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A medal for a hero A medal for a hero
An Airman received the Air Force Achievement Medal for his heroic actions at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., September 20, 2017. On August 15, 2017, in Shreveport La., Senior Airman Austin Northcott, 26th Operational Weather Squadron weather journeyman, saved a man’s life by preforming CPR until he had regained a pulse, treated him for shock and looked after him until emergency medical services arrived.
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K-9 Airman gone but not forgotten K-9 Airman gone but not forgotten
A tearful goodbye became a celebration of life for one of Barksdale’s former security forces K-9’s. Retired military working dog, Febe, was given full military honors after being euthanized for having terminal prostate and bladder cancer.
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Suicide Prevention Month: New Mental Health Yearly Assessment Suicide prevention month: new mental health yearly assessment
Starting July 31, 2017 yearly physicals and checkups will now include a mental health assessment across the Air Force. The new initiative will give Airmen an opportunity to identify underlying mental health issues that otherwise wouldn’t be noticed or addressed. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression and even traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are all common mental health issues in the military.
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Airman Goes Above and Beyond Airman goes above and beyond
An Airman assigned to the 2nd Operational Support Squadron helped rescue victims during Hurricane Harvey. Senior Airman Bradley Matheney, 2nd OSS air field systems craftsman, is certified in search and rescue and is a part of the Louisiana State Search and Rescue team. Matheney took eight days personal leave to travel Galveston, Cleveland, and Beaumont, Tx. which were impacted by Hurricane Harvey. He traveled to the location with Louisiana State Search and rescue. However, he was often alone with the local fire department aiding in water rescue.
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Col. Patrick Matthews, Eighth Air Force vice commander, speaks with Team Minot Airmen during a tour at Minot Air Force Base, N.D., Sept. 25, 2017. During the tour, Matthews visited the 5th Munitions Squadron, Combat Arms Training and Maintenance, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, Military Working Dogs, 23rd Aircraft Maintenance Unit, and the 5th Operations Support Squadron alert facility.(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Alyssa M. Akers) The uniform, the rank, the badge – the attitude
The colonel leaned back in his seat, pausing for just a moment as he scanned his memory. “Not really,” he said, recounting if the U.S. Air Force had always been a goal. “It was kind of tradition in the family – to serve. It was something the family did. I figured I’d get in, do five years and then get out.”Smiling, Col. Patrick Matthews shook his
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Hearing the Airmen’s voice Hearing the Airmen’s voice
The 2nd Maintenance Squadron aircrew ground equipment flight found an innovative way for their Airmen to have more responsibility and voice their concerns by implementing an Airmen’s council. The creation of the council was brought up by 2nd Lt. Terry Lee, 2nd MXS/AGE flight commander and Master Sgt. Saju Jose, 2nd MXS/AGE flight chief.
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2017 AFGSC Striker Stripe 2017 AFGSC Striker Stripe
Air Force Global Strike Command hosted the annual Striker Stripe leadership development conference on Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Sept. 11-14, 2017. During the conference, some of the best and brightest non-commissioned officers from across AFGSC had the opportunity to develop personal and leadership skills as well as hear from senior military leaders including Gen. Robin Rand, Air Force Global Strike Command commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Calvin Williams, AFGSC command chief.
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Barksdale’s New Special Victims Counsel Barksdale’s New Special Victims Counsel
In June 2017, Team Barksdale launched the Special Victims’ Counsel program. As a result, victims of sexual assault will now have an attorney on base to represent them through the court-martial process. “When victims make an unrestricted report, they usually have to go through the rigors of the military justice system,” said Captain Deepa Patel, the new Special Victims’ Counsel at Barksdale. “That can involve talking to OSI and testifying at a court martial. My job is to assist and support victims at every step of this process.”
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2017
Firefighters put out the heat Firefighters put out the heat
The burn pit is ignited and ready for Airmen to begin training at Barksdale Air Force Base, La., Sept. 14, 2017. The Airmen in the tower control the propane being released. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Stuart Bright)
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Honor the Fallen Run Honor the Fallen Run

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