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MHC here to help Airmen

Posted March 22, 2013 by Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE

The mental health clinic is not what it seems to be. It’s not a place to be afraid of, but a place for Airmen and their families to become mentally healthy. The MHC has two roles: helping patients entering the clinic and educating Airmen on ways to handle stress and more, said Staff Sgt. Brett…

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Make safety personal this summer

Posted June 21, 2013 by Staff Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

Courtesy photo A damaged government vehicle awaits repair on Luke Air Force Base. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reports that driver distraction, driver fatigue, drunk driving, aggressive driving and weather conditions are the top five causes of motor vehicle-related mishaps. Recent statistics show there has been an abrupt increase in Airmen involved in motor…

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Stay safe this Halloween

Posted October 25, 2013 by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE FROM LEFT: Natalia Cardona, 3, Olivia Cardona, 6, and Aleksandra Cardona, spouse of Tech. Sgt. Cayetano Cardona, 56th Maintenance Group programs NCO in charge, look at Halloween costumes Oct. 16 at the Luke Air Force Base Exchange. To keep children safe while trick-or-treating, children under age 12 should be accompanied by an…

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Tips to ‘take to heart’

Posted February 28, 2014 by af.mil

February is American Heart Month with the mission to increase awareness about heart health. Everyday things people can do to increase daily heart-healthy activity: Park further away when visiting the commissary and walk For those sitting at desks, standing for periods of time can increase blood flow, burn calories and assist with energy balance Take…

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Heat illness summer threat to uninitiated

Posted June 20, 2014 by Senior Airman JASON COLBERT

For Airmen living on Luke Air Force Base, being told that “the summer is hot here” is akin to being told “the water is wet.” It’s a no-brainer. But ask these same Airmen what injuries can come from the summer heat and many of them may shrug or give the “deer in the headlights” stare….

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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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Street Beat

Posted December 5, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Aaron Poirier

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents Nov. 24 through Dec. 1: Tickets Security forces issued citations for two moving violations and one nonmoving violation. Vehicle accidents Security forces responded to one minor accident. Nonemergency responses Nov. 28: Security forces responded to a report of shoplifting at Bldg. 1540. An individual was detained for…

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Medical ‘No shows’ hurt mission, affect everyone

Posted April 3, 2015 by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

The 56th Medical Group provides medical care to more than 90,000 active-duty members, 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 that fail to show up for their medical appointments cost real time…

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Hack attacked? Aaack!

Posted July 10, 2015 by

You fiercely protect your online identity — regularly change and safeguard your passwords, upgrade your security scan to keep your antivirus software and firewall secure, monitor your credit rating and your bank statement. However, your information still exists online, and it can be vulnerable even when safety measures are in place. Unfortunately, the vulnerability led…

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Stop drownings, silent killer

Posted June 1, 2012 by by Senior Airman Melanie Holochwost

Fact: Drowning is the leading cause of death in Arizona among children 1 to 4 years old.   By the numbers  90 – People on average drown in Arizona each year 44 – Water-related incidents have been reported in Maricopa County so far this year 10 – of those 44 were deaths, including four children 2 – Arizona’s rank…

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