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  • Embrace the Messy: Resilience in Practice

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - In recent years, resilience has become a buzzword that fosters the ability to be strong and put on a front or facade. Still, I would strongly argue from my experiences that resilience is being vulnerable because being vulnerable equals strength.I feel that

  • Connecting helpers to those who need help

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Asking for help may be a sign of strength, not weakness, but sometimes it can be difficult to find the help that is needed. That’s where the new Wright-Patt Connect program steps in. It provides a single avenue of not just access, but direction to those

  • Air Force updates mental health care policies, lowers barriers

    The Air Force’s mental health waiver policy in both the Air Force’s Medical Standards Directory and Aerospace Medicine Waiver Guide has been updated to allow for Airmen to receive 60 days of treatment for mental health concerns before a return to duty waiver to fly is required.

  • Cultivating species, healing hearts

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Airmen and civilians gathered at the Wright-Patterson Medical Center’s Butterfly Garden to re-beautify the garden on May 3. The 88th Civil Engineer Group held the event to provide parents who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy or a child a space to

  • Find excellence, conquer obstacles through team resilience

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Resilience is the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. It’s reflected in toughness.Life in the military, regardless of branch, is complicated. In some situations, trials in the service and life can seem insurmountable, yet we find ways to make it

  • 988 Crisis Hotline

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio –  There is a new number in town, it’s 988On July 16, 2022, the U.S. transitioned from a 10-digit phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to the easy-to-remember three-digit 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline. Since then, there has been a 45 percent

  • Speaker shares poignant story of hope, resilience

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- Motivational speaker and writer Kristen Christy shared a powerful message of enduring hope, compassion and the importance of community last week during special resiliency and professional development sessions at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.The 88th Air

  • Resilience key to overcoming life’s detours

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FOCE BASE, OH -- I recently listened to the Audible book “Atlas of the Heart” by Brene Brown. In it, she notes: “We develop hope not during the easy times but through adversity and discomfort. It is forged when we are tested, and change is possible. Hope is learned. With the

  • Reflection, Resilience and Renewal

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- As we approach the end of another year, I am reflecting on the many personal and professional challenges within my own family and squadron.The Air Force Medical Service’s theme for December is “Commitment to resilience,” with the Ready Reliable Care principle