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Kevin Hines: tale of hope, recovery, wellness


I’m good


Rosemary Freitas Williams, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Military Community and Family Policy, stated in an Oct. 14, article on dodlive.mil that domestic violence prevention “starts with respect – specifically, to hold in esteem or honor, to show regard or consideration for someone’s rights or preferences.” Not by accident, each of the military services has a set of core values to live by; they include the words “respect,” “service before self,” or “honor.” Just as each service branch has its set of core values, so should every relationship, personal or professional. The Department of Defense is committed to preventing domestic abuse, encouraging prompt reporting, supporting victims and providing appropriate treatment or intervention for all family members affected by the sad business of abuse. - for more information http://www.dodlive.mil/index.php/2015/10/domestic-violence-prevention-everyone-deserves-a-life-free-of-abuse/#sthash.wlqiIYbF.dpuf (U.S. Air Force photo/Justin Connaher)

To hell and back: Army veteran, domestic abuse survivor tells her story

by Kyle Johnson Editor’s note: The story contains graphic descriptions from a personal account of a domestic and child abuse victim – May not be suitable for all readers. “Go get undressed and get into…


Amber Staton is a Prince George County, Va., resident who is slowly putting her life back together after her husband, Adam, committed suicide in May of 2014. She aspires to help others to spare them the misery of her experience.

‘He never left my side:’ Spouse torn between saving her family, her husband and his career

Story by Terrance Bell Mere moments into her first conversation with him, she was overcome with a peaceful bliss. “I knew the day I met him,” said Amber Staton, reminiscing about her introduction to 18-year-old…


Suicide prevention means keeping a constant watch on battle buddies

By Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs He had received all the mandatory training and watched all the suicide-prevention videos, but was not prepared when his best friend took his…


September is Suicide Prevention Month

Your actions could save a life Be a part of The Power of 1 by showing your support during Suicide Prevention Month. Whether it’s simply letting a Veteran know you’re there to listen, or encouraging…


Mental health: ‘To go or not to go’

by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nevada – The clinic buildings themselves aren’t scary; add the words mental health and the image of being studied like a frozen caveman, and most…


A dragon to slay


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