Health & Safety

Cybersecurity: Are you safe?

Posted October 22, 2015 by by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month when Airmen need to refresh themselves on safety tips for keeping personal and work information safe. “Cybersecurity Awareness Month is about getting the word out to Airmen reminding them to be aware of what they are putting out there,” said Staff Sgt. Kevin Scheel, 56th Communications Squadron cybersecurity technician. “Airmen…

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Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. John Bainter
Health & Safety

Cooler weather, holidays bring fire hazards

Posted November 25, 2015 by

The high cost of home heating fuels has caused Americans to search for alternate sources of home heating. The use of wood burning stoves is growing, space heaters are selling rapidly and fireplaces are burning wood and manmade logs. These methods of heating may be acceptable; however, they are a major contributing factor in residential fires. The…

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DOD launches MilitaryChildCare.com at Luke

Posted October 2, 2015 by Courtesy of 56th Force Support Squadron

Website provides families a single online gateway to military child care Families at Luke Air Force Base will have access to a new Defense Department website Nov. 16 designed to simplify and improve the child-care-request-for-care process. MilitaryChildCare.com provides a single online gateway for families to access military-operated or military-subsidized child care options worldwide across all…

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Red, green can bring on ‘blue’ feelings

Posted December 17, 2015 by Courtesy of 56th Medical Group

The holiday season is here, and often, there is no better time to spend with relatives and carry on family traditions than this time of year. In the United States, Thanksgiving and Christmas are known to be the two most celebrated and happiest days of the year due the social festivities, gift exchanges and gatherings…

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MDSS delivers diagnostics

Posted October 29, 2015 by Photos by Airman 1st Class Cory Gossett

Specimens are ready to be spun inside a Beckman Coulter Allegra X-30 Centrifuge. Photos by Airman 1st Class Cory Gossett Airman 1st Class Samuel Lockard, 56th Medical Support Squadron laboratory technician, puts blood vials into the Beckman Coulter Allegra X-30 Centrifuge Oct. 19 at Luke Air Force Base. The Beckman Coulter Allegra X-30 Centrifuge spins…

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2016 FEHB open season effective through Dec. 14

Posted November 25, 2015 by by Janis El Shabazz

The 2016 Open Season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program runs through Dec. 14. During open season employees and retirees will have the chance to review their current plans and make any changes they desire. For the first time,…

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Outfitting F-35 pilots requires perfection

Posted October 9, 2015 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Anyone who has been fitted for a suit, a tux or even a set of golf clubs knows the difference a fitting can make. It’s no different for warfighters. As technology gets more sophisticated it’s essential that F-35 Lightning ll pilots be properly fitted for their gear. The pilot-fit facility opened on Luke Air Force…

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Around Luke – Lethal business …

Posted January 14, 2016 by Photo by Airman Pedro Mota

Airman Pedro Mota Airman 1st Class Shawn Thielmann, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron individual protective equipment and mobility journeyman, tests a gas mask for leaks Jan. 5 at Luke Air Force Base. Testing the gas mask ensures Airmen and civilians are protected from leaks, holes and tears during chemical and biological warfare.

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Airmen, bot refills meds for TRICARE recipients

Posted October 29, 2015 by Story and photos by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

The Arizona Refilling Center is a little known unit located behind the Block House and 56th Medical Group. “At the ARC we handle all beneficiaries’ prescriptions that come to Luke,” said Staff Sgt. Aaron Munoz-Case, 56th Medical Support Squadron ARC acting NCO in charge. “With the changes in TRICARE, our work load has increased along…

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Senior leaders stress safety this holiday season

Posted December 4, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody recently issued a tri-signature letter to all Airmen, asking them to stay safe during the holidays. “Think through every plan and have a backup…

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