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‘Hey, are you OK?’

Posted September 12, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

September is Suicide Prevention Month in the Air Force, and focuses on encouraging Airmen to get to know their wingmen and to have the courage to ask someone, “Hey are you OK?” Sometimes, all it takes to avoid the tragedy of someone committing suicide is to ask the person, “Are you all right.” To someone…

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Signs of suicidal thoughts

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Always talking or thinking about death Clinical depression — deep sadness, loss of interest, trouble sleeping and eating Having a “death wish” by tempting fate via taking risks that could lead to death such as driving fast or running red lights Losing interest in the things one used to care about Making comments about being…

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Core elements work together

Posted September 12, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

The Air Force has built a suicide prevention program based on 11 overlapping core elements that stress community involvement and leadership in the prevention of suicides in the military: Leadership involvement — Air Force leaders actively support the entire spectrum of suicide prevention initiatives in the community. Addressing suicide prevention through professional military education —…

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Street Beat

Posted September 12, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Poirier

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Sept. 2 through 7: Tickets Security forces issues citations for 14 moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Sept. 2: Security forces and firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle accident at Lightning Gate. The individual sustained minor injuries. Nonemergency responses Sept. 4: Security forces responded to a report of…

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Keep sports safe

Posted September 12, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Luther Mitchell Jr.

Playing sports is fun and it helps people keep in shape and relieve stress. However, if one is not careful, playing sports can result in injuries that keep Airmen on the sideline and out of work. “The main cause of sports-related injuries is over aggressive play and people going beyond their comfort level and limits,”…

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ALS students Get “med” schooled

Posted September 5, 2014 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Senior Airman Daniel Kim, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician, and Senior Airman Sean Caudill, 56th Component Maintenance Squadron jet engine mechanic, balance on a BOSU ball Aug. 26 in physical therapy at Luke Air Force Base. The BOSU ball helps strengthen abdominal muscles. The 56th Medical Operations Squadron is the current sponsor…

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Street Beat

Posted September 5, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Poirier

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Aug. 25 to Sept. 2: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 22 moving and five nonmoving violations. Nonemergency responses Aug. 25: Security forces responded to a report of a gas leak caused by contractors striking a gas line in Bldg. 1118. The area was cordoned off and…

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No one flies until flight med gives OK

Posted August 29, 2014 by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY

James Hensley Airman 1st Class Shawn Martinez, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron flight medicine technician, checks over the ambulance Aug. 19 with Staff Sgt. Jovanny Reyes, 56th AMDS medical technician, at Luke Air Force Base. Martinez ensures the vehicle is prepped and ready for emergency response on the flightline by checking the lights, ensuring the equipment…

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Motivated Airman dedicated to AF

Posted August 29, 2014 by Airman 1st Class PEDRO MOTA

Airman 1st ClassPEDRO MOTA Airman 1st Class Elizabeth Roman, 56th Communications Squadron cyber transport systems technician, shows off her Muhammad Ali T-shirt, which to her represents an expression of determination and how a person with determination can overcome any obstacle. The absence of a father can be detrimental to a child, but in the military,…

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Avoiding hazards, using right equipment good fall prevention

Posted August 29, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

As summer comes to a close and the fall season looms, relief from heat is right around the corner, and working inside or outdoors is a welcomed idea. As the heat dies down and fall rolls in, the chores left abandoned during summer resurface. With the upcoming holidays, decorations are almost assured to go up…

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