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Report released: Luke drinking water

Posted March 27, 2015 by 56th AMDS BE

The Luke Air Force Base 2014 Annual Consumer Confidence Report on drinking water quality was released March 12 by the 56th Aerospace Medical Squadron Bioenvironmental Engineering. The Environmental Protection Agency requires this report be available to the consuming public. The CCR describes the presence of the contaminants that may be in the drinking water and…

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Street Beat

Posted March 27, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Jalomo

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents March 16 through 22: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 22 moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Emergency responses March 17: Security forces responded to a report of a medical emergency near Bldg. 913. Two Airmen fell from a golf cart when the driver made a…

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Message to medical group enrollees seeking urgent care

Posted March 20, 2015 by 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron

Deciding to seek urgent medical treatment at an urgent care clinic deserves careful consideration. Following the right steps before seeking urgent care ensures patients will get coordinated attention at the lowest out-of-pocket-cost possible. If you are assigned to a Primary Care Manager at the 56th Medical Group, you should follow these steps before going to…

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Winter sports still risk for sun damage

Posted March 20, 2015 by The Skin Cancer Foundation

Winter sports enthusiasts spend ample time outdoors, often hitting the slopes for skiing and snowboarding. Despite cold temperatures, clouds and dreary weather, winter sports lovers are still at risk for sun damage and skin cancer. In fact, about 86 percent of melanomas and 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to the…

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Justice Report

Posted March 20, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Jalomo

The 56th Security forces Squadron handled the following incidents March 9 through 15: Tickets Security forces issued citations for 14 moving and three nonmoving violations. Traffic-related incidents March 10: Security forces responded to a report of a minor vehicle accident involving two privately owned vehicles at Bldg. 859 parking lot. There were no injuries. March…

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St. Patrick’s Day: time for celebration, safety

Posted March 13, 2015 by Senior Airman MARCY COPELAND

People all around the world will be celebrating Tuesday the life and contributions of the patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick. Also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, the day is celebrated on the day of his death. The day not only celebrates St. Patrick, but the culture of Ireland. In the U.S., the…

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Street Beat

Posted March 13, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Jalomo

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents March 2 through 8: Tickets Security forces issued citations for three moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Traffic-related incidents March 3: Security forces responded to a report of a dependent driving on a suspended license. The dependent was issued a notification of suspension/revocation of base driving…

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Justice Report

Posted March 13, 2015 by 56th Fighter Wing Legal Office

The following is a list of administrative actions issued at Luke Air Force Base in January and February. 56th Operations Group Courts-Martial • A staff sergeant was found guilty of one charge and specification in violation of Article 107, false official statement with intent to deceive and one charge and specification of Article 112a, wrongful…

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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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Punishment costly for drinking, driving, using drugs

Posted March 6, 2015 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

It’s unfortunate when it happens — an Airman making the choice to drink and drive or use drugs that are illegal in the Air Force. When hearing the story of those who drank and drove or used drugs, the thought that may come to mind is, “That will never be me.” But, when peer pressure…

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