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Street Beat

Posted January 16, 2015 by Tech. Sgts. Aaron Poirier and Samuel Jalomo

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents at Luke Air Force Base Dec. 30 through Jan. 11: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 20 moving violations and eight nonmoving violations. Traffic incidents Jan. 11: Security forces responded to a report of a vehicle accident at South Gate. There were no injuries. Nonemergency responses…

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Fitness assessment shows strength, speed, shape of things

Posted May 1, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Airmen watch as Staff Sgt. Earl Nelson, 56th FSS FAC augmentee, demonstrates proper form while doing a pushup. For the pushup portion of the fitness assessment, Airmen must keep their back straight and bend their elbows at 90 degrees before pushing back up to the starting position, along with other requirements. During a fitness assessment,…

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Home security part of Airman readiness

Posted July 31, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

A home invasion, burglary or robbery can be a terrifying experience. Unfortunately, along with the possible loss or damage to possessions, it can remove the sense of security and make the victim feel vulnerable within his own home. According to the Federal Bureau Of Investigations, in 2013, there were an estimated 8,632,512 property crime offenses…

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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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