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Suicide Prevention (b/w), Illustration by Virginia Reyes, AFNEWS/NSPD "Just be there for them"
"I love you and the kids but I just can't live with myself anymore. I'm over-whelmed with life. I hurt - my head, my throat, my guts. I can't think straight anymore. I'm overwhelmed at work. I have become ineffective. I need sleep. I'm sorry!"This 26-year old Airman battled with depression over his work and marriage before leaving this note and
0 7/14
2010
Default Air Force Logo Top 10 things Airmen can do with a degree
With the increased force shaping measures implemented throughout the Air Force, more and more Airmen are striving to find ways to stay professionally competitive.One of the options Airmen have is to work toward a degree."The Air Force offers its Airmen a variety of educational benefits," said Chief Master Sgt. Clifton Cole, 28th Bomb Wing command
0 7/08
2010
Default Air Force Logo It’s Tabata time!
For many Airmen, hearing about a workout routine that improves cardiovascular capacity, increases strength and the number of exercise repetitions they are able to do before failure seems too good to be true.However, what they may not know about is a routine which is living up to the hype surrounding it - the Tabata Protocol."Tabatas are short
0 7/07
2010
In the United States, , commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, political speeches and ceremonies, and various other public and private events. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Hans Roth) The price of freedom
"When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they
0 7/01
2010
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE S.D. -- Capt. Bishane Whitmore, Ellsworth AFB Honor Guard officer in charge, stands at attention after completing the flag dressing sequence, June 24.  The Base Honor Guard's primary mission is to represent Ellsworth and the Air Force at public and official ceremonies. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Marc I. Lane) Honorable mention
Their mission is to act as representatives for Airmen to both the American public and the world. They are guardians of a legacy which includes promoting the Air Force mission, protecting its standards, perfecting its image and preserving the heritage of the most powerful air power in the world."The men and women chosen to be ceremonial guardsmen
0 6/28
2010
THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES - A Korean youth, Kim Pak Soon, is taught one of the fundamental lessons of baseball--"get your glove up, and keep the fingers out of the way." His instructor is S/Sgt. James W. Black, Chicago, Ill., member of the Fifth Air Force's 49th Fighter Bomber Wing. As warm weather approaches, members of the 49th plan to expand the sports program, even in war-torn Korea., ca. 03/1951 Remembering the Korean War
It was June 25, 1950 and a group of U.S. B-29 bombers stationed at the base in Guam began bombing targets in North Korea.The action was a direct response to the North Korean People's Army crossing the 38th parallel into democratic South Korea, in an attempt to reunite both halves of the country into a single, communist nation. "President Harry
0 6/28
2010
Tech. Sgt. Christina Gamez catches her daughter, Ava, while sliding at their neighborhood park. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III) Know before you go
The first time Tech. Sgt. Christina Gamez's husband deployed, she wanted to do everything herself, frustrating friends who wanted to help her. This time, she knows she will need her support network. She too is scheduled to deploy soon after her husband leaves this fall.Master Sgt. Rodolfo Gamez of the Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and
0 6/25
2010
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. – Airman 1st Class Luke Longeretta, 28th Logistics Readiness Squadron aircraft parts store specialist, lifts a 45-pound plate over his head during his workout at the Bellamy Fitness Center, June 22. Airman Longeretta works out to develop a fitness lifestyle, rather than pass a physical training test. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Jarad A. Denton) Training for excellence
With the July 1 implementation of the new Air Force physical training standards less than a week away, Airmen on base have begun training to meet and exceed the requirements.The improved standards were implemented by Air Force senior leadership as a way to promote a fitness lifestyle and develop a healthier fighting force."The new test does a good
0 6/24
2010
Default Air Force Logo Securing BTZ
From the first day of basic military training, Airmen are told the actions they have carry far-reaching consequences. After either 36 months time-in-service or 20 or 28 months time-in-grade, depending on the length of the enlistment, Airmen become eligible to promote to Senior Airman a full six months early.This process, called the Senior Airman
0 6/21
2010
Default Air Force Logo Trip to the Vet
During the summer, Airmen are briefed on how to keep themselves and their families safe, but sometimes certain family members are overlooked: their pets. At the Ellsworth Veterinary Clinic, Sergeant Joe Urzua works hard to educate his clients on how to keep their pets healthy and safe."A lot of people, especially a lot of the junior enlisted, they
0 6/21
2010
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