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Health & Safety

Thunderbolts participate in Great American Smokeout

Posted November 22, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. The event encourages smokers to use the date to quit smoking or begin making a plan to quit.

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Keep kids happy, safe on Halloween

Posted October 22, 2015 by by Airman 1st Class CORY GOSSETT

With Halloween looming on the horizon, children and adults will soon be donning costumes and out in the streets trick-or-treating. Halloween is on a Saturday this year, and as is true every year, it comes with a responsibility to make sure everyone stays safe. While children and adults eagerly await the night to be here,…

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AF implements DOD-wide maternity leave changes

Posted February 11, 2016 by Courtesy of af.mil

WASHINGTON — Beginning Feb. 5, active-duty female Airmen will receive up to 12 continuous, nontransferable weeks of fully paid maternity leave in accordance with Defense Department-wide changes to the policy outlined in Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s Force of the Future announcement Jan. 28. This new policy applies to all Airmen in the active-duty component, and…

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Immunizations protect stages of life

Posted September 1, 2016 by Courtesy of Tricare.mi

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Immunization typically starts at birth, but the protection they provide lasts a lifetime. At 2-months old, infants begin receiving a series of six primary immunizations that protect against disease. These diseases can spread in a variety of ways. Flu and other diseases spread through the air or on surfaces….

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Smoothie Bike

Posted April 16, 2018 by

  Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Airmen from the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit participate in blending their own smoothie on a smoothie bike presented by the 56th Medical Group health promotions at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 5, 2018. The 56th MDG is celebrating National Nutrition Month by inspiring Thunderbolts to…

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