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Make safety personal this summer

Posted June 21, 2013 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Courtesy photo A damaged government vehicle awaits repair on Luke Air Force Base. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reports that driver distraction, driver fatigue, drunk driving, aggressive driving and weather conditions are the top five causes of motor vehicle-related mishaps. Recent statistics show there has been an abrupt increase in Airmen involved in motor…

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Stay safe this Halloween

Posted October 25, 2013 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE FROM LEFT: Natalia Cardona, 3, Olivia Cardona, 6, and Aleksandra Cardona, spouse of Tech. Sgt. Cayetano Cardona, 56th Maintenance Group programs NCO in charge, look at Halloween costumes Oct. 16 at the Luke Air Force Base Exchange. To keep children safe while trick-or-treating, children under age 12 should be accompanied by an…

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Tips to ‘take to heart’

Posted February 28, 2014 by af.mil

February is American Heart Month with the mission to increase awareness about heart health. Everyday things people can do to increase daily heart-healthy activity: Park further away when visiting the commissary and walk For those sitting at desks, standing for periods of time can increase blood flow, burn calories and assist with energy balance Take…

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Heat illness summer threat to uninitiated

Posted June 20, 2014 by Senior Airman JASON COLBERT

For Airmen living on Luke Air Force Base, being told that “the summer is hot here” is akin to being told “the water is wet.” It’s a no-brainer. But ask these same Airmen what injuries can come from the summer heat and many of them may shrug or give the “deer in the headlights” stare….

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PTs human body ‘maintainers’

Posted September 12, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Staff Sgt. Kellie Kasischke, 56th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy NCO in charge, teaches Courtney Barns, 11, daughter of Maj. David Barns, 56th Fighter Wing chaplain, how to properly use crutches Aug. 22 at the Luke Air Force Base Medical Clinic. Similar to how a jet needs to be maintained, the human…

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Street Beat

Posted December 5, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Poirier

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 24 through Dec. 1: Tickets Security forces issued citations for two moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Vehicle accidents Security forces responded to one minor accident. Nonemergency responses Nov. 28: Security forces responded to a report of shoplifting at Bldg. 1540. An individual was detained for…

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Stop drownings, silent killer

Posted June 1, 2012 by by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

Fact: Drowning is the leading cause of death in Arizona among children 1 to 4 years old.   By the numbers  90 – People on average drown in Arizona each year 44 – Water-related incidents have been reported in Maricopa County so far this year 10 – of those 44 were deaths, including four children 2 – Arizona’s rank…

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Luke experts train local firefighters on suicide prevention

Posted July 20, 2012 by Story and photo by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

A sudden increase in the firefighter suicide rate resulted in two experts from Luke Air Force Base spreading their suicide-intervention knowledge throughout local fire departments in the Phoenix area.

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Street Beat – October 19, 2012

Posted October 19, 2012 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Christopher VonHatten,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 5 through Oct. 11: Tickets Security forces issued citations for seven moving and seven nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Oct.10: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Super Sabre Street and Johnson Lane. There were no injuries. Emergency responses Oct. 11:…

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Teens don’t always recognize dating violence

Posted February 1, 2013 by SHARON KOZAK

Though the consequences of dating violence are serious and the need for safety and support may be clear to adults, it is often difficult for young people to recognize and respond to abuse within their intimate relationships. Recognizing that the person you love, who professes to love you, is controlling, abusive or violent may be…

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