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  • Protect yourself from influenza

    The mandatory active duty and Reserve mass influenza vaccination line is scheduled for Oct. 11 at the 413th Flight Test Squadron Auditorium, Building 439 on a first-come first-serve basis. The auditorium is located on the East side of the base on West F Avenue. The flu vaccination lines begin at

  • “Be There” to help prevent suicide

    My name is Capt. Alexis Fletes, a psychologist at the 96th Medical Group, and the new Suicide Prevention Program manager.September is Suicide Prevention Month.  We usually hear about suicide prevention from the required mandatory annual training we attend.  This is such an important topic and it

  • Anger management help on the way

    During the fall months, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its managing anger campaign. Managing anger is the process of learning to recognize signs that you’re becoming angry, and taking action to calm down and deal with the situation in a positive way.Anger is a natural emotion felt by

  • Combined Federal Campaign begins

    The Combined Federal Campaign is the world's largest and most successful workplace “giving” campaign. Through the CFC, our Federal family demonstrates that our shared commitment to public service extends far beyond the workplace.   Since the first campaign in 1964, Federal employees have donated

  • Just not worth it

    I'm Capt. Brad Ervin, the 96th Medical Group’s new Alcohol Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program manager.  I have been here for two years and work in the mental health clinic.I am a licensed clinical social worker.  I have been lucky enough to work with kids, adolescents and adults in a

  • Domestic abuse: help is available

    Eglin’s Family Advocacy Program offers prevention and intervention to military families who have experienced or are at risk of domestic abuse. One valuable resource offered by the program is the Domestic Abuse Victim Advocate. The DAVA provides services to adult victims of domestic abuse.

  • Navigating financial mind fields

    Scams do not die, they hibernate. The best way to protect one’s self when they arise again is to know what they were like before they went into hibernation. Military members will always be a target for insurance scammers. As a Better Business Bureau president once said, “The sharks are circling the

  • Nature's hazards: poisonous plants

    State parks and woodlands are favorite places for many people who enjoy outdoor activities. Unfortunately, contact with poisonous plants can make these outings a miserable experience. Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac all contain the plant oil urushiol, which can cause severe skin rash when

  • Independence Day is a day of gratitude

    The Fourth of July is a day of celebration. Whether with parades, fireworks, backyard barbecues or enjoying a baseball game, we Americans will soon celebrate our nation's birthday.Our founding fathers' vision of a free nation was commemorated in 1776 in the Declaration of Independence. They believed