Suicide Prevention and Comprehensive Airmen Fitness

  • Published
  • By Gen. William Fraser
  • Air Combat Command commander
Fellow Airmen,

In the first 19 days of this year our command has already lost twp Airmen to suicides, four Airmen attempted suicide or had suicidal ideations, and three Airmen died as a result of preventable accidents. We must take action now to curb this alarming trend!

It will take all of us, working together, to be successful in this effort. I'm asking each and every one of you to join me in focusing our command on suicide prevention and Comprehensive Airmen Fitness. I know that there are pressures facing each of you and your families. But there are also numerous support networks of friends, family, and fellow Airmen to lean on through good times and bad. We're a family in ACC, and you never have to approach any situation alone.

Please take the time to visit the link below where you'll find out about how you can join in this effort, messages on the importance of suicide prevention, and resources for help or to help a fellow Airmen in need.  

Together, we can turn this trend around. Thank you for all that you do for our command, our Air Force, and our Nation.