TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Tucson News Now asked Davis Monthan Air Force Base officials for a comment in response to Wednesday's Ft. Hood shooting. This is their response:
"First and foremost, here at DM our heartfelt condolences go out the families who's loved ones were affected at the Ft. Hood shooting yesterday. Because of the sensitive and heartbreaking nature of this event, out of respect for the Army and what they are going through right now, it would be inappropriate for us to comment on this tragedy or compare any of our policies and programs with theirs. I can tell you though that we have a number of programs for our Airmen if the need arises. Some of those include our mental health providers, the Military and Family Life Consultant, Military One Source, the Air Force Chaplain and we also offer resiliency classes.
A description of some of them can be seen below:
Military & Family Life Consultant - MFLCs are available to help service members, spouses, family members and children include non-medical counseling. Services are offered year-round with a 6 month rotation between MFLCs.
Chaplains provide 100% communication confidentiality. The Air Force Chaplain Corps provides spiritual care and the opportunity for Airmen, their families, and other authorized personnel to exercise their constitutional right to the free exercise of religion. This is accomplished through religious observances, providing pastoral care, and advising leadership on spiritual, ethical, moral, morale, core values, and religious accommodation issues.
Military One Source- Military OneSource is a confidential Department of Defense-funded program providing comprehensive information on every aspect of military life at no cost to active duty, Guard and Reserve Component members, and their families. Eligible individuals may receive confidential non-medical counseling addressing issues requiring short-term attention, including everyday stressors, deployment and reintegration concerns, parenting, grief and loss, and marital This personalized support is available 24/7 no matter where you live or serve."