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Seventy one years ago today, the U.S. Air Force became an independent service, creating a new breed of warriors to own and protect the skies. Ever since, Airmen have protected America from air, space and cyberspace aggression.
Each squadron in the Air Force faces different stressors and health challenges that require unique solutions. General David Goldfein, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, is leading an effort to revitalize Air Force squadrons.
Air National Guard Airmen are key to supporting Total Force readiness. Training agreements with civilian hospitals are vital to helping them achieve this support.
Sexual assault can be a deeply traumatizing event in anyone’s life. Across the Air Force, Airmen and their families have access to Sexual Assault Prevention and Response or Family Advocacy Program resources to get support and guidance on how to move forward.
One thing Airmen worry about when they deploy is the well-being of their family, especially children who may have a hard time coping with the challenges that come with a parent’s deployment. The impact of deployment on children is a key component of Airmen readiness. Knowing their family is well helps Airmen focus on the mission.

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Enjoy fun in the sun this summer, but make sure you're taking steps to reduce your risk of skin cancer: #SummerSafety
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Compared to women men are more likely to put off regular checkups and medical care. Prioritize your health this month and schedule a checkup today! #MensHealth
When it comes to #PTSD early intervention leads to more positive outcomes for your mental health, relationships, and #military career. Click here for more information and resources:
Team Hurlburt, Did you know ? In March 2017, RelayHealth and Change Healthcare came together to form an independent healthcare IT company known as Change Healthcare. Change Healthcare will power TRICARE Online Patient Portal (TOL PP) Secure Messaging. This change does not impact the product name nor existing feature functionality. TOL PP Secure Messaging will continue to provide patients the ability to communicate directly and securely with their health care team. From June through September 2018, TOL PP Secure Messaging will see subtle cosmetic changes to its user interface as well as a new URL. More to follow soon.
Summer Safety: Tips to Prevent Food Poisoning Summertime is filled with special occasions focused on family, friends, and food. While cookouts and picnics are fun, food preparation and storage is a serious consideration in the summer months. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/foodsafety/foodborne-germs.html (CDC) report that each year, nearly 48 million people get sick from a foodborne illness. Although proper preparation and prevention help reduce the chances of getting sick from food, it’s also important to be familiar with your TRICARE treatment options tps://tricare.mil/coveredservices . Symptoms of foodborne illness, also called food poisoning, occurs when contaminated food is eaten and causes an adverse reaction. This reaction may differ among various illness strains, but most include stomach cramping, vomiting, and diarrhea. Pregnant women, young children, older adults, and individuals with conditions causing a weakened immune system are at an increased risk for food poisoning. Most food poisoning symptoms are minor and will get better without treatment. If symptoms continue or worsen, see your doctor or seekurgent care https://www.tricare.mil/CoveredServices/IsItCovered/UrgentCare . You can also contact the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line <http://www.mhsnurseadviceline.com/ (MHS NAL) 24/7 with urgent care questions. In the U.S., call 1-800-TRICARE (1-800-874-2273) and select option 1. On the MHS NAL website http://www.mhsnurseadviceline.com/, you can also chat with a nurse or find country-specific phone numbers. According to the CDC, following four simple steps Caution-https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/basics/index.html at home — clean, separate, cook, and chill — can help protect you and your loved ones from food poisoning. * Clean - Wash your hands and clean kitchen surfaces often when cooking. Use soap and warm water when washing hands and make sure to wash continuously for at least 20 seconds. Wash your cookware and utensils thoroughly. * Separate - Keep foods apart and don’t cross-contaminate. Keep raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs separate from all other foods in the refrigerator and when grocery shopping. Use separate cutting boards and plates for these foods before they’re cooked. * Cook thoroughly - Consider your food safely cooked when the internal temperature gets high enough to kill germs. You can check the temperature of your food by using a food thermometer. Use this chart https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/mintemp.html for comparing food temperatures. * Chill - Refrigerate perishable food within two hours or within one hour if the outdoor temperature is above 90&#176;F. Thaw frozen foods in the refrigerator, in cold water, or in the microwave. Don’t leave food at room temperature where bacteria can easily grow. Check out moretips from TRICARE https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices/BenefitUpdates/Archives/06_13_18_summer_safety_tips > to help you enjoy a safe and healthy summer.
Have a specific TRICARE or enrollment question? Visit the AFMS - Hurlburt - 1st Special Operations Medical Group Health Benefit Advisors and we will be happy to help #trustedcare #wegotanswers #TRICARE #randomcutedogs
The 99th Medical Group&#39;s #partnership with the University Medical Center of Southern Nevadathrough the Sustained Medical and Readiness Training (SMART) program saved hundreds of lives during the fatal shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. #Partnerships like this contribute to the commuity and ensure Airmen maintain clinical readiness. The Air Force values this partnership with UMCSN and is pleased that our clinicians were able to contibute.
#didyouknow non-Active Duty TRICARE Prime Beneficiaries can now visit any network Urgent Care Clinic without a referral? To find a TRICARE approved Urgent Care Clinic near you visit: #trustedcare #urgentcare #themoreyouknow #TRICARE" target="_blank">https://tricare.mil/FindDoctor #trustedcare #urgentcare #themoreyouknow #TRICARE</a>
Sickle cell trait is an inherited blood condition that affects about 3 million people in the U.S. People with sickle cell trait usually have no symptoms, but can develop dizziness, chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness, or muscle pain with extreme exertion or dehydration. Watch this video to learn how Airman with the #SickleCell trait can prevent these health problems.
Did you know your lips have some of the thinnest skin on your body, makin them more vulnerable to sun burns? Protect them from harmful sun rays by wearing lip balm with SPF! #SummerSafetyTip
Are you and your family non-active-duty and currently enrolled to our clinic, but would prefer to be seen closer to your home or place of work? We would miss you, but due to new Air Force guidance we are over-enrolled! If you and your family are non-active duty and would like to enroll to a civilian network primary care manager, call Humana today at 1-800-444-5445.
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#didyouknow all TRICARE beneficiaries can access the AFMS - Hurlburt - 1st Special Operations Medical Group for ancillary services? Whether your PCM is on or off base, you can visit us for prescriptions, lab tests, radiology exams, or immunizations. #trustedcare #themoreyouknow
The AFMS - Hurlburt - 1st Special Operations Medical Group is updating enrollment policies based on new Air Force guidance. To better promote safe and #trustedcare, provider enrollments will be lowered from 1,250 to 1,100 patients per provider. To accomplish this reduction in capacity, all new non-Active Duty patients will be assigned a civilian network Primary Care manager close to their home or place of work. This change will have no impact on patients currently enrolled to the clinic.
*Summer Safety: 5 Tips for Protecting Your Skin from the Sun* June 15, 2018 Summer is upon us and with so many sun-filled fun activities to look forward to, don't let safety take a backseat. During times of extreme weather, your skin can be at risk of suffering the most damage. Skin protection, especially during the summer, is crucial to ensuring overall health. Follow these tips this summer to help protect yourself and your family. Read the full article here [ Caution-<a href="https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices/BenefitUpdates/Archives/06_13_18_summer_safety_tips" target="_blank"><a href="https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices/BenefitUpdates/Archives/06_13_18_summer_safety_tips</a> ]." target="_blank">https://tricare.mil/CoveredServices/BenefitUpdates/Archives/06_13_18_summer_safety_tips</a> ].</a>
Today is World Blood Donor Day! Get info on how and where you can donate to save #military lives:
Tune into the TRICARE facebook live today at 3:15 pm EST to ask questions and get the answers you need to #TakeCommand of your health.
Stop by the Hurlburt Commissary for our Healthy Lifestyle Festival this Thursday!
Team Hurlburt, Military retirees have new options for dental and vision care starting Jan. 1, but the changes won’… https://t.co/87gQkNGD4I
See if you qualify for a vision plan with FEDVIP during Open Season. For more information, visit:… https://t.co/ZVNvEyDQ8v
Your choice of vision plans coming soon! In 2019, most beneficiaries can choose a vision plan from the Federal Empl… https://t.co/9QToDZESRr
BACK TO SCHOOL It's #BackToSchool season! Getting your #MilKids back into a routine helps make a smooth transition… https://t.co/90DKCMhFZ7
IMMUNIZATION/AWARENESS READINESS Airman: Did you know that staying current with all required vaccinations is vital… https://t.co/kDIy2LdkVa
Team Hurlburt, Have questions about your TRICARE benefit? Here's your chance to get some answers. In case you miss… https://t.co/TZBgJEbuDD
Team Hurlburt, FEDVIP is Coming: Get to Know Dental and Vision Plans Today* July 17,2018 The TRICARE Retiree Dent… https://t.co/bK536PuA0X
Team Hurlburt, Do you have employer-sponsored health insurance? Any health insurance you have in addition to TRICA… https://t.co/rn26IjIxnt
The 1 SOMDG Laboratory will be closed 17 Aug 18 from 1200-1700 for renovations. We will resume normal hours on 20… https://t.co/tJnxr1W5ru
Team Hurlburt, August is Preventive Health Month -- an ideal time to address your health. Preventive health helps y… https://t.co/25jmcUfNfa
Recall Update: The FDA updated the recall for Valsartan/HCTZ. A manufacturer of some raw ingredients identified an… https://t.co/amlPARyoYz
SAVE THE DATE! 22 Aug 18, 1300-1400 https://t.co/fBOP7eLuGc
1 SOMDG Road Closure--begins Monday, 6 Aug 18
Not to panic! The FDA issued a recall of SOME valsartan products due to an impurity NDMA (nitrosodimethylamine). Th… https://t.co/bZ7h5IW7g4
The Air Force Recruiting page captured some of our awesome Commando Medics having some fun with DECON training! https://t.co/fojNEWO5zt
@TRICARE Online Patient Portal Secure Messaging makes communicating with your Air Force doctor simple! Learn more: https://t.co/I532CiimSS
Enjoy fun in the sun this summer, but make sure you're taking steps to reduce your risk of skin cancer:… https://t.co/Qo497hhcBG
When it comes to #PTSD early intervention leads to more positive outcomes for your mental health, relationships, an… https://t.co/to3qRNDDZ8
Team Hurlburt, Did you know ? In March 2017, RelayHealth and Change Healthcare came together to form an independen… https://t.co/Ot9pCx39kb
Summer Safety: Tips to Prevent Food Poisoning Summertime is filled with special occasions focused on family, frien… https://t.co/LlAMyN3qom
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