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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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Smoothie Bike

Posted April 16, 2018 by

  Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams Airmen from the 62nd Aircraft Maintenance Unit participate in blending their own smoothie on a smoothie bike presented by the 56th Medical Group health promotions at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., April 5, 2018. The 56th MDG is celebrating National Nutrition Month by inspiring Thunderbolts to…

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‘No-shows’ affect mission, everyone

Posted January 14, 2016 by by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

The 56th Medical Group provides medical care to more than 90,000 members (active-duty, retirees and their families) in the immediate area. Some people miss scheduled appointments and don’t think it affects anyone, but it takes a huge chunk of resources from MDG. Patients who fail to show up for their medical appointments cost real time…

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STREET BEAT November 20. 2015

Posted November 19, 2015 by Courtesy of Senior Airman Brian LeFevere

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 9 through 15 at Luke Air Force Base: Tickets Security forces issued citations for seven moving violations. Traffic-related incidents Nov. 9: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at the parking garage of Bldg. 1541. There were no injuries. Nov. 10:…

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Critical Days of Summer; vehicle, swimming and physical fitness top concerns

Posted May 26, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook

Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Alexander Cook With summer approaching and temperatures on the rise, more people are active, traveling, and participating in various outdoor activities. Due to the increase in safety concerns that comes with this time, it has been named the ‘Critical Days of Summer’, and it starts on Memorial…

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Flightline maintenance: safety first

Posted June 19, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Arizona heat is nothing to joke about, especially with the temperatures rising above 100 degrees during summer. At that temperature, how do maintainers continue to operate and cope with the heat?

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Open season approaches

Posted November 2, 2018 by Courtesy of Weyland Zeller,

The TRICARE open enrollment season is Nov. 12 through Dec. 10. TRICARE Open Season is an annual period when TRICARE beneficiaries can enroll in, change, or dis-enroll from a health plan. Each year, open season runs from the Monday of the second full week in November through the Monday of the second full week in…

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Airmen, bot refills meds for TRICARE recipients

Posted October 29, 2015 by Story and photos by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

The Arizona Refilling Center is a little known unit located behind the Block House and 56th Medical Group. “At the ARC we handle all beneficiaries’ prescriptions that come to Luke,” said Staff Sgt. Aaron Munoz-Case, 56th Medical Support Squadron ARC acting NCO in charge. “With the changes in TRICARE, our work load has increased along…

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56th SF Receives Krav Maga Training

Posted July 16, 2018 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Members of the 56th Security Forces Squadron practice a variety of self-defense maneuvers at the Tactical Integrated Training and Nutrition Arena July 12, 2018, at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. Krav Maga teaches students how to counter violent attacks and escape life threatening situations. Upon completion…

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Flu season in full swing — get vaccinated

Posted October 16, 2015 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

  Cooler weather and browning leaves harken the onset of autumn, but so too does a runny nose and sore throat. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to death. It spreads…

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