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Default Air Force Logo Thanksgiving food preparation and safety tips
Gobble, gobble, it’s turkey time. Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, which usually means a lot of last minute shopping and cooking for holiday meals. However, few people stop to think about the possible illnesses that can occur. Improper storing, cooking, and serving of a turkey dinner can lead to the growth of harmful bacteria, which can cause food-borne illnesses. The two common causes of these illnesses are eating foods that are not thoroughly cooked and improper refrigeration. Cooking foods to proper temperatures and refrigerating leftovers in a timely manner will help stop the growth of disease-causing bacteria, which can lead to possible food poisoning.
0 11/14
2016
Default Air Force Logo Flu vaccines available
It’s that time of year again; time to receive your influenza vaccine. The 4th Medical Group clinic has received all stocks of flu vaccine for active duty members. The flu vaccine is only available as a shot this year. Medical research has found FluMist to be ineffective. Air Combat Command’s goal for this year is for 90 percent of all active duty members to be vaccinated by Dec. 19 (this includes Geographically Separated Units and student populations). Clinic officials urge commanders to release members throughout the day to receive their flu vaccines to help Seymour Johnson AFB reach our goal.
0 11/14
2016
Airman Shawna Keyes (left), 4th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, takes a photo with Leta Matte, Oct. 9, 2016, in Matthews, North Carolina. Matte has been undergoing chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer for the past two months. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Shawna L. Keyes) My home away from home
Cancer. The word reaches your ears and your heart stops. Your blood chills and your breath catches. Cancer is never a word you want to hear, say, or wish upon anyone. But hear it, I did.
0 10/28
2016
Fire Prevention Week Testing smoke alarms
If I asked our home owners both on and off base the last time they tested their smoke alarms, my guess is that many would not remember or have never done so at all. If smoke alarms aren't tested regularly, not knowing if they work or not could be potentially fatal.
0 10/18
2016
Linda Roose (left) and Josh Roose, family members of Master Sgt. Brittany Jones, 4th Fighter Wing public affairs NCO-in-charge of command information, are photographed at Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio in May 2005. Josh was shot in the head and nearly died from the incident. (Courtesy photo) Why I give
I was sitting in a daze in a cold and uninviting waiting area outside an emergency operating room about one month before my high school graduation in 2005. I listened to the robotic beeps of medical machinery when I realized my life was about to change forever. Earlier that night, I was sitting on the couch watching TV when I heard panicked pounding on the front door. When I answered the knocks, a policeman stood on our front porch drenched head-to-toe from the rain. I'll never forget the look of fear in his eyes when he told me to get my mom and follow him quickly.
0 9/23
2016
4th Fighter Wing commander as of 30 June 2016. The need for courage
Over the last few years, the Air Force lost two towering heroes, Col. George "Bud" Day and Brig. Gen. Robinson "Robbie" Risner. Anyone who reads their autobiographies or their respective Medal of Honor and Air Force Cross citations comes away with a simple conclusion. These men were Airmen who personified the Air Force values of Integrity first,
0 7/01
2016
4th Fighter Wing commander as of 30 June 2016. Leading with courage
Twelve Seconds! The time from liftoff to touchdown of the first sustained, powered flight – with Orville at the controls and Wilbur running along side - at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina on the Outer Banks. Two brothers who were willing to lead with courage 112 years ago! We stand here today because of them – we stand on their shoulders.Ladies and
0 6/30
2016
Default Air Force Logo You have the right to remain silent
Hollywood has popularized the phrase “You have the right to remain silent,” but where does this phrase come from and what does it actually mean?Law Day, designated as May 1, is a national day to celebrate the law and its contributions to the freedoms Americans enjoy.  Lawyers throughout the country plan Law Day events and programs according to a
0 6/22
2016
Senior Airman Amanda Vasquez-Lloret, a 4th Aerospace Medicine Squadron bioenvironmental engineering specialist, checks readings on a Web Bulb Globe Temperature heat stress monitor, June 17, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The 4th AMDS bioenvironmental engineering flight monitors humidity, air temperature and radiant heat effects to determine heat stress risk flag categories and work/rest cycles. (Courtesy Photo) Don’t be a victim: Prevent heat stress
U.S. Marine Cpl. Alexis Aaron Alcaraz, fell out of a unit hump at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Officials concluded that he died of heat stroke during a six-mile hike last summer. The question that arose; is whether this incident could have been prevented with adequate heat stress awareness training?  Air Force personnel perform unique functions
0 6/21
2016
Default Air Force Logo Be alert: Avoid IRS scams
The 4th Fighter Wing legal office wants to ensure Team Seymour members are aware of common Internal Revenue Service scams. Below, please find information from irs.gov regarding the most common types of scams and ways you can protect yourself. If you have any questions, or feel you may have been a victim of such a scam, please contact one of the
0 5/18
2016
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