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Default Air Force Logo Preparedness for an active shooter situation
Being in the military, we are all familiar with training to prepare and respond to all types of scenarios, especially life and death situations.
0 2/17
2017
Winter snowfall covers the ground in front of the 28th Bomb Wing headquarters building at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Jan. 24, 2017. During the winter season remember to use safety when keeping warm inside. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class James L. Miller) It's Cold Outside: Heat your home safely
Brrr! Your home’s heating system is working double time to keep you warm this winter. Since heating is the second leading cause of home fires, the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire & Emergency Services advises safety to be your top priority. Follow these suggestions to keep your home warm and safe.“The biggest mistake is putting something too close
0 2/02
2017
Members of the 28th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire and Emergency Services conduct training at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., on March 29, 2016. Cooking is the biggest cause of home fires, which is way kitchen fire safety is so important. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Denise Jenson) Put kitchen fire safety in your Super Bowl line-up
Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest day for food consumption in the United States and that means a lot of time spent planning and preparing game day snacks.
0 1/30
2017
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a significant or extreme emotional or psychological response to a shocking, dangerous or traumatic event. It affects approximately seven percent of the United States population and nearly 12-18 percent of combat veterans deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen/Released) Raising awareness for PTSD: You are not alone
When every service member signs their name on the dotted line to become of a part of the military, they agree to follow orders and even go to war. However, some military members come home with scars, not all of them visible.
0 7/11
2016
If you, or someone you know, have been through a traumatic event, seek out a mental health provider and request a screening. PTSD does not usually go away on its own and the earlier you seek help the sooner  you can start feeling better and return to the life you want to lead.  (AF Graphic)
PTSD Awareness leads to positive treatment
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers, treatments are getting better all the time.Maj. Joel Foster, Chief of Air Force Deployment Mental Health, said treating PTSD has improved dramatically in the last 20 years.“Twenty years
0 6/25
2016
Dan Kuecker, American Red Cross Regional Emergency Services director, stands next to an emergency response vehicle in front of the Black Hills Area Chapter of the ARC in Rapid City, S.D., March 22, 2013. The Black Hills Area Chapter continually seeks volunteers to support efforts during times of crisis. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anania Tekurio/Released) Support Red Cross Month - Volunteer!
March is Red Cross Month and the Black Hills Area Chapter of the American Red Cross welcomes all to become a volunteer and help support their mission.Volunteers make up more than 90 percent of the Black Hills Area Chapter workforce, aiding in responding to disasters, maintaining the facility, assisting with fundraising and supporting the overall
0 3/29
2013
Ellsworth’s new Sexual Assault Responder coordinator, Kelly Dominguez, stands by a sexual assault prevention poster at the Rushmore Center on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., April 23, 2012. In support of April being sexual assault awareness month, the SARC office has displayed posters and set up tables throughout the base informing Airmen about sexual assault awareness and prevention. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anania Tekurio/Released) Ellsworth welcomes new SARC
Last month Ellsworth welcomed a new advocate for helping victims of sexual assault to regain their sense of power, Mrs. Kelly Dominguez.Dominguez, who has been at Ellsworth since July 2011 working as a community readiness consultant managing the Airman and Family Readiness Center's transition assistance program, was named the base's Sexual Assault
0 5/07
2012
Default Air Force Logo Choosing to Act: Stories of Rescue
The Holocaust Days of Remembrance is a weeklong event done each year to commemorate those who lost their lives during the Holocaust. The Holocaust, which occurred between 1933 and 1945, was a mass genocide. It is estimated that approximately 11 million to 17 million people were killed. Many of the victims were Jewish, but others included
0 4/03
2012
Default Air Force Logo Free Online Tutoring for Military Families
As we settle into the new school year, I'd like to remind military families there is a free and extremely helpful resource available to them and their children at www.tutor.com/military. Children of military members can find support they need, should they need it, to be successful students.The site is an online tutoring and homework help program
0 10/03
2011
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