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Members of the 55th Security Forces Squadron, draw cards to determine how many push-ups or air squats the whole office does together at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Dec. 23, 2016. This strategy is used to promote a culture of fitness in Airmen’s daily lives through participation in brief exercises throughout the duty day. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada) Airmen improve PFA scores, promote culture of fitness
A heavy emphasis has been placed on health factors affecting Service member’s ability to pass the PFA. The nation as a whole has allocated more research and funding than ever before to target obesity and sedentary lifestyles. Recent data shows approximately eight percent of military members currently meet criteria for being clinically overweight. This is a rise from 2001, with only 1.6 percent of members identified as obese. The Tobacco, Obesity and Alcohol study estimated that obesity and illnesses related to being overweight accounted for more than $1.1 billion spent on medical care for Tricare Prime beneficiaries.
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Default Air Force Logo New Urgent Care Pilot Program for Prime Beneficiaries
To increase access to care, the Department of Defense launched an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries.
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2016
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