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  • Silent sufferers: Acknowledging male victims of domestic violence

    June is Men’s Health Month and a perfect time to highlight an important and overlooked issue. There is a general assumption that women are always the victims in an abusive relationship. Even in our progressive society, we continue to marginalize, isolate, and disbelieve the existence of domestic violence against men.
  • Volunteers needed for invisible wounds interviews

    The Air Force is seeking volunteers, including commanders at every level, to participate in interviews that will be used to develop a strategy to provide better care and support for Airmen and their families struggling with invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury and major depression. A Booz Allen Hamilton culture
  • Motivated, dedicated - a step above the rest

    They may be dramatically visible – a missing limb or facial scar. They may also dwell beneath the skin’s surface as mental trauma that persists long after its elicited events. For many veterans, their wounds are obstacles; but for one, there is nothing that can hinder his strive for excellence.After serving 14 years, a misfortune occurred that
  • Barnhill returns from Warrior Games, earns 3 medals

    Capt. Hunter Barnhill was greeted with cheers from Columbus Air Force Base Airmen as he entered the terminal at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport June 10 in Columbus, Mississippi, after returning from the Department of Defense Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado.Barnhill, a 37th Flying Training Squadron T-6 instructor pilot, spent the
  • Sun sets on Air Force Academy-hosted 2018 Warrior Games

    As the sun sets behind the Colorado Springs mountaintops, the flame lit ceremoniously a week earlier to signify the official start of the 2018 Department of Defense Warrior Games is extinguished, bringing to close the eighth annual iteration of the Games on June 9.
  • 2018 Warrior Games recap: Day 1 competition

    The 2018 Warrior Games officially kick-off June 2 here, and Team Air Force came out with a strong start, claiming 66 medals across track and field events. Some of the many standouts for the day were Brent Campfield, Heather Carter, Ken Guinn, Lawrence Hufford and Julie Walker, who each broke a Warrior Games records. Following the Air Force is Team
  • Retired Airman Meets Biological Sister at DoD Warrior Games

    Medically retired Air Force Senior Airman Karah Behrend won gold medals in discus and shot put so far at the 2018 Defense Department Warrior Games, but she received her biggest thrill by a first-time meeting with her biological sister, Crystal Boyd.
  • Senior Military Leaders, Celebrities Signal Start of DoD Warrior Games

    Senior military leaders and celebrities joined together during opening ceremonies to signal the official start of the 2018 Defense Department Warrior Games at the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Falcon Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Instructor pilot shares experience in AFW2 program before competing in Warrior Games

    The end of an Easter egg hunt in 2017 brought Capt. Hunter Barnhill, 37th Flying Training Squadron instructor pilot, down to the ground as his body was trapped in a seizure.The seizure was a result of the brain cancer that doctors would soon discover. Within days and through the following months his family, friends and co-workers were helping
  • EOD Wounded Warrior takes long strides toward recovery

    U.S. Air Force Wounded Warrior Master Sgt. Kenneth Guinn, 325th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal logistics section chief, will set foot in the opening ceremony of the 2018 Wounded Warrior Games. Alongside him is 39 team members who were selected from over 300 applicants.
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