Health & Safety

Carefully counting capsules …

Posted January 14, 2016 by Photo by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Senior Airman Grace Lee Airman 1st Class Cole Broomfield, 56th Medical Support Squadron main clinic pharmacy technician, counts capsules using a spatula and tray to refill a prescription at Luke Air Force Base. Luke pharmacy technicians dispense medications, consult patients and refill approximately 700 prescriptions daily.

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Around Luke – Lethal business …

Posted January 14, 2016 by Photo by Airman Pedro Mota

Airman Pedro Mota Airman 1st Class Shawn Thielmann, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron individual protective equipment and mobility journeyman, tests a gas mask for leaks Jan. 5 at Luke Air Force Base. Testing the gas mask ensures Airmen and civilians are protected from leaks, holes and tears during chemical and biological warfare.

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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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Med tech satisfies ‘need for speed’

Posted January 14, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

She runs the 1.5-mile run in 9:15, and she’s placed first in all the 5-kilometer runs she’s attended. Like a machine, she zones out and focuses on the task at hand — running. “I’ve been running for 15 years,” said Senior Airman Melissa Franks, 56th Aerospace Medicine Squadron flight medicine medical technician. “I started running…

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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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Red, green can bring on ‘blue’ feelings

Posted December 17, 2015 by Courtesy of 56th Medical Group

The holiday season is here, and often, there is no better time to spend with relatives and carry on family traditions than this time of year. In the United States, Thanksgiving and Christmas are known to be the two most celebrated and happiest days of the year due the social festivities, gift exchanges and gatherings…

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ALS students are ‘dogged’ by 56th SFS

Posted December 17, 2015 by Photos by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman Eric Burrell, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron electrician, is bitten by Maxo, 56th SFS MWD, during a demonstration for ALS students. Senior Airman Sean McFadden, 56th SFS Military Working Dog handler, searches a suspect while under watch from Maxo, 56th SFS MWD, during a demonstration for students attending Airman Leadership School Dec. 15 at…

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Jaws of life …

Posted December 17, 2015 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Senior Airman Grace Lee Airman Adarius Thurmond, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Services firefighter, inspects what is commonly known as the “jaws of life” or spreader, ensuring full range of motion at Luke Air Force Base. The Luke Fire Department checks lifesaving equipment daily, including axes, fire hoses, medical equipment and more.

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Cook Holiday cheer with dessert recipes

Posted December 17, 2015 by adriennek

Banana Ice Cream Recipe by Senior Airman Grace Lee, 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Ingredients: 2 ripened bananas Directions: 1. Peel and slice bananas into thinly. 2. Set bananas in freezer for at least 2 hours. 3. Take frozen bananas out and add to food processor. Blend bananas until it has a creamy consistency similar…

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Mayo Clinic cardiologist joins AFRC

Posted December 10, 2015 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

Both a father’s dream for his son’s success and a son’s desire to serve his country came true Oct. 24. Dr. John Beshai, Arizona Mayo Clinic cardiologist and senior associate consultant, took the oath of office for the U.S. Air Force Reserve Command, and more specifically the 944th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, during a short ceremony…

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