Air Force Integrated Resilience

Air Force Integrated Resilience Supporting the Total Force to be mission-ready by fostering and promoting resiliency among all Airmen and their families.
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Operating as usual

Great pic!
10/05/2020

Great pic!

Happy Monday, team! They say a picture is worth a thousand words...here's what it says to me:

Nothing (absolutely nothing) will stop the U.S. Air Force!

What does it say you you?

#usaf #airpower #aimhigh #readiness

Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman
10/01/2020

Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman

Janet and I recently visited the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE), which is part of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland. While in the art therapy wing, I came face to face with my past. Looking at some of these masks brought me back to a dark place, the expression on my face says it all. These masks tell a thousand stories of struggle. These masks allow us to communicate the turmoil in our souls. These masks remind us that our past will never be forgotten.

While Suicide Prevention Month is over, I want to remind everyone that support for our warriors is a lifetime commitment and we will not let them down. I recognized many of the mask themes on the wall and I recognized the people who created them. Upon departing the art therapy room, I was filled with joy and hope because we are in the company of extraordinary Americans that laid it all on the line to preserve our way of life. We are not alone.

A very special thanks to our art therapists at NICoE for helping many of our service members deal with death, physical pain, mental struggles, anger and doubt through the creation of these masks. NICoE and other centers for brain injury have given many of us a second chance at life.

Please seek help if you are struggling.

https://tricare.mil/mtf/WalterReed/Health-Services/M_S/NICoE

#military #seac4 #nicoe #mentalhealth

How do you care?  If you recognize signs of distress in your friend, family member or colleague, make sure you connect t...
09/30/2020
How Do You Care?

How do you care? If you recognize signs of distress in your friend, family member or colleague, make sure you connect to protect. Show them you care.

Everyone feels stress. Sometimes, though, even everyday challenges may seem overwhelming. But you are not alone. As an Air and Space Professional, you are surrounded by people who care, and there is always someone who wants to listen. For those of you who are feeling under stress, reach out to your....

09/30/2020
Shaw Air Force Base

A good conversation to have. Connecting is protecting!

Suicide Prevention | Connect to Protect


Last week CMSgt Steve Cenov, 20th FW Command Chief, CMSgt John Storms, U.S. Air Forces Central Command Chief, CMSgt Benjamin Hedden, 15th AF Command Team chief and Command Sgt. Major Brian Hester, U.S. Army Central Command Sergeant Major, connected virtually to have an honest and raw conversation about suicide prevention and how, with vulnerability and courage, leaders can be there for service members experiencing mental health hardships.

“My ‘A-HA!’ moment was when I was counseling an NCO…telling him to go see a chaplain or go see a life skills counselor and then I’m self-reflecting and I’m thinking ‘Man, I’m going through the same things this guy is going through and I am too proud to get help… I’m being a hypocrite.’ Later that day I went to mental health…It felt like my ruck got lighter and I went back again and again. I was too proud and had too big of an ego to say I needed help and then it (counseling) made a difference and it made me feel better. So I think a way we curb this negative trend is leadership at all levels admitting when they are not doing well and get the help that they need.” – CMSgt Steve Cenov, Valor Chief.


“My message is simple. YOU are important. YOU…if you are struggling with something we want to help. Sometimes we can’t see the signs so you may need to use a little personal courage to say ‘I am struggling with something, I need help’ and I guarantee we will move heaven and earth to give you the help that you need.” Command Sgt. Major Brian Hester, ARCENT Command Sergeant Major

We encourage our viewers and followers to set time aside to watch this dialogue, to internalize it and to then take action. Like Chief Cenov says “there is a family you are born into, and there is a family you are sworn into.” We are family, and there is nothing we cannot do together.

It is important to know that you are not alone, If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health please reach out to any of the following resources…


Shaw specific:
Mental Health: 803-895-6199
Chaplain Corps: 803-895-4673
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention /Treatment (ADAPT): 803-895-6199
Airmen & Family Readiness Center: 803-895-1253
Adult Military Family Life Consultant 803-465-7291
Child Military Family Life consultant 808-848-1600

National Resources:
Military OneSource: 800-342-9647
Military Crisis line: 800-273-8255, text 838255

United States Air Force U.S. Army Air Combat Command

09/29/2020
CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass

In case you missed it, here's CMSAF Bass' coffee chat with CMSgt Mike Perry.

Join us for the first episode of Coffee Talk with CMSAF! My first guest is my Wingman and friend, CMSgt. Mike Perry, your Diamond 1. We'll be taking your questions and talking about what is on your minds.

CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass
09/29/2020

CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass

Let this soak in for a min...

Now have a great Tuesday, team! #leadership #culture #people #bettertogether #Team19

The Joint Staff
09/24/2020
The Joint Staff

The Joint Staff

"On behalf of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, congratulations to our colleague, Gen. CQ Brown, Jr., on being named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people for 2020. As the nation’s senior Airman and throughout his career, he has broken down barriers and served as an agent to accelerate change in our United States Air Force. Gen. Brown is a role model of courage, competence and character for all of us who serve.”
-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

09/24/2020
Joint Base Charleston Community Action Team

Such a powerful story. Thank you, Sir, for sharing it.

If you or someone you know are experiencing suicide ideation, call the Military Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255.

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the US for all ages. There is one death by suicide in the US every 12 minutes. There is one suicide for every estimated 25 suicide attempts. It is okay to ask for help……………….
#connecttoprotect #bethere

24/7 Suicide Prevention Lifeline…1-800-273-8255

JB Charleston Chaplain’s Office
AB: 843-963-4673
WS: 843-794-7222

Behavioral Health Program
AB: 843-963-6852
WS: 843-794-6450

24/7 Employee Assistance Program 1-866-580-9078

Love this!  I'd say it's 100% accurate!
09/21/2020

Love this! I'd say it's 100% accurate!

Happy Monday, teammates!

Success looks easy from the outside. Truth is...success takes hard work, determination, dedication, sacrifice, preparation, grit, and resiliency.

Never give up. Keep running your race. You got this!

#success #mindset #MondayMotivation #Team19 #cmsaf19

Robins Air Force Base
09/18/2020

Robins Air Force Base

Happy 73rd birthday, United States Air Force!

CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass
09/18/2020

CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass

Today is more than just the United States Air Force’s 73rd birthday. Today is an opportunity to reflect on where we came from, how we got here and where we are going.

For more than seven decades we have served, fought, bled and died because our great nation needed us. We have broken barriers, some cultural and some sonic. We have dared to push boundaries, test our own limits and achieve the impossible.

We are, and continue to be, the world’s greatest Air Force.

Happy birthday, wingmen!

#USAF #Airmen #wingmen #AFbirthday #73years #theGreatest #history #legacy #heritage

Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman
09/17/2020

Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman

Today is Constitution Day...reflect on what it means to serve our nation and its citizens. Reflect on the sacrifices made by our service members and their families in the pursuit of freedom and happiness.

According to the American Patriot's Almanac, in writing the Constitution, our Founding Fathers launched a daring experiment. The idea that free people could begin a new country by designing their own government and writing down the laws and principles they would follow; something that had never been tried before.

We, as service members, civilians, and families in the Department of Defense, have been defending this idea since September 17, 1787. We have never faltered in the execution of our duties. But we can always be better in the pursuit of a more perfect union.

I am proud to serve with each of you. I am proud to be an American.

#ConstitutionDay #SEAC4 #military #militaryfamily

September is Suicide Prevention Month and DSPO has some suggestions on what you can do to join the effort.  Check it out...
09/15/2020

September is Suicide Prevention Month and DSPO has some suggestions on what you can do to join the effort. Check it out on our website: www.resilience.af.mil

Dept. of Air Force civilians, support is just a phone call away. The Employee Assistance Program is available to any civ...
09/14/2020

Dept. of Air Force civilians, support is just a phone call away. The Employee Assistance Program is available to any civilian employee, regardless of schedule (part-time/full-time). They can provide short-term, solution-focused counseling, as well as help locate a clinical counselor in the local area that works with the employee’s insurance.

Looking forward to meeting you, Krystal!
09/14/2020

Looking forward to meeting you, Krystal!

Please join me in congratulating our U-A Integrated Resilience Division Chief Krystal Walker Shiver on her pending assignment to AFPC!

Thank You Krystal For Your Unwavering Support For Our U-A First Sergeants!

Got one of our shiny U-A Command First Sergeant Coins!😎

💎💎💎

Air Force Chaplain Corps
09/14/2020

Air Force Chaplain Corps

In a recent visit representatives from the 39 ABW Equal Opportunity office, Sexual Assault Response and Coordination office, the chapel team and the 39th Communications Squadron first sergeant shared what 39 ABW services are available to the 11th Missile Defense Battery soldiers.

09/14/2020
Air Force Chaplain Corps

In case you missed it. Air Force Chaplain Corps birthday service is now online!

2020 Air Force 73rd Birthday Worship Service

CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass
09/14/2020

CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass

Our Airmen are the competitive edge we have over our adversaries and the reason we are the world’s greatest Air Force.

Invest in them. Develop them. Trust them. Empower them. Then watch what happens.

Have a great Monday, folks! Start it off strong. Be deliberate, purposeful, make it count. And treat someone like they make a difference.

#usaf #Airmen #Team19 #cmsaf19 #differencemakers

If you need help, reach out.  If you see someone who needs help, reach out. We are all connected.  #bethere
09/11/2020

If you need help, reach out. If you see someone who needs help, reach out. We are all connected. #bethere

It may feel like you're alone. I promise that you are not.

veteranscrisisline.net
Defense Suicide Prevention Office
#suicidepreventionday #suicidepreventionmonth #ConnectToProtect #BeThere #military #SEAC4

09/11/2020
Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman

Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman

LIVE: U.S. Secretary of Defense Dr. Mark T. Esper and The Joint Staff chairman U.S. Army Gen. Mark A. Milley host a 9/11 observance at the Pentagon Memorial 19 years after the terrorist attacks that changed our nation forever. #NeverForget

09/10/2020
PREVENTS

Please pass this on to your Veterans.

#Veterans—we need to hear from you! Dr. Van Dahlen urges all Veterans to take PREVENTS Veteran Survey. The results will help us understand what resources/services are working and where we can improve. We want to make sure Veterans find the care they need: https://survey.voice.va.gov/?CSignals-PREVENTS

Share the Spirit of Unity with a special Air Force Birthday Service.  Sunday evening at 1600EDT. @Air Force Chaplain Cor...
09/10/2020

Share the Spirit of Unity with a special Air Force Birthday Service. Sunday evening at 1600EDT. @Air Force Chaplain Corps

In conjunction with the 73rd Birthday of the US Air Force, you are invited to join the 2nd annual Air Force Birthday Worship Service, themed, “A Spirit of Unity.” This virtual service, primarily recorded from the majestic National Cathedral, will post on Sun, 13 Sep at 1600 EDT. Guests will include the Chief of Staff of the Air Force and the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. Join us for this inspiring and heartfelt worship service, featuring diverse voices from across our Air Force. Look for it on Facebook or on YouTube.

https://www.facebook.com/AirForceChaplainCorps

https://www.youtube.com/AirForceChaplainCorps

#Mindfulness  Word of the day!
09/10/2020

#Mindfulness Word of the day!

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in being busy that we forget to be impactful in what we do.

Teammates, take some time and recapture your “why.”

Have a great Thursday — take some time to pause, focus, reflect, then make it count.

#usaf #Airmen #service #culture #purpose #deliberateness #mindfulness #impact #yourwhy #Team19

09/09/2020
Director of the Air National Guard

Good deeds do not go unnoticed.

The Arizona National Guard is continuing to assist food banks across the state distribute groceries to Arizonans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since March, AZNG members have helped nearly 74 food banks stock shelves, pack boxes, and deliver food. Go Guard!

Just for fun 😊
09/09/2020

Just for fun 😊

The Academy, and our new mascot, Nova, got its first taste of winter yesterday. #YourAcademy

Good guidance for healthy eating!
09/09/2020

Good guidance for healthy eating!

Many individuals do not understand correct portion sizes, which often leads to eating more calories than expected. Restaurants will give you larger than normal portions to equate to greater value. And most of us grew up being told “clean your plate”, so we try to eat everything in front of us. Eat to fuel your body correctly based on your needs and goals now, not based on what you were taught when you were 7 years old.

09/09/2020
United States Air Force

United States Air Force

Around the Air Force!

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. C.Q. Brown releases his strategic approach for success, “Accelerate Change or Lose.” The document explains that:

✅ Uncontested U.S. Air Force dominance is not assured
✅ Good enough today will fail tomorrow
✅ We must collaborate within and throughout to succeed
✅ Empowered Airmen can solve any problem

🔗 https://go.usa.gov/xG28m

CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass
09/09/2020

CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass

Team - let's get after this! Air Force Wounded Warrior is hosting a virtual 2.2 mile walk/run throughout September for Suicide Awareness month.

Send your submissions to [email protected]

#WellnessWednesday #AFW2Social #AFW2 #SuicideAwareness #YouMatter

Air National Guard
09/09/2020
Air National Guard

Air National Guard

Here's what you need to know about the 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐓𝐚𝐱 𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐡𝐨𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐞𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐚𝐥:

The deferment is intended to provide temporary financial relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will impact Airmen whose monthly rate of basic pay is less than $8,666.66, and civilian employees whose wages are $4,000 or less in any given pay period. This change will happen automatically and individuals may not opt-out of the deferral.

People can expect to see increased paychecks from now until the end of the calendar year, but need to be aware the money will be automatically removed from paychecks between January and April of 2021. Individuals are encouraged to manage their finances accordingly and prepare for lower paychecks after January 1.

For more information, visit the DFAS website and FAQs:

09/08/2020
U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)

You are part of history!

Airmen assigned to the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, swear in to the United States Space Force, becoming the first deployed Space Force members in the newly created service.

Air Force Chaplain Corps
09/08/2020

Air Force Chaplain Corps

In conjunction with the 73rd Birthday of the US Air Force, you are invited to join the 2nd annual Air Force Birthday Worship Service, themed, “A Spirit of Unity.” This virtual service, primarily recorded from the majestic National Cathedral, will post on Sun, 13 Sep at 1600 EDT. Guests will include the Chief of Staff of the Air Force and the Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. Join us for this inspiring and heartfelt worship service, featuring diverse voices from across our Air Force. Look for it on Facebook or on YouTube.

https://www.facebook.com/AirForceChaplainCorps

https://www.youtube.com/AirForceChaplainCorps

09/03/2020
The Joint Staff

Connection, connection, connection. #BeThere

"Every loss to suicide is a horrible human tragedy--whether it's our teammate, a family member or our friend. Across the military, at all levels of leadership, our commitment to each other is unwavering and it takes all of us to prevent suicide...Take care of each other--you are our Nation's most valuable resource and each and every one of you represents all that is good about America."

Hear more from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley.

#ConnectToProtect #BeThere

U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Suicide Prevention Office Military Health Defense Health Agency PHCoE - Psychological Health Center of Excellence

What a beauty!
09/03/2020

What a beauty!

It’s finally settled! The CW voted, and the name for our new mascot will be Nova!

In simple terms, a nova is a star showing a sudden large increase in brightness. We think the name fits her well and represents a new era for the Academy as we produce officers for both the Air and Space Forces. What do you think of the name?

#YourAcademy United States Air Force United States Space Force Air Force Falcons U.S. Space Command

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The U.S. Air Force is known for its development of high-end technology and sophisticated machinery, but it’s the people, the Airmen, who are responsible for its success as the world’s preeminent air power. Recognizing people as its most valuable resource, Air Force leadership created the Integrated Resilience Directorate in 2017 to provide Airmen and their families the tools they need to create a culture of dignity and respect across the Total Force and the communities in which they live.

The Air Force Integrated Resilience Directorate recently unveiled a new website featuring leadership tools for crisis prevention, intervention and postvention. Leaders at all levels, from the non-commissioned officer to the Major Command commander, will find value in the checklists, fact sheets and communication tools compiled in this single-point resource. These tools are designed to strengthen Airman culture.

“Of all the things we do as leaders, the largest impact that we have on our Airmen is to provide inspirational and courageous leadership,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein.

Air Force Integrated Resilience is dedicated to finding and implementing the best ways forward in supporting leaders toward the end goal of understanding, assessing and maintaining Airmen and their families, while enhancing military readiness.

“We have to motivate, encourage, inspire. We have to solve problems at the highest level; we are responsible for creating an environment for our Airmen to thrive.” said Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth O. Wright.

The Air Force Integrated Resilience Directorate supports Major Commands, their Wings and subordinate formations to foster and promote resilience among Airmen and their families, optimizing performance and decreasing negative outcomes, while building a more lethal arm of the U.S. military. https://www.resilience.af.mil

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Thanks for all you do!
Love this
Thanks for the reminder. A great attitude goes a long way!
So true!
Starting off the New Year with a renewed attitude!
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Some good advice from our friends at JBLE's 363rd ISRW.