailing envelope from the installation to send for destruction of the medications free of charge, Dr. George Jones, the chief of the…

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New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31

Posted July 24, 2017 by Peter Holstein

Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces…

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