AFSOC Institutes Resiliency Initiatives

Air Force Special Operations Command will place a resiliency team in each special operations group within the next fiscal year as part of a new initiative called Preservation of the Force and Family. POTFF aims to highlight existing resources available to help military families alleviate physical, spiritual, mental, and social pressures associated with the airmen in their lives working in special operations, states an Oct. 16 AFSOC release. The resiliency teams may include psychological and physical providers, physical therapists and technicians, and family support coordinators for spiritual and social assistance, said Sue Nelson, the 1st Special Operations Wing’s community support coordinator. “This takes that resource and puts it in the unit because we know the help is needed,” she said. “It’s how you get people to have that trust and habitual relationship to where they will go seek help,” she said. In addition, AFSOC officials are working with the Defense Department to push legislative changes to enable the command to accept charitable donations to promote resiliency, according to the release. (Hurlburt report by A1C Andrea Posey)