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Street Beat – September 6, 2013

Posted September 6, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Travis Dulworth,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 23 through 29: Tickets Security forces issued citations for nine moving and four non-moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Aug. 26: A civil arrest was made on a military member who caused an accident while driving under the influence eastbound on Interstate-10. There were no injuries. Aug….

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TRICARE ends walk-in admin services at Luke

Posted January 24, 2014 by JIM GARAMONE

WASHINGTON — TRICARE military health plan service centers will end administrative walk-in services in the United States on April 1, Pentagon officials said. While the 189 facilities, including the one at Luke Air Force Base, will stop taking walk-ins, beneficiaries can accomplish any administrative task online or by phone, said Army Col. Steve Warren, Pentagon…

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Teens learn to say ‘No’ to booze

Posted May 9, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior Airman Grace Lee Capt. Sonja Raciti, 56th Medical Operations Squadron clinical psychologist and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment program manager, gives Josh Anane, 14, son of Master Sgt. Fred Anane, 56th Maintenance Group wing plans, scheduling and documentation superintendent, guidance on which cone to walk to April 25 at the 56th Force…

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Silver Wings Pool offers workout options

Posted August 8, 2014 by 2nd Lt. TANYA WREN

What does a young Airman, pregnant woman and retiree have in common? All three of them need to be fit and healthy to live a long and happy life.

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Reserve program there for those who need help

Posted April 20, 2012 by Courtesy of 944th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Rona Barrett, a TV personality, once said, “The healthy, the strong individual, is the one who asks for help when he needs it, whether he has an abscess on his knee or in his soul.” Today we are living in stressful times and it’s not always easy to maintain our resiliency, sometimes we need to…

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Resources available at Luke for domestic abuse prevention

Posted June 29, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

Domestic abuse is a problem that can affect many families, including military families. According to the Defense Department Family Advocacy Program report, victims of domestic abuse include both men and women.

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Giving kids a boost

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Staff Sgt. Jason Colbert Staff Sgt. Erin Watson, 56th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, receives a new booster seat Aug. 30 after being briefed on its proper use and installation by Senior Airman Jessica Crotta, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron, during the Booster Bash at Luke Air Force Base. A new law went into effect Aug….

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DOD health official updates status of PTSD, TBI care

Posted January 17, 2013 by

WASHINGTON — A top Defense Department health official told a Pentagon task force yesterday that determining the impact of mental health programs across the military will be a key project this year for the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury. DCoE’s director, Navy Capt. Paul Hammer, listed accomplishments over the…

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Street Beat – March 8, 2013

Posted March 8, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Kaffer,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following situations Feb. 22 through 28. Tickets Security forces issued citations for 21 moving and four nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Feb. 22: Security forces responded to a minor vehicle accident in the parking lot of Bldg. 634. There were no injuries. Feb. 27: Security forces responded to a…

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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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