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Children participate in the trike-a-thon at the Nellis Child Development Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., April 14, 2017. The trike-a-thon was one of several activities held in April to celebrate the Month of the Military Child. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Nathan Byrnes) DoD celebrates Month of the Military Child
April is designated as the Month of the Military Child by the Department of Defense Education Activity. This awareness month was established to underscore the important role children play in the Armed Forces community.
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2017
Default Air Force Logo Green Dot training prompts suicide intervention
An Air Force Life Cycle Management Center program manager at Hanscom Air Force Base credits her efforts to help a woman she worried was suicidal to Green Dot training she received.
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2017
Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, talks with Airmen from a 386th Air Expeditionary Wing aircraft maintenance unit at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia April 9, 2017. After their all call, Wilson and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited several units around base to interact with Airmen in their workplace. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Andrew Park) Vice Chief, CMSAF visit 386th AEW
The Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen W. Wilson and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright visited the 386th Air Expeditionary Wing in Southwest Asia, April 9, 2017.
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2017
Tech. Sgt. Terrance Williams, the 22nd Security Forces Squadron resources NCO in charge, poses for a photo March 28, 2017, at McConnell Air Force Base, Kan. Since he began his recovery from depression, anxiety, alcoholism, post-traumatic stress disorder and a suicide attempt, Williams wants to help other people who are facing similar obstacles. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Erin McClellan) A journey of resiliency: Healing the wounds that can’t be seen
Nine deployments, severe depression, anxiety and alcoholism, post-traumatic stress disorder and a suicide attempt were what drove one McConnell Airman to begin a journey to reshape his life.
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2017
Maj. Corey Carnes, the Deployment Transition Center director, conducts a welcome brief for redeploying Airmen on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 2, 2017. The DTC takes redeployers through a four-day re-immersion course which aims to help them ease back into non-deployed life. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) 10,000 and counting; DTC here to serve more re-deployers
The Air Force Deployment Transition Center is continuing to push forth its mission to support the Air Force’s most valuable assets: Airmen. The deployment decompression facility, which recently marked the arrival of its 10,000th redeployer on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, aims to help Airmen coming home from deployment transition back into a non-deployed environment.
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2017
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright speaks about leading Airmen at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium March 2, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Wright: Airmen need to be ‘well trained, well led, resilient’
Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright addressed the areas in which he looks to focus on during his tenure as the 18th chief master sergeant of the Air Force at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium in Orlando, Florida, March 2, 2017.
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2017
Mandy and Capt. Matthew Douglas feed their children Nov. 3, 2016, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The twins, born premature at 23 weeks, celebrated their third birthday with family Nov. 2. Being able to feed the children together is a rarity due to Matthew’s position as a logistical and support officer for Air Force Space Command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Gabrielle Spradling) Premature twin miracles refuse to accept medical odds
Capt. Matthew Douglas and his wife, Mandy, share their story of how they have been able to lean on their Air Force family for the past three years as take care of their premature-born twins.
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2016
Default Air Force Logo New program to help ISR aircrews cope with different kind of PTSD
Finding targets by watching and listening is, by nature, intensely personal and can have a long-lasting effect, to include post-traumatic stress disorder, on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance Airmen involved. The 361st ISR Group is developing a ‘Re-Fit’ program which will assist Airmen in overcoming existing mental health disorders and prevent future problems.
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2016
Senior Master Sgt. Todd Kirkwood, the 167th Maintenance Group superintendent, gives a thumbs up at mile 25 of the Chicago Marathon, Oct. 9, 2016. Kirkwood ran the marathon only eight months after undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer. (Courtesy photo) Airman beats cancer, completes 22nd marathon
His cancer diagnosis came as a complete surprise. After all, he had just run his 21st marathon. Other than a recent cold, he was a picture of perfect health. Chief Master Sgt. Todd Kirkwood, the 167th Maintenance Group superintendent, received the news of his diagnosis the day after Thanksgiving in 2015. Less than a year later, after a very aggressive treatment, he is cancer free and just completed his 22nd marathon.
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2016
Lt. Col. Felicia Burks, the 92nd Medical Support Squadron commander, drops a pair of boxing gloves Oct. 21, 2016, at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. During her fight with cancer, Burks took up boxing as a way of staying physically fit. To her, the dropped gloves signify the end of her fight with cancer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Nick J. Daniello) Overcoming cancer, embracing life
She placed a pillow under her right shoulder and put her right arm behind her head on the bed. Using her left hand, she pressed the pads of her fingers around her right breast gently in small circular motions, covering the entire breast area and armpit.
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2016
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