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Airman drummer beats adversity with style Airman drummer beats adversity with style
Those who know him would normally describe him as soft-spoken and reserved, but life was and is anything but quiet for this musically-inclined Airman.Since birth Airman 1st Class Kyle Henaire’s parents believed he was destined to have an instrument in his hands.“When he was an infant, we took him in for his six-month checkup and the doctors told us
0 9/18
2017
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Gerard Tilley, the 35th Maintenance Group education and training manager, runs during a marathon at the Nakuidake Trail Festival in Shichinohe, Japan, May 21, 2017. Tilley began his running career in 2008 when he decided to make a healthy change to his life during his time at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona. After arriving at Misawa, he joined the Misawa Flyers Running group, who meet weekly. (Courtesy photo) Team Misawa runners improve fitness one step at a time
Fitness is an essential aspect for Airmen to maintain a “fight tonight” posture, ensuring they can complete any tasks at hand, whether physical or mental.
0 7/27
2017
The 35 Security Forces Squadron of the firing team members pause for a photo with the Advanced Combat Skills trophy following the conclusion of the second annual Defenders Challenge held at the Security Forces Regional Training Center at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, on June 9, 2017. The competition broke down in five categories including weapons, tactics, combat fitness, mental and physical challenge and military working dogs. At each station the were conducted based on time. (Courtesy photo)
Misawa defenders sweep competition, return as champs
The roaring crowd gradually wanes, falling on deaf ears, as the last shred of adrenalin jolts through his veins all the while peripheral vision narrows in, fixating on the opponent, and with the strike of the referee’s hands they advance into the tie-up position.
0 6/16
2017
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Patryk Myko Dela Cruz, a 35th Logistics Readiness Squadron mission generation vehicle equipment maintenance technician, plays a guitar at Misawa City, Japan, April 8, 2017. Dela Cruz played guitar for the base chapel at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, which is where he learned of the Leaders Encouraging Airmen Development program. After talking with his leadership, he was able to apply for the program, ultimately getting accepted. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Sadie Colbert) Airman aims high, achieves life dreams
There are hundreds of thousands of active duty Airmen in the enlisted force; only 85 are accepted into the Leaders Encouraging Airmen Development program each year. This program is a continuous effort to give the nation's best and brightest enlisted Airmen the opportunity to further excel with appointments to the United States Air Force Academy.
0 4/13
2017
Key players for the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam mental health clinics accept a certificate of appreciation from Dr. Keita Franklin, Defense Suicide Prevention Office director, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 30, 2017. The 15th Wing clinic was recognized for its superior efforts to prevent suicide in Sept. 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Kaitlin Daddona/Released) DOD recognizes Hickam clinic for suicide prevention efforts
We fight together. It’s time we fight for each other. After military suicide numbers reached an all-time high in 2012, the Department of Defense sought to increase awareness about suicide prevention. One of the Department’s most successful efforts is the nationwide promotion of prevention education through Suicide Prevention Month each September.
0 1/31
2017
Preventing illness or injury is the goal of the Air Force’s Preventive Medicine program, a topic that is highlighted in August during Preventive Health Month.  (AF Graphic) Preventive measures lead to a healthier Air Force
Preventing illness or injury is the goal of the Air Force’s Preventive Medicine program, a topic that is highlighted in August during Preventive Health Month. Preventive Health extends beyond health care at an individual level, concentrating rather on the health of individuals, communities and specific populations to help groups reduce their risk
0 7/27
2016
Default Air Force Logo Joint Outpatient Experience Survey to standardize feedback from MHS beneficiaries
Later this year, the Military Health System will roll out a unified outpatient survey system – a single survey for all military treatment facilities across all services. The Joint Outpatient Experience Survey (JOES) will combine and standardize long-standing methods used by the Army, Navy, Air Force and Defense Health Agency/National Capital Region to learn about beneficiary health care experiences with the goal of making them better.
0 7/08
2016
AFMS Website Image Health Innovation Jul 2016 (AF Graphic) Changing Air Force healthcare through innovation
Innovation is a buzzword often associated with new technology platforms or successful sports teams, but in reality innovation can apply anywhere someone comes up with a new idea or way of doing something.
0 6/29
2016
If you, or someone you know, have been through a traumatic event, seek out a mental health provider and request a screening. PTSD does not usually go away on its own and the earlier you seek help the sooner  you can start feeling better and return to the life you want to lead.  (AF Graphic)
PTSD Awareness leads to positive treatment
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder can be debilitating in some patients, but thanks to advancements in research and the continued training of mental health providers, treatments are getting better all the time.
0 6/25
2016
Senior Airman Ja’Mesha Pratt, 18th Operations Support Squadron airfield systems technician, poses for a photo June 15, 2016, at Kadena Air Base, Japan. Pratt heroically saved the lives of two local Okinawans after witnessing them involved in a terrible accident. She pulled them from their overturned vehicle and applied Self-Air Buddy care until first-responders arrived. (U.S. Air Force photo by Naoto Anazawa) Everyday hero: Airman’s quick thinking saves two from horrific crash
A sunny afternoon turned tragic when out of nowhere a car sped off a busy road landing nose-down, its velocity flipping it upside down before finally scraping to a halt off the side of the road. Senior Airman Ja’Mesha Pratt, 18th Operations Support Squadron airfield systems technician, had just finished Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) testing when she witnessed the car fly off the side of the road.
0 6/15
2016
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