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Default Air Force Logo Grilling tips ensure sizzlin' summer safety
Cooking outdoors is primarily a summer activity shared with family and friends. In fact, more than half of Americans say they are cooking outdoors year round.So whether the snow is blowing or the sun is brightly shining, it's important to follow food safety guidelines to prevent harmful bacteria from multiplying and causing foodborne illness. Use
0 5/20
2015
Default Air Force Logo Informed, responsible and safe use of dietary supplements
Are you thinking about using a dietary supplement, or are you currently using dietary supplements? Do you know what a dietary supplement is? According to the Food and Drug Administration, a dietary supplement is "a product intended for ingestion that contains a 'dietary ingredient' intended to add further nutritional value to (supplement) the
0 5/14
2015
Not only should you protect your eyes from UV rays, but wear proper eye protection when playing sports, doing hobbies, cutting the lawn or as required for your occupation to maintain healthy eyes. (Courtesy Illustration) Make Eye Health a Priority
Your vision is a big part of how you experience your world, and the eyes are "windows to your soul." The status of your overall health is reflected in your eye health which is best observed by your optometrist during a dilated eye exam.In celebration of "Healthy Vision Month," I wish to share with you ways to preserve bodily health which naturally
0 5/13
2015
Womens Health Week May 2015 (AF Graphic / Steve Thompson) National Women's Health Week observed May 10-16
May 10-16 is National Women's Health Week!Did you know that cervical cancer is caused by a sexually transmitted virus? Human papillomavirus is spread by intimate contact and can result in cervical, vulvar, vaginal, anal, penile, head and neck cancer. HPV is very common, and it has been estimated that 75-80 percent of sexually active adults will
0 5/06
2015
Default Air Force Logo Let's Move... Together!
May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and the focus is on moving more to promote an overall healthy lifestyle. The long-term benefits of exercise, play and spending less time sitting include decreased risk of heart disease, stroke and type II diabetes. Being active also improves lean muscle mass, reduces fat and weight gain, promotes
0 4/28
2015
Default Air Force Logo Careful label reading is key for choosing safe, nutritious snacks
When it comes to choosing an on-the-go snack that is nutritious, not only should you pay attention to the nutrition facts label, but you should also look at the ingredients list.This has proven especially true recently when a popular granola bar, of the brand Kind, was recently found to contain hemp seeds.That can be especially alarming in an Air
0 4/07
2015
Default Air Force Logo P-A-C-K a nutrition rainbow for lifelong health
It's never too early to learn how to eat healthy. A special program called Pack Assorted Colors for Kids, sponsored by Welch's, is helping the Spangdahlem Air Base community to do just that. P.A.C.K. makes eating healthy easy for not only kids, but for adults and families, too, by focusing on the colors of the rainbow. Each day of the week is
0 3/09
2015
The Harlequin spreads confetti over the crowd during a past Fasching parade in Trier, Germany. Many local communities will host Fasching parades up until Ash Wednesday, Feb. 18.  Many of the parades will take place Feb. 14-16. Observers stand in the streets, cheering, singing and dancing. For any parade, people and children are advised to bring bags to collect the candies and sweets that the Fasching fools hand out or throw into the crowd. Although it is not a must, some people dress up for viewing a parade. Music and entertainment typically occurs in public spots following the parades. (U.S. Air Force photo by Iris Reiff/Released) Germany’s biggest bash …
What's Germany's biggest bash? Most people would probably say the Munich Octoberfest.Wrong answer!There is one event which involves more celebrating and merrymaking than ever seen in Germany. It is Fasching -- or Germany's version of Mardi Gras -- celebrated Feb. 12-17 this year. During Fasching, or Fastnacht, often referred to as Germany's Foolish
0 2/02
2015
Default Air Force Logo Poland, US distribute toys for holiday season
During the holiday season, there is nothing more special than reaching out to your local community and showing kindness to those in need.The members of the Detachment 1, 52nd Operations Group, took this to heart and, in collaboration with deployed forces in Poland, organized a toy drive and church service to support more than 590 children in six
0 2/02
2015
Default Air Force Logo Driver's license issue a personal responsibility reminder
Living in Germany and traveling throughout Europe is a great opportunity for Airmen and their families to experience new cultures and historic landscapes. As welcomed guests in Germany, it is our responsibility to understand and follow German policies and laws.There has been a great deal of information circulating recently about German authorities
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2015
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