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Luke experts train local firefighters on suicide prevention

Posted July 20, 2012 by Story and photo by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

A sudden increase in the firefighter suicide rate resulted in two experts from Luke Air Force Base spreading their suicide-intervention knowledge throughout local fire departments in the Phoenix area.

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Street Beat – October 19, 2012

Posted October 19, 2012 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Christopher VonHatten,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 5 through Oct. 11: Tickets Security forces issued citations for seven moving and seven nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Oct.10: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Super Sabre Street and Johnson Lane. There were no injuries. Emergency responses Oct. 11:…

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Teens don’t always recognize dating violence

Posted February 1, 2013 by SHARON KOZAK

Though the consequences of dating violence are serious and the need for safety and support may be clear to adults, it is often difficult for young people to recognize and respond to abuse within their intimate relationships. Recognizing that the person you love, who professes to love you, is controlling, abusive or violent may be…

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Street Beat – April 12, 2013

Posted April 12, 2013 by Senior Airman Christopher VonHatten,

The 56th Security Force Squadron handled the following incidents March 22 through 28: Tickets Security forces issued citations for nine moving and one nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents March 29: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at the intersection of Mustang Street and Bong Lane. There were no injuries. March 29:…

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Flight medicine keeps pilots fit-to-fly

Posted August 16, 2013 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

Grace Lee Staff Sgt. Jovanny Reyes, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron aerospace medicine technician, takes the vitals of Capt. George Normandin, 56th Training Squadron instructor pilot, Aug. 9 at flight medicine on Luke Air Force Base. Airmen with the 56th AMDS are responsible for ensuring all aviation-associated personnel are taken care of medically. To ensure the…

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Exam keeps eye on enamel

Posted December 6, 2013 by Staff Sgt. DEREK PODESTA

Airmen are informed they have a dental appointment once a year. Some show up to this appointment not knowing what to expect. Well, it’s time to shed some light on Airmen’s annual dental appointments. Before poking around mouths, there are a few things the dental squadron needs to know. This is where the medical history…

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Plane crash, coma doesn’t deter pilot

Posted April 18, 2014 by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY

Courtesy photo Retired Capt. David Berling, 56th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, stands in front of his 1977 Cessna RG March 23, 2012, at the Glendale Airport. Berling lost his legs in a 2007 plane crash, the subject of which he has written about in a book. After a 2007 plane crash, nine days in a…

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Room of doom

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Ron Martin, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services fire chief, briefs first-term Airmen on how to prevent fire hazards in dorm rooms or in the home. The Room of Doom, a three-section room with areas designated as a bathroom, kitchen and bedroom, was created to educate individuals on fire and safety in the home….

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Luke 1 speaks out on DUI

Posted June 22, 2012 by by Capt. Tristan Hinderliter

In November 2006, Brig. Gen. JD Harris, 56th Fighter Wing commander (a colonel at the time), was attending National Defence College in New Delhi, India, accompanied by his wife, Heather, and son, John.

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Stretching muscles no small matter

Posted August 10, 2012 by Photo and story by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

There are various opinions out there in the fitness world on whether one should stretch before or after a workout. The answers may vary depending on who you ask, but here’s what the experts at Luke Air Force Base have to say.

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