Health & Safety

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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New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31

Posted July 24, 2017 by Peter Holstein

Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen suffering from undiagnosed mental health issues are referred to the necessary care. Mental health issues are a serious problem for U.S. Armed Forces…

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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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Jaws of life …

Posted December 17, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Senior Airman Grace Lee Airman Adarius Thurmond, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Services firefighter, inspects what is commonly known as the “jaws of life” or spreader, ensuring full range of motion at Luke Air Force Base. The Luke Fire Department checks lifesaving equipment daily, including axes, fire hoses, medical equipment and more.

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Base makes strides toward awareness

Posted June 2, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

Building awareness of the impact that sexual assault has on victims, survivors and their families is an important issue for the U.S. Air Force and Luke AFB community. This year’s Defense Department theme was, “Know Your Part! Do Your Part!” In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month a Walk a Mile in Their Shoes contest…

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Fitness Center Open for 24-hours operations

Posted January 3, 2018 by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jensen Stidham The Bryant Fitness Center is now open for 24-hour access as of Jan. 2, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Active duty, dependents, DOD civilians and retirees, over the age of 18, will be able to enter the fitness center during unmanned hours with a common…

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Cybersecurity: Are you safe?

Posted October 22, 2015 by by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month when Airmen need to refresh themselves on safety tips for keeping personal and work information safe. “Cybersecurity Awareness Month is about getting the word out to Airmen reminding them to be aware of what they are putting out there,” said Staff Sgt. Kevin Scheel, 56th Communications Squadron cybersecurity technician. “Airmen…

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Good oral hygiene starts early in life

Posted February 18, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. ERICA FARIA

Throughout National Children’s Dental Health Month, the 56th Dental Squadron will sponsor activities to raise awareness of the importance of oral health in youth. 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…

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The science behind why you should stop chugging so many energy drinks

Posted December 30, 2016 by Yolanda R. Arrington

We've all seen them before: the cans, small shots and uniquely packaged drinks that promise to give you an energy boost during the most important parts of your day.

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