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Knowledge, tips help with PT test prep

Posted May 2, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Physical fitness is a priority in the Air Force. While some Airmen dread taking physical fitness tests, there are ways to prepare for it. “One mistake I see from time to time are Airmen who do not prepare ahead of time for their physical fitness test, which can lead to either…

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Heat injuries — No time to get complacent

Posted August 15, 2013 by Staff Sgt. C.J. Hatch

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The high temperatures for Arizona through the month of August continue to stay in the low 100s. But, it’s only halfway through the summer and heat injuries can still happen. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, people who work in hot environments may be at risk for…

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Supplement safety website helps keep Airmen healthy, informed

Posted November 14, 2013 by Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

WASHINGTON  — For peak performance, people should eat healthy and exercise regularly. But in their quest to gain an edge, many resort to dietary supplements. Enter Operation Supplement Safety, or OPSS. This Defense Department educational campaign, accessible at www.hprc-online.org/opss, is targeted at service members and healthcare providers, but is available to anyone looking for useful information…

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Surviving the summer in Arizona

Posted March 7, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau

With summer on the way, there are a few extra precautions that Airmen and their families should take before heading outdoors.  Tech. Sgt. Mathew Anderson, 355th Fighter Wing ground safety noncommissioned officer, and Cindy Davis, the Health and Wellness Center’s community dietician share helpful tips to keep Airmen safe during the Arizona summer. “When school…

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Take on the Marine Challenge

Posted April 3, 2014 by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu

Airmen test their strength and abilities through the ‘Maneuver Under Fire’ drill, here. The ‘Maneuver Under Fire’ Drill is one of three components of the Marine Corps Combat Fitness Test and is designed to measure functional fitness in a combat environment. This course is mandatory for all Marines, however the 355th Force Support Squadron decided…

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Summer heat brings dangers for man’s best friend

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NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — As summer continues to funnel its way into the desert southwest, temperatures continue to soar above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Many people enjoy a day at the pool and barbeques, but others enjoy time with pets. It is important to remember the proper precautions to take in order to keep pets safe…

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An Airman’s story: My mother didn’t fight alone

Posted October 23, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Ceaira Tinsley 

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — His green eyes frantically searched the crowd for his dying mother. During his final pass and review at basic military training (BMT) he saw her in the stands, cheering him on. A year later, she was gone. “I have breast cancer” are probably the last words a new Airman wants to…

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MLK Commemoration Tribute

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(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) David Bellamy, 355th Operations Support Squadron chief of plans, exercises and readiness, serves as guest speaker during the Martin Luther King Commemoration Tribute at Davis-Monthan, Jan. 22. After Bellamy’s speech, attendees watched a documentary based on the remembrance of the life and death of Dr….

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Peer-to-peer service aims to provide counseling support

Posted May 21, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON – Starting this summer, the Defense Department will offer an additional counseling service to help military service members, transitioning troops and family members deal with a host of issues before they become crises. Peer-to-peer support, which will be available through Military OneSource, will offer assistance from counselors who have at least a master’s degree…

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Fight the Bite!

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In recent weeks, more people have been spending time out of the house to enjoy the warm, sunny weather. Unfortunately, the warmth has also brought out the local mosquito population, which may be carrying diseases such as the West Nile Virus (WNV). So far, there is still no human vaccine for the WNV infection, and…

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