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  • Cooling tips for every budget

    Staying cool this summer doesn't have to mean cranking up the AC and spending a lot of money. A typical household spends almost 20 percent of its utility bill on cooling. EPA's ENERGY STAR program has some low- to no-cost energy-saving tips to beat the heat and save money, too.No-Cost: · Program your thermostat to work around your family's summer
  • TRICARE makes traveling within the U.S. carefree

    Preparing for a road trip or vacation requires planning -- what to pack, where to stay and what to do -- but taking a few minutes to think about health care before hitting the road can save a lot of hassles. To reduce the chance of health care problems while traveling, beneficiaries should see their doctor to take care of any regular office visits
  • Fire-free festivities

    Each year people are warned about the hazards of using illegal fireworks, but each year there are just as many fireworks incidents. Vandenberg, like other cities in our community, does not allow discharging of fireworks at any time. We are in fire season and with Independence Day approaching, there's a chance for more fire threats due to illegal
  • Vandenberg Base Exchange value goes ‘mobile’

    Technology is a major component in everyone's lives and Vandenberg shoppers are no different. The world has gone mobile and the Department of Defense's oldest and largest Exchange Service is following suit with the implementation of "Army and Air Force Exchange Service Mobile Marketing." The text messaging effort permits AAFES to reach Vandenberg
  • 101 Critical Days of Summer: Water recreation safety

    Summer is here and it's time for swimming, boating, spending time at the beach or the pool - time to have some water fun. Make sure you're prepared for a great day with the right equipment and an understanding of the risks whether you are swimming or boating; remember, life vests are the number one way to prevent mishaps around water. This year's
  • Headlight use reminder

    In other parts of the U.S. the arrival of summertime means rising thermometers and clear, star-lit skies.Along the central coast the arrival of summertime means more fog and denser fog. Are you prepared?Most drivers know that it is much easier to see an approaching vehicle in inclement weather if it has its headlights on. A lot of us are lulled
  • Finding TRICARE benefits online

    Does TRICARE cover acupuncture? No. What about urgent care? Yes. Is there a maternity benefit? Definitely.Have more questions? You can find the answers quickly and easily online, at one of two convenient sources.The first is TRICARE's official website, www.tricare.mil. It's an excellent starting point for finding information about all aspects of
  • Relationship between Air Force Fellows, government agencies proves to be symbiotic

    On July 21, 2009, the United States Senate voted 58-40 to cut $1.75 billion, funding for seven F-22 fighters, out of a military authorization bill. The vote was an important one for the Obama administration; senators remarked after the vote that they had rarely seen the White House lobby as furiously as it did against the continued spending on the
  • Beating prostate cancer

    Besides skin cancer, prostate is the most common form of cancer in men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.In 2009, the National Cancer Institute estimated that nearly 200,000 men were newly diagnosed. That's more than 500 men every day. This Father's Day, on June 20, show the men in your life how much they mean to you.
  • Team effort maintains Vandenberg’s coastline

    How does a base situated along more than 40 miles of coastline on California's Central Coast remain free from high concentrations of pollution and environmental issues?For starters, neither one person, nor one organization at Vandenberg is employed solely to perform the work of a beach cleanup taskforce. The answer, however, lies within a team