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U.S. Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airmen with the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron transport a medical manikin at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., July 2, 2018. Joint, total force enhances MacDill EOD training
For the first time, the 6th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal flight at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. used its semiannual training exercise as a foundation to become something more. The 927th Aeromedical Staging Squadron, Joint Communication Support Element and the U.S. Army’s 5th General Support Aviation Battalion from Clearwater, Fla. joined the EOD team for a joint, total force training exercise, July 2, 2018.
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MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (July 07, 2018) — Members from across the wing gathered for a lunch and learn during the unit training assembly, July 7 at the 927th Air Refueling Wing Headquarters here. Lauren G. Weiner, the Chief Executive Officer and founder of WWC, LLC was the guest speaker for this lunch and learn. Weiner presented to airmen the
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N/a 927th Force Support Squadron Welcomes Newest Commander
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, FL-- U.S. Air Force Major Beverly A. Hayes, assumed command of the 927th Force Support Squadron in an assumption of command ceremony here July 7, 2018. Presiding over the ceremony was U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Alan Tornay, 927th Mission Support Group commander where he provided an insight for Airmen to how Hayes will impact
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Construction continues at Memorial Park on MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., June 27, 2018. MacDill expands efforts to commemorate rich history
Progress continues off the curve of North and South Boundary Blvd. expansions in the Memorial Park project on MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. The project, which began in December, will display plaques and models of the bases’ various aircraft to commemorate the history of MacDill. Included in the project is the construction of a covered pavilion and amphitheater to serve as a community meeting place.
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The symptoms associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can often be debilitating, significantly affecting a patient’s quality of life. Air Force mental health professionals have successfully treated many Airmen with the use of prolonged exposure therapy. Through this collaborative therapy, the patient is safely and gradually exposed to trauma-related memories and situations that have been avoided. The eventual goal is to alter the patient’s relationship with and reaction to the traumatic event so it no longer affects their quality of life and ability to do their job. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Josh Mahler) A peek behind the curtain: Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating, but there are therapies that can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and help Airmen return to duty. One of the most effective therapies, practiced by many Air Force mental health professionals, is prolonged exposure therapy.
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n/a Supporting Agencies Step Up
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, FL-- You could be given as little as 48 hours’ notice before you have to board a plane to your next duty location for an undisclosed amount of time.  Regardless of when you are tasked with a deployment, the goal remains the same, stay mission ready at all times. The Air Force Reserve is comprised of nearly 70,000 Airmen,
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Members of Team MacDill observe the 6th Air Mobility Wing (AMW) change of command ceremony in Hangar 3 at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., June 29, 2018. Snelson assumes command of 6th AMW in ceremony
Col. Stephen Snelson assumed command of the 6th Air Mobility Wing from Col. April Vogel during a change of command ceremony June 29, 2018, at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
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Tech. Sgt. Tanesha Fierro, an Air Force Reservist assigned to the 34th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, scratches a horse’s chin during an equine therapy session at the Norris Penrose Events Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 4, 2018. Reservist helps treat PTSD with horses
There are veterans and active duty members suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder every day and one reservist, here, is aiding in their recovery by combining her two passions – helping people and horses.
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N/a Commitment to Excellence
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (June 18, 2018) — Every year, Strayer University Tampa awards and honors a graduate who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in his or her professional, personal or public life.   The Outstanding Alumni Award is presented to graduates who have been recognized in their profession for their leadership contributions,
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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. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Master Sgt. William Vance) A peak behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas
Effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is possible, but many Airmen falsely think seeking medical help for PTSD will hurt their career and will not help them get better. These stigmas and misconceptions create perceived barriers, preventing Airmen from seeking care. Delaying treatment can cause the anxiety and fear following a traumatic event to affect an Airman’s readiness.
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