Thursday, August 21, 2014

TOP STORY>>A Wingman 24/7

By Airman 1st Class Mercedes Muro
19th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Being a wingman is more than providing guidance and encouragement to other Airmen while supporting the Air Force mission. Sometimes an Airman has to be their own wingman to further maintain the Air Force mission.

Airmen can strengthen themselves by applying resilience skills learned in Wingman Day while coping with the ups and downs of life.

At Little Rock Air Force Base, Airmen of all ranks participate in Wingman Day to build and refresh resilience skills by doing various activities related to the Comprehensive Airman Fitness program.

“Wingman Day is a chance to step back from daily operations and focus on ourselves as Airmen,” said Stephanie Wynn, 19th Airlift Wing community support coordinator.

When a squadron conducts a Wingman Day, groups participate in activities that highlight the spiritual, mental, physical and social CAF domains. Other values such as the core values, dignity and respect are also emphasized.

“Wingman Day is successful because we do it as a group,” said Wynn. “People build resilience by being around other resilient people.”

Although Wingman Day is only held biannually, Airmen are encouraged to apply the skills they learn in their daily activities and lifestyle.

“It’s important to focus on each other,” said Wynn. “Every day Airmen should be focused on their wingmen because they themselves are wingmen 24/7.”

To learn more information about the resources offered during Wingman Day, contact Stephanie Wynn at (501) 987-1772.

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