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  • 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

  • JAG spouse makes impact through music

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio -- A Wright-Patterson Air Force Base spouse who’s studied traditional piano for much of her life has found a rhythm that speaks to her community.Rose writes, produces and performs vocals for her own music. In early September, she released a debut album called

  • Energy resilience focus of WPAFB exercise

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – To test the effects of a widespread power-grid outage, the lights went out on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base last month for an exercise that disconnected the installation from commercial-power sources.An Energy Resilience Readiness Exercise “flipped the

  • Leadership, emotional engagement form missing link

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio – Air Force leadership resilience skills and behavior efforts are having a positive effect on stemming the tide of suicides and strengthening resiliency among Airmen and the “Total Force.” However, some commands are still experiencing high numbers of suicide

  • If you’re better to your Airmen, you’ll have better Airmen

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio - Why does leadership have such great influence on Airmen resilience? It’s because leaders, through their actions, create and support an organization’s culture.An organization’s culture can be seen as the “accepted values, principles and practices that an

  • A child’s resilient battle for life

    As 88th Air Base Wing command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Jason Shaffer doesn’t just talk about resilience. He and his family have battled through it.Their story starts in 2014 when his wife, Tawny, gave birth to daughter Teagan in Clovis, New Mexico, while Jason was deployed to Afghanistan. As Teagan