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Tobacco use harms military readiness, official says

Posted September 5, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Because tobacco use is harmful to military readiness, the Defense Department has an added responsibility to curb its use, the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs said today, noting that service members are more likely to use tobacco products than civilians. Tobacco use can lead to excess oral cavity disease and…

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Resiliency in numbers

Posted December 4, 2014 by Dianne Moffett

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Most Airmen have probably heard the expression “there’s strength in numbers.” Most Airmen have also probably heard of Comprehensive Airmen Fitness. When it comes to building resiliency, the two are not unrelated. The four domains of comprehensive fitness are mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness, which enhance resilience…

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Annual 101 Critical Days of Summer Campaign

Posted June 1, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Camilla A. Griffin

This year, the 355th Fighter Wing Safety Office is throwing together the annual 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign at the Mirage Club on May 24 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. The 101 Critical days of summer officially started May 25 and ends Sept. 4. “Our goal for this campaign is to reduce or…

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West Nile Virus prevention

Posted August 29, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — In the peak of summer dealing with itchy mosquito bites can be irritating, but getting bit by a mosquito with West Nile Virus can cause more than temporary irritation. It can be life-threatening. As of Tuesday, Arizona has had seven cases of the disease that involved the nervous system…

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AF to provide dedicated legal counsel to sexual assault victims

Posted January 11, 2013 by Rich Lamance

WASHINGTON (AFNS)  — A new Air Force pilot program designed to provide legal assistance to victims of sexual assault will begin later this month. The Special Victims’ Counsel Program will give sexual assault victims legal assistance and help them navigate the criminal justice system with lawyers trained to handle their unique needs. “It takes a…

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Shifty supplements: dangers of dietary aids

Posted May 24, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Austin Harvill

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — With summer on the horizon, everyone is looking to get that perfect beach body. For many of us, reaching that goal means hitting the gym, eating better and eventually fitting into the bikini or trunks gathering dust in the closet. While those goals to become more physically fit are admirable, service members…

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Blocks to build on: The social pillar

Posted September 15, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

You’ve had a day for the record books. Not even 15 minutes into the work day you receive a verbal counseling from your supervisor, after which you are so preoccupied you realize you’re running late to a dental appointment.

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Thanksgiving safety tips for adults, children, pets

Posted November 26, 2013 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Thanksgiving is a day during which families may come together, enjoy a turkey and other various dishes and talk about all the things they are thankful for. It can also turn into a day of disaster if the proper safety precautions aren’t taken. “On Thanksgiving we get three times more fires…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie)
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Personally training D-M

Posted March 20, 2014 by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie

Are you lacking the motivation to keep yourself fit to fight? Well, the 355th Force Support Squadron has a solution for you; personal trainers. A personal trainer is a fitness professional involved in exercise prescription and instruction. They help motivate clients by setting goals and providing feedback and accountability to clients. D-M personal trainers also…

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New rules for safety during monsoon season

Posted July 3, 2014 by Senior Airman Marcy Copeland

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — June 15 marked the beginning of monsoon season in Arizona with a combination of high winds, moisture and temperatures which result in remarkable but sometimes deadly storms. As summer approaches, Arizona receives its winds from the south or southeast where moisture hitches a ride from the Pacific Ocean and…

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