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Airman 1st Class Dakwon Aktkinson, 502nd Logistics Readiness Squadron forklift operator, moves cargo around the air operations terminal Sept. 22, 2017 at Joint Base San Antonio-Kelly Field.  The cargo was being staged at the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Incident Support Base at Kelly for transport to areas devastated by Hurricane Maria (U.S. Air Force image/Dan Hawkins) JBSA-Lackland Kelly Field stands up ISB to support FEMA’s Hurricane Maria relief efforts
The Federal Emergency Management Agency stood up an Incident Support Base at JBSA-Kelly Field to aid Hurricane Maria relief efforts with support from the 502nd Air Base Wing Sept. 21.
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Air Force Reserve medical personal, and aircrews from multiple locations, are currently staged at MacDill AFB, with the first medical evacuation flight departing 24 September in support of Hurricane Maria relief efforts. MacDill Airmen launch relief efforts for islands affected by Hurricane Maria
MacDill Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron launches relief efforts for islands affected by Hurricane Maria.
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The Airman’s Guide to Suicide Prevention The Airman’s guide to suicide prevention
While Suicide Prevention Month is observed across the U.S. in September, all Airmen have a duty to be true Wingmen to their peers 24/7, 365 days a year. It includes getting to know our fellow Airmen, from the newest shop mate to the most senior one. It means being aware of what is going on in their lives, supporting them through difficult times, recognizing the signs of suicidal thoughts and taking action.
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An Air Force health care provider stands outside a gate during a Military Working Dog demonstration at the provider collaboration, Sept. 15, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. The 23d Medical Group held this to allow base and community providers an opportunity to meet face-to-face to better understand the Airmen they are taking care of and provide feedback to help both sides improve.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Eugene Oliver) Moody AFB Clinic, community medical providers strengthen bond
Airmen from the 23d Medical Group (MDG) and more than 40 medical providers from the local community strengthened their working relationship through a collaboration, Sept. 15, here. The event included individual introductions of base and community medical providers, an educational presentation about the base's separate missions and duty descriptions, and a base tour which included a visit to the Warrior Athlete Center of Excellence.
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Staff Sgt. Brittany Marin, 23d Medical Support Squadron medical laboratory technician, draws blood from a patient, Aug. 18, 2017, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Moody’s lab technicians process blood to check for a variety of cell abnormalities from infections to cancer. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erick Requadt) Moody AFB Clinic drawing blood, safeguarding Flying Tigers
People may think our nation is kept secure solely by Airmen flying jets and jumping out of planes, but sometimes it’s the ones in lab coats that help maintain our Airmen’s wellbeing so they can finish the fight. The 23rd Medical Support Squadron’s medical laboratory, coupled with their specialized equipment, help fend off various diseases, illnesses and ailments to ensure Airmen are fit to fight. With over 90,000 blood samples processed each year, these Airmen carry their weight in safeguarding Moody’s Airmen.
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Partnerships strengthened during medical exchange Partnerships strengthened during medical exchange
Delivering medical academics in the classroom and hands-on training in the field, the 353rd Special Operations Group medical team proactively engaged with their Australian military counterparts throughout Talisman Saber 2017, a biennial military exercise from June 23 to July 25, 2017, throughout various locations in Australia.
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September is Suicide Prevention Month throughout the United States. During the month, organizations provide information about identifying warning signs of suicide, increase the understanding of what leads to suicide and promote helpful resources. The Air Force encourages Airmen who identify an individual considering suicide to use the A.C.E. model: ask directly if a person is considering suicide, care by actively listening and removing means for self-injury, and escort the person to a helping organization. For more information, visit the Air Force suicide prevention website at (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Suicide Prevention Month raises awareness, promotes understanding
Throughout September, organizations across the United States make efforts to raise awareness of a mental health issue affecting many demographics.
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Portrait of Lt. Col. (Dr.) Theodore C. Lyster, Chief Surgeon, Aviation Section of the Signal Corps and often called the father of aviation medicine. World War I and the beginnings of aviation medicine
United States involvement in World War I began April 6, 1917. For the U.S. military, aviation medicine began in May 1917 when the U.S. Army appointed Lt. Col. (Dr.) Theodore C. Lyster, often called the father of aviation medicine, as the first service member dedicated to aviation-related medicine. Lyster’s assignment was to take charge of aviation work in the Surgeon General's Office.
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The question that matters most The question that matters most
It was about one in the morning when Jim Cunningham found out his eldest brother committed suicide.
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2017 Invictus Games slated to commence Sept. 23 2017 Invictus Games slated to commence Sept. 23
Athletes from around the world will come together in Toronto, to compete in the 2017 Invictus Games, uniting more than 550 wounded, ill or injured military service members from 17 nations to compete in 12 unique sporting events.
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