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Help for crying baby stress

Posted April 6, 2018 by

Having a baby can be an extremely exciting time. The addition of a new member to the family can also be a bit stressful to adjust to. Do you ever have times when your newborn has long bouts of crying? Do you feel like you have exhausted all measures to try and calm your baby…

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Thunderbolt Flipbook – March 2, 2018

Posted March 21, 2018 by

Thunderbolt – Base Newspaper for Luke AFB, serving the West Valley region of Phoenix, AZ. In this month’s edition, we recognize SSgt. Geoffrey Rigby of Luke’s 56th Medical Operations Squadron, whose training was recently put to good use when he assisted an injured driver in the aftermath of an auto accident in Glendale.

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Behavioral Health Services Employee assistance, work-life programs

Posted March 2, 2018 by

LIVE WEBINARS | 11 a.m. March 14: Taxes and the IRS Tax time is upon us and many of us wish we knew more about how it all works. Whether you’re already ahead of the game or plan to file later, the financial experts at F3E will shed some light on this annual deadline. Learn…

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DOD studying implications of wearable devices giving too much info

Posted January 30, 2018 by by Jim Garamone

DOD photograph by Jim Garamone The Defense Department urges service members and DOD civilians with wearable electronic devices to use the strictest privacy setting. Officials made the suggestion after publication of a “heat map” showing concentration of U.S military personnel overseas. Defense Department officials are studying security issues raised by physical conditioning trackers that also…

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Fitness devices can provide locations of soldiers

Posted January 30, 2018 by

An interactive map found online can show the locations and activities of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit, raising security concerns about soldiers and other people who are at U.S. military bases in sensitive areas. The Global Heat Map, published by the GPS tracking company Strava, uses satellite information to map the locations…

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We are leaders and work best in teams

Posted January 5, 2018 by by Senior Master Sgt. MATTHEW LUDWIG

The 56th Operations Support Squadron Airfield Ops team leads from the front! The extreme cold and hot swings of winter weather plays havoc on the concrete runways at Luke Air Force Base. Monolithic concrete structures, like runways require expansion joints to keep concrete from failing. Here at Luke, just like other airfields, we use a…

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Mom, dad likely have different parenting styles

Posted January 5, 2018 by

In society, people tend to fall in love with those who “fill” a missing place. This is why we see couples who are opposite in character and qualities. Passive Pam falls in love with Take-charge Tom. Many times the qualities that caused them to fall in love initially, may be the reasons they grow apart….

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New year, time to check relationships

Posted January 5, 2018 by by JAMES YANG-HELLEWELL

As the new year begins, many of us wake up with a painful reminder of all the healthy living plans we had committed to last year that were left by the wayside. Grabbing our smartphones, we may download apps or look for online remedies to get another jump start on feeling better. We look for…

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Finance policy, procedure gets update

Posted December 1, 2017 by Courtesy of 56th Comptroller Squadron

Below are three announcements concerning finance travel programs across the Air Force affecting the Defense Travel system, permanent changes of station, airfare charges and temporary duty-flat-rate per diem. Lost receipts in DTS: DTS is designed to maintain substantiating records (i.e., receipts, orders and other required back-up documentation) in conjunction with official travel. An incident occurred…

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IDS members walk the walk, talk the talk

Posted November 3, 2017 by by SHARON KOZAK

In these days of Instagram and Snapchat, the element of surprise has been all but lost. As satisfying as it is to acquire something you’ve specifically asked for, it’s even more delightful to receive something you’d never thought to ask for but which you love just the same — isn’t it? Well that’s what the…

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