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Luke automated switchboard service

Posted June 1, 2012 by anradmin

An automated system is currently in place to posture Luke for the termination of live switchboard services. When callers dial (623) 856-1110, 896-1110, or 0, they will be introduced to the automated service. Developed call trees will continue to be monitored and modified as customer feedback is received. A list of “Quick Reference” phone numbers…

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Lessons on police duty

Posted May 24, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Devante Williams

Officer Kelly Schemers, Phoenix Police Department, speaks with children during the stranger danger assembly at the child development center here May 14. Schemers taught the children how to react if a stranger tries to communicate with them.

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Luke conducts CBRNE exercise

Posted May 24, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class David Owsianka

Luke Air Force Base conducted a Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear High-Yield Explosives exercise May 16. The scenario involved a terrorist causing a simulated explosion and role players acting as if they were hurt by the blast. In this exercise, the CBRNE dangers included...

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Beat the heat, check the back seat

Posted May 24, 2012 by by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

Never leave kids alone in a hot car, even briefly. Always check the front and back seats of the car before you lock it and leave. Put your purse, briefcase, or something else you need by the car seat so you don’t...

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Ground, flight and weapons: Luke safety triad

Posted May 18, 2012 by Story and photos by Chief Master Sgt. Larry Schneck

They inspect. They train. They investigate – on the ground and in the air. Their job is to set the conditions so the 56th Fighter Wing can safely accomplish its mission to train the world’s greatest F-16 fighter pilots...

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Portion control and healthy ways to manage it

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

With the rate of obesity rising and portion sizes growing, what is a person to do? In today’s society portion sizes are not what they once were. When McDonald’s first opened in 1955 they only had a 7-ounce soft drink, according to Aaron Anderson, Aerospace Medicine Squadron Health and Wellness Center dietitian. Today, McDonald’s serves…

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Scanning for errors

Posted May 18, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Staff Sgt. Evelyn Baxter, 56th Medical Support Squadron ultrasound technician, performs a thyroid scan on Airman 1st Class Quenterous Harris, 56th MDSS diagnostic imaging apprentice, during an appointment at the medical center here Apr. 23. The lab at Luke provides a wide range of services such as x-rays, ultrasounds, mammography…

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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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Without batting an eye

Posted May 11, 2012 by Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Airman 1st Class Taylor Leblanc, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Optometry technician, receives a slit lamp examination to check ocular heath at the clinic Apr. 12. The slit lamp is an instrument consisting of high-intensity light that can be focused to shine a thin sheet of light into the eye.

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Six ways to manage health care on-the-go

Posted May 4, 2012 by by Brian Smith

You can manage your family’s health care without being parked in front of your computer all day. TriWest Healthcare Alliance has the mobile tools that let you get to your information whenever and wherever you need. You have your phone with you – why not put it to work? Start at TriWest.com/GoMobile and you can:…

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