The focus of our work is you – providing our Air and Space Professionals 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.

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Kayla Jerido's difficult childhood led her toward a career in firefighting to better help people. (DVDSHUB.net)

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.

Airmen comfort each other during a memorial service for a colleague who committed suicide, Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, May 17, 2019. (DVIDShub.net)

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.

U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Rob Marshall stand-up paddleboards with Outdoor Adventure Program staff members out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Marshall, as the deputy chief of the Research and Scholarship Division at the Center for...
Lt. Col. Rob Marshall, left, deputy chief of the Research and Scholarship Division at the Center for Character and Leadership Development at the U.S. Air Force Academy, meets with U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Claude Tudor, director of Air Force...
U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Rob Marshall stand-up paddleboards with Outdoor Adventure Program staff members out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, Aug. 20, 2019, at nearby Portage Lake in Anchorage, Alaska. Marshall, as the deputy chief of the...
Lt. Col. Rob Marshall interacts with with Outdoor Adventure Program staff members at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.