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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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Pet safety

Posted July 20, 2018 by

Tips on how to beat the heat, but make sure you're taking care of your furry friends too!

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56th SF Receives Krav Maga Training

Posted July 16, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron practice a variety of self-defense maneuvers at the Tactical Integrated Training and Nutrition Arena July 12, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Krav Maga teaches students how to counter violent attacks and escape life threatening situations. Upon completion…

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Prevent heat stress, be alert to signs

Posted July 6, 2018 by by BEN BRUCE

Whether at work or play, people all over the world find themselves exposed to a wide variety of harsh climates. One of these climates is extreme heat. Prior to engaging in work or recreational activities that may expose a person to extreme heat, there are a few things of which people should be aware. One…

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