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TBIs result from jolt, strike to head

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. SCOTT LYLES

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Most people associate traumatic brain injuries with military combat operations or football injuries. In reality, any jolt or strike to the head that may cause the brain to shake violently can result in a TBI. Events resulting in a TBI can include a bicycle incident, a slip and fall…

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Going out on Halloween?

Posted October 29, 2015 by

If driving, stay aware of the surroundings. Watch for children wearing dark clothing or crossing streets, medians or parking lots. Parents should ensure children are properly clothed and visible when walking the streets. Choose light-colored fabrics for greater visibility. If costumes include darker colors, make sure to use reflective tape or wear a reflective belt….

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Physical therapy speeds recovery

Posted March 3, 2016 by Story and photos by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Having an injury can be difficult. It can affect fitness, daily routine and the ability to accomplish the mission. That’s why it’s the job of Luke Air Force Base physical therapists to help active-duty personnel recover from their injuries. “Physical therapy is the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage,…

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Responsible party host watches over guests

Posted December 10, 2015 by by Maj. DAPHNE BREWTON

The holidays are a time for gathering with family and friends, good food, celebrations and a lot of fun and laughter. Think of cozy homes with tables piled high with various meats, sweet and savory dishes, cakes, pies and cookies. Imagine friends or family gathered around laughing at the last joke just told or reminiscing…

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Civic leaders lean in …

Posted April 28, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Members of the World President’s Group listen to different heartbeats through stethoscopes during a facilities tour April 21 at Luke Air Force Base. The group, made up of civic leaders from the local community, toured the base to learn more about Luke’s mission.

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MDG encourages T-bolts to Launch into Health

Posted October 16, 2015 by Photos by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

An ambulance and fire truck sit parked in front of Club Five Six to add awareness of the health fair. A young boy and his father look at three baby owls on display at the health fair. Organizations held exhibits promoting giving to the Combined Federal Campaign, which collects charitable donations to help support a…

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Handler celebrates with MWDs …

Posted January 14, 2016 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

Senior Airman Devante Williams Staff Sgt. Jessica Keller, 56th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog handler, runs an exercise with Rango and Chrach, 56th SFS MWDs, Dec. 28, 2015, at Luke Air Force Base. Keller was promoted through the stripes for exceptional performers program and celebrated by doing one of her favorite things — training…

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Changing Air Force healthcare through innovation

Posted July 9, 2016 by J.D. Levite

FALLS CHURCH, Va.– Innovation is a buzzword often associated with new technology platforms or successful sports teams, but in reality innovation can apply anywhere someone comes up with a new idea or way of doing something. When it comes to health innovation and research, it’s all about finding new solutions to improve healthcare throughout the…

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RIDGE SHAN
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Thunderbolt has job of mending bones

Posted October 29, 2015 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

In the course of the military lifestyle, through rigorous physical training, heavy stress on bones and muscles, and fast-paced movements with the force of strength to back them, injuries can and do occur. Bones break and ligaments tear, and for some Airmen at Luke, this is a reality that occurs despite the finest safety measures…

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GRACE LEE
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Airman places first, takes overall in men’s classic physique

Posted March 3, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. GRACE LEE

He stands 6’1” tall and weighs 235 pounds. His eyes are void of emotion as he concentrates on lifting the dumbbell. As his workout progresses, his veins form a roadmap. In that moment all his problems cease to exist. Staff Sgt. Robert Timms, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons lead crew team chief, won first place…

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