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  • You’re worth it; suicide prevention and awareness

    The Air Force has initiated suicide prevention strategies to optimize Airman performance. It focuses on culture, problem-solving, resilience, fitness and wellness, and care for those in distress. Helping agencies are constantly working individually and collectively to improve the way they support Total Force Airmen with positive options for stress and emotional challenges. Comprehensive Airman Fitness and Green Dot are two strength-based approaches for suicide prevention. CAF emphasizes and encourages positive help-seeking behaviors for Airmen, while Green Dot equips bystanders with tools to intervene or get involved when they see a concerning or high risk situation occur.
  • A port in the storm; the Kriete family’s odyssey from Tyndall AFB to Patrick AFB

    In the aftermath of a hurricane, there will be hardship. It takes time to come to grips with what was lost. They rely on each other like a team, frequently reminding each other that they have to get through this event in their lives together as a team. But the Krietes have another family helping them every step of the way. Patrick AFB Wingmen have been there to help them with their situation. They have now seen what it’s like when the Air Force bands together to help their own.
  • A port in the storm; the Kriete family’s odyssey from Tyndall AFB to Patrick AFB

    1st Lt. Adam Kriete, his wife Heather, and their friend Carlos Diaz, travelled from Patrick AFB to Tyndall AFB early Friday morning. Five hours. They had a mission. They knew the gates were open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. They had to drop off their supplies at the Youth Center, and see what was salvageable in their own home after Hurricane Michael.
  • A port in the storm; the Kriete family’s odyssey from Tyndall AFB to Patrick AFB

    (This story is part two of four of 1st Lt. Adam Kriete, 337th Air Control Squadron student, and his family coming to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. from Tyndall AFB, Fla.) When 1st Lt. Adam Kriete, his wife Heather and their three daughters came to Patrick Air Force Base they didn’t know what to do. “Before he joined the Air Force, we were on food stamps and Medicaid,” said Heather. “We came up from nothing and built ourselves up to what we have now. So it’s hard to go back and say we need help again.”
  • A port in the storm; the Kriete family’s odyssey from Tyndall AFB to Patrick AFB

    (This story is part one of four of 1st Lt. Adam Kriete, 337th Air Control Squadron student, and his family coming to Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla.)  He thought it would be a Category 2, maybe a Category 3. Hurricane Michael was a Category 4 hurricane, displacing approximately 11,000 people from Tyndall AFB including
  • Depression Awareness Month

    At times, we all experience sadness or feeling down, these feelings usually disappear. Depression on the other hand is much more serious. According to the National Institute on Mental Health, if you feel any of the symptoms below, either most of the day, nearly every day, or at least two weeks, then you may be experiencing depression.
  • Patrick AFB opens arms to Tyndall AFB Airmen

    The 45th Space Wing held a modified Emergency Family Assistance Center on Oct. 17, 2018, at the Airman & Family Readiness Center for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla. Airmen displaced due to Hurricane Michael.The EFAC provided a forum to connect with various Patrick AFB agency representatives for Tyndall families who relocated to Patrick.Those who
  • Tyndall AFB evacuee support

    Airmen and families displaced from Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, who evacuated to the surrounding Patrick AFB region can receive help at Patrick AFB. Assistance includes support from all base organizations including administrative, medical, chaplain services, counseling and much more.The Airman and Family Readiness is hosting a Modified
  • Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month - it's what makes us strong

    At Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, during Hispanic Heritage month, we recognize the many men and women who make sacrifices to ensure that we continue to be the World’s Premier Gateway to Space. Each year there are celebrations that capitalize on the monumental progression of those who contributed to the diversity of our country and our military. Hispanic American, Dr. Ellen Ochoa is one of the many individuals who’ve made an impact in American history. She traveled to space four times with a total of 1,000 hours in space. She helped make the space mission possible for all of us. She was the first Hispanic woman that went into Space serving on the STS-56 aboard the space shuttle discovery in 1993.
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