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Safety begins with asking ‘What could go wrong?’

Posted December 12, 2014 by Lt. Col. MICHAEL COWAN

I’m sure most of us have been told to “be safe” at some point either by a commander, supervisor or even a co-worker. This holiday season will probably not be any different. Someone will use this simple phrase in the next few weeks, and it will feel like a cliché to you, but what does…

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Taking care of Airmen: How Air Force mental health services helped an academy leader

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U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Chief Master Sgt. Max Grindstaff, the academy’s command chief, said taking advantage of Air Force mental health support services helps him cope today with the deaths of nine Americans he served with in Kabul, Afghanistan. “I sought counseling because I needed it,” the chief said. “If I feel like…

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Street Beat

Posted December 12, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Poirier,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Dec. 1 through 7: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 11 moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Vehicle accidents Security forces responded to two minor vehicle accidents. Nonemergency responses Dec. 1: A child was left at school when it was not communicated from the step mother…

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Stay fit through season of celebrations

Posted December 5, 2014 by Staff Sgt. NESTOR CRUZ

Tis the season for family get-togethers, office holiday parties and cookie drives. What do these events have in common? Food … lots of food. As people load their plates with cakes and pies, getting a good workout drops on the priority list. Why do people fall into this annual holiday trap? Aaron Anderson, 56th Medical…

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Keep holiday sweet tooth in check

Posted December 5, 2014 by Staff Sgt. REBECCA ESCAJEDA

Assorted sweets are a big attraction on display in stores and are advertised in television commercials. Despite the effort to escape purchasing them and knowing they’re not healthy, people still tend to crave, buy and gobble them up.

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Posted December 5, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Poirier

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 24 through Dec. 1: Tickets Security forces issued citations for two moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Vehicle accidents Security forces responded to one minor accident. Nonemergency responses Nov. 28: Security forces responded to a report of shoplifting at Bldg. 1540. An individual was detained for…

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CAF: Physical domain helps get Tbolts through holidays

Posted November 21, 2014 by SUNNY HAYES

The holidays are usually associated with parties, family gatherings, buying gifts, over indulgences in our favorite foods and stress. One way to enjoy the holidays and improve personal resilience is by strengthening the physical domain of Comprehensive Airman Fitness.

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944th FW dietitian competes, walks talk

Posted November 21, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

Living healthier by eating right and working out regularly is ideally most peoples’ blueprint for looking good and feeling confident.

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Street Beat

Posted November 21, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Poirier

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 10 through 16: Tickets Security forces responded to 10 moving violations and three nonmoving violations. Vehicle accidents: Security forces responded to two minor accidents. Emergency responses Nov. 11: Security forces was informed a 56th SFS military working dog collapsed while walking in a Veterans Day…

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Street Beat

Posted November 7, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Poirier

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 27 through Nov. 3: Tickets Security forces issued citations for seven moving violations and five nonmoving violations. Traffic-related responses Security forces responded to two minor accidents and one major accident. Nonemergency responses Oct. 30: Security forces was informed of a possible assault in base housing….

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