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Thunderbolt has job of mending bones

Posted October 29, 2015 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

In the course of the military lifestyle, through rigorous physical training, heavy stress on bones and muscles, and fast-paced movements with the force of strength to back them, injuries can and do occur. Bones break and ligaments tear, and for some Airmen at Luke, this is a reality that occurs despite the finest safety measures…

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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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LOUIS VEGA Jr.
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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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AF family shares experience with child’s autism

Posted May 5, 2016 by by PRERANA KORPE

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Four-year-old Dawson Stock loves music and instruments; his mother says he is obsessed with the violin. He knows the alphabet forward and backward and is ready to read. Dawson is teaching himself the sign-language alphabet. He knows his numbers and how to add. Dawson is a high-functioning child. This was not…

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Food Court, Express promote healthy eating

Posted October 16, 2015 by Courtesy of AAFES

Food Court, Express promote healthy eating  The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier for service members and their families to slim their waistlines while dining or grabbing a snack on base. The Luke Air Force Base Exchange Food Court and Express locations are stocked with healthy options for smart choices on…

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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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New urgent care pilot program for prime beneficiaries

Posted July 30, 2016 by

To increase access to care, the Department of Defense launched an Urgent Care Pilot Program for TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. This program allows Prime enrollees two visits to a network or TRICARE authorized provider without a referral or prior authorization. The Urgent Care Pilot Program is for: • Active-duty service members, including National Guard or Reserve…

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Great American Smokeout observed

Posted November 12, 2015 by Courtesy of USAF Pentagon

The Military Health System has designated November as Smoking Cessation Month as an opportunity to increase awareness of service members, family members and employees of the benefits of tobacco-free living. Tobacco-free living is avoiding use of all types of tobacco products — including cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, pipes and hookahs — and also living free…

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DEVANTE WILLIAMS
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T-bolt receives perfect fitness score

Posted March 10, 2016 by Story and photo by Senior Airman DEVANTE WILLIAMS

Physical fitness is one of the four dimension of Air Force wellness. One Airman displayed his mastery of this dimension by earning 100 percent on his fitness assessment test earlier last month and shared his story on what it took to get there. “It’s an amazing feeling scoring 100 percent on the FA,” said Maj….

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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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