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Icicles form on a Shaw Air Force Base roadway sign just outside of Shaw’s main gate, Feb. 12, 2014. Though severe winter weather is rare at Shaw, this winter season has presented a fair amount of snow, sleet and ice. More than once this winter season, Shaw AFB has had to reduce its manning to "Mission Essential Personnel" only due to forecasted inclement weather. Team Shaw personnel are urged to stay off the roadways. Also, the 20th Fighter Wing safety team reminds all personnel to refer to winter safety tips when operating in the inclement winter environment. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston/Released) When weather outside gets frightful
As the outside temperature continues to drop, individuals face unique risks.
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September is Suicide Prevention Month throughout the United States. During the month, organizations provide information about identifying warning signs of suicide, increase the understanding of what leads to suicide and promote helpful resources. The Air Force encourages Airmen who identify an individual considering suicide to use the A.C.E. model: ask directly if a person is considering suicide, care by actively listening and removing means for self-injury, and escort the person to a helping organization. For more information, visit the Air Force suicide prevention website at (U.S. Air Force illustration by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) Suicide Prevention Month raises awareness, promotes understanding
Throughout September, organizations across the United States make efforts to raise awareness of a mental health issue affecting many demographics. During Suicide Prevention Month, organizations promote the understanding of suicide by providing information about how individuals can identify warning signs and how they can help themselves or others
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