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PTSD survivor offers advice for understanding, healing
June 27, 2023
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When PTSD hits home: A caregiver’s perspective
July 6, 2021
It was August of 2019 when Master Sgt. (ret) Davie Hobbs began experiencing symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The severity of his symptoms became evident one morning when he had a PTSD episode during a group staff meeting. Not knowing what the future would hold, it was at that very moment when Davie’s wife and Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) caregiver, Misti Hobbs, knew PTSD had hit home and initiated the beginning of a new journey.

Shedding light on the invisible wounds of PTSD
June 4, 2021
The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has designated June as National PTSD Awareness Month. As stated by the National Institute of Mental Health, PTSD is a mental health disorder that develops in individuals who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event like, combat, a natural disaster, an accident, abuse, or assault.

Informational campaign at JBSA-Randolph focuses on PTSD studies
June 21, 2019
A federally funded, multi-institutional research group focused on combat post-traumatic stress disorder and related conditions in active-duty military members will soon conclude a monthlong informational campaign at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph.
	A Mental Health Month initiative, the campaign of the South Texas Research Organizational Network Guiding Studies on Trauma and Resilience, also known as STRONG STAR, strives to raise awareness about the availability of participation in research studies testing treatments for PTSD, said Amanda Flores, STRONG STAR community outreach coordinator.

Service dog rescues veteran from despair of PTSD
June 29, 2018
Ryan Kaono's work area at the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center clearly shows his cube mate and service dog Romeo belongs there too.

Living with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder; a veteran's story
June 22, 2018
Ryan Kaono, a support agreement manager with the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center, shares a laugh with a videographer during an interview while his service dog Romeo keeps a steady eye on the photographer. Romeo helps Kaono quickly recover from bouts of anxiety and night terrors related to enemy attacks while he was deployed to Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

A peek behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas
June 21, 2018
Those that suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are consistently trying to regain some sense of the normalcy they had before events that caused pieces of themselves to go missing. Misconceptions and stigmas surrounding PTSD get in the way of successful recovery and the ability to return to duty.