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Default Air Force Logo Air Force report on sexual assault highlights program's progress
Air Force reports of sexual assault decreased slightly in fiscal year 2015, while reporting by male victims increased according to the service’s annual report on sexual assault released May 5.
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Participants of the 6th annual Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Challenge sprint for the first objective at the Taylor Chapel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 30, 2016. The challenge raised awareness of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response through engaging participants in games and riddles. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chase Sousa/Released) SARC tests Goodfellow’s SAPR knowledge
The 17th Training Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office hosted the sixth annual Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Challenge, April 30.The challenge involved multiple locations where participants performed tasks such as finding green golf tees in grass, filling up buckets with water using a sponge, unfolding frozen T-shirts and
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U.S. Air Force Col. Michael L. Downs, 17th Training Wing Commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jesus Longoria Jr., 312th Training Squadron superintendent, present the 17th Training Wing Dorm Room of the Quarter award to Airman 1st Class Lindsey Cook, 17th Communications Squadron, during the wing quarterly awards ceremony at the Event Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 29, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Laura R. McFarlane/Released) 17th TRW announces quarterly awards
The 17th Training Wing recognized the top Airmen and civilians of the quarter during the 17th TRW Quarterly Awards Ceremony at the Event Center April 29.The event honored outstanding professionals for their significant contributions to the wing, community and mission in 11 categories.Col. Michael L. Downs, 17th TRW Commander, and Chief Master Sgt.
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U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Terrence Arthur, 316th Training Squadron instructor, walks back to his seat after receiving his Community College of the Air Force certificate of completion at the parade field on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 27, 2016. Arthur was one of 151 enlisted members from Goodfellow who graduated. (U.S. Air Force photo by 2nd Lt. Tisha Wilkerson/Released) Goodfellow hosts CCAF graduation
Families and friends gathered to celebrate an educational milestone as 80 enlisted Airmen, three Marines, one Soldier and two Sailors graduated from the Community College of the Air Force at the base parade field April 27.“It’s important to work towards something that will improve yourself,” said Master Sgt. Brenda Dodson, 315th Training Squadron
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month (AF Graphic) May is Mental Health Awareness Month in Air Force
(This is the first AFMS article for the Mental Health Awareness Month series.)Nearly one in five adults, or 43 million Americans, has a diagnosable mental disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Contrary to many other brain disorders, effective treatments are available for mental disorders. May is Mental Health Awareness
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U.S. Air Force Col. Charlie E. Powell, retired, stands with all Goodfellow chief master sergeants after receiving an honorary induction on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 28, 2016. Receiving an induction to the rank of chief master sergeant is one of the highest honors an enlisted group can bestow on a member. (U.S. Air Force photo by Randall A. S. Moose/Release) Col. Powell receives honorary induction to chief master sergeant
U.S. Air Force Col. Charles E. Powell, retired, received an induction to the rank of chief master sergeant, an honorary award bestowed by the highest ranking enlisted on base, April 27.The induction surprised Powell. No one let him know beforehand that it would take place.“This wasn’t in the script,” said Powell laughing on stage immediately after
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U.S. Air Force Col. Michael Grunwald Jr., 17th Training Group Commander, speaks on the importance of the Teal Rope program at the Crossroads Student Center on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 26, 2016. The Teal Rope program encourages open discussion about sexual assault and reporting options. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Chase Sousa/Released) SARC recognizes Teal Ropes
The 17th Training Wing Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office hosted a Teal Rope recognition ceremony at the Crossroads Student Center April 26.Donna L. Casey, 17th Training Wing Sexual Assault and Response Coordinator, presented certificates of appreciation to Airmen in technical training for outstanding work as Teal Ropes.The Teal Rope
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Andrew J. Freyhof, 17th Civil engineer Squadron Fire Emergency Services firefighter, searches for simulated victims in Bldg. 533 during a tornado exercise on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 26, 2016. The Wing Inspection Team will review the field training exercise to determine the success of how base personnel responded to the emergency. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall A.S. Moose/Released) Goodfellow conducts tornado training
The Wing Inspection Team facilitated an exercise in which first responders reacted to a natural disaster that resulted in damaged infrastructure and multiple injured Airmen, April 21. Airmen used make-up to simulate wounds they received from the tornado.“I was supposed to be unconscious with three bolts in my leg and a swollen knee,” said Airman
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U.S. Air Force Col. Michael L. Downs, 17th Training Wing Commander, visits Angelo State University Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 cadets during a field training exercise at Camp Sentinel on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 22, 2016. Downs acted as a regional commander during the exercise and met individuals role-playing as friendly foreign locals. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Joshua Edwards/Released) Air Force ROTC cadets practice leadership skills during FTX
Angelo State University Air Force ROTC Detachment 847 cadets participated in their annual field training exercise at Camp Sentinel April 22 and 23.This FTX is an incentive tool for cadets to pursue an Air Force commission and teaches crucial skills needed to become effective future Air Force leaders.“We are doing this because the ROTC detachment is
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Airman Leadership School class 16-C students pose for a group photo in front of a static plane display on Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, April 12. The students graduated April 21. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Randall A. S. Moose/Released) ALS Class 16-C graduates
Congratulations to the Airmen of Class 16-C, who graduated from Airman Leadership School April 21. ALS is a six-week course designed to prepare senior airmen to assume supervisory duties, offering instruction in the practice of leadership and followership, written and oral communicative skills, and the profession of arms. Students gain
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