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  • Citizen Airmen in Pacific promote mental, physical resilience

    September is Suicide Awareness Month, and the 624th Regional Support Group in Hawaii and Guam took this opportunity during the unit’s Unit Training Assembly Sept. 12-13 to focus on this topic and resiliency. The purpose of a resilience tactical pause is to take time out during the normal routine to open up with peers about important topics and provide a safe haven to discuss concerns, and the 624th RSG used this event to connect fitness with mental health and suicide prevention.
  • AF Reserve in Pacific overcomes COVID-19 challenges to host Yellow Ribbon Program

    The stress associated with deployments can pose one of the biggest challenges Airmen face before going “down range.” The Yellow Ribbon Program is there to help assist reservists in obtaining the necessary tools to alleviate stress before deploying and during the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 624th Regional Support Group at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, HI, recently found a way to facilitate the program virtually for the first time.
  • Talking to someone who may be suicidal

    Talking to a friend or family member about their suicidal thoughts and feelings can be extremely difficult for anyone. But if you’re unsure whether someone is suicidal, the best way to find out is to ASK. In fact, giving a person the opportunity to express his or her feelings can provide relief from loneliness and pent-up negative feelings, and may prevent a suicide attempt. Below are some ideas of ways you can start a conversation.
  • Air Force Recognizes Energy Action Month 2019

    October is Energy Action Month, an opportunity to highlight why energy is a critical enabler to combat capability for the U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense, and to encourage smarter energy use and management for installations, ground vehicles, and aircraft. Unveiled this year, the Air Force theme of “Energy Able, Mission Capable” educates Airmen about the importance of energy readiness and resilience for the global mission.
  • Former slave, two-time Olympian becomes an Airman

    After enduring countless hardships and overcoming unimaginable obstacles, Airman 1st Class Guor Maker, a dental assistant currently in technical training, found his way out of war-torn South Sudan, Africa and into the U.S. nearly 20 years ago.
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