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Live fire training

Posted November 30, 2012 by Senior Airman Sandra Welch

  The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron firefighters drive the P-23 apparatus fire truck to use large quantities of water on the simulated burning aircraft during the fire training exercise Oct. 30 at the Luke Air Force Base fire training grounds. The P-23 apparatus put out the fire from 175 feet away.   The 56th Civil…

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Problem gambling, addiction disrupts life

Posted November 30, 2012 by Staff Sgt. JASON COLBERT

Many addictions plague society, and service members are not exempt. Alcoholism, smoking, illegal drug use and pornography often come to mind. With casinos continuing to pop up and online gaming readily available, gambling addiction is a growing problem that adversely affects many lives. Problem gambling is a behavior that causes disruptions in any major area…

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Yikes! Is this turkey done?

Posted November 16, 2012 by Defense Commissary Agency

FORT LEE, Va. – Seeing pink as you’re slicing into a beautifully browned holiday turkey is enough to strike fear into the heart of any cook, no matter how experienced. Follow these tips to avoid that scene this holiday season. First, make sure the turkey is completely thawed before being prepped for the oven. Thaw…

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Three months, 30 pounds, one happy diabetic

Posted November 16, 2012 by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

Tom McAtee is no stranger around Luke Air Force Base. He’s the guy who ensures office printers and copiers work. However, what many people don’t know is that a few months ago he was diagnosed with diabetes. While he hasn’t told many people, recently McAtee’s physical changes have caught the eye of many. That makes…

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THUNDERBOLT OF THE WEEK – November 9, 2012

Posted November 9, 2012 by

 Senior Airman Grant Shoemaker 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit Crew chief Hometown: Seattle Years in service: Four Family: Father, John; mother, Heidi; and brother, Kurt Previous assignments: Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Inspirations: To be the best I can be Goals: Be successful, rich, travel the world and complete a crazy bucket list with a friend,…

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Street Beat – November 9, 2012

Posted November 9, 2012 by Senior Airman Christopher VonHatten,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 26 to Nov. 1: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 14 moving and two non-moving violations. Traffic related incidents Oct. 31: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at the BX parking lot. There were no injuries. Oct. 31: Security forces…

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Well-baby doctor visits: important

Posted November 9, 2012 by TriWest Healthcare Alliance

You’ve missed your baby’s scheduled well-baby doctor exam; should you be concerned? Your baby isn’t sick, so it’s not that important … is it? Because babies grow so quickly, regular well-baby doctor visits help keep them happy and healthy. A baby should have six well-child doctor visits during their first 15 months of life. These…

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Eye disorder discovered at Men’s Health Expo

Posted November 2, 2012 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

It was a day like any other when retired Air Force Maj. William Best discovered something new about his health Oct. 12 at the Men’s Health Expo on Luke Air Force Base. The 56th Medical Group held its first-ever MHE with the goal of touching base with men in regard to their health, said Staff…

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Street Beat – November 1, 2012

Posted November 2, 2012 by Senior Airman Christopher VonHatten,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 19 through 25: Tickets Security forces issued citations for nine moving and 13 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Oct.19: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 920 parking lot. There were no injuries. Oct. 12: Security forces responded to a…

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Early detection key to cure

Posted October 19, 2012 by by SHARI LOPATIN

More than two million survivors of breast cancer are living in the U.S. today. Do you know what that means?

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