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Suicide Prevention Month: New Mental Health Yearly Assessment Suicide Prevention Month: new mental health yearly assessment
Starting July 31, 2017 yearly physicals and checkups will now include a mental health assessment across the Air Force. The new initiative will give Airmen an opportunity to identify underlying mental health issues that otherwise wouldn’t be noticed or addressed. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and even traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are all common mental health issues in the military.
0 9/27
2017
Airman Goes Above and Beyond Airman goes above and beyond
An Airman assigned to the 2nd Operations Support Squadron helped rescue victims during Hurricane Harvey. Senior Airman Bradley Matheney, 2nd OSS air field systems craftsman, is certified in search and rescue and is a part of the Louisiana State Search and Rescue team.
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Col. Patrick Matthews, Eighth Air Force vice commander, speaks with Team Minot Airmen during a tour at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 25, 2017. During the tour, Matthews visited the 5th Munitions Squadron, Combat Arms Training and Maintenance, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Military Working Dogs, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, and the 5th Operations Support Squadron alert facility.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers) The uniform, the rank, the badge – the attitude
The colonel leaned back in his seat, pausing for just a moment as he scanned his memory. “Not really,” he said, recounting if the U.S. Air Force had always been a goal. “It was kind of tradition in the family – to serve. It was something the family did. I figured I’d get in, do five years and then get out.”Smiling, Col. Patrick Matthews shook his
0 9/26
2017
Eighth Air Force WWII 467th Bombardment Group reunion Bomber Airmen, past and present, unite
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Thomas Bussiere, Eighth Air Force commander, greets U.S. Army Air Forces 467th Bombardment Group veteran Will Noden, during an Eighth Air Force WWII 467th BG reunion in Arlington, Va., Sept. 17, 2017. Noden was a former navigator on a B-24 crew, and a member of one of the initial 40 heavy bomb groups of Eighth Air Force.
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Security Forces members used this opportunity to build relationships with their civilian counterparts and familiarize their K-9s with areas around the city. MWD handlers train with local law enforcement
The 28th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handlers conducted joint training with the Rapid City Police Department K-9 Unit at the Rushmore Mall, Rapid City, South Dakota, Sept. 24, 2017.
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A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer, assigned to the 37th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron, deployed from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, prepares to take off from Andersen AFB, Guam, Sept. 23, 2017. This mission was flown as part of the continuing demonstration of the ironclad U.S. commitment to the defense of its homeland and in support of its partners and allies. U.S. Bombers, Fighters Fly in International Airspace East of North Korea
Earlier today, U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bombers from Guam, along with U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle fighter escorts from Okinawa, Japan, flew in international airspace over waters east of North Korea.
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Chasity Mitchell, the family matters coordinated with the Air Force Sergeants Association, holds the Volunteer Excellence Award at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 19, 2017. The Volunteer Excellence Award recognizes federal civilians, family members, military retirees, and federal retirees with exceptional long term community support – not just a single act or achievement. Spouse awarded for outstanding support to Ellsworth
An Ellsworth spouse received an Air Force level award for her contributions to the community through volunteerism on Sept. 17, 2017.
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2017
Spectators wait in line to view the interior of a B-52 Stratofortress during the NATO Days 2017 Air Show Sept. 16, 2017 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. Reserve bomber force leaves lasting impression
Members of the 307th Bomb Wing, the 489th Bomb Group and the 155th Air Refueling Wing engaged in community events September 12 17 leading up to NATO Days 2017 Air Show in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
0 9/21
2017
Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit POW/MIA: Remember the lost
Team Minot members ran over 112 miles during the 24-hour run ensuring the POW/MIA flag never stopped moving. The members also read the names of about 4,000 of our POW/MIA brethren during the run at Minot Air Force Base, N.D. on Sept. 13-14, 2017. (U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Dillon J. Audit)
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Senior Airman Parker Davis, an explosive ordnance disposal technician assigned to the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron, dons his protective gear during an EOD Team of the Year competition at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Sept. 12, 2017. During the competition, technicians were subjected to eight different scenarios that they needed to work through as part of a team of three. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nicolas Z. Erwin) Ellsworth EOD showcase skills, set charges for future team competitions
Whether it’s a desert littered with improvised explosive devices or a small town storing a 150-pound munition, an explosive ordnance disposal technician has to be capable of locating, securing and disarming any type of explosive, anywhere.
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2017
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