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Ashley Mockovciak, Team Shaw spouse, kisses her son Noah Mockovciak in a hospital at Charleston, S.C., circa February 2017. Little guy, big fixed heart: part II
When Ashley and Tech. Sgt. Ben Mockovciak, 372nd Training Squadron Detachment 202 F-16 tactical aircraft maintenance instructor, learned their son Noah, barely one month old, had experienced a heart attack, their world was turned upside down.
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Ashley Mockovciak, Team Shaw spouse, stands with her dog, Rosie, in her home at Columbia, S.C., circa September 2016. Little guy, big fixed heart: part I
When Ashley and Tech. Sgt. Ben Mockovciak learned they would soon be parents, they were overwhelmed with the exciting idea of welcoming a healthy, beautiful child into their family.
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U.S. Air Force Capt. (Dr.) Eva Chatman, 20th Medical Group family health physician, checks a patient’s vitals at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., April 19, 2017. Chatman is responsible for providing health care to service members to ensure they can complete their mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kathryn R.C. Reaves) 20th MDG integrates physicians, squadrons
Family healthcare providers assigned to the 20th Medical Operations Squadron began transitioning to a patient care empanelment model, fall 2017.
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U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephen Spencer, 20th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron aerospace propulsion craftsman, covers his eye while Capt. John Kauderman, 20th Aerospace Medicine Squadron (AMDS) optometrist, tests his peripheral vision at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 20, 2018. 20th AMDS receives ACC SOUSAFFS award
The 20th Aerospace Medicine Squadron received the Air Combat Command Society of United States Air Force Flight Surgeons Team Aerospace Award, March 9.
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A U.S. Airman present his unit’s safety poster to a panel of judges at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 15, 2018. 20th MDG reviews patient safety
The 20th Medical Group celebrated National Patient Safety Awareness Week at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, March 11-17 with events such as a poster contest and trivia.
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Electronics such as tablets, laptops and smart phones emit artificial light that can deter and disrupt sleep March is National Sleep Awareness Month
Many Airmen work hard to improve their physical fitness every day — they might go to the gym and lift weights or decide to improve their diet by eating better and cutting back on sugary sweets.
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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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