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  • Evolving cyberspace

    We're surrounded by technology. We depend on it daily in our personal and professional lives. For commanders and shirts, their military-issued cell phone is always within reach. This type of communication hardware is crucial in enabling them to lead their troops, but it's only one link in the cyber chain that holds the Air Force together.Our Airmen
  • Getting the family ready for summer

    Summer is finally here, the kids are out of school and if you're a mom like me, you might be wondering what to do with your children during the summer months.Although many parents look to the great outdoors to keep their children entertained, we must keep in mind while the sun is bright and inviting, it is also dangerous and can be hazardous to you
  • Culture, What is it and Why Should I Care?

    When someone uses the term culture, it conjures up images of different peoples in regions of the world speaking different languages, dressing in native attire and interacting in ways that are unfamiliar to most. As military members, our deployments, temporary duty assignments and permanent change of stations expose us to various cultures throughout
  • Summer is Peak Season for PCS and Household Goods Shipment - Solid Planning is Key to Success

    Summer Permanent Change of Station moves within the continental United States is in full swing. Much like last season, the entire Department of Defense is experiencing difficulty obtaining Transportation Service Providers to pack and pick up personal property shipments. The DoD attributes this to several factors to include limited carrier capacity,
  • Trust is not given it is earned

    We are blessed to live in a time and a community that is grateful toward those that wear a uniform. However, the trust and respect of the American people is not something we should take for granted. I would like to share a few personal examples of kindness that people have shown toward me over the last few years. I was walking through the parking
  • Why Do I Have Bad Breath?

    Bad breath, also known as halitosis, affects many people daily. Understanding the many reasons may help aid in controlling it.Food -- What you eat affects the air you exhale, like garlic or onions. If you don't brush and floss daily, particles of food can remain in the mouth, collecting bacteria, which can cause bad breath. Dieters may develop
  • Exercise of the week: Barbell jammers

    Equipment needed: * Barbell (additional weight plates optional)Primary muscles targeted: * Shoulders, abdominals, hips, thighs, calves and shins* Full-body workoutImportance: * Builds strength in multiple muscle groups throughout the body* Requires coordination throughout the bodyStep 1Starting Position: Place the end of a standard barbell in a
  • 7th Medical Group introduces secure messaging in May 2013

    The 7th Medical Group is excited to begin registering our beneficiaries for MiCare starting May 10. MiCare is the military's online confidential secure messaging service that patients can use to request appointments with healthcare providers, get test results, request prescription refills or ask their healthcare team medical questions via a secure
  • Managing stress can save your life

    Stress management is critical to one's health. Stress can be positive or negative, and the way we deal with it varies from person to person. Not recognizing or managing stress can be deadly. I personally experienced how powerful an impact stress can have on one's life if not recognized or managed. I hope it will help you deal with stress in your
  • Try this exercise: Dead Bug

    Try this exercise: Dead BugEquipment neededĀ· Bosu ball (Half ball)Primary muscles targetedĀ· Core (abdominals, lower back, pelvic muscles)ImportanceĀ· Supports and stabilizes the spineInstructions1. Sit with hips slightly in front of the bull's eye on the Bosu ball.2. Lean backwards using your hands to balance your body on top of the ball. Once your