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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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One foot in front of the other

Posted June 2, 2016 by by Maj. ELIZABETH MAGNUSSON

Being one of the Air Force’s new cadre of F-35 Lightning II instructor pilots and pulling multiple G-forces daily puts a toll on one’s body, however, that’s nothing compared to running a 100-mile race through rugged terrain. Maj. Peter Cossette, 944th Fighter Wing F-35 instructor pi¬lot, ran the Zion 100 Mile Ultra Marathon along the…

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Keep kids happy, safe on Halloween

Posted October 22, 2015 by by Airman 1st Class CORY GOSSETT

With Halloween looming on the horizon, children and adults will soon be donning costumes and out in the streets trick-or-treating. Halloween is on a Saturday this year, and as is true every year, it comes with a responsibility to make sure everyone stays safe. While children and adults eagerly await the night to be here,…

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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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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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Talk early, talk often to children about drugs

Posted April 7, 2016 by by Maj. DAPHNEY BREWTON

The need to provide meaningful education on the dangers of underage drinking and drug use at Luke Air Force Base has never been greater and parents play a significant role. As children get older and alcohol and drugs enter the picture, parents are faced with a unique set of challenges. They can simply sit back…

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Successful relationships simple, kind of …

Posted October 2, 2015 by by JIM YANG-HELLEWELL

Although October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, rather than dwell on the negatives of relationships, perhaps more attention should be focused on the components of successful relationships. Successful relationships have certain elements in common that have been observed and verified in actual research. Some of these elements are obvious and simple, yet we often do…

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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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T-Plus patients benefit from civilian network

Posted June 2, 2016 by Courtesy of 56th Medical Support Squadron

The 56th Medical Group strives to provide all beneficiaries with the absolute best care, and their health is our number one priority. Due to continued provider manpower constraints, the 56th MDG has had to make necessary enrollment adjustments. In order to continue to meet patient needs and expectations accessing primary care services a review was…

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Cyberbullying: What can parents do?

Posted October 22, 2015 by

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — According to the Pew Research Center, in 2000, about half of adults in the U.S. were online and only 3 percent of American households were using broadband for Internet access at home. That number increased and in 2014, Pew reported 87 percent of American adults use the Internet. Today,…

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