Health & Safety

Air Force to test water near Luke AFB after contamination found on base

Posted April 15, 2019 by AP

PHOENIX — The U.S. Air Force plans to test water in the Phoenix area after finding contamination in a nearby base’s surface and groundwater. The Air Force started requesting permission April 10 to test about 45 wells within a mile surrounding Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, the Arizona Republic reported. A 2017 site inspection…

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New Group Lifestyle Balance program gets Airmen back on track

Posted April 1, 2019 by Senior Airman Monet Villacorte

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Monet Villacorte Airman Nicole Kozuboski and Airman 1st Class Jenaci Ramirez, 56th Medical Support Squadron Lab Technicians, practice blood-drawing procedures, March 26, 2019, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The GLB program partnered with the lab to assist with participant health assessments. This includes analyzing blood-work to examine potential…

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Five new Critical Care, Emergency Trauma nurses ready to provide care

Posted January 21, 2019 by Airman 1st Class Aspen Reid and Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Critical Care and Emergency Trauma Nursing Fellowship Class 18A graduates stand with Lt. Col. John Beshai, 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron flight surgeon and guest speaker, after their graduation ceremony at Honor Health Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn Medical Center in Scottsdale, Ariz., Jan. 17, 2019. The nurses were…

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Open season approaches

Posted November 2, 2018 by Courtesy of Weyland Zeller,

The TRICARE open enrollment season is Nov. 12 through Dec. 10. TRICARE Open Season is an annual period when TRICARE beneficiaries can enroll in, change, or dis-enroll from a health plan. Each year, open season runs from the Monday of the second full week in November through the Monday of the second full week in…

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Know signs of abuse in relationships

Posted October 5, 2018 by by LIEU HUYNH

October is Halloween season, when many of us are gearing up for trips to haunted houses, costume parties, and taking the kids trick or treating. Did you know October is also Domestic Violence Awareness Month? It seems, despite the popularity of horror films, the real-life horror of domestic violence is one that many people can’t…

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Take your best shot to avoid getting flu

Posted October 4, 2018 by Courtesy of 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

As the influenza season quickly approaches, it’s important those in the Luke Air Force Base community stay informed and readily prepared to protect their loved ones and themselves. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the flu virus. Symptoms include fever, cough, aches, sore throat, stuffy…

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Preparing for flu season; vaccine drive planned for Oct 15

Posted September 17, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Staff Sgt. Gisele Adanlete-Engram, 56th Medical Group aerospace medical technician, administers a shot to Staff Sgt. Daniel Durbin, 56th MDG Immunizations backup technician, Sept. 13, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The 56th MDG is hosting a flu drive October 15th at the Bryant Fitness…

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Are you mission ready? Check your IMR status!

Posted September 6, 2018 by Courtesy of 56th AMDS Public Health

Each year, military members are required to complete specific medical requirements for their individual medical readiness. Completing these requirements ensures the member is worldwide qualified, medically fit to deploy and effectively completing the mission. IMR is one of the key components to medical readiness and each member is responsible for maintaining an up-to-date record at…

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September Blood Drive

Posted September 6, 2018 by

Squadron Time Date Location 63rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 5 Equipment Maintenance Squadron parking lot, Bldg. 859 56th EMS Noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 6 EMS parking lot, Bldg. 859 56th Medical Group 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 6 East hospital parking lot 56th Civil Engineer Squadron 10 a.m….

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Military members at higher risk of being affected by TBI

Posted September 6, 2018 by by Airman 1st Class LONTESHA ELLIS

Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month is a time to educate individuals on the importance of prevention and treatment of these types of injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year 153 people in the United States die from injuries that include TBI. Military service members are deployed to areas where they…

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