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Former MTI’s road to recovery transformed tragedy into inspiration

Posted November 26, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Zachary Vucic

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — In the pitch blackness and pre-dawn stillness, his booming voice alone was enough to send several dozen new trainees into a frenzied scramble from the comfort of their bunks. His scowl was enough to keep those trainees frozen into a formation of stone figures. Tech. Sgt. Matthew Zien was…

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New nutrition: MCAHC tips on health

Posted March 20, 2014 by Senior Airman Austin Harvill

FORT EUSTIS, Va.  — In the Department of Defense Total Force Fitness diagram, nutrition represents one of the eight main concepts of fitness. National Nutrition Month takes place during March, and Service members looking to improve their nutritional fitness have options to change their habits in healthy, easy-to-manage ways, said Mary Rewinski, McDonald Army Health Center dietician….

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Heat illness a summer threat to the uninitiated

Posted June 26, 2014 by Senior Airman Jason Colbert

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — For Airmen living in Arizona, being told that “the summer is hot here” is akin to being told “the water is wet.” It’s a no-brainer. But ask these same Airmen what injuries can come from the summer heat and many of them may shrug or give the “deer in…

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AF ensures command visibility on sex-related offenses

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WASHINGTON, (AFNS) — Air Force officials announced a new policy requiring the inclusion and command review of information on sex-related offenses in personnel service records Sept. 30. The change was directed in the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, requiring the services to document this information in service member personnel records. “Sexual harassment and…

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Officials encourage precaution with flu symptoms prevalent

Posted January 8, 2015 by Air Force Medical Service

Flu season is in full swing and health care professionals have seen an uptick in the number of patients reporting with flu-like symptoms. There are steps that can be taken to protect you and your family. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that normally influenza activity is at its peak during the months…

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Love thy feet

Posted May 7, 2015 by Senior Airman Marcy Copeland 

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, AZ — The human foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments that make up the load-bearing structure at the base of a human leg. At one time, humans walked with their bare feet across the terrain, toughening the soles of their feet to become like hides…

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Bite down on summer tooth health

Posted August 19, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Ashley Stallworth

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Arizona — As you may know, during the summer it can be extremely hot.  We want to stay cool and keep hydrated; however, sometimes we can harm our teeth in the process. For example, chewing on ice or consuming sugary sports drinks can cause tooth damage. The American Dental Association recommends the following…

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D-M offers swim lessons

Posted June 21, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Camilla Griffin

The American Red Cross offers swimming lessons for children at the outdoor recreation pool for the summer months of 2012. Before attending a swim lesson, parents are encouraged to attend an aquatics orientation and swim lessons informational meeting. The orientation will help parents get the answers to their questions about registration as well as general…

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Fire Prevention Week at Davis-Monthan

Posted October 4, 2012 by

Your home should be a safe haven. But do you regularly check for home fire hazards? The 2012 Fire Prevention Week campaign runs from October 7-13.

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Keep fitness resolution with “Commit to be Fit”

Posted February 14, 2013 by Senior Airman Michael Washburn

February marked the start of the Commit to be Fit incentive program here at the Benko Fitness Center. The cardio centered program is based on points and the goal is to get the required number of points for the months of February, March and April. The individual gets these points by performing exercises like swimming,…

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