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Default Air Force Logo Men: Get Screened for Cancer Risk
Your doctor calls to give you your test results.  Is it cancer? You are worried because cancer runs in your family. Luckily the tests come back clear. Although there’s no magic potion to prevent all cancers, you may be able to reduce your cancer risk by participating in recommended cancer screenings. Learn more about risk factors for cancers that
0 6/23
2017
Senior Airman Kevin Angelesco a fire fighter assigned to the 386th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron, (left) instructs Staff Sgt. Jessica Moore, a mental health technician with the 386th Medical Group on fire hose control during a mental health unit familiarization visit at an undisclosed location in southwest Asia, May 30, 2017. Moore regularly conducts unit visits to perform preventative mental health checks. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Eric M. Sharman) Mental health team builds bonds, shatters stigmas
It can start with a simple conversation.“How are you?”“Yeah, I bet you see some crazy stuff at your job.”“That must have been really hard for you to process.”What at first seemed like a run-of-the-mill conversation, stemming from a friendly visit, was more than meets the eye. It was a check-in. It was non-invasive, and it was from a friendly face
0 6/23
2017
Suicide prevention is a task for all of us. Making a simple connection with the people around you can make a real difference in someone’s life if they are feeling alone. Connection saves lives: be there to help prevent suicide
You can make a difference for someone struggling with suicidal thoughts with as little as eye contact and a friendly smile, an arm around the shoulder, or a kind word at the right time. Everyone has a role to play in preventing suicide, a key theme of the Department of Defense’s #BeThere Campaign, which encourages making a difference through every
0 6/21
2017
Senior Airman Christopher D’Angelo, a heavy equipment operator, has worked to recover from post-traumatic stress disorder with the help of his family. Healing from invisible wounds
On Jan. 15, 2008, Senior Airman Christopher D’Angelo, a heavy equipment operator, was the lead gunner in an armored vehicle convoy on a road near Baghdad. The sun was shining and the air comfortable. His unit had just transported construction materials to forward operating bases and was currently scouting an area to see how they might transport heavy equipment.
0 6/14
2017
Default Air Force Logo Scott Air Force Base recognizes Mental Health Awareness Month
Since 1949, May has been observed as National Mental Health Awareness Month, an opportunity to bring about greater awareness of psychological health concerns and conditions, to offer support for those who are living with these conditions, and to promote increased access to care and treatment.This month, the 375th Mental Health Clinic wants to
0 5/25
2017
Airmen from the 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing perform their jobs at Joint Base Langley-Eustis. An Airmen Resiliency Team embedded with the 480th ISR Wing provides mental, medical and spiritual care to help Airmen in the Wing cope with their high stress duties. Airmen Resiliency Team provides 480th ISR Wing with medical, psychological and spiritual care
Airmen of the 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing make life or death decisions every day to support warfighters around the world. To alleviate stress from these missions, the Air Force deployed a small group of medical, psychological and spiritual professionals called the Airmen Resiliency Team (ART), which is achieving
0 5/24
2017
Tech Sgt. Cortney Velez, 435th Contingency Response Support Squadron independent duty medical technician and Master Sgt. David Galindo, 2nd Air Support Operations Squadron operations superintendent, prepare gear prior to a personnel drop over Alzey, Germany, May 12, 2017. Velez completed her first jump with the 435 CRG and is U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s first female airborne IDMT. (U.S. Air Force by Staff Sgt. Nesha Humes) Jumping from the comfort zone
Tech Sgt. Cortney Velez, a 435th Contingency Response Support Squadron independent duty medical technician, became U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s first female airborne IDMT after completing her first jump with the 435th Contingency Response Group, May 12, 2017 in Alzey, Germany.
0 5/22
2017
Default Air Force Logo Protecting your Child from Lead and Other Household Poisoning
The word poison suggests a bubbling vial marked with skull and crossbones. However, poisonings can result from misuse of common household products or even from our home itself in the form of lead. Poisoning can happen all at once or gradually over time. TRICARE covers children’s blood lead testing at well-child care visits when medically necessary.
0 5/19
2017
Dr. Jackson Katz, internationally known author, filmmaker, educator and cultural theorist, visits Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., April 12. Katz was a guest of Air Force Space Command’s Sexual Assault Prevention Response Office as part of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month activities. He spoke about the need to focus on the role men play in sexual abuse and domestic violence to promote prevention. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Dave Smith) All have positive roles to play in preventing abuse
Katz, an internationally known author, filmmaker, educator and cultural theorist, visited Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, April 12, as a guest of Air Force Space Command’s Sexual Assault Prevention Response Office for Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month activities.
0 4/27
2017
Mosquito season 2017 Mosquito Season: Are you prepared to fight Zika?
In 2016, the Zika virus made world-wide news as a new threat to public health, but mosquito-borne illnesses have always been a health risk for people living in certain climates. Fortunately, there are simple steps you can take to avoid exposure to Zika and other mosquito-borne illnesses.“These are not inevitable infections,” said Col. (Dr.) John
0 4/21
2017
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