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Justice Report

Posted June 5, 2015 by 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following justice and administrative actions were issued in April and May at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Operations Group Articles 15 • An airman received nonjudicial punishment for indecent language toward a supervisor. The individual received a reduction to airman basic and a reprimand. 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • A staff sergeant received…

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Street Beat

Posted May 29, 2015 by Senior Airman Brian Lefevere,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 11 through 24: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 20 moving and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents May 21: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident in the Bldg. 1124 parking lot. Security forces verified the damage and facilitated information exchange….

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TRICARE members beware of callers asking for PII

Posted May 29, 2015 by 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

The Defense Health Agency, Office of Program Integrity has received a significant number of concerns from TRICARE beneficiaries regarding unsolicited attempts by so-called call centers to ask them to provide personal identifying information and health information so the caller can allegedly provide prescribed cream medications to the TRICARE beneficiary. TRICARE and its contractors never call…

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May: Asthma Awareness Month – Controlling symptoms important to quality of life

Posted May 15, 2015 by 56th MDG

World Asthma Day was May 5. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, states that Asthma is one of the most common lifelong diseases.

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Street Beat

Posted May 15, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Jalomo,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 4 through 10: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 21 moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related incidents May 8: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a privately owned vehicle and a fixed object at Bldg. 1514. There were…

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TRICARE revises coverage by screening compound drugs

Posted May 15, 2015 by 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

Beginning May 1 Express Scripts, the TRICARE pharmacy contractor, began screening ingredients in compound drug claims to ensure they are safe and effective and covered by TRICARE. This screening process is like the one TRICARE already uses for other prescription drugs, but it will now apply to the ingredients in compound drugs. Compound drugs are…

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What motorcyclists and passenger vehicle drivers should know

Posted May 8, 2015 by

Helmets: Even if you drive in a state that does not require the use of a helmet, it is recommended to wear one. NHTSA estimates that helmets saved the lives of 1,699 motorcyclists in 2012. If all motorcyclists had worn helmets, an additional 781 lives could have been saved. Licensing issues: 24 percent of motorcycle…

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Street Beat

Posted May 8, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Jalomo, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 27 through May 3: Tickets Security forces issued citations for four moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related incidents April 27: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at Bldg. 1124 parking lot. There were no injuries. Nonemergency responses April 30: Security forces…

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Trainee breaks 90 percent, never looks back

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

“Lee, get off my track!” the instructor yelled. The time clock showed that 21 minutes had passed. Everyone in my flight was finished with the mile-and-a-half run except me. I didn’t finish. Before that we had been mock tested on the sit-up and pushup portion of the test. I performed six sit-ups and zero pushups…

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Protect teeth for lifetime of smiles

Posted May 1, 2015 by Airman 1st Class DAVID EVANS

According to a study conducted by the American Dental Association, injuries sustained when a mouth-guard is not worn are almost two times greater than when a mouth-guard is worn. Not wearing a mouth-guard during sports activities increases the risk of dental related injuries. When a person’s teeth sustain injuries, it can be very costly financially…

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