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Marissa Pena, Fort Meade garrison Suicide Prevention Program manager, plays the role of a person contemplating suicide as U.S. Air Force Capt. Lee Feldhausen, from the 29th Intelligence Squadron, applies the skills he learned during Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training to help her Jan. 16 at Fort George G. Meade, Md. Participants rotated through with one another playing the role of someone needing help and the caregiver, reinforcing the lessons they have learned. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Dillon White) Fort Meade ASIST teaches service members to save lives
Every month the Fort Meade garrison hosts Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training to increase safety on post and provide participants a lifelong, lifesaving skill.For those interested, the free two-day course is a phone call away and open to all branches, military and civilian."This is the best suicide prevention program out of all the
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Rose Day (left) and Julia Ignacek (center) answer questions from an attendee of the 41st Annual National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers Conference in New Orleans Sept. 23, 2014.  Day and Ignacek are members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla.  The co-workers set up a booth to reach out to a diverse audience of scientists, educators, managers, engineers and students who attended the week-long event.  (Courtesy photo) Diversity key to treaty monitoring center’s success
Diversity in thought and approach is critical to innovation, and is a military necessity.  It empowers Airmen to overcome challenges the service members face with executing global missions and growing responsibilities.However, gaining the innovative edge requires commitment to fostering and empowering a diverse team to bring together different
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Dr. Robert Kemerait, a senior scientist with the Air Force Technical Applications Center, Patrick AFB, Fla., poses with a photo and book of Dr. Carl Romney, a geophysicist who served as an assistant technical director for the Air Force Office of Atomic Energy-One and later as a technical director for AFTAC, at the Joe-4 thermonuclear detonation site in Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.  Kemerait brought the memorabilia to honor Romney after his death in July.  (Courtesy photo) Symbolic visit provides closure for family
Several months ago, a few members of the Air Force Technical Applications Center brought a bit of vindication to a former scientist who was seeking a concrete answer about a prediction he made in 1953.Dave Merker, director of the U.S. National Data Center here and members of his directorate responded to a request from Dr. Carl Romney, a
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Maj. Michael Turpiano, 93 Intelligence Squadron Lightning Flight commander, left, and two other members of the flight, work alongside Meals On Wheels kitchen staffers March 17 to prepare meals for elderly San Antonians in need. Eight flight Airmen totaled 32 man-hours to help create more than 5,000 meals that day. The 93rd IS teams with three other squadrons in the 543 Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group to foster a volunteer culture. (U.S. Air Force photo by A1C Shontinique Kay) 543 ISRG promotes volunteer culture
Back in the day, GIs were conditioned NOT to volunteer, for fear of having to do something distasteful. They would have to be "volun-told" to do something. These days it's commonplace for military members to eagerly volunteer for a variety of reasons, foremost among them the core value of service before self in the community.The Air Force
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WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Ralph Jimenez and Oscar Duran, Stay Alive from Education presenters, describes what paramedics do on scene after an accident to the audience during a “Street Smart” presentation at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center here, Mar. 19. Jimenez is a firefighter/paramedic for the Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue in Miami, Fla., and presenter with S.A.F.E. teaching the importance of smart decisions when driving to military member, and students all over the world. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Michael J. Veloz) Safety training keeps NASIC sharp
Every Airmen has heard the same briefing time and time again when it comes to drinking and driving. However, according to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 30 people in the U.S. lose their lives due to vehicle collisions that are related to an alcohol-impaired driver every day. Recently, Airmen assigned to the National Air and Space
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Dr. Carl Romney (far right), Air Force Technical Applications Center assistant technical director, is pictured with fellow AFTAC personnel (pictured left to right): Walter Singlevich, Gerald M. Leies and Doyle Northrup at an undetermined event in 1970. Northrup served as a technical director from July 1959 to 1972; Leies followed Northrup as technical director in 1974 until 1987 when the position was abolished.  He later became AFTAC’s first chief scientist until his retirement in 1988.  Singlevich, a giant in the field of atomic energy and nuclear research, served at AFTAC’s senior scientist throughout the 1980s until his death in 1992.  (Courtesy photo) Vindication comes to scientist 60 years later
Although not that long ago, it's somewhat difficult to imagine a world without global positioning systems, Google Earth or the internet.It's harder still to visualize a 21st century scientific research laboratory without super computers, high definition microscopes or fully-digitized equipment.And yet, without all those significant technological
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Richard Krejsa and Tommy Guy, Vietnam Veterans formerly assigned to the 6994th Security Squadron, render salutes during the playing of Taps March 1, 2014 at Arlington National Cemetery. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Dillon White) 70th ISR Wing Airmen, Vietnam Veterans remember fallen heroes
Petal-shaped shadows flicker across a deck of cards inscribed with a short note from a wingman in permanent marker, "Todd, we're due for a better hand." Underneath, the names of eight American heroes are engraved in marble rising from the ground.The gravesite states they were lost in a downed aircraft over Laos. To keep the memory of these Airmen
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Airmen assigned to the 480th Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Wing Operations Center work diligently around the clock to provide support to the U.S. Air Force's ISR mission. The WOC serves as the hub for all ISR taskings to the Air Force's network of distributed ground stations and exploitation sites around the globe. The Airmen working in the WOC facilitate the processing, exploitation and dissemination (PED) mission, fielding support requirements from the various combatant commands and allocating those requirements to the proper sites based upon joint-forces guidance. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Jason J. Brown/Released) 480th ISRW Airmen decide on, direct ISR operations across the globe
EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the sensitivity of the Air Force ISR mission, the last names of personnel have been removed in this article.The bustling rush-hour traffic across Langley Air Force Base has quieted to a slow crawl of occasional headlights; the once-packed parking lots now nearly vacant, awash in the amber warmth of street lamps to buffer the
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Savannah Joy Hurtley's name is displayed in sea grass on Cocoa Beach, Fla., by her parents, Senior Airman Josh and Rebecca Hurtley.  (Courtesy Photo) Parental courage, faith personified
Her name is Savannah Joy. Her date of birth and date of death are expected to be one and the same - Oct. 7, 2013. Despite such awareness of their baby's own mortality, her parents are celebrating - at least, they are during Savannah's first nine months of 'life.'Meet Senior Airman Joshua Hurtley and his wife, Rebecca. On Jan. 26, 2013, the young
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U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Curtis, 497th Operations Support Squadron analyst, and Airman 1st Class Orion Rosado, 633rd Communications Squadron cyber systems operations technician, assisted civilian victims involved in a front-end vehicle collision in Gloucester, Va. while on their way to an honor guard detail May 29, 2013. The Airmen treated the injured parties for shock and provided vital Self-Aid and Buddy Care until emergency responders arrived on-scene. (U.S. Air Force Photo Illustration by Tech. Sgt. Christina M. Styer/Released) (Some last names withheld for security reasons) Dedicated to service: 480 ISR Wing Airman serves beyond expectations
Senior Airman Curtis, 497th Operations Support Squadron analyst and Airman 1st Class Orion Rosado, 633rd Communications Squadron cybersystems operations technician watched in disbelief as two vehicles collided on the opposite side of the highway, metal crumpling like tissue paper as the force of the impact pushed both cars into a ditch in the
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