Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. John Bainter
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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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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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PEOPLE FIRST November 13, 2015

Posted November 12, 2015 by

Securing future by bending cost curve Bending the Cost Curve, one of the 13 Make Every Dollar Count cost initiatives launched by the Air Force, includes a growing and evolving set of more than 20 acquisition reform activities. These activities are focused on finding ways the Air Force can be more effective at how it spends…

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MDSS delivers diagnostics

Posted October 29, 2015 by Photos by Airman 1st Class Cory Gossett

Specimens are ready to be spun inside a Beckman Coulter Allegra X-30 Centrifuge. Photos by Airman 1st Class Cory Gossett Airman 1st Class Samuel Lockard, 56th Medical Support Squadron laboratory technician, puts blood vials into the Beckman Coulter Allegra X-30 Centrifuge Oct. 19 at Luke Air Force Base. The Beckman Coulter Allegra X-30 Centrifuge spins…

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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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Going out on Halloween?

Posted October 29, 2015 by

If driving, stay aware of the surroundings. Watch for children wearing dark clothing or crossing streets, medians or parking lots. Parents should ensure children are properly clothed and visible when walking the streets. Choose light-colored fabrics for greater visibility. If costumes include darker colors, make sure to use reflective tape or wear a reflective belt….

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