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February: Month to increase security, force protection awareness

Posted January 31, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. BRUCE THOMPSON Jr.

February is Security Awareness Month. The purpose is to increase security and force protection awareness and provide training and exercises that focus on that awareness. Ultimately, we want to perpetuate a culture in which each and every person in our Air Force community is aware. Each individual is a critical element in the force protection…

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Are you ready for Arizona’s Summer Heat?

Posted May 16, 2014 by Arizona Department of Health Services

Heat killed 139 people in Arizona in 2013. The best way to reduce that number is to be prepared. A new report, “The Trend in Morbidity and Mortality from Exposure to Excessive Natural Heat in Arizona,” shows heat is linked to an average of 118 deaths every year since 2000. It also shows that men…

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Safe children No. 1 priority

Posted August 15, 2014 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

Keeping our children safe is the number one priority for parents, and with all the news involving school violence, how can parents feel more relaxed about dropping their children off at a place that is supposed to be secure and safe? According to the National Safety Council an estimated 200,000 children visit a hospital emergency…

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Safety office offers Halloween safety tips

Posted October 24, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Jason Dejesus

During the spookiest of holidays, there are safety considerations to keep in mind for the trick or treaters in your home and on the street. Things homeowners can do to prepare: • Ensure there is adequate lighting around the house. • Clear the yard, porch and walkways of any tripping hazards such as ladders, flowerpots…

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Know social media dangers

Posted March 6, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Today, millions of people use social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share memories and keep in touch with family and friends. Unfortunately, using these media also gathers the attention of unwanted eyes. Predators now have the capability of knowing a person’s location and personal information, which can often lead to identity theft,…

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Drug testing: What’s fact or myth?

Posted June 12, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

For those who have donned a military service uniform, most have heard the myths and urban legends that surround random drug testing, with the biggest question being “Is it really random?” With facts received from the 56th Fighter Wing Drug Demand Reduction, this article presents the truth about the process that begins with a notification…

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Justice Report

Posted September 4, 2015 by Courtesy of the 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of Articles 15 and administrative actions issued in August at Luke Air Force Base: 56th Operations Group Articles 15 • An airman first class received nonjudicial punishment for wrongful use of marijuana. The individual received a reduction to airman and a reprimand. 56th Maintenance Group Articles 15 • A staff…

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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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Urgent care vs. emergency room: Pays to know difference

Posted July 6, 2012 by Courtesy of 56th Medical Group

Choosing the appropriate type of care for a medical condition accomplishes several important things, including: choosing the appropriate level of treatment for the medical condition making the best use of time by selecting medical care wisely ensuring highly specialized, expensive emergency room resources are used efficiently   Urgent care If a condition arises and it…

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SFS turns to traumatic stress expert for help

Posted September 7, 2012 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

Courtesy photo Susan Simons, Under the Shield president, speaks to personnel from the 56th Security Forces Squadron along with members of local law enforcement agencies Aug. 29 at the military working dog kennels on Luke Air Force Base. Simons works with the 56th SFS and local police Wednesdays teaching them how to be mentally prepared…

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