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  • Hope is CATCHing

    It may be too early to judge the effectiveness of a new Department of Defense program known as “CATCH,” but several sexual assault response coordinators are already convinced of its merits. “CATCH” is short for Catch a Serial Offender, which rolled out last August for the Air Force and other military branches. Victims who have filed a restricted
  • VVA Course: volunteers help victims get their power back

    Team Shaw’s volunteer victim advocates work within the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program to provide crucial services to individuals who experience sexual assault, such as conducting nonclinical assessments, coordinating referrals and accompanying victims to appointments including medical evaluations and investigative interviews.
  • Family Orientation and English-Language Programs

    Visit the International Family Support Organization (IFSO) page for more information on all family programs.   Family Orientations. Spouses and adult dependents (ages 18 and up) will have the opportunity to learn about important topics, including U.S. healthcare, emergency procedures, severe weather, and school systems.  The orientation is a fun
  • Chalk Talk: New Year's resolutions

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ebonie Hills, enlisted PME instructor and professional bodybuilder, spotlights fitness in this video news series: Chalk Talk.
  • Energy and Leadership

    Why is it important to know the different types of energy and how they relate to organizations? It is important because leaders are the custodians of the organizational energy. Leaders decide when and on what to spend the organizational energy. At any given moment, leaders are either adding to or using up organizational energy. Using up organizational energy is not bad or should not be frowned upon. Leaders have to use organizational energy to conduct the mission. However, leaders should be cognizant of their use of organizational energy and what the energy is applied toward.
  • Energy and Leadership

    Why is it important to know the different types of energy and how they relate to organizations? It is important because leaders are the custodians of the organizational energy. Leaders decide when and on what to spend the organizational energy. At any given moment, leaders are either adding to or using up organizational energy. Using up organizational energy is not bad or should not be frowned upon. Leaders have to use organizational energy to conduct the mission. However, leaders should be cognizant of their use of organizational energy and what the energy is applied toward.
  • Employee Assistance Program has new phone number, website

    The Air Force Employee Assistance Program, EAP, has a new phone number and website. EAP is a professional service that provides information, consultation, problem-solving counseling, resource identification and support to all Air Force civilian employees and their immediate family members.
  • Stand down, stand up: 1 FW starts Ready Airmen Program

    The 1st Fighter Wing at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, leads the way in combat capability and lethality in current operations worldwide, and serves as America's premier air dominance wing, led by next generation Airmen, integrated with its mission partners, and ready to fly, fight, and win...anytime, anyplace. In order to operate at this capacity, the Ready Aircrew Program establishes the minimum number of live training events and simulator missions that aircrews must complete during the annual training cycle to maintain readiness. But that does not prepare against all enemies.
  • Family care plans ease deployment stress

    Deployments can be stressful, not only for the service members but for their families also. A family care plan can help.
  • PACAF’s largest Multi-Service Unit supports JBER resiliency

    The Pacific Air Force’s largest multi-service unit supports installation resiliency by caring for people. At the hospital on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, the MSU provides inpatient services for all military members and their families, Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs patients other than labor and delivery, intensive care, and psychiatric inpatients.
  • Air Force studies fatigue, sleep to enhance readiness

    Researchers with the Air Force Research Laboratory 711th Human Performance Wing, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, are looking for ways to better equip Airmen and their leadership with crucial data to ensure that Airmen are getting the necessary rest to maximize mission execution. A team of human performance experts is looking at sleep and fatigue from several perspectives. They are tracking sleep habits in pilots and other operators, while also evaluating sleep-monitoring technology to ensure its accuracy and ability to work in an operational setting.
  • Westover Citizen Airmen support annual community meal

    Establishing and maintaining positive community relations are the cornerstones of Westover Air Reserve Base’s ‘good neighbor’ policy. Nearly 20 Airmen from the Patriot Wing strengthened that bond recently by serving a holiday meal to over 620 area senior citizens.
  • Commissary, Military Service Exchange, and MWR access extended to more Veterans beginning January

    New law provides eligible Veterans and Primary Family Caregivers with access to DoD and Coast Guard commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare, and recreation retail services.
  • Swamp Fox pause for Resiliency Stand-Down

    U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein ordered all wings across the Air Force to stand down for a day and focus on suicide prevention and resiliency after an increase of suicides in the Air Force, the SCANG held theirs in conjunction with an afternoon of family time.
  • Gold Star Holiday Tree stands as symbol for those who made ultimate sacrifice

    For the second consecutive year, Robins’ Airman & Family Readiness Center is helping Gold Star families honor the memory of their loved ones who died in military conflicts with a special holiday tree, adorned in ornaments commemorating each life lost.
  • Connecting during the holidays

    In WWII as in these days, military leadership recognized contact with loved ones while on deployment boosts morale. This is especially true during the holidays.
  • Connecting during the holidays

    In WWII as in these days, military leadership recognized contact with loved ones while on deployment boosts morale. This is especially true during the holidays.
  • Groceries for the holidays; taking care of JBLE families

    Newport News Public Schools partnered with the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and the Food Lion Feeds organization to host a holiday food distribution at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, Dec. 11, 2019.
  • Spotlight: Airman and Family Readiness

    Amy Mathias was recently named the new 139th Airman and Family Readiness program manager. She oversees the wing’s Resiliency Center which is made up of various support element aimed at providing resources for Airmen and their families.
  • Disabled veterans, caregivers granted access to MacDill’s military exchange, commissary, recreation facilities

    Beginning Jan. 1, all service-connected disabled veterans, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war and primary veteran caregivers will be eligible to access military installations worldwide including MacDill AFB. The newly eligible customers, about 4 million in all, will also be able to shop the military exchanges, commissaries and use certain morale, welfare and recreation activities. The expanded privileges and access are the result of the Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018.
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