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Suicide Prevention Month graphic Suicide prevention month: stopping suicide is everyone’s battle
September is Suicide Prevention Month, a time for Americans to build awareness and help understand suicide in our culture. More than 40,000 Americans lose their life due to suicide each year and research shows that rates in the military and the general population are very close. The loss of any one person to suicide is a tragedy, and that is why
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Col. Brian Armstrong, 4th Fighter Wing vice commander, presents the Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award to Richard Lambert, 4 FW community support coordinator during Lambert’s retirement ceremony, Aug. 29, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Mr. Lambert retires with F-15E flight and ‘Eagle bite’
Richard Lambert, 4th Fighter Wing community support coordinator, joined the Air Force in 1977, retired after 21 years of active duty service and returned to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base as a federal civil service employee for 17 additional years.
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Kristina Balboa, Cinderella’s Closet organizer, re-racks a gown at the Cinderella’s Closet program, Aug. 23, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. 75th Anniversary Gala formal wear: why buy when you can borrow
The Cinderella’s Closet program loans formal wear to those attending Air Force events. The program is currently located in the Heritage Hall conference room from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Mondays and Fridays. The only requirement is to have the borrowed clothing professionally cleaned before returning it.
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In celebration of Women’s Equality Day, members of Team Seymour hosted a 5k walk, August 25, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The 19th Amendment was successfully passed with the help of the Women’s Suffrage movement as well as the Women’s rights convention.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Victoria Boyton) Seymour Johnson teams up for Women’s equality
With Women’s Equality Day being on a Saturday, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base celebrated the historical time a day early with a 5K run/walk.
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A solar eclipse occurs, Aug. 21, 2017, over Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. A total solar eclipse crossed the United States coast to coast for the first time in 99 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton) The 2017 Solar Eclipse
A solar eclipse occurs, Aug. 21, 2017, over Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. A total solar eclipse crossed the United States coast to coast for the first time in 99 years. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kenneth Boyton)
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U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, left, 9th Air Force command chief, visits the 4th Medical Support Squadron laboratory and speaks with Staff Sgt. Erin Holmquist, 4th MDSS NCO in-charge of hematology, Aug. 14, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. Wade visited various 4th Medical Group flights and spoke with Airmen about their mission to provide health care to those supporting Strike Eagle airpower. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Shawna L. Keyes) Ninth AF Command Chief visits Team Seymour
U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. David Wade, left, 9th Air Force command chief, visits the 4th Medical Support Squadron laboratory and speaks with Staff Sgt. Erin Holmquist, 4th MDSS NCO in-charge of hematology, Aug. 14, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. Wade visited various 4th Medical Group flights and spoke with Airmen about their
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AFMS MTFs Pilot Medical Readiness Air Force Military Treatment Facilities pilot medical readiness
Air Force Medicine has a non-stop global readiness mission. Medical Airmen must be prepared to deploy on short notice to provide life-saving and performance-enhancing healthcare in diverse, austere, and isolated locations, and all Airmen must be medically ready to deploy. To achieve this readiness mission, the Air Force Medical Service operates 76
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2017
Courtesy Photo Heroes of the 4th Fighter Wing: Colonel Don Blakeslee
If pressed to choose the single individual who stands alone as THE greatest hero of the 4th Fighter Wing, my choice is clear. There is one person whose monumental achievements and contributions to the wing separate him from the rest of the pack. In fact, I will go so far as to say that without this particular individual's boldness, leadership, and
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A.A. Boone, founder and president of Specialized Realistic Training Inc. (right), instructs students on the basic SWAT course before entering the shoot-house, Aug. 3, 2017, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. SJAFB and Goldsboro SWAT team up
Silence governed the area. A loud metal-on-metal bang cracked through the tranquility, and chaos ensued. A flash bang pierced the air, M4 rifles and Glock handguns held by a six-man SWAT team rushed through the doorway into the hallway. Each member yelled, “Police search warrant!” as they cleared the building, room by room, neutralizing any threat swiftly and with deadly accuracy.
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2017
A Purple Heart recipient walks through the Wayne/Goldsboro Purple Heart Banquet walk of honor saber salute conducted by Junior ROTC cadets, Aug. 4, 2017, at the Goldsboro/Wayne Purple Heart Foundation Purple Heart banquet in Goldsboro, North Carolina. Annual banquet honors Purple Heart recipients
National Purple Heart Day is celebrated annually, Aug. 7. The Purple Heart medal is awarded to service members wounded or killed during combat while serving in the armed forces. The Goldsboro/Wayne Purple Heart Foundation Purple Heart banquet took place Aug. 4, 2017, in Goldsboro, North Carolina. The banquet honored Purple Heart recipients, Gold Star families and post-military deceased veteran’s families.
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