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AF Connect


USAF Connect is the Total Force Mobile App for the United States Air Force.

USAF Connect is equipped with over 20 robust features that are exclusively built and designed to enable, engage, and empower our Airmen across the globe. It’s one App for the Total Force. All Active Component, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard wing-level and above organizations are authorized a sub-app within the USAF Connect Favorites Portal. The Favorites Portal allows Airmen to add their local unit's app within USAF Connect on their mobile device. To get a USAF Connect Sub-App for your unit, fill out our Request App form. USAF Connect Features:

  • Favorites Portal gives Airmen access to Bases/Wings/DRUs/FOAs Sub Apps
  • Instant Notifications
  • Events
  • News
  • Fitness Calculator
  • Family Readiness
  • Emergency
  • Mobile CAC-Enabled
  • Directory
  • Plus More

PTSD Coach


PTSD Coach has now been downloaded over 500,000 times in 115 countries around the world.

The PTSD Coach app can help you learn about and manage symptoms that often occur after trauma. Features include:

  • Reliable information on PTSD and treatments that work
  • Tools for screening and tracking your symptoms
  • Convenient, easy-to-use tools to help you handle stress symptoms
  • Direct links to support and help
  • Always with you when you need it

Providing you with facts and self-help skills based on research.

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Breathe 2 Relax


Lower your stress and reduce your anxiety with Breathe2Relax. Initially designed for the military community but beneficial for use by anyone, the relaxation app trains you on the “belly breathing” technique that has proven benefits for your overall mental health. Use the app’s breathing exercises to learn and practice the breathing technique on your own or as part of a stress management program supervised by your health care provider.


  • Step-by-step guide to the breathing technique
  • Graphics, animation, narration and videos to lead you through breathing exercises
  • User-adjusted stress-level scale with touchscreen functionality
  • Lowers stress
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Increases energy reserve
  • Controls anger
  • Stabilizes mood
  • Focuses the mind
  • Improves overall mental health


Virtual Hope Box


Use the award-winning Virtual Hope Box app to reduce your stress and anxiety and elevate your mood. Designed initially for use in conjunction with treatment, Virtual Hope Box is also beneficial for use as a self-care tool. Virtual Hope Box contains simple but powerful tools for relaxation, positive thinking and coping with depression.


  • Personalized content, including inspirational quotes, family photos and videos, recorded messages and favorite music
  • Interactive relaxation exercises
  • Coping cards to remind you of the tactics that work for you
  • Puzzles and games to play as a distraction
  • Preferred emergency contacts
  • A positive activity planner for planning activities with someone on your contact list
  • Manage stress
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Cope with depression
  • Deal with overwhelming emotions and thoughts of self-harm
  • Improve emotional regulation skills
  • Reinforce positive thinking

Tactical Breather


Use this award-winning, paced breathing app to learn the technique - used by warfighters, firefighters and police officers - for managing your heart rate, emotions and concentration during times of stress or anxiety. Proper breathing is critical for maintaining control of your mind and body, so you can perform at your best and make sound decisions under difficult circumstances.

Although the paced-breathing technique was developed primarily for intense combat situations, anyone can use Tactical Breather as a relaxation tool to manage stressful life situations like presentations, performances, competitions, test-taking, job interviews and more.

Many of the breathing exercises in this app were provided by retired Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, former West Point psychology professor and best-selling author of “On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace.” The app received second place in the “General Wellness” category in the Apps4Army competition.

The Tactical Breather app was created by DHA Connected Health (formerly the National Center for Telehealth & Technology, or T2), a branch of the Defense Health Agency within the U.S. Department of Defense.


Leadership App

A mobile app that provides leaders with a variety of prevention, intervention, and postvention tools.

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