Health & Safety

January 17, 2014

Street Beat

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Jan. 1 through 10:

Nonemergency responses

Jan. 3: Security forces responded to a wants and warrants hit for a failure to appear at Lightning Gate. The individual was denied entry due to Lansing Sheriff’s Office in Kansas was unable to extradite.

Jan. 3: Security forces responded to a noise complaint located at Kiowa Court in Ocotillo Housing. The individual was briefed on base quiet hours and the first sergeant was notified.

Jan. 4: An active-duty member was arrested for assault by Avondale police and transported to the Avondale jail.

Jan. 4: An active-duty member was arrested for violation of a court order/domestic violence in Glendale. The individual kicked in a front door and initiated a verbal altercation with a former friend.

Alarm activations

Security forces responded to four alarm activations on base.

Tip of the week

When witnessing a crime or suspicious behavior, call security forces at 623-856-5970 or the office of special investigations at 623-856-6821. Identity is kept confidential.




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PTs human body ‘maintainers’

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Staff Sgt. Kellie Kasischke, 56th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy NCO in charge, teaches Courtney Barns, 11, daughter of Maj. David Barns, 56th Fighter Wing chaplain, how to properly use crut...
 
 

‘Hey, are you OK?’

September is Suicide Prevention Month in the Air Force, and focuses on encouraging Airmen to get to know their wingmen and to have the courage to ask someone, “Hey are you OK?” Sometimes, all it takes to avoid the tragedy of someone committing suicide is to ask the person, “Are you all right.” To someone...
 
 

Signs of suicidal thoughts

Always talking or thinking about death Clinical depression — deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating Having a “death wish” by tempting fate via taking risks that could lead to death such as driving fast or running red lights Losing interest in the things one used to care about Making comments about being...
 

 

Core elements work together

The Air Force has built a suicide prevention program based on 11 overlapping core elements that stress community involvement and leadership in the prevention of suicides in the military: Leadership involvement — Air Force leaders actively support the entire spectrum of suicide prevention initiatives in the community. Addressing suicide prevention through professional military education —...
 
 

Street Beat

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Sept. 2 through 7: Tickets Security forces issues citations for 14 moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Sept. 2: Security forces and firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle accident at Lightning Gate. The individual sustained minor injuries. Nonemergency responses Sept. 4: Security forces responded to a report o...
 
 

Keep sports safe

Playing sports is fun and it helps people keep in shape and relieve stress. However, if one is not careful, playing sports can result in injuries that keep Airmen on the sideline and out of work. “The main cause of sports-related injuries is over aggressive play and people going beyond their comfort level and limits,”...
 




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