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Staff Sgt. Jorge Garcia-Gonzalez, 49th Wing chaplain's assistant, provides medical translation for a Federal Emergency Management Agency medic at a clinic in Puerto Rico on Oct. 28, 2017. (Courtesy photo) Hope after havoc
Garcia-Gonzalez, a 49th Wing chaplain’s assistant, supported the humanitarian relief mission by going to different towns in Puerto Rico. They provided meals and water to those in need while also providing spiritual support to the local community with medical translations.
0 11/28
2017
Chaplain (Maj.) Chris Conklin, Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air air advisor, (right) stands next to Afghan National Army Col. Abdul Basir, the head of the Afghan Air Force Religious and Cultural Affairs office, Sept.14, 2017, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Conklin provides training, assistance and advice on the organization of religious support in the developing AAF as the first air advisor chaplain in TAAC-Air. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel) Faithful First: Chaplain air advisor launches dialogue, exchange supporting growing Afghan Air Force
Assigned to Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air, Chaplain (Maj.) Chris Conklin is the first air advisor charged with assisting the Afghan military’s religious and cultural affairs program with the mission of effective religious care and spiritual readiness for those who defend their nation.
0 10/08
2017
September is Suicide Prevention Month throughout the United States. During the month, organizations provide information about identifying warning signs of suicide, increase the understanding of what leads to suicide and promote helpful resources. The Air Force encourages Airmen who identify an individual considering suicide to use the A.C.E. model: ask directly if a person is considering suicide, care by actively listening and removing means for self-injury, and escort the person to a helping organization. For more information, visit the Air Force suicide prevention website at www.af.mil/Suicide-Prevention. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Suicide Prevention Month raises awareness, promotes understanding
Throughout September, organizations across the United States make efforts to raise awareness of a mental health issue affecting many demographics.
0 9/25
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
U.S. Air Force 1st Lt Levy Pekar, Rabbi Chaplain assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., led the headstone replacement ceremony to honor of Staff Sgt. Jack Weiner, U.S. Army Air Forces, at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI., Feb. 28, 2017. Hesed Shel Emes: The Truest Form of Kindness
Seventy-years ago, a young man was killed in World War II just days before the surrender of Japan. Since then, he has been interred with the wrong emblem on his headstone- that is, until recently.On Feb. 28, 2017, 1st Lt. Levy Pekar, Rabbi chaplain assigned to Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., led the headstone replacement ceremony at the National
0 3/06
2017
Chaplain (Col.) Timothy Butler, Air Combat Command Chaplain, smiles at an ACC Chaplain Corps Leadership Development Symposium Dec. 8, 2016. The symposium’s intent was to bring senior chapel leadership together in a forum to discuss leadership strategies, share best practices and better leverage chapel resources. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nick Wilson) ACC hosts second of 3 planned chaplain leadership symposiums, develops leadership skills within chaplain corps
Senior religious support teams from around the world met here in early December for the Air Combat Command Chaplain Corps Leadership Development Symposium. The symposium’s intent was to bring senior chapel leadership together in a forum to discuss leadership strategies, share best practices and better leverage chapel resources.
0 12/19
2016
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