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Street Beat

Posted April 25, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Travis Dulworth,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 14 through 21: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 17 moving and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents April 15: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a government-owned vehicle and a privately owned vehicle in the parking lot of Bldg….

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Healthy fuel for back to school

Posted August 1, 2014 by MARCY COPELAND

Graphic illustration by Senior Airman Marcy Copeland At the pinnacle of summer, when children are swimming, sleeping in and catching up on their favorite video game or television program, the idea of staying active and eating healthy isn’t exactly a top priority. With August already upon us, school will soon begin for another year for…

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October: Domestic Violence Prevention Month Any cruelty harmful to family

Posted October 3, 2014 by JIM YANG-HELLEWELL

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” Shakespeare October in the Valley of the Sun is a time for outdoor barbecues and football tailgating parties. But October is also Domestic Violence Prevention Month. Domestic violence is one of those topics not often raised at those barbecues and tailgating parties. Yet,…

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AFSO21 works on reducing ER visits

Posted March 31, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Tricare Regional Office West recently identified Luke as having one of the highest emergency room visit rates in Tricare’s western region. Because of the high number of emergency room visits, which average 800 to 900 a month and cost roughly $500,000 during that time, the Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century set out…

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Asthma: Serious but controllable

Posted June 22, 2012 by by Dr. Christopher Coop and Marian Budnik RN, CCP

Asthma is a serious condition that can surface without warning. But, asthma can be controlled, thus eliminating dangerous symptoms. Asthma causes inflammation or swelling of the airways in the lungs. Often the person with asthma does not feel this inflammation, but the lungs do. Uncontrolled inflammation (swelling) makes airways more sensitive to asthma triggers such…

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Run to get fit, warrior ready: Keep safety in mind

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Senior Airman C.J. HATCH

Running is part of the physical training test and as such, many people on Luke Air Force Base spend much of their PT time running, whether it be on the track or around the base. Running has many health benefits but done incorrectly can cause injuries ranging from blisters to serious life-threatening circumstances. “Proper footwear…

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Risk factors, warning signs predictors of suicide

Posted December 14, 2012 by TRICARE

Before intervention. Before support. Even before treatment … there is prevention. Tragically, 36,000 lives are lost to suicide each year in the U.S. Tens of thousands more attempt suicide. Every day families, friends, coworkers and neighbors lose someone they care about. Intervention, support and treatment can help, but to get to the heart of suicide,…

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Home-schoolers get healthy at expo

Posted February 22, 2013 by Staff Sgt. CJ Hatch

A home-school student jumps before being tagged during a game of “duck, duck, goose” at the 56th Force Support Squadron Health and Wellness Center. Students visited Luke Air Force Base with the African American Heritage Committee to learn about fitness and get ideas on fun games, workouts they can do by themselves and eating healthy….

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STREET BEAT

Posted June 7, 2013 by Senior Airman Christopher VonHatten,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 24 through 30: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 21 moving and seven nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents May 28: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident in Bldg. 1130 parking lot. There were no injuries. May 28: Security forces responded to…

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Enemy among us not apparent

Posted October 4, 2013 by Airman 1st Class KELLI LEMONS

The enemy is out there like a sleepless unstoppable force, ever watchful for an opportunity to strike.

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