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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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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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Cyber security: Our present, our future

Posted October 9, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Heather Davs

Cyber technologies and the Internet are an integral part of everyone’s lives these days, whether at work, at home, on the go, for fun, to keep us healthy, manage our finances and even to save our lives. Most of our day-to-day routines rely heavily upon technology and cyber connectivity because of the ease they provide….

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Air Force makes strides in combating sexual assault

Posted January 8, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Eight-hundred fewer Active-Duty Airmen experienced some form of unwanted sexual contact in fiscal year 2014 than in fiscal 2012, and 500 more Airmen reported the crime over the same period. This data was part of a report provided to the President, Dec. 2, that summarizes the progress the Department of Defense and…

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Independent survey shows decline in military sexual assaults

Posted May 7, 2015 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – An independent survey confirms the prevalence of sexual assault in the military has dropped, Defense Department officials said today. Statistics in the 2014 RAND Military Workplace Study show the percentage of active duty women who experienced unwanted sexual contact over the past year declined from 6.1 percent in 2012 to an estimated 4.3…

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