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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Culver, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning technician, rides a tricycle while wearing beer goggles April 8, 2016, on Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Eielson’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment team offered hands-on experiences demonstrating how the body reacts while inebriated. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released) Exposition aims to reduce alcohol-related incidents for second year
More than 450 members of the 354th Fighter Wing and tenant units attended an alcohol education exposition held by the 354th Medical Group mental health flight April 8 at the Baker Field House.  This is the second time the event was held after the Air Force Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program saw a 19 percent decrease in
0 4/13
2016
Servicemembers can experience PTSD even when they have not been in a combat situation.  Complex PTSD involves exposure to a trauma that is either repeated exposure or a trauma perpetrated against an individual by someone who is in a trusting or care-giving position.  (U.S. Air Force illustration by Alex Pena/Released) PTSD doesn’t always start in combat
The effects of post-traumatic stress disorder can have long-lasting effects. But how can someone have PTSD if they have never been in active combat? Military personnel, like any person, can experience PTSD in any of its many forms.
0 4/08
2016
Smoke and flames billow from a 40,000-gallon fuel tank after an explosion at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, April 5, 1986. Thirty years after the explosion, the 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron performed a ceremony to honor the 16 individuals who lost their lives. (Courtesy Photo) 30th anniversary ceremony honors LRS fallen
The 51st Logistics Readiness Squadron Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants Flight performed a ceremony April 5 at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea, for the 30th anniversary of the 1986 fuel tank explosion.
0 4/06
2016
Col. Randall Huiss, 15th Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jerry Williams Jr., 15th Wing command chief, walk down Signer Ave. during the fourth-annual ‘One Mile Walk to Safety’  here, on April 1, 2016. The Walk to Safety is planned in conjunction with NOAA, state civil defense, City and County of Honolulu departments of emergency management and the American Red Cross and serves to raise awareness for the potential tsunami threat Hawaii faces. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Stoltz/Released) Joint Base walks to safety to promote tsunami awareness
To raise awareness for the potential tsunami threat Hawaii faces, the Joint Base Emergency Management Office held the fourth-annual "One Mile Walk to Safety" for tsunami awareness April 1.Participants gathered at Aloha Aina Park on Hickam and walked down Signer Street to the softball fields near the Hickam Fitness Center. The walk demonstrated
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2016
April is Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Month. The 15th Wing SAPR office will be hosting informational events the entire month of April. For more information or to report a sexual assault contact the SAPR office at 448-3192 or 449-SARC. SAAP Month kicks off: One survivor shares story
Editor’s note -- April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. As this year’s campaign kicks off, one Airman shares her story with the hopes of shedding light on the reality of sexual assault and the very real and lasting impact living with the violation can have on a victim’s life. While sharing her story, the Airman wished to remain
0 4/01
2016
U.S. Air Force Maj. William Logan, a chaplain with the 35th Fighter Wing, holds a picture of his son, Zac, at Misawa Air Base, Japan, Feb. 23, 2016. Logan shared the story of his son’s suicide and the effects of the aftermath. He highlighted the recovery process hoping to inspire others to come forward for help in times of need. Logan is from Medina, Tennessee. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jordyn Fetter/Released) Chaplain survives aftermath of son’s suicide, spreads awareness
While enjoying a drive through the rolling Tennessee countryside with his wife, the shrill ring of his cell phone pierced through the tranquility of the moment. Maj. William D. Logan's daughter, Blair, managed to utter, "Zac has done something really bad."Dread and confusion seeped in as she explained what had happened.The now 35th Fighter Wing
0 3/01
2016
U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh accompanied by a National Aeronautic Association spokesman present the Mackay Trophy to Capts. David Kroontje and Gregory Balzhiser during the NAA fall awards ceremony in Arlington, Virginia, Dec. 3, 2015. The trophy is awarded for the “most meritorious flight of the year by an Air Force person, persons, or organization.” Kroontje and Balzhiser earned the trophy as a result of their heroic efforts during an air strike that helped Peshmerga forces the next day set up a safe corridor from Mount Sinjar, Iraq, saving the lives of 40,000 stranded civilians including women, children, elderly, and the infirm. Kroontje has since transferred to the 560th Flying Training Squadron at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, and Balzhiser is now a member of the 31st Operations Support Squadron at Aviano Air Base, Italy. (Courtesy photo) Misawa pilots save Iraqi civilians, earn 2014 Mackay Trophy
Stranded on Mount Sinjar, Iraq, without food, water or medical care, facing starvation and dehydration, and under constant enemy gunfire, more than 40,000 Iraqi Yazidis were saved by a multinational coalition force led by Misawa Air Base F-16C Fighting Falcon pilots during an airstrike Aug. 9, 2014.
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2015
Capts. Christopher Fukui and Joshua McNelley are assigned to the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Both Airmen are descendants of sailors who fought in the Battle of Midway during World War II. Fukui’s great-grandfather, Chisato Morita, commanded the Imperial Japanese Navy Midway Flying Corps aboard the aircraft carrier Akagi and McNelley’s grandfather, Ray Sorton, a U.S. Navy Sailor, manned an anti-aircraft gun during the battle. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Linzmeier) Allies in a new era
Two captains stationed at Kadena Air Base, Japan, discovered that their military roots go deeper than they had anticipated. Both Airmen are descendants of sailors who fought in the Battle of Midway in World War II, although fighting on opposite sides.
0 12/08
2015
"Old Glory" is diplayed in its new display case, Dec. 7, 2015, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. A ceremony was held for the unveiling of the new case, which was updated to better preserve the flag. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick/Released) New case unveiled for Hickam’s ‘Old Glory’
Headquarters Pacific Air Forces unveiled the new case to house “Old Glory” during a ceremony here Dec. 7.
0 12/07
2015
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Charity Borg, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces Protocol officer, poses with her soccer ball after returning from the Royal Air Force's AIRCOM Indoor Football Championship in the United Kingdom, Nov. 30, 2015, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. Borg, goalie and captain for the U.S. Air Force women's team, was recruited to play after a long hiatus away from the sport, and the team took bronze in the tournament. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick/Released) Airman overcomes adversity to follow dream
What happens when a dream you’ve been working toward since you were 6 gets ripped from you? How do you cope, move on and rekindle that dream? First Lt. Charity Borg, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces protocol officer, faced this dilemma a few years ago when she was in the middle of her freshman year at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
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2015
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