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Firefighters focus on heart health

Posted June 14, 2013 by Airman 1st Class JOSHUA BIRD

“What are you usually doing at 2 a.m.?” A seemingly simple question with an obvious answer was asked by Chief Master Sgt. Charles Funkhouser, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services fire chief. Most would say sleeping. There is, however, a group of people who aren’t afforded the luxury of sleeping through every night. Firefighters…

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Being active comes loaded with benefits

Posted October 18, 2013 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Airman 1st Class Kory Hickok, 310th Aircraft Maintenance Unit weapons load crew member, spots Staff Sgt. Kris Steele, who is also a weapons load crew member, Oct. 8 at the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center. Staying active is key to lowering the likelihood of diseases such as diabetes, high blood…

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Tooth decay common disease in children

Posted February 21, 2014 by 56th Dental Squadron

At some point, most parents will experience having to say one of these common phrases to their children: “Don’t eat that; it’ll rot your teeth” or “You better eat that because it’s good for you.”

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Airman fitness includes social aspect

Posted June 13, 2014 by SANDRA GRAY

The word “social” can be defined as pertaining to, devoted to or characterized by friendly companionship or relations. “Fitness” is the condition of being physically in shape and healthy or the quality of being suitable to fulfill a particular role or task. Put the two together and “social fitness” can be defined as the ability…

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Luke conducts CBRNE exercise

Posted May 24, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class David Owsianka

Luke Air Force Base conducted a Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear High-Yield Explosives exercise May 16. The scenario involved a terrorist causing a simulated explosion and role players acting as if they were hurt by the blast. In this exercise, the CBRNE dangers included...

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Stay safe while grilling

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

In 2009, more than 17,700 people were treated in emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills.

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Fire prevention is everyone’s job

Posted October 5, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6 through 12and is designed to raise awareness of fire prevention and will focus on having two ways out during a fire. Fire prevention week began in 1920 when President Woodrow Wilson declared Oct. 9 as National Fire Prevention Day. The day was chosen because of its historic significance….

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Personal trainers ready, waiting to give extra push

Posted February 1, 2013 by Senior Airman KATE VAUGHN

Paul Johnson, 56th Force Support Squadron personal trainer, instructs Julie Kenkel on proper technique during a workout at the Luke Air Force Base Warrior Fitness Center. Johnson is one of two personal trainers available at the Bryant Fitness Center who train military members, dependents and retirees. For more information or to schedule an appointment with…

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Course ramps up safety mindset

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An instructor watches a rider practice tight cornering. The advanced rider course also covers how to avoid objects in the road and safely avoid collisions.   Participants receive instructions before beginning the advanced rider course.   Motorcycles sit ready for riders during an advanced motorcycle safety riding course held at Luke Air Force Base. The…

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Street Beat – August 9, 2013

Posted August 9, 2013 by Senior Airman Chris VonHatten,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents July 26 through Aug. 1: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 33 moving and six nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents July 26: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at the waste water treatment plant. There were no injuries. July 26: Security forces…

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