For the last five years, suicide has been the leading cause of death among our Airmen. This internal threat to our Total Force is often silent, hiding among our formations, endangering the lives of our Airmen and their families. The Air Force is facing an internal threat that knows no boundaries. It is not limited to relationship status, rank, profession, gender or race. This is "command team business" and requires engagement of all Airmen. This Resilience Tactical Pause is not just a single day event, it is a culture change that needs to take effect in the hearts and minds of the Total Force, among our Leadership and our peers, to become more engaged, more connected and open to breaking the barriers and stigmas attached to help-seeking. Operation THURSDAY is named in honor of the late Lt. Col. Richard “Dick” Cole, who died at the age of 103 in April 2019. He was the last of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders and was instrumental in World War II's Operation THURSDAY, acknowledged as the first allied air invasion in military history.