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New medical professional team seeks to change fighter pilot healthcare

Posted January 29, 2018 by Senior Airman Ridge Shan

A fighter pilot flies his F-16 towards a bombing target. As he nears it, he toggles the weapons release on his controls and drops his payload. The bomb descends, strikes and destroys its target. Moments later, the pilot pulls a sharp turn at high speed to quickly vacate the area before the enemy can react.

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Thunderbolts, trainers kickoff New Year’s wellness challenge

Posted January 10, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Thunderbolts at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., have taken the first step toward self-improvement by beginning the Force Support Squadron’s “New Year, New You” Weight Loss Challenge. 

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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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Chiropractic clinic maintains fit to fight Airmen

Posted December 1, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman James Hensley Doug Beaudette, 56th Medical Operations Squadron chiropractic physician, performs an adjustment on Tech. Sgt. Alexandria Valdez, 56th MDOS physical therapy clinic noncommissioned officer in charge, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 21, 2017. Beaudette takes care of more than 20 patients daily as the sole chiropractic…

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Thunderbolts participate in Great American Smokeout

Posted November 22, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout. The event encourages smokers to use the date to quit smoking or begin making a plan to quit.

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Take command: Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage

Posted November 17, 2017 by

On Jan. 1, 2018, there are a number of changes coming to your TRICARE benefit. This includes a change to the current TRICARE regions. The current three regions (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West). There will be new regional contractors for the new East and West regions. Humana Military will manage the…

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Federal Benefits Open Season runs through Dec. 11

Posted November 13, 2017 by Kat Bailey

This year’s Federal Benefits Open Season runs from Nov. 13 through Dec. 11, 2017, and includes the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Account program. Open Season gives federal employees and retirees the opportunity to review the 2018 rates and benefits and enroll…

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Take Command: Changes to TRICARE disenrollment coming in 2018

Posted October 30, 2017 by

As part of the changes coming to TRICARE on Jan. 1, 2018, there will be new rules affecting disenrollment. Beginning in 2018, if you’re eligible for TRICARE and enrolled in a health plan, there are three ways you can be disenrolled: * If you no longer wish to continue TRICARE coverage, you can voluntarily disenroll. * If…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted October 25, 2017 by

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Know the steps of preventative care and become a partner in your healthcare.

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Take action to make a smooth transition with TRICARE in 2018

Posted September 22, 2017 by

Air Force image You may be wondering what action you need to take, if any, to ensure you continue TRICARE coverage in 2018. Some beneficiaries will need to take action, but most will not. If you’re currently enrolled in or eligible for TRICARE coverage on Dec. 31, 2017, you’ll transition to your respective TRICARE plan…

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