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  • Department of the Air Force leaders focus on resiliency

    Senior leaders are focused on building and growing resilience by establishing a task force called Operation Arc Care. This task force is currently reviewing resilience programs and overarching strategy using a phased approach which began in November.
  • Cable gun locks can keep families safe

    A second shipment of cable-style gunlocks is making its way to installations across the United States courtesy of the Department of the Air Force. The gunlock giveaway began in March 2020 with 150,000 cable-style locks distributed to all U.S. Air Force installations. Using the acronym SLO, which stands for safes, locks and outside, will help forces and families remember three storage options that can save lives by using safes, locks or storing lethal means outside the home.
  • Balance is Key to Resiliency

    Col John Blocher recently underwent brain surgery to correct an inner ear issue and had to learn to walk a straight line again. Despite that and a number of challenges throughout his Air Force career, Blocher says he couldn’t be happier because of balance in his life with his family and work, and the spiritual and physical aspects of his life.
  • Recharge for Resiliency with Outdoor Recreation

    Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. -- Outdoor Recreation is a resource available to all Airmen at Luke Air Force Base that allows Airmen to participate in organized activities and rent canoes, bikes, motorized boats, trailers, fishing equipment, camping equipment and more.
  • Embedded mental health essential during pandemic (Part 1)

    Embedded Air Force mental health professionals play a critical role in keeping Airmen mission ready, and during the COVID-19 pandemic they are even more important to maintaining readiness.
  • Ready Warriors connect during resilience initiative: Airmen’s Time

    The 19th Airlift Wing hosted the first iteration of Airmen’s Time at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas, Feb. 14, 2020.
  • Making a come-back; road to resiliency

    Sweat drops begin to form as the sun beats harshly down, no one seems to notice the rising temperatures or the sand blowing to and fro as coffin after coffin draped with flags is carried by… “A scream rings out and I jump up throwing punches. It was another recurring dream. I am the one screaming. I walk out of my bedroom, pop the lid off a bottle of alcohol and start drinking. I just want to get away from it all for a couple minutes. I don’t want to think about it.”
  • Family Advocacy Program team teaches new course

    Dennis Wright is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Dyess Air Force Base. In his office on the third floor of the 7th Medical Group building, his warm eyes peer out from behind eyeglasses.He explains that this year, the Family Advocacy Program team has taught Positive Psychology to more than 400 Airmen with a 98% approval rating.Family Advocacy
  • Eleventh Air Force holds senior enlisted leaders workshop

    More than 40 senior enlisted leaders and civilians from across the Eleventh Air Force attended a two-day workshop centered around group discussions of best practices and strategies focused on resiliency at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 6 and 7, 2019.
  • Eleventh Air Force holds senior enlisted leaders workshop

    More than 40 senior enlisted leaders and civilians from across the Eleventh Air Force attended a two-day workshop centered around group discussions of best practices and strategies focused on resiliency at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Nov. 6 and 7, 2019.
  • The Lighthouse; guiding young Airmen to hope

    The official opening and ribbon-cutting of the Lighthouse was held in Larcher Chapel, here, Nov. 1.The Lighthouse is a part of the Larcher Chapel where permanent party Airmen, airman basic to senior airmen, can interact and build connections with one another.“We chose the name ‘The Lighthouse’ because the lighthouse is the ultimate symbol of hope,”
  • Seeing the bigger picture

    Capt. Genesis Guerrero, a chaplain for the 39th Air Base Wing, was 17 years old when his family almost fell apart.
  • Beginning the discussion: Ramstein takes tactical pause

    The 86th Airlift Wing and mission partners participated in an Air Force-directed resiliency tactical pause on Ramstein Air Base, Aug. 30, 2019.Approximately 5,800 Airmen and German and American civilians assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing began the day by attending an all call with Brig. Gen. Mark August, 86th AW commander. Airmen then broke off to
  • Running with faith: an Airman’s journey to redemption

    Standing there with a knife in hand and cold-hearted from the most devastating news of his life, Master Sgt. Brandan “Troy” Keel contemplated an irreversible decision. Looking into his wife’s eyes after learning she was pregnant with another man’s baby, he couldn’t fathom living anymore. Suicide, he thought, was imminent.
  • Running with faith: an Airman’s journey to redemption

    ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- Standing there with a knife in hand and cold-hearted from the most devastating news of his life, Master Sgt. Brandan “Troy” Keel contemplated an irreversible decision. Looking into his wife’s eyes after learning she was pregnant with another man’s baby, he couldn’t fathom living anymore. Suicide, he thought, was
  • Seeking mental health treatment: 49th Maintenance Group chief shares his experience with PTSD

    “Dealing with a traumatic event from 2011 in Afghanistan, I realize now that I probably needed help long before 2018, but at the time I felt like I’d figured out how to control the ghosts in my head. I forced myself to keep them at bay, and instead of dealing with my problems, I just let them fester,” recalled Chief Master Sgt. Eric Corvin, 49th Maintenance Group Quality Assurance superintendent, as he opened up about his post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Air Force ad to promote resiliency premieres at Hill

    A team at Hill Air Force Base has set out to encourage Airmen to seek help when they need it. In order to break the stigma that is often the barrier to asking for assistance, a series of six public service announcements are being created at Hill Air Force Base for service-wide distribution.
  • Pentagon hosts Sijan award presentation, first-ever resiliency event

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein presented eight Airmen with the 2017 and 2018 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award April 17, 2019, at the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes in Arlington.
  • Fun in the sun on Sports Day

    Goodfellow celebrated Sports Day for students and permanent party members to unwind and relax with some healthy competition with events going on all day at the Mathis Fitness Center, April 5. Groups participated in events such as Ultimate Frisbee, basketball, kickball, volleyball and a firetruck pull. The top four squadrons who received the most
  • Bolt the therapy dog breaks Alaska ice

    Bolt, the therapy dog, helps Airmen of the 176th Wing.
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