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  • 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

  • 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