Health & Safety

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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DOD Safe Helpline gives sexual assault victims additional resource

Posted October 22, 2015 by Courtesy of af.mil

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — The Defense Department has given sexual assault victims a resource that helps them take control of their recovery process. Established in 2011, the DOD Safe Helpline is a crisis support service for members of the DOD community affected by sexual assault. Safe Helpline provides live, one-on-one support and information…

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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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Cybersecurity: Are you safe?

Posted October 22, 2015 by by Senior Airman JAMES HENSLEY

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month when Airmen need to refresh themselves on safety tips for keeping personal and work information safe. “Cybersecurity Awareness Month is about getting the word out to Airmen reminding them to be aware of what they are putting out there,” said Staff Sgt. Kevin Scheel, 56th Communications Squadron cybersecurity technician. “Airmen…

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RIDGE SHAN
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Flu season in full swing — get vaccinated

Posted October 16, 2015 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class RIDGE SHAN

  Cooler weather and browning leaves harken the onset of autumn, but so too does a runny nose and sore throat. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness and at times can lead to death. It spreads…

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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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MDG encourages T-bolts to Launch into Health

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

An ambulance and fire truck sit parked in front of Club Five Six to add awareness of the health fair. A young boy and his father look at three baby owls on display at the health fair. Organizations held exhibits promoting giving to the Combined Federal Campaign, which collects charitable donations to help support a…

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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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STACI MILLER
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Outfitting F-35 pilots requires perfection

Posted October 9, 2015 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. STACI MILLER

Anyone who has been fitted for a suit, a tux or even a set of golf clubs knows the difference a fitting can make. It’s no different for warfighters. As technology gets more sophisticated it’s essential that F-35 Lightning ll pilots be properly fitted for their gear. The pilot-fit facility opened on Luke Air Force…

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DOD launches MilitaryChildCare.com at Luke

Posted October 2, 2015 by Courtesy of 56th Force Support Squadron

Website provides families a single online gateway to military child care Families at Luke Air Force Base will have access to a new Defense Department website Nov. 16 designed to simplify and improve the child-care-request-for-care process. MilitaryChildCare.com provides a single online gateway for families to access military-operated or military-subsidized child care options worldwide across all…

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