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Ninth AF pauses for resilience

Ninth AF pauses for resilience

Members of Headquarters Ninth Air Force participate in a Resilience Tactical Pause, Shaw AFB, S.C., Sept. 3, 2019. Ninth AF used the pause to analyze the problem and provide steps to leadership to address suicide within Ninth AF and the AF at large. The Air Force Chief of Staff directed the pause to increase Airmen connectedness and sense of purpose in units across the AF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Amanda Dick)

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. --

Members of Headquarters Ninth Air Force participated in a Resilience Tactical Pause Sept. 3.

The Air Force Chief of Staff directed the pause to address resilience within units given the loss of 80 Airmen in 2019 to suicide, 30 more than last year.

Ninth AF broke into small groups to discuss the problem in smaller forums and provide potential steps to address suicide and resilience as a whole.