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Drunk Driving

Posted September 13, 2017 by

Airmen on Luke set up “crashes” to help bring awareness to their fellow Airmen about the bitter truth behind drunk driving accidents. Together we can change the Air Force from the 56th Fighter Wing by setting an example for others to follow.

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Preparing for flu season; vaccine drive planned for Oct 15

Posted September 17, 2018 by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Zoie Rider Staff Sgt. Gisele Adanlete-Engram, 56th Medical Group aerospace medical technician, administers a shot to Staff Sgt. Daniel Durbin, 56th MDG Immunizations backup technician, Sept. 13, 2018 at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. The 56th MDG is hosting a flu drive October 15th at the Bryant Fitness…

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Mini ‘Bolts’ learn about fire prevention

Posted October 16, 2015 by Photos by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland

Photos by Staff Sgt. Marcy Copeland Sparky poses with children outside the library. The key message of this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, Oct. 4 through 10, is to install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement. Senior Airman Alexander Hernandez, 56th…

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Carefully counting capsules …

Posted January 14, 2016 by Photo by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Senior Airman Grace Lee Airman 1st Class Cole Broomfield, 56th Medical Support Squadron main clinic pharmacy technician, counts capsules using a spatula and tray to refill a prescription at Luke Air Force Base. Luke pharmacy technicians dispense medications, consult patients and refill approximately 700 prescriptions daily.

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TBIs result from jolt, strike to head

Posted June 30, 2016 by by Staff Sgt. SCOTT LYLES

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Most people associate traumatic brain injuries with military combat operations or football injuries. In reality, any jolt or strike to the head that may cause the brain to shake violently can result in a TBI. Events resulting in a TBI can include a bicycle incident, a slip and fall…

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Go Tooth Team!

Posted February 2, 2018 by by Capt. (Dr.) LUCAS KIM

Every year in February, dentists and children’s organizations across the states promote National Children’s Dental Health Month. This year the American Dental Association’s campaign slogan is “Brush Your Teeth with Fluoride Toothpaste and Clean Your Teeth for a Healthy Smile.” They are encouraging children to use fluoridated toothpaste, properly brushing and flossing to make an…

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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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JAMES HENSLEY
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Physical therapy speeds recovery

Posted March 3, 2016 by Story and photos by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

Having an injury can be difficult. It can affect fitness, daily routine and the ability to accomplish the mission. That’s why it’s the job of Luke Air Force Base physical therapists to help active-duty personnel recover from their injuries. “Physical therapy is the treatment of disease, injury, or deformity by physical methods such as massage,…

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Overcoming the shadow of death: An Airman’s fight against depression

Posted March 24, 2017 by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua

Air Force photograph Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya, 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of reports, holds up a picture of him and his younger brother, Thana, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 16, 2017. Sookmeewiriya, who attempted to commit suicide twice, draws inspiration from his brother to remain resilient and encourages Airmen to…

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Make plan when changing baby’s diet

Posted June 1, 2018 by by RENA LEVERT

Does your baby seem to be wanting more and more breast milk and/or formula and still isn’t getting full? Do they reach for your food when you are eating? Your baby may be ready for an exciting new milestone. Here are some guidelines to know when to start, what to start with and more. Signs…

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