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What’s going into your tank?

Posted June 7, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Are you putting regular or premium foods in your tank? What you put in your stomach may affect not only your energy levels but your overall health. Similar to how a car’s performance is affected by the type of gas put in it, the human body’s performance can either…

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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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Stay hydrated, stay healthy

Posted June 1, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn

Do you have dry skin, headaches, dry mouth and fatigue? If so, congratulations, you may be dehydrated. As the weather in Tucson is hitting the triple digits, it’s becoming more imperative to drink water...

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Colonel encourages ‘caged’ drivers to watch out for bikers

Posted June 1, 2012 by Lisa Daniel

WASHINGTON — Col. Dana Morel knows the dangers of motorcycle riding as well as anyone. A biker herself, Morel was a lieutenant at Mather Air Force Base, Calif., in 1986 when a young airman she knew with the base honor guard took off…

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‘Pink slime’ products to be permanently removed from commissary shelves

Posted May 24, 2012 by Brandice J. O’Brien

In recent weeks, “pink slime” oozed from the headlines. While commissary officials assure customers that the lean finely textured beef antibacterial process has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration for decades, the officials made the decision recently to phase out these products in response to customer concerns….

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D-M celebrates Nurse Appreciation Week

Posted May 17, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn

The 355th Medical Group on D-M is celebrated National Nurse Appreciation Week from May 6-12. There were a number of events for the nurses and technicians to enjoy, most notably a luncheon May 9 with special guest speakers Capt. Merilys Brown and Col. Donna Cousino. Brown was a flight nurse during World War II and…

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May is mental health month

Posted May 17, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

May is National Mental Health Month and D-M’s Mental Health Clinic has a variety of programs to ensure that Airmen and their families know the proper ways to deal with pressures in any situation. National Mental Health Month is a nation-wide movement to educate communities on mental health issues and the appropriate avenues of assistance….

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Driving drunk incurs a hefty price – literally

Posted May 17, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Kenneth W. Norman

ALTUS AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- It’s 2:15 a.m. and the bar just closed. An Airman and his wingmen stumble out to their vehicle. The designated driver tells the group he had a few beers, but he doesn’t feel drunk. They all pile into the vehicle and begin driving toward the base. As the driver messes with the radio, he misses a stop sign.

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Motorcycle safety makes new riders confident

Posted May 17, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Camilla Griffin

In 2011, 15 Air Force members were involved in fatal motorcycle accidents. This year, D-M continues to take steps to help prevent incidents like this by providing the Motor Cycle Safety Basic Rider Course held here May 7-8. In the course, they learn the basics…

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Fight the Bite

Posted May 10, 2012 by 355th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

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. So far, there is still no human vaccine for the WNV infection, and treatment…

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