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Tech. Sgt. Catherine Truesdell, 354th Operations Support Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge of Red Flag SARM operations, gets a split lip and choke marks applied to her face and neck Jan. 21, 2016, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Truesdell volunteered to help raise awareness for domestic violence through the “Thanks for Asking” campaign. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman/Released) 'Thanks for Asking'
Eielson held an exercise Jan. 21 called the “Thanks for Asking” campaign, designed to measure bystander intervention and raise awareness for domestic violence. Exercises that focus on bystander intervention have helped thwart domestic violence, sexual assault, abusive alcohol consumption, and suicide.
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2016
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. LaPaul Williams, a 5th Air Support Operations Squadron fighter duty technician from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., stands with his friends and fellow Airmen behind him. These are the Airmen who were there for Williams during his treatment and surgeries while battling a rare cancer, dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Timothy Chacon/Released) I'm a Survivor: Tech. Sgt. LaPaul Williams
"Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back." -MaximusThis quote from the movie Gladiator rings powerful and true to Tech. Sgt. LaPaul Williams, who said, "I don't believe death is to be feared."Williams, a 5th Air Support Operations Squadron fighter duty technician stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., was diagnosed with a rare
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2016
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Fred Dutton, a communications flight chief with the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., is pictured with his wife, Jennifer Dutton, Sept. 5, 2015 at Snoqualmie Falls in Washington. Jennifer was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer in Aug. 2014. The bile drainage tube in her side, combined with chemotherapy limited her to a wheel chair until around the beginning of Nov. 2015, but the Dutton’s still managed to get out and enjoy a beautiful day. (Courtesy photo) I'm a Fighter: Jennifer Dutton
(This article is part of a series featuring Airmen and their families, as well as DOD civilians who have fought or continue to fight a battle with cancer. To view the previous story, click here.)Many questions flood the mind for those who come face to face with a battle they never wanted to fight."My first thought was 'when am I going to die'?"
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2015
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Diamond Thompson, a 354th Medical Operations Squadron public health technician, dons a communication headset before an F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft launch from the 18th Aggressor Squadron hangars Nov. 6, 2015, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. Thompson participated in a new incentive program for quarterly award winners allowing Airmen to participate in jet launches alongside crew chiefs. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Reft/Released) Airman of the Month Jet Launch program begins
Senior Airman Diamond Thompson, a 354th Medical Group public health technician, found herself standing mere feet from an engine capable of producing 28,000 pounds of thrust and propelling a jet 1,500 miles per hour Nov. 6 at the 18th Aggressor Squadron aircraft hangars.Thompson earned a 354th MDG Airman of the Month award and participated in the
0 11/13
2015
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman David Cline, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment operator, smiles Nov. 5, 2015, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, as he considers overcoming cancer. Cline had a brief battle with cancer but came out a survivor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman/Released) I'm a Survivor: David Cline
(This article is part of a series featuring Airmen and their families, as well as DOD civilians who have fought or continue to fight a battle with cancer. To view the previous story, click here.)For Senior Airman David Cline, a 354th Civil Engineer Squadron heavy equipment operator (dirt boy), the day began the same as any other. He was busy
0 11/10
2015
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nadine Statham, a 354th Medical Group pharmacy technician, pours pills into a bowl Nov. 4, 2015, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The bowl is on a weight machine, which automatically counts the medication and indicates when the correct amount of medication has been poured. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman/Released) Iceman in Action: Staff Sgt. Nadine Statham
Rank and Name: Staff Sgt. Nadine StathamDuty Title: Pharmacy technician, 354th Medical GroupHometown: Crescent City, CaliforniaWhy is serving in the Air Force important to you? Serving in the Air Force is important to me because the Air Force took care of my brother in his time of need. It's the least I could do to give back to them and to show how
0 11/05
2015
Cathy Fitzgerald, the financial and computer support assistant for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations detachment at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, looks over an older photo of herself during a break Oct. 26, 2015. Fitzgerald reflected on the photo from October 2009 that was taken during her final day of chemotherapy. Fitzgerald endured a long and difficult fight against breast cancer but came out a survivor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman/Released) I'm a Survivor: Cathy Fitzgerald
(This article is part of a series featuring Airmen and their families, as well as DOD civilians, who have fought or continue to fight a battle with cancer.)March 2008Cathy Fitzgerald, a financial and computer support assistant for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations detachment at Eielson had received care from Bassett Army Community
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2015
Icemen and their families gather in the Yukon Club during the Fall Festival on Oct. 28, 2015, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. The Fall Festival kicked off the “Winter-vention” campaign created by the 354th Force Support Squadron to help get Airmen and their families out and about throughout the winter. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Turner/Released) "Winter-vention" in full swing
The 354th Force Support Squadron kicked off its "Winter-vention" campaign with a bang, bringing more than 1,000 Icemen and their families together to celebrate the yearly Fall Festival."Winter-vention" is a program created by the 354th FSS to provide events and activities for Icemen and their families during the winter."This is one of many events
0 11/03
2015
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael White, a 354th Medical Group physical therapy technician, takes a break from his busy day Oct. 22, 2015, at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. White said his favorite part of his job is helping people heal so they can continue to fight for the mission at hand. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Cassandra Whitman/Released) Iceman in Action: Staff Sgt. Michael White
Rank and Name: Staff Sgt. Michael WhiteDuty Title: Physical therapy technician, 354th Medical GroupHometown: Shelbina, MissouriWhy is serving in the Air Force important to you? Serving is important to me because I get to give back to our country.What moment or accomplishment as a member of the Iceman Team are you most proud of and why?  I am proud
0 10/23
2015
Default Air Force Logo 354 MDG providers gather for women's health awareness
Women's health is a topic mainly connected with breast cancer, but there are many more health concerns women should be aware of.Osteoporosis, depression, cardiovascular disease and autoimmune diseases are among the most common concerns associated with women, but there are several others women don't always think of so health experts from the 354th
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2015
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