Health & Safety

Study for TRICARE users helps smokers kick habit

Posted March 24, 2016 by

Have you tried everything to quit smoking? TRICARE Beneficiaries now have a new resource to help them called the The Freedom Smoking Quitline. If qualified, participants will have a two-times better chance at quitting smoking. The Freedom Smoking Quitline is a National Institutes of Health-funded research study, co-sponsored by the 59th Medical Wing and University…

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Base makes strides toward awareness

Posted June 2, 2016 by by Tech. Sgt. LOUIS VEGA Jr.

Building awareness of the impact that sexual assault has on victims, survivors and their families is an important issue for the U.S. Air Force and Luke AFB community. This year’s Defense Department theme was, “Know Your Part! Do Your Part!” In observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month a Walk a Mile in Their Shoes contest…

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Caleb Worpel
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Health assessments ensure F-35 crew chiefs are fit to fight

Posted September 6, 2017 by

It was a regular day on the flightline at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.

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GRACE LEE
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Airman places first, takes overall in men’s classic physique

Posted March 3, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. GRACE LEE

He stands 6’1” tall and weighs 235 pounds. His eyes are void of emotion as he concentrates on lifting the dumbbell. As his workout progresses, his veins form a roadmap. In that moment all his problems cease to exist. Staff Sgt. Robert Timms, 756th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron weapons lead crew team chief, won first place…

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2016 FEHB open season effective through Dec. 14

Posted November 25, 2015 by by Janis El Shabazz

The 2016 Open Season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program runs through Dec. 14. During open season employees and retirees will have the chance to review their current plans and make any changes they desire. For the first time,…

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Devante Williams
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Alpha Warrior team visits Luke

Posted April 28, 2017 by Senior Airman James Hensley

The Alpha Warrior team recently visited Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., to interact with Airmen and roll out its Battle Rig obstacle course that will be used to enhance Airmen fitness at the Warrior Fitness Center. Nearly 100 Thunderbolts were in attendance including Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, who competed in the…

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Secrets of the heart …

Posted April 21, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota

Airman 1st Class Pedro Mota Senior Airman Ashley Cooper, 56th Medical Operations Squadroncardiopulmonary technician, runs an electric cardiogram on Master Sgt.Percel Crudup, 56th MDOS flight surgical services chief, as a practice testat Luke Air Force Base. The ECG looks for abnormalities in heartbeatsthrough electrodes attached to the body.

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TBIs result from jolt, strike to head

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. SCOTT LYLES

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Most people associate traumatic brain injuries with military combat operations or football injuries. In reality, any jolt or strike to the head that may cause the brain to shake violently can result in a TBI. Events resulting in a TBI can include a bicycle incident, a slip and fall…

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Treat teeth like jewels, not tools

Posted November 19, 2015 by by Senior Airman BENJAMIN BRIGHT

The importance of teeth and how we use them is often overlooked. We tend to treat our teeth as tools, which can lead to serious damage. Using teeth as bottle openers, scissors and nail clippers are bad habits and can result in oral injuries. When you tear open a bag of chips with your teeth,…

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AF implements DOD-wide maternity leave changes

Posted February 11, 2016 by Courtesy of af.mil

WASHINGTON — Beginning Feb. 5, active-duty female Airmen will receive up to 12 continuous, nontransferable weeks of fully paid maternity leave in accordance with Defense Department-wide changes to the policy outlined in Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s Force of the Future announcement Jan. 28. This new policy applies to all Airmen in the active-duty component, and…

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