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  • Cable gun locks can keep families safe

    A second shipment of cable-style gunlocks is making its way to installations across the United States courtesy of the Department of the Air Force. The gunlock giveaway began in March 2020 with 150,000 cable-style locks distributed to all U.S. Air Force installations. Using the acronym SLO, which stands for safes, locks and outside, will help forces and families remember three storage options that can save lives by using safes, locks or storing lethal means outside the home.
  • Listening and Leadership Can Save Lives

    Technical Sgt. Daniel Rakowski knows what it feels like to lose a friend to suicide and never wants to experience it again.  In 2012, a friend who had recently separated from the Army died by suicide. Rakowski saw firsthand how the Soldier’s death so deeply affected those around him – his family, his friends and Rakowski himself.  At the time,
  • 'I dropped to my knees in the street': A command chief's road to recovery after his daughter's suicide

    Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Daniels was no stranger to stage fright. So, when the polite round of applause from the sea of senior NCOs beckoned him to the stage, he wasn't surprised by his ensuing anxiety. As he began addressing the crowd, the familiar question stuck in the background of his mind: "Does anyone else notice?”He became increasingly aware
  • AFMC launches new holistic resiliency effort

    AFMC Connect provides units and leaders with the time, tools and resources to foster a culture of continual communication, building resilient military and civilian Airmen able to operate at optimal levels as they aim for personal and professional success.
  • 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.
  • Refusing to be a bystander

    A Grand Forks Air Force Base Airman shares a story detailing her successful efforts in preventing a friend's potential suicide.
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