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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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Red, green can bring on ‘blue’ feelings

Posted December 17, 2015 by Courtesy of 56th Medical Group

The holiday season is here, and often, there is no better time to spend with relatives and carry on family traditions than this time of year. In the United States, Thanksgiving and Christmas are known to be the two most celebrated and happiest days of the year due the social festivities, gift exchanges and gatherings…

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PTSD awareness leads to positive treatment

Posted June 30, 2016 by by J.D. LEVITE

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers, treatments are getting better all the time. Maj. Joel Foster, Chief of Air Force Deployment Mental Health, said treating PTSD has improved dramatically in the last 20 years….

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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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Temporary gym ups game with new equipment

Posted February 18, 2016 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. GRACE LEE

One may think the Luke Air Force Base Bryant Fitness Center is closed since the perimeter of the gym is surrounded by a fence, but it’s open and fitted with new equipment. “To get to the gym’s temporary entrance, walk toward the Combat PT Center, and you’ll see two trailers in the front as well…

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2016 FEHB open season effective through Dec. 14

Posted November 25, 2015 by by Janis El Shabazz

The 2016 Open Season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program runs through Dec. 14. During open season employees and retirees will have the chance to review their current plans and make any changes they desire. For the first time,…

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April is National Alcohol Awareness Month

Posted April 21, 2016 by Courtesy of UnitedHealthcare

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that in 2010, alcohol misuse problems cost the United States $249.0 billion dollars. TRICARE covers Substance Use Disorder Treatment when prior authorization is obtained and within TRICARE limits. If you are having trouble with substance use or abuse or have any questions about these programs or…

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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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Around Luke – Lethal business …

Posted January 14, 2016 by Photo by Airman Pedro Mota

Airman Pedro Mota Airman 1st Class Shawn Thielmann, 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron individual protective equipment and mobility journeyman, tests a gas mask for leaks Jan. 5 at Luke Air Force Base. Testing the gas mask ensures Airmen and civilians are protected from leaks, holes and tears during chemical and biological warfare.

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EOD Airmen provide combat support anytime, anywhere

Posted June 30, 2016 by Story and photo by Tech. Sgt. LUTHER MITCHELL Jr.

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — “Our primary mission at Luke is to support the pilot training mission,” said Senior Airman Kyle Lyon, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordinance Squadron team member. “Whether it is a hung gun or a hung flair, we take care of it.” In addition to supporting the flightline, EOD Airmen…

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