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Col. Houston R. Cantwell, 49th Wing commander, takes the 49th Medical Group guidon from Col. Paul A. Willingham, 49th MDG outgoing commander, during a change of command ceremony at Club Holloman, June 23, 2017. During the ceremony, Willingham relinquished command of the 49th MDG to Col. Paul R. Brezinski. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana A. Escalona) 49th Medical Group change of command
During the ceremony, Col. Paul R. Brezinski took command of the 49th MDG from Col. Paul A. Willingham, 49th MDG outgoing commander.
0 6/23
2017
An Explosive Ordnance Disposal Airman prepares to evacuate a simulated casualty during a Tactical Combat Casualty Care exercise at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M., on April 31, 2017. The training focuses on individual trauma, tools, techniques, and treatment procedures. The exercise also included the use of moulage, non-lethal training munitions, trained role-players, and a multitude of other artificial stressors. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Chase Cannon) EOD receives Tactical Combat Casualty Care training
With a pop, whiz and disorienting bang, the action begins. The nature of an EOD Airman's career carries with it certain risks that many others may never have to face. It is important that they have basic knowledge on treating trauma-based injuries.
0 6/06
2017
Default Air Force Logo Commentary: Eustress, Distress, What’s stress?
Let’s be honest, despite our best planning, our best day never goes exactly as planned. Life throws us curves when we least expect it. Our response to those stressors show our resilience and true strength of character.
0 5/25
2017
There are many options available to Airmen who are going through a rough time. Seek out a chaplain, a Military Family Life Consultant at the Airman and Family Readiness Center or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 (800) 273-8255. “Admitting to yourself that you need help is one of the most difficult but beneficial things you could do,” said Airman 1st Class Alexander, a 49th Medical mental health technician at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. “Remember that suicide doesn’t end the pain, it just passes it off to someone else.” (Last names are being withheld due to operational requirements. U.S. Air Force illustration by Senior Airman Aaron Montoya) Alcohol and Drug abuse prevention and treatment
“There is a national problem with alcohol and substance abuse,” said Capt. Kyra Santiago, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Treatment program manager. “If people are having issues with alcohol, then they need to have a program that can help get them treatment.” Providing treatment for individuals is exactly why the Air Force offers ADAPT to its active duty Airmen.
0 5/18
2017
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