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  • Musculoskeletal injury top threat to Airmen readiness, lethality: Interventions support fitness improvement plan

    Mission readiness is key to the execution of the National Defense strategy, and the Air Force Materiel Command is operating on the front lines ensuring Airmen are fit to fight.The Department of Defense defines readiness as the ability of military forces to fight and meet the demands of assigned missions. A closer look at possible reasons for low
  • AFMC Promotes American Heart Month

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - February is American Heart Month, and Civilian Health Promotion Services will be offering educational briefings throughout February focusing on how to lower your risk factors for developing heart disease.Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. According to the
  • Dressing for cold weather

    Hypothermia is defined as abnormally low body temperature caused by prolonged exposures to very cold temperatures. When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it’s produced. Lengthy exposures will eventually use up your body’s stored energy, which leads to lower body temperature.Body temperature that is too low
  • AFMC promotes the DOWNSIZED Challenge

    Reshape your life this fall with Air Force Materiel Command’s DOWNSIZED Challenge. The challenge encourages participants to lose and maintain a healthy weight by learning healthy lifestyle habits for nutrition and physical activity. Participants who enroll and complete the official weigh-in will receive a free digital kitchen food scale. Civilian
  • Nature's hazard: Storms

    Summer has arrived and with it brings the threat of severe storms. Each year the United States averages around 10,000 thunderstorms, and each thunderstorm typically produces heavy rain for 30 minutes to an hour.  According to the National Weather Service, severe thunderstorms are officially defined as storms that are capable of producing hail that
  • Nature’s hazards: Bees, wasps, and hornets

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Bees, wasps, and hornets are the deadliest non-human animals in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, bee, wasp, and hornet stings cause an average of 58 deaths yearly, and the best way to avoid being stung is prevention. These insects sting primarily to defend themselves,
  • AFMC promotes Team Lean Challenge for weight management

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – During the spring season, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Team Lean Challenge. TLC is a command-wide initiative designed to help the AFMC workforce achieve and maintain healthy weight through proper nutrition and physical activity. Participants who enroll and complete the official weigh-in will
  • AFMC promotes American Heart Month

    February is American Heart Month, and Civilian Health Promotion Services will be offering educational briefings throughout February focusing on how to lower your risk factors for developing heart disease.
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