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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Cool app to help you keep your New Year's resolution to get and stay in shape.
01/13/2021

Cool app to help you keep your New Year's resolution to get and stay in shape.

Save the date!  An important upcoming conversation.
01/13/2021

Save the date! An important upcoming conversation.

Teammates - you’ve heard me talk a lot about respect, diversity, inclusion, character, and how small things matter. All of those topics are essential to building the culture we need.

Join me and my wingman, Chief Towberman, as we discuss the culture of our Air and Space Force, and answer your questions, live on Facebook, 13 January at 1600 EST.

Edwards AFB Integrated Resilience and Prevention
01/13/2021
Edwards AFB Integrated Resilience and Prevention

Edwards AFB Integrated Resilience and Prevention

Trust, the backbone of a productive, culturally rich and supportive organization, is the AFMC Connect theme for January 2021. Trust is generated and strengthened daily in the workplace through actions and cultural change.

Trust can be built through the use of trust actions:

• Empowering Airmen to take ownership of their actions.

• Being open and transparent on key decisions / changes.

• Refraining from treating anyone more favorably than another.

• Actively listening.

• Using different types of communication to connect to the group at large.

• Communicate authentically.

United States Air Force
Air Force Materiel Command
Edwards Air Force Base
Air Force Integrated Resilience
Edwards AFB Community Connections

https://www.afmc.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2460967/afmc-connect-january-focus-trust/

An important organization that helps military families in a time of greatest need.
01/11/2021
TAPS Military Survivor Dare to Lead Workshop Series

An important organization that helps military families in a time of greatest need.

Discover how to bring more courage to your workplace, home, community, schools during this workshop held weekly from January 8 to May 21, 2021 at 12 to 1:30 p.m. Eastern

Starting the year off right.
01/11/2021

Starting the year off right.

It's National Mentoring Month. What a great way to start the year! Mentoring helps us discover our strengths and achieve our full potential.

That's the support we need to #StartStrong and crush 2021.
The @USAirForce values mentoring and has a lot of great resources for all Airmen, civilian and military. https://www.afmc.af.mil/About-Us/
Featured-Topics/AFMC-Mentoring/
#MentoringMonth #ThankYourMentor CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass

The Guard is on it!  Happy Monday.
01/11/2021

The Guard is on it! Happy Monday.

Hawaii Air National Guard aircrew from the 204th Airlift Squadron transport medical teams and COVID-19 vaccines on a C-17 Globemaster III over the Hawaiian Islands. A joint team of Medical, Logistical, and Operational Guardsmen based out of Oahu Island were airlifted to Maui and Kauai to vaccinate fellow Guard members on the COVID-19 front lines.
📸 Senior Airman John Linzmeier

01/08/2021
349th Air Mobility Wing

Think positive. Thanks to Chaplain Ross for the inspiration!

Listen. Reframe. Positive Goals. Give these positive tips a try to start the new year. Thank you Chaplain Ross for this motivational message.

Good news Friday!
01/08/2021

Good news Friday!

Lt. Gen. Dorothy Hogg, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Space Force Surgeon General, received her first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination from SSgt Kelvin Thomas, 316th Medical Squadron noncommissioned officer in charge, at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington D.C., this morning. Prioritized DoD personnel are highly encouraged to take the vaccine to protect their health, their communities, and to lower the public health risks associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. When available, the DOD will ensure the vaccine is available for all beneficiaries.

In response to recent events in the Capitol region, our colleagues at the Employee Assistance Program have posted some i...
01/07/2021

In response to recent events in the Capitol region, our colleagues at the Employee Assistance Program have posted some important information.

Traumatic experiences may cause a range of intense physical, emotional and psychological symptoms. People commonly
feel shock and disbelief right after the traumatic event, and may have a hard time accepting the reality of what happened.
Generally, the unsettling thoughts, feelings, and physical reactions become less intense and less frequent in the days and
weeks following the event. If you need someone to talk to, please reach out. 866-580-9078

Air Education and Training Command
01/07/2021
Air Education and Training Command

Air Education and Training Command

Want to hear from AETC senior leaders on topics like communication, teamwork & responsibility? If so, check out the AETC Leadership Mentoring Symposium happening virtually Jan. 27-28! More info 👇

Air Force Health Promotion HQ
01/07/2021

Air Force Health Promotion HQ

Calculating your heart rate and target heart rate can be used to measure exercise intensity.

• Determine your maximum heart rate: subtract your age from 220 (example: the maximum heart rate for a 40-year-old person would be 220 – 40 = 180 beats per minute).

• The target heart rate for moderate-intensity exercise is between 65-75% of your maximum heart rate (or 77-93% of maximum heart rate for vigorous exercise). So for the 40-year-old person with a maximum heart rate of 180, the target heart rate falls somewhere between 117-135 beats per minute for moderate exercise, or 139-167 for vigorous exercise.

Then measure your actual heart rate in either of these two ways:

1. Midway through the exercise, stop to check your pulse. Place the tips of your index and middle fingers at the wrist and press lightly on the artery in line with the thumb. Count the heartbeats for 30 seconds and multiply by 2.

2. Wear a heart rate monitor. Some pedometers have a built-in heart rate monitor that displays your current heartbeats per minute.

https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/staying-active/

Air National Guard
01/07/2021
Air National Guard

Air National Guard

Air Force Recruiting Service announced the launch of GO Inspire, a program designed to empower all Airmen as future leaders and increase diversity in the ranks. #AimHigh

Yay!
01/07/2021

Yay!

This week our cadets began a phased return to the Academy following Winter Break.

In preparation for the break, cadets were briefed on best practices for avoiding exposure to COVID-19 and symptoms of the virus. They were also given a prescription for COVID testing to be completed prior to their return travel. Once they arrived, cadets were screened and tested. All cadets will enter a Restriction of Movement or ROM phase to start the semester, and those who test positive will be quarantined and isolated as a precaution.

We look forward to welcoming our cadets back while ensuring the health and safety of the entire USAFA team. We're excited for the semester and thank everyone for their support. #YourAcademy

01/06/2021
Ian Eishen on LinkedIn: #resilience #leadership #military | 13 comments

Great discussion with Simon Sinek from Command Chief Ian Eishen on supporting our service members with mental health and the importance of connection.

We were fortunate enough to sit down with Simon Sinek and discuss suicide, #resilience and #leadership in the #military . When we lose someone in auto... 13 comments on LinkedIn

Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman
01/05/2021

Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman

Let your reputation place you where your talents will be of most use. Titles or positions are meaningless if you are useless or self-serving. There are many factors that are beyond our control; living in the present is not one of them.

CARPE DIEM: At this very moment, we have the ability to control our actions and enhance our credibility and utility. Let the present results open the doors for future opportunities. Do that and you will never be concerned with bidding for assignments or positions. You will develop the confidence to know that you will give it your best any time, any place. You will be continuously sought after for tough positions that yield great results. Your purpose in life will be defined and fulfilled.

Seize the day. Show them what you are made of. Use today to erase the fouls of the past and to create a better future.

~CZ
#military #seac4 #CarnivoreLeadership

It's just so easy to go overboard.
01/05/2021

It's just so easy to go overboard.

We’ve all been there. It shouldn’t take months on end to write an EPR. Shouldn’t take three cups of coffee. And shouldn’t take a decoder ring to decipher it either.

When I talk about getting after programs, policies, and processes...we got work to do, folks.

And we will be focused on ALL of this.

The change we have to get after won’t always be easy. It may not be popular. But it will be the right thing to do.

Have a fantastic Tuesday! Be deliberate, purposeful, make it count!

Read the action orders: http://go.usa.gov/xA3En

#acceleratechangeorlose

4th Air Force Command Chief
01/05/2021

4th Air Force Command Chief

Full transparency, it took me a few years and amazing mentorship to learn the importance of listening. Once I did, it was a game changer. Listening to our teammates, exchanging thoughts and ideas, affords us the opportunity to learn from each other. I’m still trying to get better at it by the way🙂

Military.com
01/05/2021
Military.com

Military.com

Here are some of the mistakes people make in this bi-annual testing process...

Aiming high!  Happy Tuesday!
01/05/2021

Aiming high! Happy Tuesday!

🎵And we back🎶

After a short break for the holidays, we're back in the skies, getting ready for this year's air show season.

We've got a lot planned for 2021, so here's to an amazing year!

What are your some of your #resolutions for this year?

#F35DemoTeam

📷: Capt Kip Sumner & SSgt Codie Trimble

01/04/2021
Air Force Wounded Warrior

Air Force Wounded Warrior

Join us for our first AFW2 Virtual Open House on Jan.14-15. Warriors and Caregivers will be able to have a full immersion experience of what AFW2 has to offer. To participate in the event register here: http://bit.ly/3pxvXzQ
#AFW2Social #connected

We're a little late in sharing this but the messages are great!
01/04/2021

We're a little late in sharing this but the messages are great!

Weasel Resiliency | We Care

Happy New Year!

Team Shaw first sergeants recently posted up at the gates to give Airmen a morning boost of positivity. Let's bring that energy into 2021! 💪🏼 🥳

Hello 2021!
01/04/2021

Hello 2021!

So long 2020...

📸: 10th Special Forces Group - Airborne

Giving a shout out to all who care!
01/04/2021

Giving a shout out to all who care!

Small things matter.

When people simply care for each other, when leaders simply care for their subordinates, when we care enough to do the right thing (not just the easy thing)...then things become right in the world.

I’ve seen and heard a lot in 2020 concerning the lack of care, and at the same time, extraordinary acts of care.

Caring isn’t codified in an AF Instruction, neither is a checklist on how to be a good leader. What I have learned is that being a good leader starts with the simple act of CARING.

Let me give a shout-out to all the leaders and wingmen out there that care enough to do what’s right.

And a special shout-out to Team JBER, and Col Simmons (3 Wing/CC) for caring for TSgt Dye & his family during his son’s battle with post-COVID illness. The small things matter...and you nailed it! Proud to serve with you.

#smallthingsmatter #care #culture #AFfamily #AFweneed #bettertogether

SAMHSA
12/31/2020

SAMHSA

Many New Year's Eve plans and celebrations may look and feel different as we head into the new year due to COVID-19. If you're feeling anxious or overwhelmed about it, you're not alone. The Disaster Distress Helpline is here for you to provide counseling and support. Call or text anytime.

Cormac the Llama Yields Antibodies that may Prove Effective Against COVID-19 Infection, Uniformed Services University Sc...
12/31/2020
Cormac the Llama Yields Antibodies that may Prove Effective Against COVID-19 Infection, Uniformed Services University Scientists Make Discovery

Cormac the Llama Yields Antibodies that may Prove Effective Against COVID-19 Infection, Uniformed Services University Scientists Make Discovery

Researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) recently identified pint-sized antibodies, or “nanobodies,” that could protect against COVID-19. At least one of these nanobodies – produced by a llama named Cormac – also appears to work well in either liquid or a...

CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass
12/30/2020

CMSAF JoAnne S. Bass

Character. Matters. Let me say that again for the people in the back: character matters.

The challenges of the future will not decrease. And as we move into an era of contested domains we need leaders at all levels to rise to meet these demands head on and overcome the obstacles that impact our Air Force with the strength of character I know all of our Airmen possess.

Our teammates at USAFA pushed out the latest issue of the Journal of Character and Leadership Development (JCLD), focusing on conversations with leaders from different domains concerning leadership, character, and their own development. Thanks USAFA for letting me be part of this.

Check it out here: https://bit.ly/3aY8rYK

Have a fantastic Wednesday, folks…two days left in 2020.

#charactermatters #strongAirmen #bettertogether

Great information!  Thank you for sharing.
12/30/2020
COVID-19 and Your Health

Great information! Thank you for sharing.

Get information about symptoms, testing, what to do if sick, daily activities, and more.

👍😊
12/30/2020

👍😊

It's the last week of 2020, and it's okay if you're not okay. This year has been a lot to process. If you ever need someone to talk to about how you're feeling, know that the caring counselors at the Lifeline are here for you, 24/7/365 at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). 💚

📸 : @bumblebff on Instagram.

Staying resilient in the fight against COVID-19.
12/30/2020

Staying resilient in the fight against COVID-19.

Why should I get the COVID vaccine?

Learn more at: https://go.usa.gov/xATat

Great pictures.
12/30/2020

Great pictures.

More than 30 aircraft, assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing and 168th Wing, Alaska Air National Guard, performed an elephant walk formation at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska. This total force exercise tested Airmen's ability to generate rapid combat airpower as well as showcased USAF strength in the Arctic.

🔗https://ngpa.us/11436

Love it!  Thanks for sharing.
12/30/2020

Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Speaking of never giving up...

Let me give a shout-out to the 31st Maintenance Group’s Airman 4 Life program — and two of their very own NCOs, TSgt Marrero and TSgt Lett, that shared this initiative to Secretary Barrett, Gen Brown and me during our visit to Aviano last week.

They started Airman 4 Life as a way to develop & care for Airmen by focusing on, and prioritizing, Health of Force (our Airmen).

Their initiative was a highlight of the visit. They had me at hello. And led to some great discussion even beyond our visit. Their goal of building strong Airmen, in and out of uniform, expands beyond the maintenance community...we all need some of this.

Great job, TSgt Marrero & Lett, 31 AMXS, and all of Team Aviano for building strong Airmen. It’s initiatives like this that make us better, and help us develop the Airmen We Need. 💪🏼 🇺🇸 #bettertogether #TeamAviano #Airman4Life

Here's to the New Year!
12/30/2020

Here's to the New Year!

Thanks for sharing, CMSAF Bass.
12/28/2020

Thanks for sharing, CMSAF Bass.

Teammates — I came across this article a few years ago (https://bit.ly/37TBxGR)...and it’s always resonated with me.

Specifically this quote from our former Defense Secretary, James Mattis:

“If I was to sum up the single biggest problem of senior leadership in the Information Age, it’s a lack of reflection.”

It’s why I take time every day, and especially at the end of every year, to pause, reflect and focus on my true North. During the holidays, and every opportunity you can, take a moment and reflect on yours. You’ll be better for it, and so will we.

#bettertogether

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Air Force Integrated Resilience Directorate

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.

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Visit https://www.resilience.af.mil/ to find tools, resources and discussion guides to help your Wingmen and yourself.
One more virtual Financial Forum is available this month. More virtual seminars on other topics coming up next month.
Here are some great ideas to maintain connectedness with your family, friends and yourself!
Even when teleworking, help is never far away. This Resources Matrix can help you determine the best way forward.
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!
Air Force Gaming (fb.me/AirForceGG) extends a warm invite to all Airmen for our Christmas and New Year community gaming gatherings! If you’re unable to be home for the holidays, we’d love for you to join the AFG family, play games and enjoy the holidays together! We look forward to having you with us! 25 Dec at 3pm ET and 31 Dec 3pm ET. Happy Holidays! https://www.streamerlinks.com/afgcommunity
Some good advice from our friends at JBLE's 363rd ISRW.