Defeating “moments of darkness” in the Air Force

From Stars and Stripes on Air Force Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Steven Schaick:

“There is a spirit in this world who wants us to believe that is where it ends,” he said. “There are airmen all over Yokota who believe this even now … We had 100 airmen last year who decided that death by suicide was their only way out.”

Schaick, 60, who commands 2,000 chaplains and religious affairs airmen, told the Yokota personnel that life can go to a dark place, but it always gets better.

“It takes us to a higher place than we have ever been before,” he said, recalling how good he felt holding his baby grandson on a recent visit to see his son, an Air Force maintenance officer.

Read more at Stars and Stripes.