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Prevent kitchen fires

Posted October 4, 2013 by RON MARTIN

Luke Fire Emergency Services is teaming up with the National Fire Protection Association and United States Fire Administration to promote this year’s Fire Prevention Week. This year’s theme, “Prevent Kitchen Fires,” focuses on the importance of awareness, good working appliances and safe cooking practices. Along with learning fire safety, family members need to know and…

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Security Information File Alert

Posted February 7, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Bruce Thompson Jr.

A security information file is a collection of unfavorable information having a bearing on an individual’s loyalty, judgment, reliability or trustworthiness to protect classified information. The criterion for an SIF establishment is set forth in DOD 5200.2R, Appendix 8 (criminal conduct, drug involvement, alcohol consumption, etc.). This file is established by an individual’s unit commander….

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Street Beat

Posted June 6, 2014 by Senior Airman Dimitri Newham

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 20 through June 1: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 24 moving and 12 nonmoving violations. Nonemergency responses May 20: Security forces responded to an unauthorized privately owned vehicle on the access road adjacent to Bldg. 450. Security forces made contact with an individual who…

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Avoiding hazards, using right equipment good fall prevention

Posted August 29, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

As summer comes to a close and the fall season looms, relief from heat is right around the corner, and working inside or outdoors is a welcomed idea. As the heat dies down and fall rolls in, the chores left abandoned during summer resurface. With the upcoming holidays, decorations are almost assured to go up…

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Ebola education minimizes fear

Posted October 31, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. AARON MILLER

Courtesy graphic Halloween time is upon us, and while this is the time of year we all love a good scare, one thing not to fear is Ebola. Ebola has been in the news on a daily basis, and with the emergence of a few cases in the United States, it is important to know…

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Portion control and healthy ways to manage it

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

With the rate of obesity rising and portion sizes growing, what is a person to do? In today’s society portion sizes are not what they once were. When McDonald’s first opened in 1955 they only had a 7-ounce soft drink, according to Aaron Anderson, Aerospace Medicine Squadron Health and Wellness Center dietitian. Today, McDonald’s serves…

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Dental lab puts teeth into work

Posted July 13, 2012 by Story and photo by Senior Airman C.J. Hatch

The sounds of drills and suction tubes strike fear in many people, but in the 56th Dental Squadron, not everyone makes patients cringe.

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Improved system puts bug in ear about referrals

Posted September 21, 2012 by Courtesy of the 56th Medical Group

The Military Health System recently implemented a new referral reminder system for patients assigned to Luke Air Force Base Outpatient Clinic primary care managers who have a referral for specialty care. The new referral reminder system, implemented in July, will help identify incomplete referrals and improve receipt of medical records by the clinic after specialty…

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Portion control #1 for losing weight

Posted January 25, 2013 by SHARI LOPATIN

You’ve changed the foods you eat to include more fruits and veggies. You’ve cut back on the soda and you’ve started exercising three times a week. And yet, you’re not losing weight … or at least, you’re not losing enough. Why? It really all boils down to two very small, but significant words: portion control….

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April: Child Abuse Prevention Month

Posted March 29, 2013 by SHARON KOZAK

Saving children from abuse phone call away Americans are more aware than ever of the tragedy of child abuse. The national and local media carry daily reports of children who have been beaten, imprisoned, starved, burned or sexually and emotionally abused. Shopping carts, milk cartons, billboards, newspapers all carry the message that children should tell…

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