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Default Air Force Logo April is National Alcohol Awareness Month
Each April in the U.S., we recognize National Alcohol Awareness Month. One of its important goals is to increase awareness about responsible use of alcohol and the dangers of at-risk drinking, particularly binge drinking. Binge drinking accounts for an average of 40,000 deaths and $191 billion in economic costs to our Nation each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
0 4/04
2018
Default Air Force Logo Healthy snacking habits help Air Commandos stay Fit to Fight
Snacking is a big part of the American diet. Our snacking habits are typically made up of french fries, chips, cookies, cakes, cheeses, crackers and candy bars. While it’s OK to eat these foods in moderation, they shouldn’t be consumed daily, let alone multiple times in one day.
0 8/21
2017
Default Air Force Logo Women’s rights: Others paved the way
I sat with this year’s Women’s Equality Day theme, “Celebrating Women’s Right to Vote” for a week. I would type out what I wanted to say, delete it, and start again, until images of the School House Rock’s, “Sufferin’ ‘Til Suffrage” song popped into my head; memories of my chief from when I was a young staff sergeant, female suffragettes, my “I Voted” sticker and my children.
0 8/17
2017
Drinking and driving is always a poor decision, which can generate severe consequences. Killing or injuring someone else while driving under-the-influence carries even harsher penalties including a felony conviction, stiffer fines and a jail sentence. Driving Under the Influence Can Result in Serious Consequences
Drinking and driving is always a poor decision that can generate severe consequences.In the state of Florida, the legal blood alcohol limit for a person operating a motor vehicle is 0.08 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC). If arrested and convicted of DUI, an individual faces penalties such as a night in jail, fines, loss of state driver’s
0 6/26
2017
Default Air Force Logo TAKE 5 on Cinco de Mayo
Many celebrate Mexican American heritage May 5 in what is fondly thought of as Cinco de Mayo, a vibrant celebration of Latin music, food, dance and more. I want to suggest that this Cinco de Mayo, we TAKE 5.TAKE 5 is a formula that one can apply to many situations where a decision needs to be made. This is how the formula sounds, “How will what I
0 5/01
2017
Default Air Force Logo Make responsible choices throughout the year
Throughout our nation in December, many communities will observe National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. One of the strategic goals of this nation-wide initiative is to encourage all Americans to make responsible decisions and take appropriate actions to prevent drunk, drugged and distracted driving.According to the U.S. Department of
0 11/29
2016
Air Commandos prepare to run in the Green Dot 5k run at Hurlburt Field, Fla., Sept. 30, 2016. Green Dot is an initiative to reduce power-based interpersonal violence, which includes sexual, child abuse and bullying. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Isaac O. Guest IV) Green Dot Call to Action Review, Program Updates
Greetings to all!Our Green Dot Call to Action week was a huge success! We had members from every squadron on the installation cash in Green Dot poker chips during the call to action week – this could be done after showing that they support the culture change that is reflected by the Green Dot program either through social media, in work or home
0 10/19
2016
Tech. Sgt. Jameson Thorton, left, master resilience trainer with the Comanndo Ready Resilience Center, April Crooks, center, program administrator with the center and Tech. Sgt. Patisha Johnson, Hurlburt Field Green Dot coordinator pose for a photo on Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 26, 2016. Crooks facilitates the suicide alertness for everyone, Talk, Ask, Listen, Keep safe (safeTALK) course which teaches Airmen how to identify signs of suicide risk and where to seek help. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jeff Parkinson) Taking steps to overcome loss, tragedy
Many years ago I lost my brother-in-law to suicide. He left behind a little girl who could not comprehend the loss of her father, and many grieving friends and loved ones who will miss him forever. Sadly, we missed all the signs and pleas for help.It took me a long time to not feel confused about his choice. I was hurt by the loss of my friend and
0 6/17
2016
April Crooks, the project administrator for the Commando Ready Resilience Center with the 1st Special Operations Aerospace Medical Squadron, encourages Airmen going through a difficult time to seek help by using various resources like the Preservation of the Force and Family Program, Resilience Center and the Military Family and Life Counseling program at Hurlburt Field, Fla., May 18, 2016. Crooks facilitates the suicide alertness for everyone, Talk, Ask, Listen, Keepsafe (safeTALK) course which teaches Airmen how to identify signs of suicide risk and where to seek help. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Dennis A. Spain) Taking steps to make the safeTALK
Hurlburt Field is a base that cares about its people. We realize each and every one of you is vital to the mission, the success of the base and the functioning of the local community. Each one of you, regardless of your career field, play a dynamic role no matter how small you may feel your part is. Without each of you, our mission and our part in
0 5/24
2016
Staff Sgt. Marleah Miller, a photojournalist with the 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs, rides her 2013 Yamah R6 motorcycle at Hurlburt Field, Fla., April 7, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Callaway) Shiny side up
The first thing I remember about that day is the large cloud of white smoke from his tires skidding across the pavement, trying to stop on a dime. When I could finally turn around and get to him, he was struggling to breathe, and I could only hear the gurgling from the fluids that had rushed into his lungs. As we tried to keep him conscious, a good
0 4/07
2016
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