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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Andre Penn, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron unaccompanied housing manager, dodges a punch during a boxing match at the “Battle in the Panhandle,” in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, Nov. 18, 2017. Airman lunges for knockout debut
Drenched in sweat from delivering continuous blows to a punching bag, the athlete shrugs off the physical strain of a three-hour training session, feeling both exhausted and accomplished. A Florida native, Tech. Sgt. Andre Penn, 20th Civil Engineer Squadron unaccompanied housing manager from Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, has been preparing
0 12/05
2017
Whether active-duty Air Force, civilian or contractor, life happens, and you can’t always be prepared for it. An important part of making daily Air Force missions happen is ensuring Airmen are ready for what life hands them. Chaplain (Maj.) Jim Bridgham, wing chaplain, and Capt. Jerry Walker III, Ph.D., Surgeon General, 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, 25th Air Force, have created 'The Pillars' podcasts to help Airmen boost their resilience. (U.S. Air Force Podcast by Chaplain (Maj.) Jim Bridgham and Capt. Jerry Walker, Ph.D.) The Pillars IV - Personal Growth
Whether active-duty Air Force, civilian or contractor, life happens, and you can’t always be prepared for it. An important part of making daily Air Force missions happen is ensuring Airmen are ready for what life hands them. During this podcast, Chaplain (Maj.) Jim Bridgham, wing chaplain, and Capt. Jerry Walker III, Ph.D., Surgeon General, 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, 25th Air Force, talk about personal growth.
0 5/23
2017
Nellis and Creech Air Force Base, Nev., leadership laugh as Tech. Sgt. Jimmy, 78th Attack Squadron intelligence analyst, shares his personal experiences during the first Storytellers event May 10, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Storytellers helps Airmen connect with others allowing them to relate to one another through stories of overcoming adversity. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) Airmen share lives at first Creech Storytellers
Emotions ran high as four Airmen shared their personal stories of overcoming adversity with Airmen from around the base during the first Storytellers event here, May 10, 2017. More than 200 Creech personnel packed the auditorium to connect with the storytellers and learn experience in their individual narrative in dealing with challenges in their lives.
0 5/15
2017
Staff Sgt. Semaj, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron supply craftsman, displays her back pose March 27, 2017, at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Semaj is a nationally qualified amateur bodybuilder competing in the figure category. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) Airman balanced through bodybuilding
As Semaj’s alarm screeches throughout her bedroom at 2:30 a.m. she awakes for her morning cardio session, checks on her six-year-old son Jamel and then laces up her running shoes. Staff Sgt. Semaj, 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron supply craftsman, does this every morning to keep her body in shape in preparation for her next bodybuilding event where she hopes to earn her professional status.
0 4/28
2017
Chaplain (Maj.) Jim Bridgham, wing chaplain, 363rd Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing, Joint Base Langley- Eustis, discusses resilience during a podcast. Airman Resilience Teams keep Silent Warriors ready to fight, ready for life
Whether active-duty Air Force, civilian or contractor, life happens, and you can’t always be prepared for it. An important part of making daily Air Force missions happen is ensuring Airmen are ready for what life hands them.
0 4/12
2017
Col. Houston Cantwell, the 49th Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Barrington Bartlett, the 49th Wing command chief, lead Airmen during a 5K run, March 17, 2017 at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. The run was the first event for the 49th Wing Sports Day. Participants had the option to run either a 1.5 mile route or a 5K route. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Eboni Prince) Holloman flexes muscle during 2017 Sports Day
Holloman Air Force Base took the fields, courts and track in full force 16 March to celebrate the 49th Wing Sports Day. The purpose of the event was to enhance Wing-wide pride through performance by bringing the 49th Wing, its mission partners and families together in the spirit of competition. This day of competition also helped foster relationships and enhanced resilience.
0 3/21
2017
Members of the 15th Attack Squadron get their heads shaved for a fundraiser March 11, 2017, in Las Vegas. The members shaved their heads to show support to children who have been diagnosed with cancer. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Christian Clausen) Airmen raise hope, funds to cure childhood cancer
Airmen from the 15th Attack Squadron, Creech AFB, shaved their heads for a fundraiser to support a childhood cancer organizations on March 11, 2017, in Las Vegas. Miss Nevada Teen USA Alexis Smith, shaved 2nd Lt. Kyle’s hair for the fundraiser. Kyle is a 15th Attack Squadron MQ-1 Predator pilot. He and other members of his unit hope to support
0 3/16
2017
Col. David, 432nd Wing/432 Air Expeditionary Wing vice commander presents a medal to an Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials competitor after competing in the wheelchair basketball competition March 1, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Competitors participated in the basketball tournament until a third, second and first place team were awarded. The trials allow wounded warriors to compete in sports again. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen) Wounded warriors participate at 2017 AFW2
Col. David, 432nd Wing/432 Air Expeditionary Wing vice commander presents a medal to an Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials competitor after competing in the wheelchair basketball competition March 1, 2017, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Competitors participated in the basketball tournament until a third, second and first place team were awarded. The
0 3/06
2017
September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. This year, the Department of Defense is focusing its efforts on people connecting with one another to foster relationships and promote support for one another. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Natasha Stannard) Every Airman plays a role in suicide prevention
The Air Force is determined to prevent suicide, but an Airman doesn’t need to be a specialist or doctor to do that. Sometimes all it takes is starting a conversation. Everyone has a role to play. That’s a key part of the Defense Department’s #BeThere campaign, which encourages making a difference through every day connections.
0 9/13
2016
Make It Better 4 Teens campers play games, July 28, 2016, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The MIB4T campers spent the first four days of the camp learning about the four pillars of comprehensive Airman fitness: mental, physical, social and spiritual. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Ashley Williamson) Team Seymour teens learn how to “Make It Better”
Team Seymour resilience instructors led a camp to teach the four pillars of comprehensive Airman fitness to children of military members, July 25 - 29, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina.
0 8/01
2016
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