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Default Air Force Logo Victim Advocates-Making a Difference
Allied with Sexual Assault Response Coordinators (SARCs) on the front lines in the war against sexual assault, victim advocates (VAs) are the lifeblood of the United States Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) program.VAs are military members or DoD civilian volunteers who possess essential information and resources and whose
0 10/19
2010
Default Air Force Logo Turbocharge TRICARE referrals
Your primary care manager has referred you to a specialist. Once your authorization is approved and arrives in the mail (in about a week), you'll be able to make your appointment.But what if your authorization could arrive in hours instead of days?One option is registering for a secure www.TriWest.com account, where you can review or print your
0 10/15
2010
Default Air Force Logo Save cash: know emergency, urgent care
When sickness or injury strikes, service members and their families may save money by knowing the difference between emergency and urgent care.Understanding when something constitutes an emergency, or what to do if you need urgent care after-hours, could help you avoid longer waits and out-of-pocket costs. Emergency CareAnything severe enough to
0 10/07
2010
Default Air Force Logo Sexual coercion
We are all familiar with the terms rape and sexual assault. We've been trained on what constitutes rape and the damaging effects it has on the victim and the Air Force mission. The Air Force is currently being trained on Bystander Intervention to learn how to identify and act on situations that are sexually inappropriate or unsafe. However, the
0 9/21
2010
Default Air Force Logo Don’t take a chance, get a flu shot
If nine out of 10 people who played the lottery actually won, who wouldn't want to try their chances?When it comes to flu shots, it's the same odds. Nine out of 10 healthy people who get a seasonal flu shot, don't get the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.With flu season right around the corner, trying that "lottery"
0 9/16
2010
Default Air Force Logo Whooping cough outbreak in California: vaccinate to protect
An outbreak of whooping cough has swept across California, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Whooping cough, also known as "Pertussis," is an upper-respiratory infection. It's extremely contagious and can be deadly to infants, according to the CDC. It can also cause adults to become very sick. For the first eight months
0 9/16
2010
Default Air Force Logo Healthcare for Reserve retirees
Members of the Retired Reserves and their families have a new TRICARE healthcare option. TRICARE Retired Reserve (TRR) is a new, premium-based healthcare plan available to eligible retired members of the Guard and Reserve, their families and qualified survivors. TRR offers coverage similar to TRICARE Standard for retirees, and includes a monthly
0 9/09
2010
Default Air Force Logo Managing TRICARE coverage with OHI
OHI: If you don't know what that means, and you have a private health insurer, you could end up with a claims mess.OHI stands for Other Health Insurance. This is any health insurance you receive, beyond TRICARE, through an employer or individual plan. Exceptions to this rule are Medicaid, Indian Health Services, other State Funded plans and
0 8/12
2010
Default Air Force Logo Employee emergency, fire prevention plans
Emergency Evacuation PlansCompanies that fall under various OSHA standards such as 1910.120(L)(1)(ii), Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response; 1910.119(n), Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals; etc., are required to have emergency evacuation plans that comply with 1910.38. Written emergency and fire prevention plans
0 8/09
2010
Default Air Force Logo Break room kitchen safety
Many facilities throughout Vandenberg have break rooms that are becoming small kitchens with cooking ranges to provide employees a place to prepare their lunches or to support squadron functions. Because these kitchens are becoming such a common place, it is important for all of us to apply the kitchen safety rules that we a have learned over the
0 8/09
2010
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