The focus of our work is you – providing our Airmen and Guardians and their families the tools and resources they need to thrive. To achieve that end, we must also mitigate all instances of interpersonal and self-directed violence within the Department of the Air Force, while promoting resiliency, connectedness and respect for all.



Brig Gen Lovette graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1994. She has served in a variety of assignments to include the deputy executive assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the special assistant to the Director of the Joint Staff for General and Flag Officer Matters, and at the air staff level working assignment policy including associated budget, joint officer management and classification policy. Most recently, Brig Gen Lovette served as the Director of the Executive Action Group for the Secretary of the Air Force, Air Force Chief of Staff and Chief of Space Operations at Headquarters Air Force. She deployed in support of Operation Noble Eagle in June 2002, and served overseas at Osan Air Base, South Korea, in the 51st Fighter Wing and again, as Commander of the 18th Mission Support Group, in the largest combat-coded wing in the Air Force, at Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan. Additionally, she served as Commander, 81st Training Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, where she commanded 12,000 Airmen and civilians. 



Chief Master Sergeant Surita A. Rorie is the Senior Enlisted Leader to the Air Force Integrated Directorate, Headquarters Air Force, Pentagon. She is the principle enlisted advisor to the Director for the Department of the Air Force’s Integrated Resilience on all matters relating to the strategic planning, research and development, and policy implementation of Air Force integrated resiliency programs. She also serves as a key advisor to the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force and the Air Force Senior Enlisted Leader Council. Chief Rorie entered the Air Force in October 1998. She graduated from the Aviation Resource Management Specialist course at Keesler Air Force Base, MS in Feb 1999. Throughout her career, she has filled a myriad of roles including additional-duty First Sergeant and Executive Assistant to the Command Chief. Her assignments include bases in Arizona, California, Florida and Oklahoma, as well as overseas and in direct support of Operations SOUTHERN and NORTHERN WATCH and ENDURING FREEDOM.


We are dedicated to helping our forces and families find the resources and support they need to succeed and thrive in all aspects of military life.  Resiliency, mental and physical health, spirituality, positive relationships – these are the qualities for which we strive in ourselves and others. While this is our goal, we consistently look for ways to improve our tools, training, communication and initiatives for you, our most valuable resource.

Senior Airman Alexi Bosarge shares her story about a traumatic event and the resources that helped her overcome that experience as part of McConnell’s Beyond the Blue initiative. Beyond the Blue focuses on taking steps to normalize the conversations that surround seeking help. (


Military life for those in uniform, and for those who work and live alongside them, is demanding. Service member, civilian, or family member - our main goal is to help you meet those challenges head on by providing skills, resources and tools to not only enhance resiliency, but help you drive toward the greatest potential from each new challenge.

Every opportunity for change is an opportunity for growth. But we all could use some support along the way. That’s why we’re here – to encourage help-seeking when needed and to promote connectedness so that we can recognize the signs of distress in others. As a team, we all hold the responsibility to look out for signs of distress in ourselves and those around us so that we can take care of our #1 priority - people.

Signs were placed on a table, September 30, 2020, at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho. “It’s okay to not be okay” is a phrase important in ending the stigma around seeking help for mental health. (

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Please note that our office does not provide crisis services. If you or someone you know is in crisis or has an emergency, please call 911, or contact the Military/Veteran Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255.  Additional resources:  Military One Source 1-800-342-9647 or for sexual assault, the DoD Safe Helpline 1-877-995-5247.