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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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Responsible party host watches over guests

Posted December 10, 2015 by by Maj. DAPHNE BREWTON

The holidays are a time for gathering with family and friends, good food, celebrations and a lot of fun and laughter. Think of cozy homes with tables piled high with various meats, sweet and savory dishes, cakes, pies and cookies. Imagine friends or family gathered around laughing at the last joke just told or reminiscing…

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Put safety first during holiday season

Posted December 10, 2015 by by Senior Airman GRACE LEE

The holiday season is known for being a time of giving and cheer, but it can also be one of the most dangerous times of year if proper safety precautions aren’t taken. “Each year there are approximately 350 driving fatalities during Christmas and 350 driving fatalities on New Year’s Day,” said Ben Bruce, 56th Fighter…

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Senior leaders stress safety this holiday season

Posted December 4, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody recently issued a tri-signature letter to all Airmen, asking them to stay safe during the holidays. “Think through every plan and have a backup…

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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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Cooler weather, holidays bring fire hazards

Posted November 25, 2015 by

The high cost of home heating fuels has caused Americans to search for alternate sources of home heating. The use of wood burning stoves is growing, space heaters are selling rapidly and fireplaces are burning wood and manmade logs. These methods of heating may be acceptable; however, they are a major contributing factor in residential fires. The…

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November: Warrior Care Month

Posted November 19, 2015 by Courtesy of www.afmedicine

This year’s theme for Warrior Care Month is “Show of Strength.” On Nov. 5, 2008, then Secretary of Defense Robert Gates established November as Warrior Care Month. He said Warrior Care Month is a, “Defense Department-wide effort aimed at increasing awareness of programs and resources available to wounded, ill, and injured service members, their families,…

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Around Luke: Complete blood count …

Posted November 19, 2015 by Senior Airman James Hensley

Senior Airman James Hensley Senior Airman Angelica Lyons, 56th Medical Support Squadron medical laboratory technician, analyzes a blood sample Nov. 9 at Luke Air Force Base. Lyons counts red and white blood cells and platelets. On an average day, medical laboratory technicians will examine 60 specimens.

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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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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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