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Monsoons, more than rain clouds, dust storms

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Senior Airman C.J. Hatch

Starting today, things in Arizona can get a little bit electric, the sky will darken, the wind will pick up and liquid will fall from the sky. The Arizona Monsoon season officially starts today, bringing with it those little black rain clouds that can quickly escalate into full blown thunderstorms. According to the National Weather…

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Living a ‘balanced’ life…

Posted August 10, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Master Sgt. Percel Crudup, 56th Medical Operations Squadron surgical services flight chief, demonstrates the Trazer at physical therapy.

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Yikes! Is this turkey done?

Posted November 16, 2012 by Defense Commissary Agency

FORT LEE, Va. – Seeing pink as you’re slicing into a beautifully browned holiday turkey is enough to strike fear into the heart of any cook, no matter how experienced. Follow these tips to avoid that scene this holiday season. First, make sure the turkey is completely thawed before being prepped for the oven. Thaw…

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Firearm safety goes distance to prevent mishaps

Posted February 15, 2013 by Airman 1st Class DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Combat Arms Training and Maintenance members went out to the Ben Avery Shooting Range Jan. 31 to maintain their qualifications as advanced designated marksmen.

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When it comes to weather, don’t sweat it – be smart

Posted May 10, 2013 by 1st Lt. VANESSA AVELAR and Tech. Sgt. KEITH SUE

It’s not called “The Valley of the Sun” for no reason. With a very mild winter, summers are hot in Arizona and can take a person by surprise. There are three types of heat conditions people need to be aware of so steps can be taken to avoid them. If not prepared to work or…

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Street Beat – September 13, 2013

Posted September 13, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Travis Dulworth

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 27 through Sept. 5: Tickets Security forces issued citations for three moving and one non-moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Sept. 1: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident in the base exchange parking lot. There were no injuries. Sept. 3: Security forces…

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Medical records: keeping personal file in order

Posted January 24, 2014 by Senior Airman JASON COLBERT

If you have ever been to the 56th Medical Group clinic, you may have noticed there are quite a few patients there. Every one of them has a file that tells their medical history and helps doctors review what has happened. Keeping all of those files in order is a monumental task. Luckily, there is…

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Mental Health Awareness Month: Mental wellness central to health, well-being

Posted May 9, 2014 by Maj. COREY CHRISTOPHERSON

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the 2014 theme is “Mind Your Health.” It was 65 years ago that Mental Health America designated May as Mental Health Month to raise awareness about mental illnesses and the importance of mental wellness for all. The goal this year is to communicate to all Americans that mental…

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Street Beat

Posted August 15, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Sean Nichols,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 4 through 10: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 15 moving violations and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Security forces responded to a minor two-vehicle accident north of the Bong Lane and Mustang Street intersection. There were no injuries. Nonemergency responses Security forces responded to…

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Phishing: How to avoid it

Posted October 17, 2014 by Airman 1st Class CORY GOSSETT

Nearly everyone connects to the Internet, be it Facebook, shopping online or emailing at work. Being connected to the Internet has made life significantly easier, and while the World Wide Web is generally safe, it’s important to be aware that criminals are online looking to exploit individuals through any means necessary. One method criminals use…

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