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  • Be there for your wingman

    Photo illustration representing the Airmen that have been lost to suicide and how a wingman should be there for an Airman struggling with suicide ideation and depression August 30th, 2019, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. The Ask, Care, Escort (ACE) initiative is one of the ways the Air Force compels wingman to open the conversation about
  • Brain surgery to bear hugs: One Wounded Warrior’s story

    Born with a birth defect causing seizures, battling anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, and facing divorce and separation from a child, can be a lot for anyone to handle, but with a community of support things can get better. For retired Air Force Captain Rob Hufford, 55th Civil Engineering Squadron, no statement could ring truer. From an all-time low to bear hugging England’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, while in Australia to compete in the Invictus Games, things are looking up for Hufford.
  • Four hearts, one soul: Family builds bond through love for horses

    “That was the one negotiation that came with marrying into the military,” Tiffany Wisley said. “If my horse can't come, it's not going to work.” Tiffany, a veterinarian’s assistant, recalls looking at photos of her father holding her as a baby with her family’s horses. They owned horses all her life and by the time marriage was on the table, she had one of her own -- Spooks.
  • 633rd Air Base Wing Chaplain Corps work to increase Airmen resiliency

    At select bases across the U.S. Air Force, Task Force True North is embedding medical, mental health, and chaplain personnel directly into high stress units. Although JBLE was not selected as one of the pilot installations for TFTN, the 633rd Air Base Wing chaplain corps has begun to embed the chaplain corps into squadrons across base.
  • Expanded childcare options support deployed, remote Airmen

    The Air Force expanded the number of hours it will provide free child care for families of military members deployed or on remote assignments starting April 1, 2018.
  • From homeless teenager to mentor: Airman aims to pay it forward

    Kicked out of her home with no one to turn to and nowhere to find warmth but vacant cars on the side streets of Philadelphia, then 15-year-old Kennesha Key longed for nothing more than a chance.
  • Formerly homeless, Airman transforms hardships into motivation

    As a young, homeless man, Brian experienced hardships no teen should ever endure, but through hard work and determination, the future Airman discovered he was capable of doing much more than he thought he could. It all started when the teen’s mom would have heart issues. She would go in an ambulance and be gone for weeks, he said. The rent wouldn’t
  • Random Acts of Kindness

    Believe it or not, the above clichés are actually concise guidelines assembled by psychology professor Dr. David Niven from a review of decades of scientific literature which all focused on one simple question: how can we gain authentic happiness? I strongly recommend his published work, The 100 Simple Secrets of Happy People, as a how-to guide for anyone looking to experience positivity on a daily basis (and to counteract the pervasive negativity in today’s society). His common-sense findings definitely won’t shock the world, but they serve as a good reminder that we already know how to create our own happiness.
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