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May: Asthma Awareness Month – Controlling symptoms important to quality of life

Posted May 15, 2015 by 56th MDG

World Asthma Day was May 5. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, states that Asthma is one of the most common lifelong diseases.

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Street Beat

Posted May 15, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Jalomo,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 4 through 10: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 21 moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related incidents May 8: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a privately owned vehicle and a fixed object at Bldg. 1514. There were…

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TRICARE revises coverage by screening compound drugs

Posted May 15, 2015 by 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

Beginning May 1 Express Scripts, the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, began screening ingredients in compound drug claims to ensure they are safe and effective and covered by TRICARE. This screening process is like the one TRICARE already uses for other prescription drugs, but it will now apply to the ingredients in compound drugs. Compound drugs are…

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What motorcyclists and passenger vehicle drivers should know

Posted May 8, 2015 by

Helmets: Even if you drive in a state that does not require the use of a helmet, it is recommended to wear one. NHTSA estimates that helmets saved the lives of 1,699 motorcyclists in 2012. If all motorcyclists had worn helmets, an additional 781 lives could have been saved. Licensing issues: 24 percent of motorcycle…

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Posted May 8, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Jalomo, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 27 through May 3: Tickets Security forces issued citations for four moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related incidents April 27: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at Bldg. 1124 parking lot. There were no injuries. Nonemergency responses April 30: Security forces…

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Trainee breaks 90 percent, never looks back

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

“Lee, get off my track!” the instructor yelled. The time clock showed that 21 minutes had passed. Everyone in my flight was finished with the mile-and-a-half run except me. I didn’t finish. Before that we had been mock tested on the sit-up and pushup portion of the test. I performed six sit-ups and zero pushups…

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Protect teeth for lifetime of smiles

Posted May 1, 2015 by Airman 1st Class DAVID EVANS

According to a study conducted by the American Dental Association, injuries sustained when a mouth-guard is not worn are almost two times greater than when a mouth-guard is worn. Not wearing a mouth-guard during sports activities increases the risk of dental related injuries. When a person’s teeth sustain injuries, it can be very costly financially…

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Fitness assessment shows strength, speed, shape of things

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Airmen watch as Staff Sgt. Earl Nelson, 56th FSS FAC augmentee, demonstrates proper form while doing a pushup. For the pushup portion of the fitness assessment, Airmen must keep their back straight and bend their elbows at 90 degrees before pushing back up to the starting position, along with other requirements. During a fitness assessment,…

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Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman Brian Lefevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 20 through 26: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 30 moving violations. Traffic-related incidents April 21: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at the Bldg. 1550 parking lot. Security forces relayed while conducting a routine traffic stop, a driver backed into…

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Posted April 24, 2015 by Senior Airman Brian Lefevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 13 through 19: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 16 moving violations. Traffic-related incidents April 15: Security forces responded to a warrant’s hit on a nonmilitary-affiliated civilian near the commissary parking lot for failure to appear on possession of marijuana by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s…

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