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The 302nd Airlift Wing’s first Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System activation is documented in the Reserve wing’s print publication, the Front Range Flyer dated October 1993. . 1993: The 302nd Airlift Wing takes on the MAFFS mission
  It was 1993 when the 302nd Airlift Wing received the Modular Airborne Fire Fighting System mission from the Air Force Reserve’s 943rd Airlift Group, March Air Force Base, California. The MAFFS mission provided aerial firefighting support to largescale, wildland fires by laying down lines of fire retardant to aid in the suppression of fires –
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Those that suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are consistently trying to regain some sense of the normalcy they had before events that caused pieces of themselves to go missing. Misconceptions and stigmas surrounding PTSD get in the way of successful recovery and the ability to return to duty. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Master Sgt. William Vance) A peak behind the curtain: PTSD barriers and stigmas
Effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder is possible, but many Airmen falsely think seeking medical help for PTSD will hurt their career and will not help them get better. These stigmas and misconceptions create perceived barriers, preventing Airmen from seeking care. Delaying treatment can cause the anxiety and fear following a traumatic event to affect an Airman’s readiness.
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12sws change of command 12SWS change of command
Col. Devin Pepper (left), 21st Operations Group commander passes the 12th Space Warning Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Neil Menzie (right), 12 SWS incoming commander, who assumed command June 7, 2018. The ceremony was held on Thule Air Base, Greenland.
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21MDG 21MDG change of command
Col. Todd Moore (left), 21st Space Wing commander passes the 21st Medical Group guidon to Col. Christopher Vaughn (right) 21 MDG incoming commander, who assumed command June 14, 2018. The ceremony was held at the Edward J. Peterson Air and Space Museum on Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado.
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Airman 1st Class Gerald Griffin (center), 21st Operations Group, 16th Space Control Squadron staff instructor receives his Community College of the Air Force diploma from Col. Todd Moore (left), 21st Space Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Jacob Simmons (right), 21 SW command chief June 13, 2018. Griffin arrived at Peterson AFB in 2016 and graduated 21 months later. (U.S. Air Force photo by Craig Denton) Airmen receive CCAF diploma
Airmen wait to receive their Community College of the Air Force diplomas June 13, 2018.
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Danna Plewe, center, meets with Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, the commander of Air Force Materiel Command, and from left, Jennifer Treat, Patricia Young, AFMC executive director, and David Taylor, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, April 16, 2018.  The group met with Pawlikowski to discuss the Air Force Employee Assistance Program, which is a civilian employee benefit designed to help members and their families manage daily responsibilities and life events.  (U.S. Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) Employee Assistance Program: One-stop resource for support
The Air Force’s new Employee Assistance Program provides civilian employees and their families with free, confidential resources and support to help manage normal everyday life challenges that may affect job performance and personal well-being.
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Airman 1st Class Jose Mendoza, 21st Force Support Squadron food service apprentice, puts finishing touches on cupcakes during the FSS Cupcake Wars June 13, 2018 at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado. During the challenge, key spouses from across Peterson AFB paired with Airmen from the Aragon Dining Facility competed to make the best tasting and most creative cupcakes. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emily Kenney) Cupcake Wars: Key spouses team up with FSS
During the Force Support Squadron Cupcake Wars, key spouses from across Peterson AFB paired with Airmen from the Aragon Dining Facility to make the best tasting and most creative cupcakes.
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – Airmen from Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, and Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado, listen to a safety brief before whitewater rafting June 8, 2018, in Cañon City, Colorado. The chaplain-sponsored rafting excursion allowed Airmen the opportunity to use their resiliency skills to face everyday challenges. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Emily Kenney) Rafting for resilience
The sun clings to your skin as you tread along the sandy banks of the Arkansas River. With each step you take, nerves and adrenaline race through your body.
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PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- 2018 has been a record breaking year for rabies, particularly in the skunk population. So far, there have been 49 skunks that have been confirmed positive for rabies in El Paso County, and skunks are now considered to be the main source of rabies in Colorado. (Courtesy photo) Watch out for skunks, rabies
When people hear the word rabies they may think of the dog in the movie ‘Old Yeller,’ but now Coloradans should think of skunks.
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Crash Damaged Disabled Aircraft Recovery Mobile Training Team US Airmen teach aircraft recovery to Chilean Air Force partners
ANTOFAGASTA, Chile—Twelfth Air Force (Air Forces Southern) sent a Mobile Training Team to Chile to conduct training with the Chilean Air Force on Crash Damaged Disabled Aircraft Recovery, May 13 to June 8.The CDDAR Mobile Training Team consisted of four seasoned crew chiefs who have experience being an aircraft crash team chief. The crew chiefs
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