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U.S. Air Force Col. Marco Galvez, left, chief endodontist of the 55th Dental Squadron, and U.S. Army Capt. Brian Adams, right, branch chief of Offutt's veterinarian services, perform a root canal on Dasty, a military working dog from the 55th Security Forces Squadron March 7, 2017 at  the Offutt Air Force Base Veterinary Treatment Facility. (Courtesy photo) Offutt dentist helps furry patient get back to work
Dasty, an Offutt military working dog, was brought in to the base Veterinary Treatment Facility by his handler last month for a routine dental cleaning when a fractured tooth was discovered. Through a pre-established agreement, a dentist from the 55th Dental Squadron and his assistant were called to assist with a root canal procedure.
0 4/19
2017
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.
0 1/06
2017
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