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Safety: Priority 1 to kick off year right

Posted January 31, 2014 by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

Airman 1st ClassPEDRO MOTA Chief Petty Officer Nicholas Hunt, Naval Operations Support Center avionics technician chief, demonstrates proper form to reduce the risk of injury Jan. 27 in the warrior fitness center. Since 2004, the Air Force has lost approximately 400 personnel due to recreational activities, according to Ben Bruce, 56th Fighter Wing ground safety…

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Street Beat

Posted May 30, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Travis Dulworth, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents May 12 through 19: Tickets Security forces issued citations for five moving and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents May 13: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving a privately owned vehicle and a fixed object in the Bldg. 1541 parking garage. The…

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Why do they call it wisdom?

Posted August 22, 2014 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Capt. David Raper, 56th Dental Squadron dentist, performs a wisdom tooth extraction Aug. 13 in the dental clinic at Luke Air Force Base. Wisdom teeth are removed for reasons including infection, decay and cysts. The 56th DS provides active-duty members comprehensive dental care while supporting the readiness of the 56th Fighter Wing to respond to…

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National Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Expert discusses domestic violence

Posted October 31, 2014 by Staff Sgt. TIMOTHY BOYER

Courtesy graphic October became National Domestic Violence Awareness Month in 1981. The observance serves to educate communities, individuals, couples and families about the family advocacy program services and other community resources that can help prevent, raise awareness of community responsibility and inform the community of the many ways to report domestic abuse. Paul Denial, New…

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National Women’s Health Week around corner

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Capt. Helena Guerra

The 13th annual National Women’s Health Week kicks off Mother’s Day, Sunday, and runs through May 19. The theme for this year is “It’s Your Time,” acknowledging that most women are busy taking care of everyone else leaving little time for their own physical and mental health. Therefore, the focus of the National Women’s Health…

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TRICARE travel tips: keeping members covered

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Brian Smith

When you’re leaving on vacation or changing duty stations, TRICARE is your medical coverage. These five small steps can help you avoid unexpected issues during your travels – even if you change TRICARE regions.   Keep DEERS updated No matter which TRICARE program you use, your Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System record is the key…

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TRICARE benefit remains unchanged under new contractor

Posted September 21, 2012 by Courtesy of TRICARE

Following the recent announcement that UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans will replace TriWest Healthcare Alliance as the TRICARE West Region health care contractor, beneficiaries and health care providers have been asking how this change will affect them. One thing doesn’t change: the TRICARE benefit. TRICARE remains committed to providing the best possible health care for the 9.7…

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Depression has many signs

Posted January 25, 2013 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

Senior Airman Sandra Welch The symptoms of depression include not sleeping enough or too much, losing interest in activities one typically enjoys, experiencing significant feelings of guilt, lack of energy, loss of concentration, changes in appetite, unexplainable weight loss or gain, loss of sex drive and thoughts of suicide. Most people have experienced sadness in…

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Protect first line of defense

Posted March 22, 2013 by Senior Airman KATE VAUGHN

The body’s immune system is the first line of defense against harmful bacteria, viruses and infections. Some well-known methods of keeping the immune system strong include maintaining a healthy weight and diet, and getting plenty of sleep. Rachel Perkins-Garner, 56th Medical Group registered nurse, said there are also plenty of ways the immune system can…

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Fireworks explode into holiday, could cause injury

Posted June 28, 2013 by Courtesy of 56th Fighter Wing Safety

The National Council on Fireworks Safety is urging Americans to take extra care when celebrating with fireworks this Fourth of July. For most Americans, the celebration is a time for food, fun and fireworks, but in 2012 nearly 10,000 Americans were treated in emergency rooms for firework-related injuries. Burns were the most common, accounting for…

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