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Street Beat – November 1, 2012

Posted November 2, 2012 by Senior Airman Christopher VonHatten,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Oct. 19 through 25: Tickets Security forces issued citations for nine moving and 13 nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Oct.19: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident at Bldg. 920 parking lot. There were no injuries. Oct. 12: Security forces responded to a…

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Healthy restaurant eating possible

Posted February 8, 2013 by Senior Airman KATE VAUGHN

For most people trying to cut calories, keep an eye on cholesterol or simply improve overall health, “Would you like to go out to eat?” can be eight frightening words. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “Every meal away from home increases an adult’s average daily calorie count by about 135 calories.” That probably…

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Resting muscles, body, mind vital to fitness success

Posted April 19, 2013 by 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Although it is great to be fit, it is also important to properly rest muscles and get enough sleep. Overtraining is bad and can cause a lot of problems, said Marlyn Shults, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron exercise physiologist. “If you experience a decline in performance, your times are slower or you aren’t able to lift…

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Beat the heat 5k

Posted August 16, 2013 by Senior Airman David Owsianka

Luke Air Force Base members begin the Beat the Heat 5k fun run Aug. 9 at Super Sabre Street. The first- through third-place winners in the female category are, respectively: Ally Catana, Leonila Celestino and Kassandra Parot. The first- through third-place winners in the male category are, respectively: Robert Amrich, David Lemery and Jason Mila….

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Street Beat

Posted January 17, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Travis Dulworth, 56th SFS

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Jan. 1 through 10: Nonemergency responses Jan. 3: Security forces responded to a wants and warrants hit for a failure to appear at Lightning Gate. The individual was denied entry due to Lansing Sheriff’s Office in Kansas was unable to extradite. Jan. 3: Security forces responded…

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The eyes have it …

Posted April 25, 2014 by Airman 1st Class James Hensley

Senior Airman Lloydon Balili, Airman 1st Class James Hensley 56th Aerospace Medical Squadron ophthalmic technician, administers drops to dilate the eyes of Airman 1st Class Alex Jensen, 56th AMDS ophthalmic technician, at Luke Air Force Base. Optometry technicians specialize in health care and treatment of the eyes. They also fit Airmen for glasses and contacts.

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Street Beat

Posted August 8, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Sean Nichols

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents July 28 through Aug. 3: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 22 moving violations. Traffic-related incidents July 28: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle vs. fixed object accident near Perimeter Road. There were no injuries. Aug. 2: Security forces responded to report…

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ASTS receives life-like training tool

Posted March 31, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Denise Willhite

The newest member of the 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron allows operators to create “real-life” situations for medical training. Laerdal SimMan 3G, a new mannequin, is a life-like patient able to produce audible breathing and bowel sounds, and heartbeats. He can sweat, cry and bleed. Even…

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On the ball…

Posted June 29, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Devante Williams

Airman 1st Class Mark Gilden, 56th Civil Engineering Squadron structures, performs leg stretches June 13 using a medicine ball during physical therapy at the 56th Medical Group Clinic.

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West Nile Virus prevention

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

In the peak of summer dealing with itchy mosquito bites can be irritating, but getting bit by a mosquito with West Nile Virus can cause more than temporary irritation. It can be life-threatening. As of Tuesday, Arizona has had seven cases of the disease that involved the nervous system and five that did not, and…

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