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AFSFC Airman aims to save world, one book at a time
August 28, 2020
— Master Sgt. Daniel Crook serves his country as a military working dog scheduler at the Air Force Security Forces Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland by day, but by night he writes and illustrates books for children. Through his stories, he hopes to bring a little light to what many see as a troubled world...
Commentary: Listening and leadership can save lives
July 28, 2020
— Tech. Sgt. Daniel Rakowski knows what it feels like to lose a friend to suicide and never wants to experience it again. In 2012, a friend who had recently separated from the Army died by suicide. Rakowski saw firsthand how the Soldier’s death so deeply affected those around him – his family, his friends and Rakowski himself...
Taking care of military medical frontline providers
June 22, 2020
— Air Force medics are on the front lines against COVID-19, and maintaining their mental well-being is critical to keeping them in the fight. One of the biggest risks for providers is burnout, or compassion fatigue...
Redefining 'normal' mental health care still means delivering quality patient care
May 5, 2020
— Mental Health Technicians (4Cs) in Air Education and Training Command are redefining what “normal” is during the COVID-19 pandemic, while still delivering quality patient care in various different methods and providing Disaster Mental Health services when requested. ...
#RiseUp Mental Health, Resiliency at JBSA
May 4, 2020
— Members of the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center Mental Health Clinic and 737th Training Group Military Training Consult Service mental health team spent My 4 motivating others with words of encouragement for base personnel and community members as part of a mental health and resiliency effort during the COVID-19 pandemic at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland...
COVID-19 crisis poses mental health challenges as well as physical demands
March 25, 2020
— Like many communities throughout the United States, Joint Base San Antonio is feeling the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic...
Loving well this Valentine's Day: Tips for Military Marriages
February 13, 2020
— It’s February at Joint Base San Antonio, and as everyone knows, February is the month of love. Last week, I sat down with Dr. Kendra Lowe, a military spouse and former active-duty service member, to discuss marriage in the military and finding ways to spread the love. Dr. Lowe is a practicing clinical psychologist who has published some of her findings in Military Spouse Magazine as well as the Journal of Family Studies...
360 Leaders Course empowers leaders at JBSA-Lackland
February 3, 2020
— The 502nd Air Base Wing welcomed the 50th class of the 360 Leaders Course to Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland Jan. 27. The course is a week-long, science-based leadership course that provides comprehensive, holistic training in personal health, wellness and resiliency, which empowers participants to guide airmen under their care with compassion and understanding. ...
Therapy animals help Airmen cope with holiday stressors
December 13, 2019
— Many Airmen are not able to travel home for the holidays making it a stressful time, and Animals for Airmen can provide a relaxing, quiet environment for them to visit with therapy animals...
MFLCs provide support and build resiliency
October 25, 2018
— In our professional military careers, it is easy to get caught up in presenting a perfectly manicured image to our peers and superiors. Nobody sounds “average” in a performance report or a quarterly awards package, and there is a pressure to maintain the perception that everything is in its place...
22 and Me - Suicide in the DNA
October 12, 2018
— Many have heard of the ancestry and DNA service, 23 and Me. This organization takes your DNA sample and it breaks down the 23 chromosomes that make up who you are. It then provides your family history and identifies threats to your health as displayed in your genetic makeup...
Good mental health critical to readiness
November 21, 2017
— Mental health is a critical part of every Airman’s medical readiness. Although many service members worry that seeking mental health care will negatively effect their career, the opposite is usually true. With early identification and the right treatment by a medical professional, most mental health issues get better quickly without any negative career impact...
New annual Mental Health Assessment requirement begins July 31
July 27, 2017
— Starting July 31, 2017, Airmen undergoing their annual Periodic Health Assessment may notice something new. A Mental Health Assessment will now be part of every annual PHA, to help ensure that Airmen...