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  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month; A Call to Action

    Statistically, however, you are likely to interact with someone who has been impacted by domestic violence at some point in their lives. It’s important in your role as individuals, loved ones, partners, leaders, and wingmen that you know how to handle these situations appropriately. In fact, you

  • Hoka Hey

    This is Native American Month, and one of the most important figures in Native American history was Chief Crazy Horse. Crazy Horse (Tashunkewitko) was recognized among his own people as a visionary leader committed to preserving the traditions and values of the Lakota way of life. Part of that way

  • Protect your eyes from the sun’s UV rays

    Summer is here and the importance of ultraviolet (UV) protection, especially for our eyes, cannot be overstated. UV-A penetrates easily through the skin. Although it is not as strong as UV-B, it is more prevalent and poses more of a risk to the inner layers of the skin and eyes. UV-B affects the

  • MacDill occupational health works to maintain hearing conservation

    The occupational health section of public health monitors active duty and civilian employees on the hearing conservation program by conducting audiograms annually. We also perform Army, Marine and Navy hearing tests for their annual requirement for duty. In addition, we also accomplish

  • Optometry clinic ensures vision readiness

    While individual operational readiness has achieved the status as a top priority for the Defense Health Agency and the Department of Defense, one very critical aspect of that readiness sometimes is forgotten: vision readiness. Maintaining vision readiness through a routine eye exam is vital, since

  • Sexual assault support services available during essential manning

    MacDill AFB may be affected by the current COVID-19 pandemic, but sexual assault support services are just a phone call away.Victims of sexual offenses can call the 24/7 Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Hotline, (813) 828-7272, to speak to a member of the SAPR staff, to make a report of

  • Importance of vaccinating children

    The debate of whether to vaccinate a child can be overwhelming, especially for a first time parent. However, it is essential to know that vaccinating not only protects children from deadly diseases, but it also eliminates the spread of diseases from one child to another child.

  • Resiliency during COVID-19

    The novel coronavirus is creating stress and disruption in many lives through worries about health, changes in work, guidance for social distancing and lack of childcare. These stressors have the possibility to wreak havoc on one’s mental health. Luckily, there are many healthy ways to successfully

  • Gaining character through uncertainty

    There I stood, 22 years ago, staring in awe of a sight and sound I had never heard before. It was the loudest, yet most glorious sound my young ears had ever heard. The sound of an F-16 Fighting Falcon screaming by at an air show in Stuart, Florida.