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November: Warrior Care Month

Posted November 19, 2015 by Courtesy of www.afmedicine

This year’s theme for Warrior Care Month is “Show of Strength.” On Nov. 5, 2008, then Secretary of Defense Robert Gates established November as Warrior Care Month. He said Warrior Care Month is a, “Defense Department-wide effort aimed at increasing awareness of programs and resources available to wounded, ill, and injured service members, their families,…

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Talk early, talk often to children about drugs

Posted April 7, 2016 by by Maj. DAPHNEY BREWTON

The need to provide meaningful education on the dangers of underage drinking and drug use at Luke Air Force Base has never been greater and parents play a significant role. As children get older and alcohol and drugs enter the picture, parents are faced with a unique set of challenges. They can simply sit back…

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Successful relationships simple, kind of …

Posted October 2, 2015 by by JIM YANG-HELLEWELL

Although October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, rather than dwell on the negatives of relationships, perhaps more attention should be focused on the components of successful relationships. Successful relationships have certain elements in common that have been observed and verified in actual research. Some of these elements are obvious and simple, yet we often do…

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ALS students are ‘dogged’ by 56th SFS

Posted December 17, 2015 by Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman Eric Burrell, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron electrician, is bitten by Maxo, 56th SFS MWD, during a demonstration for ALS students. Senior Airman Sean McFadden, 56th SFS Military Working Dog handler, searches a suspect while under watch from Maxo, 56th SFS MWD, during a demonstration for students attending Airman Leadership School Dec. 15 at…

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T-Plus patients benefit from civilian network

Posted June 2, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th Medical Support Squadron

The 56th Medical Group strives to provide all beneficiaries with the absolute best care, and their health is our number one priority. Due to continued provider manpower constraints, the 56th MDG has had to make necessary enrollment adjustments. In order to continue to meet patient needs and expectations accessing primary care services a review was…

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Cyberbullying: What can parents do?

Posted October 22, 2015 by

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — According to the Pew Research Center, in 2000, about half of adults in the U.S. were online and only 3 percent of American households were using broadband for Internet access at home. That number increased and in 2014, Pew reported 87 percent of American adults use the Internet. Today,…

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Marines call out squadrons after PT challenge victory

Posted February 18, 2016 by Story and photos by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

The Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center hosted the first squadron physical test challenge Feb. 5 where Luke Thunderbolts faced off against a team of Marines. Staff members, maintainers and regularly visiting Airmen from the Bryant Fitness Center formed the core of the Air Force team which faced off against a group of Marines…

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Treat teeth like jewels, not tools

Posted November 19, 2015 by by Senior Airman BENJAMIN BRIGHT

The importance of teeth and how we use them is often overlooked. We tend to treat our teeth as tools, which can lead to serious damage. Using teeth as bottle openers, scissors and nail clippers are bad habits and can result in oral injuries. When you tear open a bag of chips with your teeth,…

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Children’s Dental Health

Posted April 14, 2016 by by SSgt Erica Faria

Developing good habits at a young age along with regular dental visits will help children have healthy teeth and gums. Dental health issues can cause children to miss hours of school every year, which is why the dental squadron would like to increase awareness about oral health and foster the importance of good home care….

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Fire Prevention Week

Posted October 2, 2015 by

“Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP” Luke Fire Services invites the Luke Air Force Base community: Saturday • 9 a.m. Fire truck parade • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Open House at Fire Station No.1 Games, food, photos, fire trucks Monday through Oct. 9 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Show & Tell at commissary…

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