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  • Understanding deployment health assessments

    In order to perform at your peak, it's important for service members to be physically and psychologically healthy. To maximize the health readiness of the U.S. military, the Department of Defense and Congress implemented a multi-step health assessment process for personnel deploying around the world. This five step process enables service members
  • Digging Earth Day

    Between 2002 and 2010 the United States manufacturing sector's coal consumption dropped by 32 percent, from 1,956 trillion British thermal units in 2002 to 1,328 trillion Btu in 2010, according to the United States Census Bureau's website.While 1,328 trillion with a 'T' is still a large amount of coal consumed, the 32 percent drop isn't a number to
  • Lives change @ W.A. McElveen ILC: celebrate National Library Week

    April 13 - 19, the W.A. McElveen Information Learning Center joins with libraries, military members, schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart
  • TRICARE Service Center walk-in service to end

    With the increase in use of internet and toll-free customer service, the Department of Defense has elected to eliminate TRICARE Service Center walk-in service within all 50 states, resulting in an estimated savings of approximately $250 million over five years. This change will be implemented on April 1 but it does not affect TRICARE benefits or
  • 'Be Ready' mobile app helps prepare for emergencies

    How many forms of disasters can you name? One, two or even seven? Here's the real question, how many are you prepared for? The Air Force Civil Engineer Center, Emergency Management Division has developed an on-the-go emergency prep resource for your mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads, and Androids. Not only does this app support the Air Force
  • 'Designated Tobacco Areas' established base-wide

    Shaw AFB has taken another step in increasing mission readiness and promoting unit health for its 8,200 Airmen and Soldiers. Recent Air Force Instruction 40-102 mandated that each Air Force installation be completely tobacco-free, except for locations marked as "Designated Tobacco Areas." Tobacco products include, but are not limited to, cigars,
  • Satellite pharmacy accepting civilian prescriptions March 17

    Beginning March 17, all civilian prescriptions for DoD beneficiaries will be filled at the satellite pharmacy located in the Exchange complex.Satellite pharmacy hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. The satellite pharmacy will accept telephone and faxed prescriptions from civilian providers and transfer in prescriptions previously filled
  • 20th LRS prepares for PCS peak season

    The 20th Logistics Readiness Squadron's Traffic Management Office Personal Property Section is getting ready to enter its busiest time of the year, with service members changing permanent duty stations while their children leave school for the summer. The peak season starts at the end of April and will continue until early September. The number of
  • 20th Medical Group announcement

    Access to Care (Primary Care Appointments) will be limited Feb. 25-28. The 20th Medical Group Primary Care Teams will be undergoing Patient-Centered Medical Home training. Training will enhance the delivery of health care services, increase continuity of care and improve patient satisfaction.If you are a patient assigned to our Family Health Clinic
  • German and Russian conversational beginner's course

    "Guten Tag! Are you interested in learning German? This beginner's course will give you a conversational foundation to use in Germany. The course begins March 3rd and ends April 28th. Classes will be held every Monday and Wednesday from 12:00pm-1:00pm at the McElveen Resource Center. Call 895-4518 for more information.A conversational Russian class