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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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Medical ‘No shows’ hurt mission, affect everyone

Posted April 3, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

The 56th Medical Group provides medical care to more than 90,000 active-duty members, retirees and their families in the immediate area. Some people miss scheduled appointments and don’t think it affects anyone, but it takes a huge chunk of resources from MDG. Patients that fail to show up for their medical appointments cost real time…

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Hack attacked? Aaack!

Posted July 10, 2015 by

You fiercely protect your online identity — regularly change and safeguard your passwords, upgrade your security scan to keep your antivirus software and firewall secure, monitor your credit rating and your bank statement. However, your information still exists online, and it can be vulnerable even when safety measures are in place. Unfortunately, the vulnerability led…

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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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Street Beat – April 12, 2013

Posted April 12, 2013 by Senior Airman Christopher VonHatten,

The 56th Security Force Squadron handled the following incidents March 22 through 28: Tickets Security forces issued citations for nine moving and one nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents March 29: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at the intersection of Mustang Street and Bong Lane. There were no injuries. March 29:…

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Flight medicine keeps pilots fit-to-fly

Posted August 16, 2013 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

Grace Lee Staff Sgt. Jovanny Reyes, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron aerospace medicine technician, takes the vitals of Capt. George Normandin, 56th Training Squadron instructor pilot, Aug. 9 at flight medicine on Luke Air Force Base. Airmen with the 56th AMDS are responsible for ensuring all aviation-associated personnel are taken care of medically. To ensure the…

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