Be kind, always

http://www.pacaf.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123402819

The hardest letter one Airman ever wrote — Col Swanson shares his own story about hopelessness, choosing to end his life … and finding reasons to live again.  “Swanson went from writing the hardest letter of his life as a captain [saying goodbye to his family], to making one of the hardest decisions of his life as a colonel – to go public with his suicide attempts, in hope of possibly reaching someone struggling with overwhelming emotional pain.”

Leaders, remember you may not always know what our troops are going through.  Pay attention, and even when providing difficult counseling or course corrections please do your best to interact with respect and kindness.

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