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New swim program offers effective way to increase aerobic activity

Posted August 8, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Ariel Tumlinson

A new class being offered to base members here gives people the chance to improve their fitness through a different kind of workout. High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, is an effective way to increase aerobic capacity. The new class uses swimming to help improve fitness dexterity. “It’s a non-impact, no load bearing activity,” said…

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AF holds sexual assault offenders accountable, convictions now online

Posted October 24, 2013 by Col. John J. Allen Jr.

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — You should know that the Air Force publishes sexual assault convictions online. Anyone can review more than 100 sexual assault convictions from across the Air Force, to include viewing them by base. After only few minutes reviewing these cases, you will see many are similar – they involve the…

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Airmen help other Airmen stay fit

Posted February 20, 2014 by Airman 1st Class C. Drzazgowski

The members of the Fitness Assessment Cell detail are responsible to ensure that Airmen here stay fit to fight during their enlistment. The FAC detail team is made up of Airmen who are designated Physical Training Leaders in their work areas. PTLs are responsible for helping fellow Airmen maintain physical fitness standards, by assembling challenging…

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Davis-Monthan holds Social Comprehensive Airman Fitness Day

Posted June 5, 2014 by Air Force Photos by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie, Airman 1st Class Cheyenne Morigeau, Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

Airmen eat pancakes during a Comprehensive Airman Fitness Day here June 2. This quarter’s CAF Day was focused on improving Airmen readiness by solidifying the social pillar of CAF. Desert Lightning Team members depart from Heritage Park during the motorcycle mentorship ride. The social pillar of CAF encourages developing and maintaining trusted, valued friendships that…

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Suicide prevention takes courage, communication, official says

Posted September 5, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Veterans Affairs Department has named September National Suicide Prevention Month, but the Defense Department continues its year-round, comprehensive, multi-pronged approach to address the issue of suicide in the military, a Pentagon official said Aug. 21. Army Lt. Gen. Michael S. Linnington, military deputy to the Under Secretary of Defense for personnel…

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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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Beware of mold

Posted September 6, 2012 by Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight

With the Arizona monsoon season in full swing and humid weather the norm, mold growth can become prevalent in homes and buildings. Mold is a type of fungus that grows on damp surfaces or decaying organic matter. It is found everywhere, both outdoors and inside of buildings and homes. Mold only becomes a concern if…

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Hitting the dusty trail

Posted January 24, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths

Capt. Collin O’Bryant, the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron EC-130 pilot trains and runs ultra-marathons that range from 40 to 55 miles each week.

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Live to ride, ride to live another day

Posted May 30, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Alexander W. Riedel

FORT MEADE, Md. (AFNS) –  Some memories are Kodak moments – the kind you want to recall again and again. Others are more sinister, hanging around unwanted, as a reminder of life’s darker side. One such ominous memory combines one of my greatest joys and my greatest fear into a valuable life lesson. On a beautiful,…

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Power surge: Why energy drinks are too much

Posted September 15, 2013 by Airman 1st Class A. Harvill

FORT EUSTIS, Va., – Service members who rely on stimulant-cocktail energy drinks to keep alert on duty increase their risk for significant, lifelong health issues, say research scientists. According to the Center for Disease Control, about 45 percent of Service members downrange use energy drinks to stay awake. There are other ways to stay alert without reliance…

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