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Why do they call it wisdom?

Posted August 22, 2014 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Capt. David Raper, 56th Dental Squadron dentist, performs a wisdom tooth extraction Aug. 13 in the dental clinic at Luke Air Force Base. Wisdom teeth are removed for reasons including infection, decay and cysts. The 56th DS provides active-duty members comprehensive dental care while supporting the readiness of the 56th Fighter Wing to respond to…

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CES inspects base infrastructure

Posted October 31, 2014 by Airman 1st Class CORY GOSSETT

Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer Staff Sgt. Steven Stein, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron electrical subject matter expert, points out a damaged water heater Oct. 24 to Senior Airman Sandham Challis, 56th CES structural subject matter expert, in Bldg. 700 during a building inspection at Luke Air Force Base. The heater is more than 20 years old…

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Justice Report

Posted March 13, 2015 by 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in January and February. 56th Operations Group Courts-Martial • A staff sergeant was found guilty of one charge and specification in violation of Article 107, false official statement with intent to deceive and one charge and specification of Article 112a, wrongful…

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Street Beat

Posted June 19, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Jalomo

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 8 through 14: Tickets Security forces issued citations for two moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Emergency responses June 8: Security forces and firefighters responded to a report of a child, age 3, locked inside a vehicle near Bldg. 942. The child was accidentally locked…

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National Women’s Health Week around corner

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Capt. Helena Guerra

The 13th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off Mother’s Day, Sunday, and runs through May 19. The theme for this year is “It’s Your Time,” acknowledging that most women are busy taking care of everyone else leaving little time for their own physical and mental health. Therefore, the focus of the National Women’s Health…

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TRICARE travel tips: keeping members covered

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Brian Smith

When you’re leaving on vacation or changing duty stations, TRICARE is your medical coverage. These five small steps can help you avoid unexpected issues during your travels – even if you change TRICARE regions.   Keep DEERS updated No matter which TRICARE program you use, your Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System record is the key…

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TRICARE benefit remains unchanged under new contractor

Posted September 21, 2012 by Courtesy of TRICARE

Following the recent announcement that UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans will replace TriWest Healthcare Alliance as the TRICARE West Region health care contractor, beneficiaries and health care providers have been asking how this change will affect them. One thing doesn’t change: the TRICARE benefit. TRICARE remains committed to providing the best possible health care for the 9.7…

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Depression has many signs

Posted January 25, 2013 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

Senior Airman Sandra Welch The symptoms of depression include not sleeping enough or too much, losing interest in activities one typically enjoys, experiencing significant feelings of guilt, lack of energy, loss of concentration, changes in appetite, unexplainable weight loss or gain, loss of sex drive and thoughts of suicide. Most people have experienced sadness in…

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Protect first line of defense

Posted March 22, 2013 by Senior Airman KATE VAUGHN

The body’s immune system is the first line of defense against harmful bacteria, viruses and infections. Some well-known methods of keeping the immune system strong include maintaining a healthy weight and diet, and getting plenty of sleep. Rachel Perkins-Garner, 56th Medical Group registered nurse, said there are also plenty of ways the immune system can…

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Fireworks explode into holiday, could cause injury

Posted June 28, 2013 by Courtesy of 56th Fighter Wing Safety

The National Council on Fireworks Safety is urging Americans to take extra care when celebrating with fireworks this Fourth of July. For most Americans, the celebration is a time for food, fun and fireworks, but in 2012 nearly 10,000 Americans were treated in emergency rooms for firework-related injuries. Burns were the most common, accounting for…

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