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Changing Air Force healthcare through innovation

Posted July 9, 2016 by J.D. Levite

FALLS CHURCH, Va.– Innovation is a buzzword often associated with new technology platforms or successful sports teams, but in reality innovation can apply anywhere someone comes up with a new idea or way of doing something. When it comes to health innovation and research, it’s all about finding new solutions to improve healthcare throughout the…

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TBIs result from jolt, strike to head

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. SCOTT LYLES

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Most people associate traumatic brain injuries with military combat operations or football injuries. In reality, any jolt or strike to the head that may cause the brain to shake violently can result in a TBI. Events resulting in a TBI can include a bicycle incident, a slip and fall…

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EOD Airmen provide combat support anytime, anywhere

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — “Our primary mission at Luke is to support the pilot training mission,” said Senior Airman Kyle Lyon, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Squadron team member. “Whether it is a hung gun or a hung flair, we take care of it.” In addition to supporting the flightline, EOD Airmen…

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PTSD awareness leads to positive treatment

Posted June 30, 2016 by by J.D. LEVITE

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers, treatments are getting better all the time. Maj. Joel Foster, Chief of Air Force Deployment Mental Health, said treating PTSD has improved dramatically in the last 20 years….

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Base makes strides toward awareness

Posted June 2, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

Building awareness of the impact that sexual assault has on victims, survivors and their families is an important issue for the U.S. Air Force and Luke AFB community. This year’s Defense Department theme was, “Know Your Part! Do Your Part!” In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month a Walk a Mile in Their Shoes contest…

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T-Plus patients benefit from civilian network

Posted June 2, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th Medical Support Squadron

The 56th Medical Group strives to provide all beneficiaries with the absolute best care, and their health is our number one priority. Due to continued provider manpower constraints, the 56th MDG has had to make necessary enrollment adjustments. In order to continue to meet patient needs and expectations accessing primary care services a review was…

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One foot in front of the other

Posted June 2, 2016 by by Maj. ELIZABETH MAGNUSSON

Being one of the Air Force’s new cadre of F-35 Lightning II instructor pilots and pulling multiple G-forces daily puts a toll on one’s body, however, that’s nothing compared to running a 100-mile race through rugged terrain. Maj. Peter Cossette, 944th Fighter Wing F-35 instructor pi¬lot, ran the Zion 100 Mile Ultra Marathon along the…

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Satellite pharmacy lobby closes for facelift

Posted May 5, 2016 by by Maj. SHANE MARTIN

The Luke Air Force Base Satellite Pharmacy will undergo renovations June through September requiring the pharmacy lobby to close during the construction. The drive-thru will be open for prescription pick up only. During this time, the pharmacy, located in Bldg. 1514, west of the Luke Air Force Base Exchange parking structure, the 56th Medical Group…

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Green Dot: Take small steps to prevent violence

Posted May 5, 2016 by 56th Medical Operations Squadron

Luke Air Force Base will begin Phase II of Green Dot’s strategy to prevent interpersonal violence starting this month. “Green Dot is a civilian initiative the Air Force is adopting with a tiered approach to outreach and prevention,” said Maj. Daphne Brewton, 56th Medical Operations Squadron ADAPT program manager and Luke Air Force Base Green…

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AF family shares experience with child’s autism

Posted May 5, 2016 by by PRERANA KORPE

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Four-year-old Dawson Stock loves music and instruments; his mother says he is obsessed with the violin. He knows the alphabet forward and backward and is ready to read. Dawson is teaching himself the sign-language alphabet. He knows his numbers and how to add. Dawson is a high-functioning child. This was not…

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