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Core elements work together

Posted September 12, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

The Air Force has built a suicide prevention program based on 11 overlapping core elements that stress community involvement and leadership in the prevention of suicides in the military: Leadership involvement — Air Force leaders actively support the entire spectrum of suicide prevention initiatives in the community. Addressing suicide prevention through professional military education —…

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Safety begins with asking ‘What could go wrong?’

Posted December 12, 2014 by Lt. Col. MICHAEL COWAN

I’m sure most of us have been told to “be safe” at some point either by a commander, supervisor or even a co-worker. This holiday season will probably not be any different. Someone will use this simple phrase in the next few weeks, and it will feel like a cliché to you, but what does…

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56th DS sinks teeth into mission

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

More than 8,000 people in Alabama received free dental treatment from total and joint forces April 29 through May 12 as part of “Operation Alabama Black Belt 2012.” Master Sgt. Lee Walton, 56th Dental...

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Mouth guard may save pearly whites

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Senior Airman Phylicia Rosander and Master Sgt. Christine Rodriguez

The Tooth Fairy loves to visit at night and leave money in exchange for teeth that have fallen out, right? But, you wouldn’t want her to visit uninvited just because that hockey stick blind-sided you in the face at yesterday’s game. Now you’re two teeth shy of a perfect grill (smile) because you chose not…

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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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Healthy restaurant eating possible

Posted February 8, 2013 by Senior Airman KATE VAUGHN

For most people trying to cut calories, keep an eye on cholesterol or simply improve overall health, “Would you like to go out to eat?” can be eight frightening words. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “Every meal away from home increases an adult’s average daily calorie count by about 135 calories.” That probably…

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Resting muscles, body, mind vital to fitness success

Posted April 19, 2013 by 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Although it is great to be fit, it is also important to properly rest muscles and get enough sleep. Overtraining is bad and can cause a lot of problems, said Marlyn Shults, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron exercise physiologist. “If you experience a decline in performance, your times are slower or you aren’t able to lift…

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Beat the heat 5k

Posted August 16, 2013 by Senior Airman David Owsianka

Luke Air Force Base members begin the Beat the Heat 5k fun run Aug. 9 at Super Sabre Street. The first- through third-place winners in the female category are, respectively: Ally Catana, Leonila Celestino and Kassandra Parot. The first- through third-place winners in the male category are, respectively: Robert Amrich, David Lemery and Jason Mila….

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Street Beat

Posted January 17, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Travis Dulworth, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Jan. 1 through 10: Nonemergency responses Jan. 3: Security forces responded to a wants and warrants hit for a failure to appear at Lightning Gate. The individual was denied entry due to Lansing Sheriff’s Office in Kansas was unable to extradite. Jan. 3: Security forces responded…

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The eyes have it …

Posted April 25, 2014 by Airman 1st Class James Hensley

Senior Airman Lloydon Balili, Airman 1st Class James Hensley 56th Aerospace Medical Squadron ophthalmic technician, administers drops to dilate the eyes of Airman 1st Class Alex Jensen, 56th AMDS ophthalmic technician, at Luke Air Force Base. Optometry technicians specialize in health care and treatment of the eyes. They also fit Airmen for glasses and contacts.

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