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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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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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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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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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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
Participants of the first Air Force resiliency teen camp, named BOUNCE, write in their folders July 14, 2016, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. BOUNCE, which stands for Be optimistic, Observe thoughts, Use strengths, Never give up, Communicate effectively and Embrace you, was a weeklong camp designed to teach teens the necessary skills to overcome daily stressors associated to military families. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Jared Trimarchi) Teens learn to BOUNCE back in first AF teen resiliency course
Twenty-four teenagers participated in the Air Force's first resiliency teen camp, named BOUNCE, from July 11-15 at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. BOUNCE, which stands for Be optimistic, Observe thoughts, Use strengths, Never give up, Communicate effectively and Embrace you, is a weeklong camp designed to teach teens the necessary skills to overcome daily stressors associated to military families.
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Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro throws a shotput during the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando, Fla., May 10, 2016. He earned a gold medal in the men’s shot put in his disability category. (Defense Department photo/EJ Hersom) Del Toro inspires others during Invictus Games, earns gold at shot put
Master Sgt. Israel Del Toro is all about smiles and inspiring others as he competes at the Invictus Games at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.
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Maj. William Logan, a chaplain with the 35th Fighter Wing, holds a picture of his son, Zac, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 23, 2016. Logan shared the story of his son’s suicide and the effects of the aftermath. He highlighted the recovery process hoping to inspire others to come forward for help in times of need. Logan is from Medina, Tenn. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter) Chaplain survives aftermath of son’s suicide; spreads awareness
While enjoying a drive through the rolling Tennessee countryside with his wife, the shrill ring of his cell phone pierced through the tranquility of the moment. Maj. William D. Logan's daughter, Blair, managed to utter, "Zac has done something really bad."
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Tech. Sgt. LaPaul Williams, a 5th Air Support Operations Squadron fighter duty technician from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., stands with his friends and fellow Airmen behind him. These are the Airmen who were there for Williams during his treatment and surgeries while battling a rare cancer, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Timothy Chacon) Airman keeps serving after overcoming rare cancer
"Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back." -- Maximus. This quote from the movie “Gladiator” rings powerful and true to Tech. Sgt. LaPaul Williams, who said, "I don't believe death is to be feared." Williams, a 5th Air Support Operations Squadron fighter duty technician stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, was diagnosed with a rare type of cancer.
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