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Street Beat

Posted September 19, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Poirier

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Sept. 8 through 14: Tickets Security forces issues citations for 14 moving violations and two nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents Sept. 8: Security forces responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident near Bldg. 1550. Driver one struck driver two when trying to make a U-turn 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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Women’s support group to end domestic violence

Posted September 19, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Courtesy photo It can start unexpectedly maybe with a few harsh words that escalate into throwing an object or being physically hurt or hurting someone in the heat of the moment. To prevent and treat domestic violence for women, the 56th Medical Operations Squadron Family Advocacy program has a support group called the Women’s Emotions…

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PTs human body ‘maintainers’

Posted September 12, 2014 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Staff Sgt. Kellie Kasischke, 56th Medical Operations Squadron physical therapy NCO in charge, teaches Courtney Barns, 11, daughter of Maj. David Barns, 56th Fighter Wing chaplain, how to properly use crutches Aug. 22 at the Luke Air Force Base Medical Clinic. Similar to how a jet needs to be maintained, the human…

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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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