Wingman culture key to suicide prevention, resiliency

by Staff Sgt. Benjamin W. Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 9/27/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Resiliency is a term describing skill sets for Airmen to bounce back and grow following adversity. The Wingman Culture strengthens Airmen by providing them the tools and support to face the challenges of military life, especially while deployed.Continue reading “Wingman culture key to suicide prevention, resiliency”

Born in the military: One family’s legacy of service

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 7/26/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Military deployments are difficult for both the service member and the family members they leave behind. Being in a dual-military parent family doesn’t make it easier, but after nearly 50 years of combined service, the current Wakefields are continuingContinue reading “Born in the military: One family’s legacy of service”

Memorial Day: Remember our veterans

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 5/21/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — The Civil War ended nearly 150 years ago on May 9, 1865, marking the beginning to a new era. However, many lives were lost during the more than four-year war; and, as a result, the Grand Army of the Republic established what wasContinue reading “Memorial Day: Remember our veterans”

Servicemembers embrace cultural values during AAPI month

by Senior Airman Benjamin Stratton 379th Air Expeditionary Wing Public Affairs 5/16/2013 – SOUTHWEST ASIA — Servicemembers from across the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with various events spread throughout the month of May. “This is very important as it affords us a moment to step back and appreciate the sacrifices everyoneContinue reading “Servicemembers embrace cultural values during AAPI month”

Survival tip for deployed moms on Mother’s Day

I stumbled upon this article as I was reading through the news today and found it very good reading. Hope you like it as well! Commentary by Capt. Natassia Cherne Air Forces Centrral Public Affairs 5/8/2013 – UNDISCLOSED LOCATION, Southwest Asia — I told myself to be strong. I told myself that tears won’t changeContinue reading “Survival tip for deployed moms on Mother’s Day”