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Street Beat

Posted July 11, 2014 by Senior Airman Dimitri Newham,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents June 23 through July 5: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 16 moving violations. Traffic-related incidents June 23: An active-duty member was arrested by Glendale police on Glendale Avenue for driving under the influence with a BrAC of .084 percent. The individual was later released to…

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September: Suicide Prevention Month — Be a life saver

Posted September 19, 2014 by Capt. AMBER RODGERS

Suicide prevention is everyone’s business and anyone can help save a life. One of the first steps in preventing suicide is to talk about it. The word ‘suicide’ evokes different emotions in people such as anger, sadness, confusion and anxiety. As a result, people are often hesitant or unable to talk about it and can…

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Taking care of Airmen: How Air Force mental health services helped an academy leader

Posted December 12, 2014 by

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Chief Master Sgt. Max Grindstaff, the academy’s command chief, said taking advantage of Air Force mental health support services helps him cope today with the deaths of nine Americans he served with in Kabul, Afghanistan. “I sought counseling because I needed it,” the chief said. “If I feel like…

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Smiles make long days worth it

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Maj. Jessica Martin and Capt. Elizabeth Magnusson

Reserve and Guard members from 10 units including the 944th Fighter Wing recently wrapped up a deployment to the Dominican Republic where they provided nonstop medical, dental and optical care.

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Ouch!

Posted August 3, 2012 by anradmin

Airman 1st Class Joel Dominguez Correa, 56th Medical Operations Squadron ambulance operations, gives Osvaldo Almeida-Sanchez, 15, his hepatitis A and chicken pox vaccines at Luke Air Force Base July 17.

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Street Beat – November 9, 2012

Posted November 9, 2012 by Senior Airman Christopher VonHatten,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 26 to Nov. 1: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 14 moving and two non-moving violations. Traffic related incidents Oct. 31: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at the BX parking lot. There were no injuries. Oct. 31: Security forces…

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Hit, run exercise hones response

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Senior Master Sgt. Sandra Nunes, 56th Medical Operations Squadron superintendent, mixes costume makeup Jan. 30 to create the illusion of a compound leg fracture in preparation for a hit-and-run response exercise at Luke Air Force Base. By having mock wounds such as these, first responders are better able to react to the situations they come…

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STREET BEAT

Posted April 26, 2013 by Senior Airman Christopher VonHatten

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents April 12 through 18: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 15 moving and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents April 16: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at the Lightning Gate. There were no injuries. Emergency responses April 12: Security forces responded…

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Med group rewards physical fitness

Posted August 23, 2013 by JAYSON BURNS

Just as other groups on Luke Air Force Base have their own competitions, like the Aircraft Maintenance Unit of the Month award, the 56th Medical Group has created a Commander’s Cup to help raise fitness awareness amongst its Airmen. The trophy and title of “Most Fit Corps,” is given to the team from the 56th…

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Street Beat

Posted January 24, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Travis Dulworth

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Jan. 7 through Jan. 14: Tickets Security forces issued citations for six moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Jan. 7: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving two privately owned vehicles in the parking lot west of Bldg. 985. There were no injuries….

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