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Researchers with the 711th Human Performance Wing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, evaluate the noise-immune stethoscope on mock patients, Sept. 15, 2016. Prior to noise-immune stethoscope technologies, traditional stethoscope would not function properly due to the dynamic, high-noise environment of an aircraft. (Courtesy photo)
Pararescue specialists from the 103rd Pararescue Squadron, Westhampton Beach, New York, execute a rescue training mission for Northern Strike 18, Aug. 10, 2018. (Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Tiffany Clark)
Lt. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg, U.S. Air Force Surgeon General, speaks to a crowd during the opening ceremony for the Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M., Aug. 7, 2018. Hogg’s visit overlapped with the base’s annual Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo, giving her an up-close look at the skill-building competition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lane Plummer)
Col. Alden Hilton, United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine commander, Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, Air Force Surgeon General, Maj. Gen. William Cooley, Air Force Research Laboratory commander, and Brig. Gen. Mark Koeniger, 711th Human Performance Wing commander, cutting the ribbon during a ceremony in USAFSAM to mark the full operational capability of the Department of Defense’s only human-rated centrifuge, Aug. 2, 2018. (U.S. Air Force photo by Richard Eldridge)
Tech. Sgt. Ricardo Lemos Rodriguez, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Force Health Management Branch, mentors the Public Health apprentice students to prepare them for the operational Air Force. He discusses how they can navigate the Air Force Portal to locate information on Air Force priorities, career development and education. (U.S. Air Force photo by Richard Eldridge)

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The TRICARE Retiree Dental Program ends on Dec. 31, 2018. You can enroll in the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) during this year’s Open Season (Nov. 12 to Dec. 10) for coverage beginning in 2019. Visit: #TakeCommand" target="_blank">https://go.usa.gov/xQ3hZ #TakeCommand</a>
Department of Defense Releases Annual Report on Military Suicide. Read more here: www.pdhealth.mil/news/blog/department-defense-releases-annual-report-military-suicide
Our nation’s independence was made possible by the founding fathers who fought for it. Today the AFMS continues the fight to defend freedom. Wishing everyone a happy Fourth of July!
Fresh Foods vs Pills, why food wins
July--hot weather, hot fireworks & hot dogs! And also some hot classes from Family Advocacy! If you are a parent of a child from 2 to 6 years old, needing to add a few simple discipline techniques to your parenting repertoire, sign up now for 1-2-3 Magic class! If your parenting journey is just about to begin, Baby Basics starts the end of this month. Lots of great information to ease the road ahead! Once baby arrives, we have really fun experiences for you & your child up to age 5 years old at Rhythm Kids/Playgroup & Storytime/Playgroup. (We normally meet the first 4 Thursdays of each month, but we are skipping the 4th of July week.) And for anyone, parent or not, sometimes we all encounter things that stress us out or make us angry. Learn how to manage better in our H.A.S. class (Healthy Thinking, Anger, Stress & Self-Care. Power to Change starts in July too. This is a class for anyone interested in learning more about the tragedy of domestic violence. Maybe you are a survivor yourself, or perhaps you have a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker, or even a relative back home & you&#39;d like to learn how to be a better helper. This 5-session class can help you! And by the way, did you know we have a 24/7 Domestic Abuse Hotline? (405) 256-2825. Our compassionate & extremely knowledgeable Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate (DAVA) can answer questions and guide victims & helpers alike to services. Active duty & dependents can have ongoing DAVA services if requested. For more information, email: kathleen.j.atlee.civ@mail.mil or call to sign up at (405) 582-6604. No sign ups needed for the playgroups, just show up at the Tinker AFB Homes Balfour Beatty) Community Center. All services listed above are open to anyone with access to Tinker AFB.
The Occupational Medicine staff says farewell today to the best Chief Nurse ever. Col Melissa Smith you will be greatly missed!
As a reminder, the 72d Medical Group will be closing tomorrow at 11:00 am and will re-open at 7:00 am on Monday morning. All Appointment Operations, Pharmacy, Lab, and Radiology will also close at 11:00 am. As always, if you have an urgent medical issue, contact the Nurse Advice Line at 1-(800)-TRICARE, opt 1 to speak to a nurse. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.
Summer brings hot weather, vacations, BBQs, pools parties & more. With a busy summer ahead of you, it's important to maintain healthy habits. Here are a few ways to keep your health goals on track this summer! Fill your plate. Summer gardens & farmer markets cangive an excellent opportunity to fill our plate with fruits and vegetables. It can also be a great time to try something new! Try something new. Summer is a great time to try new activities both indoor & out! Try hiking a new path, taking a new class at the gym, having a day at the lake, or just taking a walk in a new place. Have a heart healthycookout. Try something new at your cookouts this summer by cooking up fish, turkey burger, or even just opting for lean ground beef. Add vegetables when you can or, try going meatless for the night with veggie kabobs & mushroom burgers! Vacations can behealthy too. Plan activity into your travels this summer. Whether it's planning a run in a new place or taking along a football or Frisbee make sure you stay active. Healthy snacking is also possible on vacation. Instead of packing the car with chips & sweets, consider packing apples, grapes, raisins, nuts, seeds, & whole grain crackers as an alternative. Learn more about staying on track with your healthy habits this summer with Tinker CHPS at an upcoming event: Healthy Eating on the Go 2 Jul at 1100 in Bldg. 3001 Keith Howard C/R (1AH1-99A) 18 July at 1100 in Bldg. 3001FM C/R (1AG-83A) 27 July at 1100 in Bldg. 3001 FM C/R (1AG-83A) Being Super Market Savvy 11 July at 1100 in Bldg. 3001 564 AMXS Small C/R (2Y-48 C2) 20 July at 1100 in Bldg. 3001 564 AMXS Small C/R (2Y-48 C2) 30 July 30 at 1100 in Bldg. 3001 423rd SCMS C/R (1AB1-101A) Physical Activity Across the Lifespan 13 July 13 at 1100 in Bldg. 3001 PK C/R (2AH-78A) 23 July at 1100 in Bldg. 3001 FM C/R (1AG-83A) Wellness Screenings 3 July from 0730-1030 in Bldg. 3001 CHPS Lighthouse Office(O73) 5 July from 0730-1030 in Bldg. 3001 CHPS Lighthouse Office(O73) 10 July from 0730-1030 in Bldg. 3705 C Bay Breakroom (Post F17) 17 July from 0730-1030 in Bldg. 9001 Y33 Breakroom 24 July from 0730-1030 in Bldg. 3001 F100 Break Room (Post S75) 31 July from 0730-1030 in Bldg. 1083 Room 201 *SECURE BUILDING* ***JULY SPECIAL*** Bring yourcurrent HRA Wellness Profile Certificate to any CHPS health education class or wellness screening in July to receive a FREE digital meat thermometer. You can complete & print your HRAcertificate at AFMCwellness.com If you have questions about the upcoming classes or screenings, please contact Tinker CHPS at (405) 582-6817, Bldg. 3001 Post O73 or CHPSTinker@foh.hhs.gov
Melons and squash and tomatoes, oh my! From Oklahoma City to Tulsa and Ardmore to Bartlesville, Oklahomans have dozens of options to shop for local, fresh ingredients at the farmers market. Just in time for summer produce, Shape Your Future, a program of TSET, that encourages Oklahomans to eat better, move more & be tobacco free, offers a free resource to help Oklahomans get familiar with local markets. The webpage shapeyourfutureok.com/eat-better/farmers-market/ includes farmers market tips, videos and more for first time farmers market visitors & market pros. The site also offers an interactive map to showcase markets statewide, and highlights markets that accept SNAP, Senior Nutrition Farmers Market Program, and Double Up Oklahoma benefits. Once you stock up at the market, be sure to fill half your plate with fresh fruits and veggies at meal time. Not sure what to cook? Get inspired by a Shape Your Future recipe by clicking here shapeyourfutureok.com/eat-better/recipes
This Friday, 29 June, patients of the 72d Medical Group will be unable to access our world class medical services between the hours of 11:00 am and 4:30 pm. Flight Medicine sick call will still be available from 6:45 am to 7:30 am, and all Appointment Operations, Pharmacy, Lab, and Radiology will be open until 11:00 am. In order to avoid any delays in your medical care, consider using our automated ScriptCenter machines available in the BX Food Court or Bldg 3001 to refill your medications. You may also contact your provider team 24/7 via our Secure Messaging program at <a href="https://app.mil.relayhealth.com/." target="_blank">https://app.mil.relayhealth.com/.</a> All services will resume at 7:00 am on Monday, 2 July. As always, if you have an urgent medical issue, contact the Nurse Advice Line at 1-(800)-TRICARE, opt 1 to speak to a nurse. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.
Good Afternoon FB! Rebuilding Together OKC provides homeowners with critical home repairs & safety modifications at NO COST such as grab bars, accessibility ramps, handrails, bathroom remodels, roofing, weatherization, some heating & air-conditioning repairs, and more by certified contractors. Military members & Veterans must own the home and be living in it (Oklahoma City and surrounding area). Income not a factor. For an application or additional information, contact Lori Mayhue, Development Officer at (405) 607-0464; lmayhue@rebuildingtogetherokc.org.
Artificial trans fats, widely linked to heart disease, are officially banned. Read more here: www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2018/06/18/artificial-trans-fats-widely-linked-to-heart-disease-are-officially-banned
Good Morning Facebook: 14 new products were added to Operation Supplement Safety (OPSS)’s High-Risk Supplement List. See which ones were added at www.opss.org/media/opss-high-risk-supplement-list
#Preworkoutsupplements might seem tempting, but make sure you read the label & know what to look out for. Use this guide from Operation Supplement Safety (OPSS) before you buy!
Family Advocacy reminds you, it&#39;s a dangerous time of year for young children & babies. Each year dozens of children die from being left in a vehicle alone. It doesn&#39;t take very long for a car to heat up to lethal temperatures, even with the windows cracked. More than half the young victims were forgotten by their parents, a baby-sitter, or other caretaker. Stay alert and keep everyone safe. Look before you lock-is your child still in the car? Keep a Teddy Bear or other stuffed toy in the car seat. When you put your child in the car seat, move Teddy up front next to you to remind you your child is still in the back. Put your phone in the back seat. When you look for your phone, you will see your child. Tell your daycare to call you immediately if your child has not arrived as scheduled. For more information on child safety, call Tinker AFB Family Advocacy, (405) 582-6604.
Create Your Emergency Plan Now for #NationalSafetyMonth! Unfortunately, about half of adults in the United States do not have the resources & plans in place for a possible emergency. Families can make emergencies less stressful by preparing in advance & working together as a team. Create family communication & disaster plans by considering the following tips from the CDC: * Make sure all family members know emergency telephone numbers like the fire department, police station, nearest hospital & emergency contact * Know what types of emergencies are likely in your area & the best way to respond * Determine the best escape routes from your home - find two ways to get out of each room * Practice your disaster plans by running drills with the whole family to include your pets Find more information here: www.cdc.gov/phpr/areyouprepared/plan.htm You can also learn more from CHPS during their &#39;Nature&#39;s Hazards&#39; Class! Attend one of the upcoming sessions: 13 June/1100-1130/Bldg. 3001 564 AMXS Small C/R (2Y-48 C2) 20 June/1530-1600/Bldg. 3001 CHPS Lighthouse Office (O73) 22 June/1100-1130/Bldg. 3001 FM C/R (1AG-83A) Additional June events from CHPS can be viewed on the online calendar at AFMCwellness.com For additional information about the CHPS classes & services, please contact Tinker CHPS at (405) 582-6817, visit their office in Bldg. 3001, Post O73, or via email at CHPSTinker@foh.hhs.gov
72d Medical Group Change of Command ceremony.
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Col. Laurel “Buff” Burkel speaks to the 105th Airlift Wing, the same group that flew her back the U.S. via a 105th… https://t.co/ln92dbDOsK
RT @MilitaryHealth: This week #AcrossTheMHS airmen exercise an Emergency Medical Technician Rodeo, Capt. Timby's granddaughter gets flower…
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“It is rare to have a family member in the same career as you. It is even rarer for active-duty family members to b… https://t.co/UbIWxJb0Xt
#TropicCare2018 was off to a smooth start when a patient, who came in for a vision screening, began to say that som… https://t.co/uFdNog8z1b
A new transition cell was recently stood-up to coordinate and support ongoing transition efforts related to the NDA… https://t.co/wxrZC0NeHB
#TBT Air Force Airman First Class Eugene L. Fletcer, a preventive dentistry specialist assigned to the 3rd USAF Dis… https://t.co/wukbDiH5TO
Don’t forget! On Aug 22 from 2-3 pm EST the Air Force Medical Service and DHA Immunization Healthcare Branch are ho… https://t.co/eJFLNo4iNx
Before any of the patients and procedures, Aeromedical Evacuation Technicians have to first configure their hospita… https://t.co/gInlDM6phH
When a military working dog injures a tooth, it’s up to a team of dentists and veterinarians to ensure their bite r… https://t.co/VwM6jMKKR0
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Congratulations to all the Emergency Medical Technician winners of this year's #EMTRodeo! This competition gives th… https://t.co/AxKpnKK3mK
There’s still time to enter our C.A.R.E. contest! Send in a video or essay explaining how you strive to reach our c… https://t.co/BoGvuwS8Rf
To protect the health of your child, their classroom, and your community, send your #MilKids back to school with th… https://t.co/9E1cuazxyI
The 87th MDG is working with AR-MEDCOM to handle the influx of over 1,000 soldiers due to Operation #ColdSteelII. T… https://t.co/edgwPlUjAS
Lt. Gen. Hogg & CMSgt. Cum visited @CannonAFB_ for the annual #EMTRodeo. “We want them to be put in a difficult pos… https://t.co/8vAk3QNqj8
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