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Exam keeps eye on enamel

Posted December 6, 2013 by Staff Sgt. DEREK PODESTA

Airmen are informed they have a dental appointment once a year. Some show up to this appointment not knowing what to expect. Well, it’s time to shed some light on Airmen’s annual dental appointments. Before poking around mouths, there are a few things the dental squadron needs to know. This is where the medical history…

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Plane crash, coma doesn’t deter pilot

Posted April 18, 2014 by Airman 1st Class JAMES HENSLEY

Courtesy photo Retired Capt. David Berling, 56th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, stands in front of his 1977 Cessna RG March 23, 2012, at the Glendale Airport. Berling lost his legs in a 2007 plane crash, the subject of which he has written about in a book. After a 2007 plane crash, nine days in a…

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Street Beat

Posted August 1, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Sean Nichols,

The 56th Security Forces Squadron handled the following incidents at Luke Air Force Base July 21 through 27: Tickets Security forces issued citations for five moving violations. Traffic-related incidents July 22: Security forces responded to a report of a minor two-vehicle accident at the South Gate Visitor’s Center parking lot. There were no injuries. Nonemergency…

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Enterovirus spreads throughout country, launches Flu season

Posted October 3, 2014 by 56th Medical Group

From mid August to Sept. 18, a total of 153 people in 18 states were confirmed to have respiratory illness caused by EV-D68. In the upcoming weeks, more states will have confirmed cases of EV-D68 infection.

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Phoenix winters still pose threat of sun damage

Posted January 23, 2015 by 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs and The Skin Cancer Foundation

Summers spent poolside and sunny vacations during winter can do more than provide relaxation. Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays leaves behind lasting damage on the skin – including wrinkles, leathery or sagging skin and brown spots. In fact, more than 90 percent of these visible changes commonly attributed to skin aging are caused by…

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Room of doom

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Ron Martin, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services fire chief, briefs first-term Airmen on how to prevent fire hazards in dorm rooms or in the home. The Room of Doom, a three-section room with areas designated as a bathroom, kitchen and bedroom, was created to educate individuals on fire and safety in the home….

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Luke 1 speaks out on DUI

Posted June 22, 2012 by by Capt. Tristan Hinderliter

In November 2006, Brig. Gen. JD Harris, 56th Fighter Wing commander (a colonel at the time), was attending National Defence College in New Delhi, India, accompanied by his wife, Heather, and son, John.

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Stretching muscles no small matter

Posted August 10, 2012 by Photo and story by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

There are various opinions out there in the fitness world on whether one should stretch before or after a workout. The answers may vary depending on who you ask, but here’s what the experts at Luke Air Force Base have to say.

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Diet, exercise takes diabetic to living medication-free

Posted November 30, 2012 by Staff Sgt. C.J. HATCH

George Varrato, real estate agent specializing in military home loans and sales, has helped service members for years with real estate needs. Four months ago, he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. Varrato said diabetes runs in his family. His mother and sister both had it, so he believed he could develop it as well….

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Weather keeps lives, resources safe

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

Airman 1st Class GRACE LEE Staff Sgt. Jerry Conley, 56th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight forecaster, checks forecasts of the local area Feb. 12 at the base operations building on Luke Air Force Base. The weather section helps keep Luke’s pilots safe by providing up-to-date information about the weather and potential hazards that may occur….

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