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Lt. Col. Joel Sloan, 27th Special Operations Civil Engineer Squadron commander, retells the heartbreaking story of his and his wife’s struggle with the loss of three children to spinal muscular atrophy during the third Storytellers event May 20, 2016, at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Storytellers was created to inspire resiliency within teammates and wingmen. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chip Slack) Third Storytellers inspires resiliency
It is true what they say: "Every Airman has a story." But when you stop to think about it, that only gets one so far. It is not about whether or not we have our stories, it is about whether or not we share our stories. If we share our stories, we are able to make a difference...we can change lives. The United States Air Force is comprised of more
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U.S. Air Force Maj. Ahave Brown, 27th Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron commander, shares his story from growing up on the streets of Baltimore, M.D., to leading a squadron at a Storytellers luncheon April 15, 2015 at Cannon Air Force Base, N.M. Brown spoke of his transformation at the hands of several strong mentors and learning experience who helped shape him into the person he is today. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Shelby Kay-Fantozzi) Storytellers draws crowd, unites Air Commandos
Commanders’ calls and annual online briefings are full of references to resiliency – a concept that encourages seeking help, communicating personal needs and maintaining hope in the face of hardship. Two non-commissioned officers created a tool in 2012 at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, that brings a novel approach to resiliency training: don’t call it
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