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Default Air Force Logo Medical group helps improve patient safety during Patient Safety Awareness Week
Each year between 44,000 and 98,000 people die in U.S. hospitals as a result of medical errors, according to a 1999 study by the Institute of Medicine. The 377th Medical Group is joining together with more than 450 hospitals and health systems for National Patient Safety Awareness Week March 4-10 to improve patient safety. The theme of the week is
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Legal office closes The base legal office will be closed March 14-15 for a staff assistance visit. Weed control begins Civil engineers are gearing up for the summer growing season and applying a spray growth pre-emergent on the xeriscape landscape on base. The spray prevents seeds from weeds and rogue grasses from growing. The water-based spray has
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Default Air Force Logo Save Your Vision Month:Ophthalmology flight gives tips for good eye health
Imagine going to a basketball game, driving the lane, taking an elbow to the face and then everything gets blurry. The crowd turns to a haze and you fall to the ground. You're the next victim of an accidental sports eye injury and may lose your career; you may even lose your sight. Imagine waking up but your whole world is fuzzy; the annoying spot
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Default Air Force Logo Laboratory directorate recognizes people
A researcher who was presented an Air Medal and a Joint Service Commendation Medal was the first of 24 people at the Air Force Research Laboratory's Directed Energy Directorate here who were recognized at a ceremony on Feb. 22. Lt. Col. Dennis Montera was presented the 1st Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal and the Joint Service Commendation Medal
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Default Air Force Logo Biggest loser participants prepare to win big
You win some, you lose some, but everyone that is competing in the Biggest Loser program here will be a winner, whether they take home the grand prizes or not. Organized by the 377th Services Squadron, the Biggest Loser program has been underway since January and will run through the end of March. Contestants have been taking part in competitions,
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Default Air Force Logo Stockpile, March 2
Learn To Fly The Kirtland Flight Training Center offers ground and flight instruction programs for private, commercial and instrument ratings. The aero club is open to everyone military and civilian. Call 846-1072. Ground School The Kirtland Flight Center will have a private pilot ground school this month. Private and instrumental/commercial,
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Default Air Force Logo Sports, March 2
Softball Team Season plans include downtown league, tournaments and Military Worlds in Panama City, Fla. If interested in trying out, call Staff Sgt. Brent Simpson at 846-6829 or e-mail him at brent.simpson@kirtland.af.mil. Family Golf Program Every Saturday at the Tijeras Arroyo Golf Course at 2 p.m. For more information visit:
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Chap. (Brig. Gen.) Cecil Richardson, Air Force deputy chief of chaplains, speaks at Team Kirtland?s National Prayer Breakfast Feb. 15 at the Mountain View Club. The National Prayer Breakfast is a long-standing American tradition where government officials and leaders meet for prayer and to discuss national issues. (U.S. Air Force photo by Dennis Carlson) Base holds Prayer breakfast
Chap. (Brig. Gen.) Cecil Richardson spoke here Feb. 15 at Team Kirtland's National Prayer Breakfast. Chaplain Richardson is the Air Force deputy chief of chaplains. Approximately 325 members of the base community gathered at the Mountain View Club to come together in prayer and hear Chaplain Richardson speak. The National Prayer Breakfast is a
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Kyrgyzstan military officials tour the inside of a 58th Special Operations Wing CV-22 Osprey here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Berenger) Military members from former Soviet countries visit base
Foreign military members from Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan visited here Feb. 13-14. The officials spent time at touring everything from the 58th Special Operations Wing and U.S. Air Force Pararescue School to the Base Exchange. They toured the CV-22 Osprey at the 58th SOW and were given emergency medical demonstrations at the Pararescue School.
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Gen. Bruce Carlson, Air Force Materiel Command commander makes a point discusses the command's contributions in Southwest Asia.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Todd Berenger) General Carlson reports on AFMC's contributions in Southwest Asia
In the thick of rocket propelled grenades, mortars and small-arms fire in a battle, the last thing on a combat controller's mind would be thanking Air Force Materiel Command for the weapons the controller is about to employ. Using better intelligence offered by AFMC's advancements, the controller can be sure that the position he's about to relay
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