Health & Safety

June 29, 2012

On the ball…

Airman 1st Class Devante Williams

Airman 1st Class Mark Gilden, 56th Civil Engineering Squadron structures, performs leg stretches June 13 using a medicine ball during physical therapy at the 56th Medical Group Clinic.

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Airfield management gets call when in-flight, ground emergencies occur

Senior Airman Kory Hitchens, 56th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Management Operations shift lead, picks up the primary crash phone July 25 at the Luke Air Force Base operations building. The phone rings whenever there is...

Mouth guard may save pearly whites

The Tooth Fairy loves to visit at night and leave money in exchange for teeth that have fallen out, right? But, you wouldn’t want her to visit uninvited just because that hockey stick blind-sided you in the face at yesterday’s game. Now you’re two teeth shy of a perfect grill (smile) because you chose not...

Keep safety in mind when vacationing

  Think ahead If you’re planning a vacation in a warm climate, be sure to pack sunscreen, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing, sun hats, sunglasses and a cooler with water.   Secure home Before leaving ✓ Unplug electrical appliances (except refrigerator) ✓ Turn off gas pilots and water faucets ✓ Lock all windows and doors ✓ Ar...

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Vehicle GPS units: What everyone needs to know

Courtesy photo This GPS unit was left in the bracket attached to the windshield in the sun. The battery overheated and exploded. Experts advise not to leave GPS or other electronic devices in the sun to avoid this outcome. We l...

Luke experts train local firefighters on suicide prevention

Sharon Kozak, 56th Medical Operations Squadron family advocacy outreach manager, and Senior Airman Brett Chapman, 56th MDOS mental health technician, brief firefighters on suicide prevention Monday at the Glendale Training Cent...

Drinking water report released

The Luke Air Force Base 2011 annual Consumer Confidence Report on drinking water quality was released July 9 by the 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight. The Environmental Protection Agency requires this report be available to the consuming public. The consumer confidence report describes the presence of contaminants that may be in the drinking...


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