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  • ADAPT stands ready to assist

    According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and analyzed by the Delphi Behavioral Health Group, the average service member binge drinks 41 days of the year. That’s five or more drinks on one occasion once every nine days. The KAB Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program stands ready to assist those struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction.
  • TEDx returns to Hill Air Force Base

    TEDx returned to Hill Air Force Base after a two-year hiatus. “Stories of Success and Inspiration” was the theme for the base’s newly revived TEDx Talks program. Three speakers presented to military and civilian Airmen Oct. 17 on the shop floor of building 843. Topics covered self-limiting beliefs, breaking the mold, and everyday excellence.
  • Back in session: courts-martial return to Incirlik

    It was a sobering message not just for those in the hot-seat, but for all who witnessed the trial.
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  • Eleventh Air Force holds senior enlisted leaders workshop

    More than 40 senior enlisted leaders and civilians from across the Eleventh Air Force attended a two-day workshop centered around group discussions of best practices and strategies focused on resiliency at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 6 and 7, 2019.
  • Eleventh Air Force holds senior enlisted leaders workshop

    More than 40 senior enlisted leaders and civilians from across the Eleventh Air Force attended a two-day workshop centered around group discussions of best practices and strategies focused on resiliency at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 6 and 7, 2019.
  • IRTAs train Airmen on resilience skill sets, foster resiliency across the installation

    Robins is bringing integrated resilience training assistants on board to train Airmen how to be resilient no matter what they face in life. IRTAs are resilience soft-skill experts who assist master resilience trainers with fostering resilience across the installation.
  • Taking care of Airmen: How the AF Academy's Peak Performance Center helped a cadet recover

    The Peak Performance Center at the U.S. Air Force Academy helps cadets overcome challenges.
  • Taking care of Airmen: How the AF Academy's Peak Performance Center helped a cadet recover

    The Peak Performance Center at the U.S. Air Force Academy helps cadets overcome challenges.
  • Prioritizing the Health of the Force

    The 128th Air Refueling Wing hosted the Bi-Annual Community Commanders Call on behalf of Zablocki Veterans Affairs and Milwaukee Vet Center 12 Nov. 2019 at Sijan Hall, General Mitchell Air National Guard Base.
  • Airmen to celebrate Thanksgiving, stay resilient

    For a lot of people, Thanksgiving is a holiday that encourages families to gather and celebrate together, however that can be challenging for Airmen living in the dorms.Airman 1st Class Katie Naquin, 50th Force Support Squadron customer service journeyman, said she understands the struggles of distance from family during Thanksgiving.“Being away
  • 100th ARW hosts second resiliency tactical pause

    The 100th Air Refueling Wing hosted its second Resilience Tactical Pause Nov. 7 – 8, 2019 at RAF Mildenhall, England. The first day of the tactical pause consisted of three all-calls with two guest speakers, one of which was hosted for Team Mildenhall spouses and dependents. The theme of the RTP was the “Take Ten” intiative, which discussed the idea that it takes only just 10 minutes to make a change.
  • Vaping, e-cigs: The danger is real

    As of Oct. 29, 2019, over 1,800 lung injury cases and 37 deaths have been reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the only commonality among all cases is the patient’s use of e-cigarette or vaping products.
  • A1C Lopez: Aiming for Greatness

    Airman 1st Class Priscila Lopez, 366th Civil Engineer Squadron operations management field professional, seems like a shy, reserved and quiet young woman at first glance; but when she performs her duties, a strong Airman emerges.
  • New financial readiness training coming in November

    Beginning Nov. 15, financial readiness training will be required for all Reserve Citizen Airmen at defined touchpoints throughout their military career.
  • Keeping the Pack Strong: Your Chapel Team

    Most service members know the chapel offers worship services on Sundays and bible studies, while providing a safe place to pray no matter what religion they believe in, but they also offer so much more.
  • The Lighthouse; guiding young Airmen to hope

    The official opening and ribbon-cutting of the Lighthouse was held in Larcher Chapel, here, Nov. 1.The Lighthouse is a part of the Larcher Chapel where permanent party Airmen, airman basic to senior airmen, can interact and build connections with one another.“We chose the name ‘The Lighthouse’ because the lighthouse is the ultimate symbol of hope,”
  • 59th MDW Wingman Day; resiliency, challenge and purpose

    Warrior Medics and Airmen from across Joint Base San Antonio battled it out for bragging rights, and the commander's sword and shield during the 59th Medical Wing’s annual Wingman Day-Warrior Medic Challenge Nov. 1 at the Gillum Fitness Center.Wingman Day brings together active-duty and civilian Airmen from the Wing’s six groups promoting a day of
  • What you don't know can hurt you

    The 916th Air Refueling Wing discuss psychological health in the Air Force and the resources available to help Airmen manage life obstacles.
  • Spiritual healing in our darkest hour

    Members of the 633rd Air Base Wing Chaplain Team on Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, volunteered with community members from Newport News, Virginia, to participate in Community Emergency Response Team training, October 19, 2019.
  • Fitness guru keeps Duke Field fit to fight

    Physical fitness is so engrained in the military way of life, most Citizen Air Commandos don’t think twice about what it takes to run their wing’s fitness program. They show up on the scheduled date and time, take their fitness assessment, and then get back to the business of providing combat capability.At the 919th Special Operations Wing,
  • Friends, Partners, Allies: Kadena, Okinawa celebrates Trunk-or-Treat

    To celebrate Halloween, a holiday steeped in American tradition, Team Kadena and Okinawa Children’s World Zoo and Museum hosted the Trunk-or-Treat event in Okinawa City, Oct. 28th. During the event, kids went from trunk to trunk collecting candy with U.S. military members and their families, who decorated the trunks of their cars and dressed up for the Halloween-themed event. They also played games and took pictures with U.S. military members in costume.
  • The Kirtland Violence Prevention Program calls for changing behaviors and taking care of others during Domestic Violence Prevention Month

    Domestic violence and many of the surrounding issues go against the three fundamental and enduring Air Force values: integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do. Whether witnessed, affected personally, or never encountered, domestic violence plays a role in our everyday lives. Edith Wegner, 377th Air Base Wing violence prevention integrator, encourages Team Kirtland to be aware of the reasons why domestic violence exists, what it is, and what we can do to help prevent it.
  • ACC exemplifies resilience during walk

    Throughout his tenure at Air Combat Command, General Mike Holmes, commander of ACC, has emphasized the importance of not only being physically fit, but also being mentally fit and resilient. As part of this initiative, Holmes led a “resiliency walk” for uniformed and civilian Airmen on the ACC staff here, Oct. 25.
  • 100th LRS holds safety event to underline dangers of drunk driving

    The 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron worked together to put on an event to educate Airmen on the dangers of drunk driving and how to prevent it Oct. 11, 2019, on RAF Mildenhall. Working with Suffolk Police and Airmen from the 48th Medical Operations Squadron Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Treatment Program, the 100th LRS spent weeks putting the event together.
  • Trunk or Treating

    Base families turn out for the annual Trunk or Treat Fall Fest. The family friendly event hosted by the 96th Force Support Squadron featured a trunk or treat, hay rides, carnival games, slides, climbing walls and much more.
  • Angels in the Arctic: Alaska Air National Guardsmen rescue bear-mauling victim

    Alaska Air National Guardsmen rescue bear-mauling victim
  • CRW Airmen enhance mobility readiness during exercise Green Flag

    Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing based out of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, and Travis Air Force Base, California, coordinated air mobility operations during exercise Green Flag Little Rock, Oct. 19-27.
  • Murderball comes to Edwards during NDEAM

    A special demonstration event for wheelchair rugby was held at the base gym at Edwards Air Force Base, Oct. 24, to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Wheelchair rugby, also known as murderball, is a team event closely resembling rugby, however it is played entirely in modified wheelchairs. The demonstration was spearheaded by Andrew Skinner, the founder of the Triumph Foundation.
  • Team Kingsley hosts annual Family Day event

    Each year as fall arrives with crisp air and changing leaves the 173rd Fighter Wing hosts a family day for Airmen and their loved ones, bringing the larger Kingsley Field family together for camaraderie and fun, Oct. 20, 2019.
  • Airmen who vape accept unnecessary risks

    With the use of electronic cigarettes on the rise, concerned Air Force health officials warn of the possible side effects of these devices. According to Alicia Ferris-Dannenberg, the 509th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron health promotion coordinator, vape use at Team Whiteman increased from 5.2 to 9.5 percent from 2017 to 2019.
  • Airman uses problem-solving skills to help wingmen

    The Rickenbacker spotlight for the month of October goes to MSgt Derek Kirkwood. Kirkwood serves as the Quality Assurance Manager for the Comptroller Flight here at the 121st Air Refueling Wing. He uses his position to help problem-solve and care for his fellow airmen, and his efforts have not gone unnoticed by leadership.
  • 23d CES gets spooky, gives back

    Since 1978, Moody’s civil engineers have taken what the Air Force has taught them and given back to the base and community. The 23d Civil Engineer Squadron (CES) is hosting the 40th Moooody Haunted House Oct. 25, 26 and 31 in Valdosta, Ga.
  • Health Beat: October highlights Domestic Violence awareness

    Every minute in the United States, nearly 20 people suffer physical abuse at the hands of an intimate partner, equating to more than 10 million women and men each year.“Whether you wear a uniform or not, violence exists and our job is to make sure we’re there to support someone regardless of rank, position, marital status or sexual orientation,”
  • The ice brings brotherhood to disabled veterans

    On Oct. 3 – 6, 2019, the Nebraska Warriors hockey team travelled to Las Vegas, Nevada, to participate in the fourth annual United States of America Hockey Warrior Classic.
  • Vaping: Let's clear the air

    With the emergence of new health reports, electronic cigarettes and other vaping products have been called into question nationwide regarding their effects on the human body.
  • NAWCAD Lakehurst Disability Employment Awareness event highlights equal opportunity, access

    Providing equal opportunity and access were the topics of discussion during the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) event Oct. 10 at Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) Lakehurst. The NAWCAD Lakehurst Individuals with Disabilities Advisory Team (IWDAT) and Equal Employment Opportunity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Creating a culture of caring

    Each month, the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) will feature a different theme that is tied to the overall mission of the congressionally mandated and federally funded program.
  • A heart for people: Helping deployed families

    Military families face unique struggles that come from a family member’s commitment to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. During these difficult times, a helping hand is an essential thing to have and to give in the military community. Support is a common language for military spouses and children.
  • Military members get active with special needs children

    Every month, active duty volunteers from the Kaiserslautern Military Community take time to play with special needs children of DoD personnel during Vogelweh Gym Sessions.
  • Col. Christopher J. King and Robert E. Vick Jr. speak at the hero and EFMP wellness and information fair

    The Airman and Family Readiness Flight hosted a hero and exceptional family member program wellness and information fair on Oct. 11 in the Rio Grande Community Center.
  • Keeping the Pack Strong: Your Military Family Life Counselor

    The Military Family Life Counseling Program helps support military members and their families during various life challenges through short-term, non-medical counseling services, at no cost.
  • Hurricane Michael: One year later

    By wind and water it came. Before leaving, Hurricane Michael nearly took with it what had taken more than 70 years of history to build. In its wake, the category 5 storm left behind a historic tragedy – although 12 months have passed, remains evident. The day of the storm began with a Tyndall Air Force Base, several nearby towns and the people who live and work there, intact. By dusk, life had dramatically changed. The base and surrounding communities took a direct hit from the third-largest hurricane to strike the continental United States. The storm damaged 95 percent of installation buildings and 100 percent of housing, many beyond repair.
  • Academy cadet remains resilient despite MS diagnosis

    Garrett Tuin was playing ping-pong with friends last year when he realized he couldn’t see the ball.
  • Long Ranger Resilience: Staff Sgt. Jackson Stogsdill

    Each month, we highlight a Reserve Citizen Airman of the 307th Bomb Wing who has overcome obstacles to improve themselves and the Air Force. In October, we are featuring Staff Sgt. Jackson Stogsdill, an aircrew flight equipment journeyman with the 307th Operations Support Squadron.
  • Seeing the bigger picture

    Capt. Genesis Guerrero, a chaplain for the 39th Air Base Wing, was 17 years old when his family almost fell apart.
  • Texas Air Guardsman, single mother talks resilience

    Frozen in what one can only describe as a nightmare, Staff Sgt. Kimberly Gaona clenched Kiyana, her 13 year-old daughter’s hand in a hospital room and held back tears as she faced the harrowing reality that no parent wishes to face.
  • Goldfein emphasizes fitness by walking (actually, running) the walk

    By the time he finished 13.1 miles later, the 59-year-old Goldfein was able to claim a personal achievement and something larger – a hard to miss statement from the highest levels about the critical role fitness plays in assuring that the Air Force meets every mission, every time and everywhere.
  • Family uses own tragedy to spread awareness

    Suicide is an unfortunate reality that many experts strive to expand their knowledge and data on every day. People who have been around this reality generally know more than others.One Dyess Airman recently married his wife, and also gained her three children. In doing so he gained four people who love him; he also gained four people who need his
  • JBSA ‘We Care Carnival’ highlights SHARP, equal opportunity and more

    Joint Base San Antonio hosted its first “We Care Carnival” event Sept. 19, highlighting Sexual Harassment, Assault Response and Prevention, Equal Opportunity, Army Substance Abuse Program and chaplain programs.
  • Wounded Warrior speaks so others can

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – As Air Force suicides trend upward, Wounded Warriors like retired Master Sgt. Adam Boccher are pleading with Airmen through their own stories to share the burden of breaking barriers before barriers break them.“I thought that if I asked for help, I would look weak. I couldn’t look weak,” said Boccher, Air
  • No one cares what you know until they know that you care

    No one cares what you know until they know that you care. Senior Master Sgt. Thomas Neary, 21st Security Forces Squadron operations superintendent at Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Colorado, has lived by that motto for the 19 years of his military service.
  • Defender continues family legacy, seeks to pay it forward

    Family business is as any business in which two or more family members are involved and the majority of ownership or control lies within a family.
  • SAPR program seeks volunteer victim advocates

    Volunteer victim advocates play a huge role in the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program at Travis AFB by providing support, liaison services and care to sexual assault survivors.
  • Running for resilience

    Eighteen years after the 9/11 attacks, the men and women of the United States Air Force remain dedicated to defending the nation. Surprisingly, the Air Force is currently losing more Airmen to suicide than combat. This past summer Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein directed unit commanders around the world to hold a “resilience tactical pause” to listen to Airmen and hopefully, get them the help they need. Merriam Webster defines resilience as the ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. To increase resilience, some people turn to physical fitness.
  • 173rd FW SAPR Office hosts state police brief: protecting children in the cyber world

    The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office at the 173rd Fighter Wing initiated a new program called Community Connections, which is bringing members of the community and base Airmen together through various events. These events include a SAPR 5K run, a briefing by the local chapter of the Wounded Warrior Project, and most recently brought two local Oregon State Police Detectives to the base to explain how internet-based crime is affecting local children, Sept. 6, 2019.
  • Fairchild SAPR launches CATCH program

    Team Fairchild’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response team implemented a new Department of Defense-wide, confidential sexual assault reporting program Aug. 5, for victims of sexual assault to provide information about their incident. The Catch a Serial Offender program, or CATCH, allows sexual assault victims who file a restricted report to confidentially provide information about the suspect and incident to military criminal investigators to identify individuals suspected of multiple sexual assault incidents.
  • CATCH program targets sexual offenders

    The Catch a Serial Offender program is designed to identify serial sexual assault perpetrators with the help of victims.
  • JB Charleston prepares for hurricane, reaches HURCON 2

    Joint Base Charleston has reached Hurricane Condition Two alert status as of 10:00 a.m. Sept. 03, 2019, due to weather conditions projected by Hurricane Dorian.
  • Col. Boehle talks resiliency and CSAF’s Resilience Tactical Pause

    Air Force Individual Reservists (IR) are the absolute best our nation has to offer.  They have unlimited opportunities to serve in an extremely flexible status that provides valuable skills to their organization while building and sustaining their warfighting skills.  An IR’s unit has operational control for their members and are the most connected
  • Female Airman earns a Ranger tab

    U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Chelsey Hibsch became the first Air Force female Airman to earn the tab.
  • Beginning the discussion: Ramstein takes tactical pause

    The 86th Airlift Wing and mission partners participated in an Air Force-directed resiliency tactical pause on Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 30, 2019.Approximately 5,800 Airmen and German and American civilians assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing began the day by attending an all call with Brig. Gen. Mark August, 86th AW commander. Airmen then broke off to
  • Suicide Prevention Month: Changing the narrative

    September is National Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month. Airmen are encouraged to change the narrative and combat the stigma associated with seeking help without fear of negative career implications.
  • Peterson Airmen save life

    In the beginning of August, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein ordered all wings to stand down for a day and focus on resiliency and suicide prevention due to the alarming increase of suicide rates in the U.S. Air Force in 2019.
  • Commander speaks at Women’s Equality Day panel

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – Col. Regina “Torch” Sabric, 419th Fighter Wing commander, shared stories from her life and career at the Women’s Equality Day panel discussion here Aug. 26.The panel aimed to raise awareness on how women in the armed forces, public service, and government have served the nation by working to clear barriers, enforce laws,
  • Wounded warrior talks resiliency during tactical pause

    In the wake of Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein’s Resiliency Tactical Pause directive, Master Sgt. Jose E. Rijos, Air Force Wounded Warrior ambassador, recounted the traumas of his career with his service dog, Cairo, at his side.
  • Team Fairchild takes Resilience Tactical Pause

    Team Fairchild hosted three base-wide all calls as part of the Air Force-wide Resilience Tactical Pause implemented by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright on August 7 at the base theater.
  • AFGSC commander visits Dyess, emphasizes Resilience Tactical Pause

    Gen. Tim Ray, Commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, his wife, Rhonda, and Chief Master Sgt. Charles Hoffman, Command Chief of Air Force Global Strike Command, visited Dyess Air Force Base Aug. 22 to tour various facilities and speak with Airmen and their families.During an all-call with 7th Bomb Wing Airmen, Ray emphasized the importance of
  • AFGSC Commander visits Dyess, emphasizes Resilience Tactical Pause

    Gen. Tim Ray, Commander of Air Force Global Strike Command, his wife, Rhonda, and Chief Master Sgt. Charles Hoffman, Command Chief of Air Force Global Strike Command, visited Dyess Air Force Base Aug. 22 to tour various facilities and speak with Airmen and their families.During an all-call with 7th Bomb Wing Airmen, Ray emphasized the importance of
  • Black Knights commit to building resilience, strengthening Herk Nation

    Recently, U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein directed all wings to stand down for a day to begin a dialogue among Airmen and stemming self-destructive behavior. The 19th Airlift Wing responded with a resilience tactical pause on Aug. 14, 2019, in which Airmen could collectively take a step back from the mission and discuss pressing issues they are facing.
  • New DOD Program Leaves Sexual Predators Nowhere to Hide

    A new Defense Department program called Catch a Serial Offender, or "CATCH," aims to make it more difficult for perpetrators of sexual assault to evade identification and capture by law enforcement. While the new tool isn't good news for offenders, it's expected to allow victims making a restricted report of sexual assault — a reporting mechanism that allows a victim to remain confidential — to help investigators do a better job of finding wrongdoers and bring them to justice.
  • Air University’s SOS revamps Think Tank model, AI-aided PCS proposal draws attention

    Faculty at Air University’s Squadron Officer School have streamlined and updated a popular elective designed to challenge students to come up with creative solutions to some of the Air Force’s nagging problems.
  • Air Force Marathon volunteers are vital to marathon’s success

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – The Air Force Marathon is seeking 2,600 volunteers to help with the race in September and longtime volunteers husband and wife duo Walter and Deniece Chin can attest to how rewarding it is to play a role in this annual event.    Looking for something that they could do together while giving back to the
  • Finding a Way Through Depression

    His marriage ended on ugly terms. He had been depressed for months. He feared negative consequences to his career so he shared little of what he was going through with his friends and supervisor. Then, Senior Airman Michael Drinkwater made a plan that finally gave him a sense of relief.  But, it wasn’t relief from a plan to get well. Instead,
  • Service members required to visit clinic prior to international travel

    With summer in full swing, families may be preparing to travel locally or to international locations. Preparation for such trips generally center on what to bring, such as personal items and clothing.
  • 20th MDG realigns squadrons for more efficient medical care

    The 20th Medical Group held a change of command and redesignation ceremony, July 18.
  • Reserve suspends fitness assessments

    Air Force Reserve is suspending Fitness Assessments through the month of August to comply with changes to the Fitness Screening Questionnaire that are effective immediately. Changes were made to the FSQ to improve the safety, health, and welfare of all Citizen Airmen. Suspending the FA for AFR members in July/August affords members the opportunity
  • Building stronger Airmen through Resiliency Total Force Partnerships

    The stress of performing operations for an extended time, frequent deployments and exposure to extreme violence eventually takes a toll on Airmen. The 655th Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing, 718th Intelligence Squadron, makes taking care of Airmen a priority, providing services and events designed to discuss and actively participate in team resilience training.
  • 2019 Hurricane season readiness

    Hurricane season began June 1, and continues through November 30. The peak risk of hurricanes in the Hampton Roads area occurs late August through late October.
  • Peterson defenders host first-ever Suicide Prevention Summit

    “How many more [suicides] is it going to take before something other than quarterly resilience training and getting handed a suicide hotline magnet in FTAC [First Term Airman Center] comes down from the top?”That was the question Staff Sgt. Danny Wittman, 21st Security Forces Squadron unit deployment manager said he had on his heart following the
  • Unresolved trauma can lead to PTSD

    It is just another routine day with the same route to work, place to eat and office conversations until it is suddenly interrupted by a sound, smell or familiar face that triggers a flood of overwhelming emotions.
  • Students participate in STEM activities as part of 2019 Reach for the Stars Competition

    Area students spent a Saturday during their summer break to participate in a rocket launching competition called Reach for the Stars.Members of the Tennessee Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Coffee County Airfoilers, volunteers from Arnold Air Force Base, and Olga Oakley, the Air Force Science, Technology,
  • Contractors credited with saving life of co-worker

    When a member of their construction crew went into cardiac arrest on the jobsite at Arnold Air Force Base, Robert Hart and Vincent “Red” Halligan did not hesitate.The two contactors, both of whom are with Morsey Constructors, acted quickly and administered CPR to their unconscious co-worker.Emergency responders at Arnold are crediting Hart and
  • Understanding Technology and Anxiety

    Do you ever find yourself scrolling through your newsfeed only to find you feel worse than you did the moment before?
  • Aviano Youth of the Year- Genavieve Osuna

    In the freezing cold winter, 15-year-old Chester Greenwood of Maine had enough of her ears being cold. So she decided to make a wire loop and asked her grandmother to sew fur onto the ends. She invented what we now know as earmuffs.
  • Director of psychological health assists with resilience, wellness

    Life can be great, but sometimes it’s not. People go through points in their lives where it can feel downright messy. Work demands, relationship conflicts, financial issues, and the loss of a loved one are just a few stressors people experience throughout this journey called life.During these dark times, people may need to talk to someone to get
  • Director of psychological health assists with resilience, wellness

    Life can be great, but sometimes it’s not. People go through points in their lives where it can feel downright messy. Work demands, relationship conflicts, financial issues, and the loss of a loved one are just a few stressors people experience throughout this journey called life. During these dark times, people may need to talk to someone to get
  • LGBT Journey to Service

    On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled on Obergefell v. Hodges, providing the fundamental right to marry to same-sex couples in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, guaranteeing not only the recognition of same-sex marriages throughout the country, but also the accompanying rights and responsibilities that were provided to marriages of opposite-sex couples. “I will always remember that day,” said Nathan Evans, 374th Force Support Squadron Unite program community cohesion coordinator. “It was on that day I jumped in my car and drove all the way from South Carolina to be there for that ruling. It was obviously a huge deal for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community and everyone wanted to be there for another moment history. It was as if the entire LGBT world was right there in D.C., an endless sea of rainbow to celebrate what was another step on our road to equality.
  • Community Action Team provides assistance and resources for Airmen in need

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Every day stressors and major life events can get the best of us and cause the need to seek additional support to help travail through the challenges that impact our resilience and well-being.  At Wright-Patterson AFB, these resources are collectively known as the Community Action Team (formerly called
  • Developmental education opportunites for Reserve Citizen Airmen

    Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen are selected every year to attend Developmental Education courses boarded through the Reserve School Selection Board (RSSB A&B), Reserve Developmental Education Designation Board (RDEDB), and Enlisted Developmental Education Board (EDEB). The boards are held quarterly over a five-day period at HQ Air Reserve
  • Airmen share vulnerabilities to inspire others

    The first ever “Owning Your Story” seminar took place at Joint Base Langley-Eustis July 10, 2019.
  • 19th AMXS Airman extinguishes fire, prevents injuries, saves assets

    U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Quincy Brayton, 19th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron flying crew chief, walked onto the flight line to begin his shift under the night sky not knowing the events that would soon unfold.
  • Clinics, patients turn to hyperbaric medicine

    “We call it the fog. It's like they’ve been awake for a few days straight,” said Col. (Dr.) Michael Richards, 59th Medical Specialty Squadron Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine section chief.“His wife had to finish his sentences. He could no longer take care of himself, really. He couldn’t manage his finances, he couldn’t drive, he couldn’t take care
  • Finding a Way Through Depression

    His marriage ended on ugly terms. He had been depressed for months. He feared negative consequences to his career so he shared little of what he was going through with his friends and supervisor. Then, Senior Airman Michael Drinkwater made a plan that finally gave him a sense of relief.  But, it wasn’t relief from a plan to get well. Instead,
  • Vice President Pence visits VAFB

    Vice President Mike Pence and Mrs. Karen Pence met with base leadership, Airmen and their families during a visit July 10, 2019, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif.
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