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A child gazes at an MQ-1 Predator during bring your child to work day April 27, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Creech child care: Taking care of the Hunter family
In an effort to address child care needs for 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing families, Creech received its own Family Child Care coordinator. Understanding child care coordination and options available is an important priority. The base’s remote location and 24/7/365 mission demands flexibility on the home front, and up until now, the only option for families was working through the 99th Force Support Squadron’s FCC staff located one hour away at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.
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Combined clinic initiative simplifies Holloman healthcare Combined clinic initiative simplifies Holloman healthcare
With the goal of efficiency and innovation in mind, the 49th Medical Group has developed a combined clinic initiative, grouping annual medical requirements into one appointment at one location. To reduce patients’ travel time, waiting time and time away from work, the 49th MDG set up a Periodic Health Assessment cell in the dental clinic, which is staffed by a rotation of primary care managers.
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New Expeditionary Medical Systems equipment is displayed at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, June 20, 2018. An Expeditionary Medical Systems exercise was conducted to test new collective protection equipment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monica Roybal) 633rd MDSS tests new Expeditionary Medical Systems equipment
The Air Combat Command Surgeon General Office partnered with representatives from the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center to conduct an exercise testing new joint expeditionary collective protection tent systems at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, June 20, 2018.
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Air chiefs from across the Americas convene in Panama City to promote cooperation Air chiefs from across the Americas convene in Panama City to promote cooperation
Air force leaders from 19 nations in the Western Hemisphere met in Panama City June 18-22 for the 58th Conference of American Air Chiefs. Much of the value of CONJEFAMER comes from the relationships built among air chiefs that makes cooperation easier when a rapid response is needed. This year, the council voted to move Jamaica from an observing nation to a voting member, making them the 21st member nation of SICOFAA and further cementing the organization’s presence in the Caribbean.
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Blake Hendricks, 1st Operations Support Squadron supply management specialist; Senior Airman Gabriel Fox, 439th Supply Chain Operations Squadron supply management specialist; Senior Airman John Stone Jr., 438th Supply Chain Operations Squadron supply management specialist;  and Airman 1st Class Christopher Clement, 633rd Communications Squadron communications specialist, recently travelled to Puerto Rico to perform funeral services for eight of the nine Puerto Rico National Guardsmen killed in a May 2, 2018 aircraft mishap. JBLE Honor Guardsmen reflect on time in Puerto Rico
Four Joint Base Langley-Eustis ceremonial guardsmen recently sat down to reflect on the experience of performing military funeral honors for eight of the nine Puerto Rico National Guardsmen killed in a recent aircraft mishap.
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Many Airman are unaware what the initial meeting with a mental health provider looks like when they seek PTSD treatment. The goal of the first meeting is to make the patient feel comfortable and to be as transparent as possible about what is going on and what treatment options the patient has. As a result, the patient and mental health provider will more likely have a collaborative and trusting interaction, making PTSD treatment more successful. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Josh Mahler) A peek behind the curtain: The first step of PTSD care
Perhaps the most difficult part of seeking help for post-traumatic stress disorder is making that first appointment, since Airmen are often unsure of what to expect. Not knowing what to expect from mental health providers can get in the way of effective PTSD treatment.
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Todd Stecker, exhibitor for PTC, presents his innovative perimeter security ideas to Airman 1st Class Michael Hickson, client system technician assigned to the 353 Special Operations Support Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, at the AFWERX Fusion Experience event in Las Vegas June 20, 2018. Personnel across the Air Force were invited to the event to learn more about instilling a culture of innovation within the military and beyond through a series of presentations, panels and workshops dedicated to perimeter security. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Bailee A. Darbasie) AFWERX’s innovation strengthens perimeter security
Approximately 75 military members, small businesses, entrepreneurs and academia innovators presented technology designs to address Air Force perimeter security issues, at the inaugural AFWERX Fusion Xperience June 20 and 21 at the Enclave in downtown Las Vegas.
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Service members pose for a photo at the 2018 Joint Women's Leadership Symposium June 21, 2018, in San Diego, Calif. The JWLS included attendees from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard and 20 other countries. (U.S. Air Force photo by 1st Lt. Annabel Monroe) Sisters in service: Closing the joint warfighter’s diversity gap
The Joint Women’s Leadership Symposium was held June 20-22 at the San Diego Convention Center and included attendees from the U.S. Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and other service members from 20 different countries. As the largest gathering of military women in the nation, it marked the 31st annual symposium hosted by the Sea Service Leadership Association. While both men and women are welcome to attend, about 30 men and 1,200 women took part in the symposium.
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F-22 Raptor ACC emphasizes shift in focus to cyber vigilance
Air Combat Command participated in an Air Force first by testing the reporting capabilities of a mission defense team during a base-wide exercise at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, June 11-15, 2018. The 325th Communications Squadron’s MDT is the first operational unit of its kind in Air Combat Command, and the base exercise emphasized the Command’s cyber efforts by showcasing the unit’s communication with Joint Base Langley Eustis’ Cyber Defense Operation Center prototype.
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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing (FW) and Team Shaw spouses board a 72nd Air Refueling Squadron KC-135R Stratotanker prior to an incentive flight at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., June 20, 2018. Airmen, family members witness mission in action
Team Shaw spouses and Airmen assigned to the 20th Fighter Wing received incentive flights in a 72nd Air Refueling Squadron KC-135R Stratotanker, June 19-21.
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