Suicide and interpersonal violence are serious issues that require comprehensive, seamless prevention, intervention, and postvention responses from exceptional leaders. In order to support readiness and build a more lethal force, leaders must foster and promote resilience among their Airmen. Leaders should familiarize themselves with available resiliency tools and resources to prevent and respond to crisis such as suicide or sexual assault.

Resilience Contractors Now on GSA Schedule

Resilience-training contractors are now available on the GSA schedule, including an Air Force-awarded contract to EvenPulse® to provide skills-based, stress-resilience training. Click here for information on how to order off the contract. As other GSA vendors become available, we will also post their information. If you are aware of any GSA vendors not on the Resilience website, please contact us so their information may be included.
 
Beale Airmen participate in resiliency exercises aimed at providing training on human performance, stress reduction, and resilience building. 

ADAPT and Get Well

 

Anyone who has struggled with substance abuse has a story that in hindsight is indicative of a problem. For Capt. Justin Tullos, it was when he was dating his now-wife and would cut the date short just so he’d be able to go back to his apartment and drink alone. 

Tullos said, “You start getting into making a habit and scheduling when you’re going to get drunk, you know, and you don’t want to be messing with that schedule.”

He said at the time he didn’t see how that spelled trouble for the path ahead. Drinking alcohol responsibly is socially acceptable in American culture, and it often goes hand in hand with special events, promotion parties and get-togethers after work. 

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Hope is CATCHing

 

It may be too early to judge the effectiveness of a new Department of Defense program known as “CATCH,” but several sexual assault response coordinators are already convinced of its merits. “CATCH” is short for Catch a Serial Offender, which rolled out last August for the Air Force and other military branches. Victims who have filed a restricted report can enter detailed information about an assault into a DoD database without risking the confidentiality of their restricted report.

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MSgt Spedaliere

Asking the Right Question...

Medics deployed to the Middle East are often tasked with treating the casualties of armed conflict. U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Rebekah Spedaliere, first sergeant, 514th Logistics Readiness Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, witnessed how the stress of a deployment can affect the Airmen under her supervision.

Recently, Spedaliere deployed to Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, in April, 2019 with the 455th Expeditionary Medical Group, 455th Expeditionary Wing. The 455th is the only Wing in the Air Force Central Command that has a combat mission.

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