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  • Cadet's resiliency helps in battle against cancer

    Parker Hammond was in the best shape of his life. The Air Force Academy cadet had recently completed a challenging global obstacle race and rebounded after a string of sports injuries ended his Falcon football career. But cancer doesn’t discriminate. During his junior year, Hammond found a lump on his testicle.
  • Seeking mental health treatment: 49th Maintenance Group chief shares his experience with PTSD

    “Dealing with a traumatic event from 2011 in Afghanistan, I realize now that I probably needed help long before 2018, but at the time I felt like I’d figured out how to control the ghosts in my head. I forced myself to keep them at bay, and instead of dealing with my problems, I just let them fester,” recalled Chief Master Sgt. Eric Corvin, 49th Maintenance Group Quality Assurance superintendent, as he opened up about his post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Operational Medical Element enhances health, human performance for ISR Wing

    The combined effects of operational and occupational stressors, and combat exposure, whether in person or virtually, can often result in a decrease in physical and mental wellness, creating the need for an Operational Medical Element (OME). The 70th ISR Wing’s OME is a function of the wing’s Surgeon General Office and has a mission that differs from that of the regular medical services offered on a traditional Air Force installation.
  • One step at a time

    Senior Master Sgt. David Snyder put on his physical training uniform and fought the tension inside his chest. It was the day of his annual PT test. Like all his tests before, he had been preparing for months. But this time, he was a lot more nervous.
  • Mental health providers, leadership partner for deployment resiliency, readiness

    Deployed mental health providers work closely with leadership to help maintain warfighter resiliency and readiness. Service members are away from their usual support systems during deployment, and because the environment and stress puts them in unusual situations, they require innovative and flexible forms of mental health care.
  • Deploying mental health care downrange

    Deployed mental health providers play a vital role in delivering medical care downrange, ensuring the health of the warfighter and the mission. Even though service members who deploy are medically ready, both physically and mentally, the rigors of deployment can take a toll.
  • Combating suicide: What can I do today?

    Multiple Air Force initiatives are working toward a common goal; Empowering Leaders and Airmen to increase morale, cohesion, and readiness by recognizing when Airmen need help, decreasing barriers to help-seeking, and creating a culture in which Airmen and their families thrive.
  • Resiliency as part of the healing process

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program (AFW2) kicked off its Northeast Region Warrior CARE Event at the National Harbor this morning, starting the week with a day of resiliency programs featuring music, yoga, journaling and improvisational comedy workshops.
  • ‘Tis the season to be resilient

    Building resiliency is one of the best ways we maintain our commitment to delivering Trusted Care, Anywhere.
  • Finding healing through helping others

    Senior Master Sgt. Richard “Joe” Chwalik has been through a lifetime’s worth of setbacks; incidents that have left long-lasting emotional scars. Yet, he found his way through the darkness by asking for help when he needed it most.
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