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Abuse, disposal of prescription drugs big problems

Posted March 22, 2013 by Capt. HEE LEE, 56th Fighter Wing Legal and Capt. CHARLES EMHOFF, 56th Medical Support Squadron

Abuse of prescription drugs is the fastest growing drug problem in the United States, and unfortunately, this trend is reflected in the military including the Air Force. To combat this problem, the Defense Department has expanded drug testing to include testing for commonly abused prescription drugs. This increased testing has been underway since May 1,…

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Luke water safe by EPA standards

Posted June 28, 2013 by 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering Flight

The drinking water at Luke Air Force Base is deemed safe by Environmental Protection Agency standards, according to a report released this month by the 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineer Flight. The study, an annual Consumer Confidence Report on drinking water quality, is available on the Luke AFB website. The report describes the presence…

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Street Beat – October 25, 2013

Posted October 25, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Travis Dulworth

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 11 through 18. Tickets Security forces issued citations for 10 moving and one nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Oct. 12: Security forces responded to a report of a major vehicle accident at the intersection of Glendale Avenue and Litchfield Road. There were no injuries. Glendale police…

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MOS Airman – one of fastest on track

Posted February 28, 2014 by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

Pedro Mota Airman 1st Class Melissa Franks, 56th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, runs past the F-16 display outside wing headquarters Monday after completing a six-mile run. Franks has aspirations of competing with the Air Force cross-country team. Airman 1st Class Melissa Franks, 56th Medical Operations Squadron medical technician, started running cross-country at age 15….

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Sports physical day aimed at kid fitness

Posted June 20, 2014 by Senior Airman JASON COLBERT

For a parent, keeping a child healthy can be a task. Luckily, the folks at the Luke Pediatrics clinic agree and strive to help. The 56th Medical Operations Squadron Pediatrics clinic will host a Fitness and Sports Physical Day at 9 a.m. July 26. Children ages 6 through 16 years are invited to participate. “It…

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Fit Warrior of the Week June 8, 2012

Posted June 8, 2012 by

Tech. Sgt. Istvan Kertesz 107th Air Control Squadron Maintenance Operation Control    1. How do you stay fit? I do a combination of cardio and weights six days a week. I also keep my daily calorie count below 1,800. 2. What drives you to keep working out? I like the physical and mental benefits I…

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Vehicle GPS units: What everyone needs to know

Posted July 27, 2012 by Courtesy of af.mil

We love our cars. We become dependent on them. We rely on our cars to not only get us to and from work but in many cases to tell us how to get where we want to go.

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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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Most healthy people can avoid flu

Posted February 1, 2013 by SHARI LOPATIN

Nine out of 10 healthy people who get a flu shot don’t get the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It takes two weeks for a flu shot’s immunity to build completely, so now is the time to get vaccinated. TRICARE will cover flu shots or flu mists at no cost…

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Street Beat – April 19, 2013

Posted April 19, 2013 by Senior Airman Christopher VonHatten,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents March 29 through April 4: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 17 moving and seven nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents April 9: Security forces assisted with a major vehicle accident off base at Litchfield Road and Camelback Road. April 10: Security forces responded to a report of a…

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