HomeNewsArticle Display

RAF Mildenhall hosts USAFE resilience trainer course

A U.S. Air Force Master Resilience Trainer class poses for a photo at RAF Mildenhall, England, Jan. 18, 2019. Participants from around U.S. Air Forces in Europe Air Forces Africa were taught briefing and presentation skills, how resilience can be applied both at work and home, and how it can enhance mission accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

A U.S. Air Force Master Resilience Trainer class poses for a photo at RAF Mildenhall, England, Jan. 18, 2019. Participants from around U.S. Air Forces in Europe Air Forces Africa were taught briefing and presentation skills, how resilience can be applied both at work and home, and how it can enhance mission accomplishment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

Terry Brazil, Techwerks instructor, discusses the topic of balanced thinking during an U.S. Air Force Master Resilience Training course at RAF Mildenhall, England, Jan. 15, 2019. The course was held with the purpose of increasing resilience awareness and training, inspired by the Air Force initiative to create a culture where members are comfortable seeking and receiving assistance within their communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

Terry Brazil, Techwerks instructor, discusses the topic of balanced thinking during an U.S. Air Force Master Resilience Training course at RAF Mildenhall, England, Jan. 15, 2019. The course was held with the purpose of increasing resilience awareness and training, inspired by the Air Force initiative to create a culture where members are comfortable seeking and receiving assistance within their communities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brandon Esau)

ROYAL AIR FORCE MILDENHALL, United Kingdom (AFNS) -- RAF Mildenhall hosted a Master Resiliency Trainer certification course for members across U.S. Air Forces in Europe Air Forces Africa Jan. 14-18.

The course was held with the purpose of increasing resilience awareness and training and inspired by the Air Force initiative to create a culture where members are comfortable seeking and receiving assistance within their communities.

Participants were primarily Airmen from RAF Alconbury, Lakenheath, Mildenhall and associated units, joined by members from Lajes Field, Portugal, Moron Air Base, Spain, and Incirlik Air Base, Turkey.

“This week was an opportunity to provide Airmen and spouses resiliency training that will enable them to earn Air Force Master Resilience Trainer certification,” said Jack Sweet, RAF Mildenhall Community Support Coordinator.

Resilience is defined as the ability to withstand, recover and grow in the face of stressors and changing demands.

“It is vital for Airmen and spouses to understand and incorporate this training into their daily lives,” Sweet expressed. “This will allow for enhanced performance, achievement of goals and improve relationships, both personally and professionally.”

Resiliency is one of the core tenets of the Air Force’s Comprehensive Airman Fitness Model, which encompasses creating Airmen with solid mental, physical, social and spiritual well-being.

“The training curriculum was based off of methods developed by the company, TechnologyWerks,” Sweet said, “Who provide training on thinking, communication and decision-making skills to help people be more physically fit, mentally tough and emotionally strong.”

Participants were taught briefing, presentation skills and how resilience can be applied both at work and home, and how it can enhance mission accomplishment.

“Taking part in this training was one of the best things I’ve done at RAF Mildenhall,” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Justin Pickens, 100th Air Refueling Wing Command Post NCO in charge of command and control training. “Not only can I utilize the skills I learned at home, but I am now able to train younger Airmen to maintain resiliency during tough times.”

U.S. Air Force Col. Cassius Bentley, 100th Air Refueling Wing vice commander, visited the class to discuss the importance for this type of training.

“I’m excited there is this much participation in resiliency training,” Bentley said. “We all know how crucial it is for us to maintain confidence in not only the mission, but in ourselves. This training will allow for you to go back to your respective units and communities to create even more resilient Airmen.”

Engage

Twitter
The Impact of Sharing Stories of Recovery and Resiliency Lt Col Katharine McGregor did not know much about the… https://t.co/17VibuxnTc
Twitter
Many search for years to find their true passion in life. For Staff Sgt. Camrin Northrop, a firefighter for both th… https://t.co/QcNrBXPCV0
Twitter
From their homes to yours, check out the @AirNatlGuard Band of the South! #ReadyAF #AimHigh https://t.co/yb7GhZZ5A3
Twitter
Reintegration will be a deliberate & phased approach to protect Airmen & Space Professionals. Learn to maintain rea… https://t.co/egQSAV5uRB
Twitter
The MQ-1B Predator is an armed, multi-mission, medium-altitude, long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft used for i… https://t.co/livZYQyXnH
Twitter
Dr. Quinton Sasnett, a faculty member at Air University, talks about the university's civilian associates degree pr… https://t.co/0BgoCiGCUy
Twitter
Improving mental health through expressive writing. @KadenaAirBase https://t.co/zVoYTQQl5z
Twitter
Medical pros at Kadena Air Base, 3-D printed naso-pharyngeal swabs to test potential #COVID19 patients. The dental… https://t.co/h8q1HgLjRZ
Twitter
The MC-12W is a medium-to low-altitude, twin-engine turboprop aircraft. Its primary mission is providing intelligen… https://t.co/st7WRJLDHB
Twitter
Know what resources, treatments & therapies are available for invisible wounds. https://t.co/H2A7fYb8s3
Twitter
“The Total Force team at Eielson plays a pivotal role that extends throughout Alaska and projects into the Arctic.”… https://t.co/7nSYEtYWHj
Twitter
RT @AETCommand: 🙌🎉 Congrats to the @usairforce's newest pilots as Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Class 20-18 graduates today at @…
Twitter
.@JointBasePHH Airmen participate in a ramp drop from a C-17 Globemaster III. The 25th Air Support Ops Squadron is… https://t.co/AZVT6Qzmgv
Twitter
RT @SecAFOfficial: It is a pleasure to be in #Alaska to see #Airmen and #SpaceProfessionals in action! Whether it’s F-35s & F-22s protectin…
Twitter
RT @EielsonAirForce: When @SecAFOfficial comes to visit, we show off the 'cool stuff' https://t.co/sGCSnVOOXg
Twitter
RT @USAFReserve: A career worth a thousand words: Colonel Campbell reflects on career in aviation - https://t.co/atNAeYOoMI (Story by @Dobb
Twitter
The Air Force will host the Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower conference virtually August 24–27.… https://t.co/9pRjj6U1lp
Twitter
A Rocket Propelled Grenade was launched at a Dyess AFB C-130J in September 2019. The Airmen had to respond quickly! https://t.co/fgfNkCjA4a
Twitter
#DYK The UH-1N has a crew of three (pilot, co-pilot and flight engineer) and is capable of flight in instrument and… https://t.co/Qcj74Tk4ra
Facebook
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube: https://go.usa.gov/xpnAD or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/the-air-force-podcast/id1264107694?mt=2
Facebook
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Facebook
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
Facebook
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
Facebook
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Facebook
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith's amazing story: https://www.airforcespecialtactics.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/2024815/special-tactics-airman-battled-through-injuries-awarded-silver-star/fbclid/IwAR2LZWwx1VHdTnQe39rIEBOuJS_0JvMQBBGt7I-E6zsxxn-Lx9387yu43Bc/ Cannon Air Force Base Air Force Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
Facebook
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
Facebook
Like Us
Twitter
1,252,278
Follow Us