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Default Air Force Logo A peek behind the curtain: Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating, but there are therapies that can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and help Airmen return to duty.
0 7/10
2018
Many Airman are unaware what the initial meeting with a mental health provider looks like when they seek PTSD treatment. The goal of the first meeting is to make the patient feel comfortable and to be as transparent as possible about what is going on and what treatment options the patient has. As a result, the patient and mental health provider will more likely have a collaborative and trusting interaction, making PTSD treatment more successful. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Josh Mahler) A peek behind the curtain: The first step of PTSD care
Perhaps the most difficult part of seeking help for post-traumatic stress disorder is making that first appointment, since Airmen are often unsure of what to expect.
0 6/28
2018
Ryan Kaono, a support agreement manager with the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, takes his service dog Romeo for a walk around his work center. Thanks to Romeo, Kaono is able to quickly transition through bouts of anxiety and night terrors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Armando Perez) Service dog helps veteran with PTSD (Part 2)
After battling night terrors and the pain and anxiety of post-traumatic stress disorder for decades, an Air Force veteran found his lifeline at the end of a dog leash.
0 6/20
2018
Ryan Kaono, a support agreement manager with the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, shares a laugh with a videographer during an interview while his service dog Romeo keeps a steady eye on the photographer. Romeo helps Kaono quickly recover from bouts of anxiety and night terrors related to enemy attacks while he was deployed to Saudi Arabia and Iraq. (U.S. Air Force photo by Armando Perez) Living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; a veteran's story (Part 1)
Post-traumatic stress disorder carries him into the depths of fear and pain; reliving images of death and destruction. Closing his eyes to night terrors at sundown and fighting through daily anxiety attacks eventually pushed him to the brink of suicide so he could put an end to the never-ending cycle.
0 6/19
2018
LtCol Audra Lyons at the 2018 Wounded Warrior Games. Warrior Profile: Lt. Col. Audra Lyons
Lt. Col. Audra Lyons, Headquarters Air Force branch chief of policy integration, joined the Air Force June 26, 1997. She attended the Air Force Academy, graduated in 2001, and got married the next day.
0 6/07
2018
Capt. Hunter Barnhill, 37th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, trains on his road bike May 15, 2018, on Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi. Barnhill will bike anywhere from a few miles to over 15 miles in one training session. As a member of the Air Force Wounded Warrior program he is preparing for the 2018 Warrior Games June 1-9 at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb) Instructor pilot shares experience in AFW2 program before competing in Warrior Games
The end of an Easter egg hunt in 2017 brought Capt. Hunter Barnhill, 37th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, down to the ground as his body was trapped in a seizure.
0 5/30
2018
On March 15, an Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in western Iraq, killing all seven members on board. All service members were processed through the 387th AEG, prior to being sent home. Ensuring the fallen are sent home with honor
Upon returning from the theater of operations to the U. S., a solemn dignified transfer is conducted upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, when a Air Force carry team transfers the remains from the aircraft to a transfer vehicle to honor those who have given their lives in service to America. Fallen service members, however, have stops to locations like here along the way before they head home to their family.
0 4/17
2018
Eight wounded warriors, who have visible and invisible injuries from combat, were on a mission to find closure by returning to the place of their traumatic incident through Operation Proper Exit. Leaving the AOR on their own terms
Eight wounded warriors, who have visible and invisible injuries from combat, were on a mission to find closure by returning to the place of their traumatic incident through Operation Proper Exit, April 4-8, 2018.
0 4/11
2018
Care managers Non-medical care managers dedicated to helping wounded warriors, their caregivers and families
Non-medical care managers serve as the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program’s subject-matter experts and actively advocate for more than 3,000 wounded, ill and injured service men and women.
0 3/23
2018
Air Force Trials 2018 Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials begin
More than 150 wounded warriors from the Air Force, Army, Great Britain and Australia gathered today to officially open the fifth annual Air Force Trials at Nellis Air Force Base.
0 2/23
2018
Warrior Games Athlete and Navy veteran, Petty Officer 2nd Class A.J. Mohammad, competes in an archery competition during the 2017 Warrior Games. Archery is one of 11 sports featured during the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games at the Air Force Academy from June 2 - 9. (DoD photo by EJ Hersom) Warrior Games make triumphant return to Colorado Springs
Community and business leaders joined representatives of the military at the Air Force Academy last night to mark the 100-day countdown until athletes arrive in Colorado for the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games. Now in their ninth year, the Warrior Games are returning to Colorado Springs, the city that hosted the inaugural Games in 2010. The Warrior Games will be free and open to the public throughout the competitions from June 2 – 9, 2018.
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2018
Warrior play sitting volleyball Warrior CARE week shows strength through teamwork
Joint Base Andrews partnered with the U.S. Air Force Wounded Warrior Program for the North East Warrior CARE Event, held at JB Andrews and Oxon Hill, Maryland, Nov. 13 through 17, 2017.
0 11/20
2017
Pain medication is managed with the placement of an intrathecal catheter exactly like an epidural catheter used for laboring women, except that the catheter resides in the intrathecal space where the cerebrospinal fluid resides instead of the epidural space. Burn Center offers new pain management approach for patients
Doctors at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston are utilizing a novel method of administering pain medication to burn patients in the burn intensive care unit in hopes to mitigate opioid addiction and other complications associated with burn care.
0 11/06
2017
Coaching Wounded warrior coaches help athletes advance in their recovery
From Sept. 23-30, 2017 more than 550 wounded service members from 17 nations are competing in Toronto, Canada, for the 2017 Invictus Games. About 85 wounded warriors represent Team USA with about 20 of those making up Team Air Force.
0 9/29
2017
U.S. Air Force veteran Kyle Burnett, a former knowledge operations master sergeant, stands with her teammate and fiancé U.S. Air Force veteran Reese Hines, a former explosive ordnance disposal master sergeant, during the cycling competition of the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada, Sept. 26, 2017. The duo met during a softball league sponsored by the Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) program in Alaska in September 2015, and have been inseparable since. (Courtesy photo) Competition fuels hearts, ignites relationship
In 2015, when a Naperville, Illinois girl met a small-town boy from Eagle River, Alaska, neither knew immediately how their relationship would evolve beyond teammates; however, the now engaged pair of retired Air Force athletes would still say “teammates” will always be a word that first comes to mind when describing their connection.
0 9/28
2017
Suicide Prevention Month graphic Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle
September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of anyone to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why the Air Force is committed to the goal of zero suicides.
0 9/07
2017
Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device New equipment gives Airmen time to breathe
After a pilot completes their Initial Aerospace Physiology Training they occasionally go through a refresher course to maintain their flying status. In order to complete the course aircrew work with the 9th Physiological Support Squadron for a variety of reasons, including a hypoxia demonstration.
0 8/17
2017
Default Air Force Logo VA national cemeteries now offering pre-need eligibility determinations
The Department of Veterans Affairs now provides eligibility determinations for interment in a VA national cemetery before an individual’s death.
0 12/20
2016
Participants of the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program’s Northeast Warrior CARE Event shoot archery on Joint Base Andrews, Md., Nov. 18, 2016. The AFW2 regional CARE event provided a holistic opportunity for wounded warriors to enhance the four domains -- physical, mental, spiritual and social – of Comprehensive Airman Fitness. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Christopher Gross) Wounded warriors given avenues during CARE event
Nearly 130 Air Force wounded warriors and caregivers attending the latest Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) Program’s CARE event at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, from Nov. 14-18 received tools and resources to help them deal with their individual challenges.
0 11/18
2016
Wayne Strube, a former Air Force security forces patrolman, coaches Army Staff Sgt. Lennis Lebarge as he rehabs his right knee with the Delfi machines BFR tourniquet at the Center for the Intrepid at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Sept. 13, 2016. The BFR tourniquet reduces blood flowing from the specific body part and expedites the healing process. Strube currently serves military service members as the CFI physical therapist in charge of the Return to Run program at San Antonio Medical Center, Texas. The CFI Return to Run program is currently servicing active-duty service members and some civilians that have been injured in accidents. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.) Unique rehab center gets injured Airmen back on duty
Not long after receiving innovative care for serious combat-related injuries, 2nd Lt. Marc Esposito gave his future wife a tour of the unique rehabilitation center that helped the Air Force special operator get back to jumping out of planes. The state-of-the-art setting cast with advanced technology inside the Center for the Intrepid at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, impressed Elizabeth Russell Esposito so much that she took a job there.
0 11/16
2016
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