Resilience News

  • Academy cadets celebrate Acceptance Day

    The Air Force Academy welcomed the Class of 2024 into the cadet wing with a ceremony and parade at Stillman Parade Field here Aug. 10. Despite strict parameters to mitigate the coronavirus, including spatial distancing, mandatory wear of facemasks and a very limited audience, Acceptance Day held all

  • Listening and Leadership Can Save Lives

    Technical Sgt. Daniel Rakowski knows what it feels like to lose a friend to suicide and never wants to experience it again.  In 2012, a friend who had recently separated from the Army died by suicide. Rakowski saw firsthand how the Soldier’s death so deeply affected those around him – his family,

  • Turning adversity into opportunity

    While Han’s life and Air Force career started out with adversity, through positive mentorship and sought opportunities, he overcame his misfortunes.

  • Planting the Key Spouse program: Lawson family leaves their mark

    Helping set the foundation for the Key Spouse program here at the 913th Airlift Group, the Lawson family reflects on nearly 20 years of involvement with the program across assignments. Sharon Lawson believes “When it comes to helping, it is not about knowing all the answers, it is about knowing

  • Regaining and Empowering the Concepts of Resiliency and the Wingman

    Have you ever said a specific word or repeated a word so often that you’ve forgotten its meaning, or you just cannot recall its meaning? Each of us have experienced this phenomenon at least once in our life time. This cognitive recognition of a word is temporarily lost. As time progresses, we cannot

  • JBSA chapels offer virtual options during pandemic

    Religious freedom is an entitlement for service members guaranteed in Title 10 of the U.S. Code and the chaplains at Joint Base San Antonio are doing their best to ensure all service members, retirees, Department of Defense civilian employees, and their family members have options for practicing

  • Non-Medical Counseling for Youth Now Available by Video

    School closures and the general uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus disease 2019 have affected families everywhere. Children and teenagers who feel isolated from friends and activities may experience a particularly hard time.

  • AAFES reinvests dividends into Airmen morale

    Shoppers on Peterson Air Force Base generated over $478 thousand in financial support for military quality of life programs through purchases at the Army and Air Force Exchange Service base exchange between February 2019 and February 2020. Some of those funds will go to quality of life programs