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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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Luke hosts run clinic, maintains fit to fight Airmen

Posted July 14, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel An Airmen assigned to the 56th Fighter Wing participates in a 1.5 mile run at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., July 10, 2017. The run clinic is held at the base track every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 5 a.m. and includes different segments of running,…

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Flightline maintenance: safety first

Posted June 19, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Arizona heat is nothing to joke about, especially with the temperatures rising above 100 degrees during summer. At that temperature, how do maintainers continue to operate and cope with the heat?

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Critical Days of Summer; vehicle, swimming and physical fitness top concerns

Posted May 26, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook With summer approaching and temperatures on the rise, more people are active, traveling, and participating in various outdoor activities. Due to the increase in safety concerns that comes with this time, it has been named the ‘Critical Days of Summer’, and it starts on Memorial…

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TRICARE changes to Nexium coverage

Posted May 8, 2017 by

Starting June 28, 2017, the drug Nexium will no longer be a TRICARE preferred, or formulary, drug. This means it will no longer be available in military pharmacies, and you will pay more if you get it through TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or a retail network pharmacy. Nexium is a brand name prescription drug often…

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Alpha Warrior team visits Luke

Posted April 28, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

The Alpha Warrior team recently visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to interact with Airmen and roll out its Battle Rig obstacle course that will be used to enhance Airmen fitness at the Warrior Fitness Center. Nearly 100 Thunderbolts were in attendance including Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, who competed in the…

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Luke medical personnel engage in simulated training

Posted April 5, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Medical personnel assigned to Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., recently engaged in simulated training as part of the Critical Care and Emergency Trauma Nursing Fellowship at the Scottsdale Healthcare Osborne Medical Center in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Overcoming the shadow of death: An Airman’s fight against depression

Posted March 24, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua

Air Force photograph Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya, 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of reports, holds up a picture of him and his younger brother, Thana, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 16, 2017. Sookmeewiriya, who attempted to commit suicide twice, draws inspiration from his brother to remain resilient and encourages Airmen to…

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Thunderbolts promote supplement awareness

Posted March 8, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota A group of Airmen prepare for their next workout March 2, 2017, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The Airmen gained knowledge from the U.S. Air Force Human Performance Resource Center website before consuming their supplements. Sustenance and medicine are regulated by the U.S. Food and…

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted March 1, 2017 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Airmen from the 56th Dental Squadron show children how to properly brush their teeth during their visit to the base library at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 15, 2017.The 56th Dental Squadron is celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month and wants to educate parents on how…

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