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Maintaining a healthy weight is important for military members to stay fit to fight. Rising BMI rates may affect individual health, mission
The national average for obese body mass index based off of data collected from 2011-2014 is estimated at 36.5 percent compared to 30.5 percent between 1999-2000, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
0 11/07
2017
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Richard Sangston, 20th Medical Operations Squadron immunizations clinic noncommissioned officer in charge, helps patients at the front desk of the immunizations clinic at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Oct. 23, 2017. Immunizations help Airmen maintain readiness
When an F-16CM Fighting Falcon participates in an exercise, the 20th Fighter Wing pilots and intelligence Airmen attached to the aircraft gain valuable tactical knowledge, advancing in skill with every flight to ensure optimum competence is obtained for the actual battlefield.
0 10/31
2017
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Bryan Morris, 20th Dental Squadron dental laboratory flight chief, forms a retainer for a patient at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 18, 2017. Each dental laboratory technician makes about 800 dental appliances per year, including retainers, night guards and crowns. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) 20th DS Airmen ensure dental readiness
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Bryan Morris, 20th Dental Squadron dental laboratory flight chief, forms a retainer for a patient at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 18, 2017. Each dental laboratory technician makes about 800 dental appliances per year, including retainers, night guards and crowns. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee
0 5/23
2017
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael Chapell, 20th Aerospace Medicine Squadron community health noncommissioned officer in charge, sets up a mosquito trap at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., May 9, 2017. The mosquito trap will attract and contain insects, which the public health flight will then send to be tested for various diseases such as West Nile Virus and Zika. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) How to prepare for mosquito season
As the weather gets warmer, it is important to take the proper precautions to avoid a thriving mosquito population, one of the most common summer inconveniences.
0 5/10
2017
The theme for National Nutrition Month 2017 is “Put Your Best Fork Forward” to remind individuals to make healthier food choices. Eating healthy can prevent the onset of chronic diseases, reduce inflammation and improve physical recovery time from wounds. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Nutrition fuels the mission
March is National Nutrition Month, which focuses on promoting a healthy diet; along with exercise, nutrition is part of the physical pillar of Comprehensive Airman Fitness.
0 3/09
2017
A Team Shaw child looks at “Mr. Gross-Mouth,” a 20th Dental Squadron prop, at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Feb. 15, 2017. U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Maricia Williams, 20th Dental Squadron oral preventative assistant, brought toothbrushes, photos of dental decay and “Mr. Gross-Mouth” to teach students of High Hills Elementary School about dental hygiene. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) Dental Squadron Airmen visit local schools
Airmen from the 20th Dental Squadron visited High Hills Elementary School, here, as well as other schools in the community during National Children’s Dental Health Month.
0 2/21
2017
Members of a Group Lifestyle Balance (GLB) session talk about their goals at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 26, 2017. The GLB program hosted by Teri Galter, 20th Medical Operations Squadron Healthcare to Health registered dietitian, focuses on improving the nutrition and physical activity of participants through education and positive reinforcement. The program has been a pilot program at Shaw since June 2014. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney) H2H staff hosts GLB program
The 20th Medical Operation Squadron Healthcare to Health staff hosted a Group Lifestyle Balance class session at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Jan. 27.
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