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First Faces

"First Faces" began several years ago as a way to inspire hope and build resilience by telling an Airman's story. These Airmen have been selected for their heartfelt motivation for serving, their ability to overcome adversity, as well as their ability to inspire hope by telling their stories. Chaplains throughout Air Education and Training Command have nominated Airmen from individual wings and in partnership with local Public Affairs offices, given these Airmen a platform to share their story to reach a wider audience. 

Airpower Starts Here!

Recent Submissions


Ask your wingman

  • Have the courage to ask the question, but stay calm
  • Ask the question directly: Are you thinking of killing yourself?

Care for your wingman

  • Calmly control the situation; do not use force; be safe
  • Actively listen to show understanding and produce relief
  • Remove any means that could be used for self-injury

Escort your wingman

  • Never leave your buddy alone
  • Escort to chain of command, Chaplain, behavioral health professional, or primary care provider
  • Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.(800) 273-8255 (TALK)