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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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Protect baby’s skin before exposure

Posted August 24, 2016 by Courtesy of skincancer.org

NEW YORK — Some babies are being exposed to the sun’s damaging ultraviolet rays in the first six months of life, when their skin is most vulnerable. The practice can have life-long negative consequences. A research team at the University of Miami found that as many as one-third of local parents actively increased their infant’s…

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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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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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Airman places first in women’s figure competition

Posted February 25, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. GRACE LEE

It had been a difficult journey up to this moment in her bodybuilding career. She was in the best shape of her life. She envisioned the routine in her head as she had practiced it for weeks. Then it was her turn to step on stage. She could barely see the crowd as the lights…

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DOD Safe Helpline gives sexual assault victims additional resource

Posted October 22, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The Defense Department has given sexual assault victims a resource that helps them take control of their recovery process. Established in 2011, the DOD Safe Helpline is a crisis support service for members of the DOD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one support and information…

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Zika: Spread of disease preventable

Posted August 4, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. LILY GONZALEZ

Chikungunya, dengue and Ebola are not names of exotic cuisine but rather diseases. Joining the array of names at the forefront is the Zika virus. Taking a closer look at what the virus is and how it is transmitted will help Arizona residents assist in preventing the spread of Zika. Zika is not a new…

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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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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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Are you mission ready? Check your IMR status!

Posted September 6, 2018 by Courtesy of 56th AMDS Public Health

Each year, military members are required to complete specific medical requirements for their individual medical readiness. Completing these requirements ensures the member is worldwide qualified, medically fit to deploy and effectively completing the mission. IMR is one of the key components to medical readiness and each member is responsible for maintaining an up-to-date record at…

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