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Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya, 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of reports, holds up a picture of him and his younger brother, Thana, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 16, 2017. Sookmeewiriya, who attempted to commit suicide twice, draws inspiration from his brother to remain resilient and encourages Airmen to open up about their struggles. Overcoming the shadow of death: an Airman’s fight against depression
Staff Sgt. Srun Sookmeewiriya (pronounced, Sook-mee-vi-ri-ya), or Sook, as many people know him, may seem like a happy and carefree Airman at first glance. The 313th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron NCO in charge of reports regularly puts forth an earnest effort to keep his unit alive and running, so his dark past and struggle with
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The Air Force Tactical Sports and Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship staff, faculty and current fellows. From left to right: Lt. Col. Joel Dixon (Assistant Fellowship Program Director), Capt. (Dr.) Joshua Shumway (Fellow in Training), Dr. Eric Wilson (Fellowship Program Director), Maj. (Dr.) Ronald Miller (Fellow in Training), Dave The Skeleton (Fellowship Senior Training Aid), Dr. Derek Vraa (Fellowship Senior Faculty Member) New Air Force physical therapy fellowship to offer “pinnacle of training”
A new Air Force Academy fellowship that trains Airmen to be embedded physical therapists recently received accreditation from the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship, in time for the program’s first students to graduate this summer. The first of its kind in the U.S. military, the Air Force
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Default Air Force Logo Don’t Get Caught Out in the Cold
The winter season is coming to an end, but end of season storms can still be dangerous.  Protect yourself and your family from cold weather dangers.Snow, sleet and high winds can knock out heat, power and communication services to your home or office. When you know a storm is coming, prepare for weather-related emergencies and follow these steps
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Nutrition Awareness Month 2017 Improve Your Nutrition Habits this March
Are you ready to put your best fork forward? Celebrate National Nutrition Month this March by learning and applying strategies for healthy eating. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates National Nutrition Month each March to teach people of all ages how good nutrition can lead to a healthier lifestyle.Poor nutrition can lead to a higher
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Default Air Force Logo Preventing Traumatic Brain Injury in Your Child
When it comes to traumatic brain injury (TBI), you can’t have too much information. Traumatic brain injuries affect millions of Americans each year, and each TBI experience is unique.  Be sure to know the signs and symptoms of TBI as well as how you can prevent yourself and your loved ones from experiencing it. TBI is caused by an external force,
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Default Air Force Logo Family Advocacy: Keeping families together
Whether it’s packing up and moving every few years, dealing with deployments, or combatting everyday work stressors, military members and their families face a unique set of challenges. The 49th Medical Group’s Family Advocacy Program staff want military families to know one thing: You don’t have to face these stressors alone. “The Family Advocacy
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Tech. Sgt. Amee Espinoza, Air Reserve Personnel Center Total Force Service Center personnel customer service manager, looks at photos of her sons. Espinoza lost her youngest son, but turned the tragedy into therapy and found her calling to serve others through counseling. She completed more than 600 hours of direct and indirect counseling services with individuals and groups focused on driving under the influence and driving while intoxicated cases, addiction, domestic violence, conflict resolution, and anger management. She was chosen as the Air Force Reserve Command nominee for the 2016 GEICO Military Service Award. (U.S. Air Force photo/Quinn Jacobson) I lost my son: Airman turns tragedy into therapy through resilience
Following the unexpected death of her youngest son, Jeremiah, she became reckless. She was drinking daily and didn’t care whether she lived or died. It took a failed suicide attempt and court-ordered therapy for her life to change.
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Be Good to Your Heart Be Good to your Heart: Tips for a Healthy Exercise Regimen
Exercise can do loads of good to your body, including keeping your heart healthy!  According to the Heart and Vascular Institute of the Cleveland Clinic1, exercise not only improves your heart health, it also reduces your heart disease risk factors.  Below are tips on safe exercise that will give your heart the most benefit  Be sure to engage in
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Be Good to Your Heart Be Good to your Heart: 5 Tips to Slash the Salt
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 90 percent of Americans aged 2 years and older eat too much sodium.1  The daily recommendation for sodium is 2300mg/day (or 1500mg/day if you are age 51 or older, African American of any age, or have a diagnosis of high blood pressure, diabetes or kidney disease2).  Too much sodium can
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February is Dental health month Proper dental care can prevent disease
More than fighting bad breath or preventing gingivitis, research shows that dental health also contributes to the overall well-being of Airmen. Good dental care includes an annual checkup, brushing and flossing, drinking fluoridated water and making sure everyone in the family is covered by dental insurance.The American Dental Association has
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