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Airmen assigned to Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, receive their Japanese encephalitis vaccine in 2015. Diseases like Japanese encephalitis are rare in the U.S., but common some places overseas. Vaccines are a vital part of individual medical readiness. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Taylor Curry) Just get it done – vaccinations play vital readiness role
Airmen deploy around the world to many different continents, countries and environments. Assignments to these locations expose Airmen to unique health risks, including infectious diseases rarely seen in the U.S. Staying current with all required vaccinations is vital to ensuring Airmen are mission ready.
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2018
Crossfit Competition at Al Udeid Air Base motivates and boosts morale among deployed service members Crossfit competition at Al Udeid Air Base motivates and boosts morale among deployed service members
Twenty-eight service members from various coalition forces competed in “The Deid Throwdown” a Crossfit competition, Dec. 2, 2017.
0 12/19
2017
A Day of Healing Arts: From Clinic to Community Service members share ‘art’ of healing
Service members, veterans and caregivers gathered to share their love of comedy, visual artistry, performance artistry, and share stories of how the arts saved their lives around the National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland, Nov.16, 2017. “A Day of Healing Arts: From Clinic to Community" is an ongoing collaboration with organizations across military health agencies, community-based organizations and the National Endowment of the Arts.
0 12/01
2017
Air Force diabetes prevention program shows promising results Air Force diabetes prevention program shows promising results
With 1 in 3 Americans at risk for diabetes, researchers and health professionals at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center in San Antonio, found it critical to implement and test the Group Lifestyle Balance program. The GLB program is a diabetes prevention program that was originally developed at the University of Pittsburgh and piloted at seven Air Force bases. The program targets those at risk for developing diabetes, including anyone with elevated blood sugars, metabolic issues, or a family history of diabetes.
0 11/14
2017
5 tips to make healthy habits last 5 tips to make healthy habits last
Good habits provide a foundation for positive improvements in your life. However, forming new habits can be challenging. They take time and practice to form.
0 11/03
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Hannah Walker, 633rd Force Support Squadron food service journeyman, sings live music at the Langley Marina on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., Sept. 23, 2017. Airman ropes off stress, uses music
Sitting on the edge of her stool, staring out at a sea of faces staring back, she tunes her guitar. Once the guitar is just right she takes a sip of her drink, grabs her pick, takes a deep breath and begins playing. Senior Airman Hannah Walker, 633rd Force Support Squadron food service journeyman, is performing live at the Langley Marina. She occasionally does this to help destress and recenter herself.
0 10/31
2017
Airman readiness: Taking care of the body starts with the mouth Airman readiness: Taking care of the body starts with the mouth
Before reaching for that mid-afternoon soda or in to that bowl of office candy, you might want to think about how well you are keeping your mouth clean. The mouth is an important part of the body and can affect overall health. October is Dental Hygiene Month and, according to Air Force dental experts, most do not realize the impact of optimal oral health care on readiness.
0 10/27
2017
Continuing an Air Force career - hope after a breast cancer diagnosis Continuing an Air Force career - hope after a breast cancer diagnosis
The pink ribbon that symbolizes National Breast Cancer Awareness might be seen as a somber image, but it also represents hope and the many survivors. As awareness, support, and research funding have increased, more and more women are surviving breast cancer and returning to their careers.
0 10/27
2017
Airman 1st Class Isaiah Randall, 23d Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance apprentice, poses for a photo, Oct. 2, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Among four months of turmoil, Randall came to understand the true concept of resiliency, leaning on the support from his family, both by blood and by service, and God to guide him through. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Snider) Airman counters life's jabs
God. Family. Boxing. That’s all that matters to Airman 1st Class Isaiah Randall, 23rd Equipment Maintenance Squadron aircraft structural maintenance apprentice. Life’s unpredictable ups and downs often test people in ways that shake the foundations that give them peace though.
0 10/24
2017
AFMC Avoiding Burnout Campaign AFMC promotes avoiding job burnout awareness
During the fall months, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Avoiding Job Burnout Awareness Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to inform the AFMC workforce about how to avoid job burnout, and what you can do when your job begins to affect your health and happiness.
0 9/27
2017
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