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There were displays set up around Offutt AFB during October to support Domestic Violence Awareness month. The display included the “Silent Witness Display,” also called the “Clothesline Project,” or the “Hidden Hurt Mobile Display,” will be available throughout the month. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kendra Williams) Imagine an Air Force free of Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a serious issue that affects many families in our Air Force community. The month of October is recognized as national Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Team Offutt is having events to bring attention to this problem. The “Silent Witness Display” will be at the 55th Medical Group pharmacy Oct. 3 – 14 and at the Offutt Field
0 10/05
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Senior Airman Rose Gudex, 21st Space Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, surrounds herself with her Air Force family from Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., during difficult times. Gudex didn’t have a solid support system before joining the military, but found a family in her brothers and sisters in arms. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Dennis Hoffman) Good night, mom
At the time, I did not realize how important it was to have a support system. I also didn’t understand the concept that family didn’t have to be related and could be anyone who cared enough to make sure you were OK.
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This is the seal for the U.S. Air Force Chaplain Corps. Voices
“I sound just like my mother…I swore I would never say that to my children!”  These are phrases that sometimes grace our lips as we live our lives and grow and experience family.  We sometimes (like history) repeat the follies of our parents and bestow more stories to be told by our own children.What we say and do reflects the internal character we
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Default Air Force Logo Mold: A Common Misconception
Summer’s almost here!  Time to dust off the grills, break out the bug spray, and enjoy the warm weather.  Unfortunately for some of you, summer also means allergy season.  From the pollen in the grass to the pollen in the trees, it seems the only way to enjoy summer is by staying indoors.  However, if you discover mold in your home, you may not be
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Default Air Force Logo Heat Stress and Safety Awareness
The “101 days of Summer” has begun, and with it brings warmer weather, outdoor events, and barbecues. However, those aren't the only things to keep in mind. Are you taking care of yourself, family members and pets when it comes to heat stress?Heat stress related injuries and illnesses occur when the body is unable to dissipate heat, and can have
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Default Air Force Logo Risks of Radon
What if I told you radiation is everywhere and that we are constantly exposed to it on a day to day basis?  According to the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP), the average annual radiation dose per person in the U.S. is 620 millirem (mR).  To give a comparison, a Computed Tomography (CT) chest Scan is about 700
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Default Air Force Logo After Five Decades of Warnings, Tobacco Use Still Kills 1,300 Americans Every Day
In 1964, the U.S. Surgeon General released a report linking smoking to ill health. The report highlighted dozens of studies from various scientists that all linked tobacco use to various diseases including: Lung Cancer, Bronchitis and Emphysema, Larynx Cancer, Oral Cancer, Esophagus Cancer, Stomach Ulcers, Circulatory Disease, Liver Cirrhosis,
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Default Air Force Logo Your Weight Does Matter
The World Health Organization notes that obesity is a rapidly growing health care issue, reaching epidemic levels around the world. According to the WHO (2014), the current incidence of obesity makes it the leading risk for death across the globe. The United States is amidst this growing global epidemic. The obesity epidemic is a nondiscriminatory
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Default Air Force Logo Civilian employment mentoring leads to understanding
Something exceptional happened when two retired first sergeants -- one a team leader from the Airman & Family Readiness Center here, and the other a local human resources professional with Mutual of Omaha – joined forces to assist personnel leaving active duty.   The result is the Excel with a Mentor program, or EWAM, that pairs a civilian from the
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Depicted are four generations of military service members. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Rachelle Blake) Air Force everything
On an average day, I eat, sleep and breathe Air Force.  My family is Air Force, my friends are Air Force, my coworkers are Air Force, my spouse is Air Force, I am Air Force. I bet there are a few skeptics out there who would say it's unhealthy. But to me it is everything and has been everything for most of my life.I was born one week before
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