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Default Air Force Logo Don’t stress, we’ve all been there
The military lifestyle brings about constant change. With the biggest and most drastic of these changes being the act of physically uprooting the family, sometimes on a semi-annual or annual basis. As exciting as a change of scenery might be, a permanent change of station could also bring overwhelming stress or financial burden. Housing final-outs,
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U.S. Air Force TSgt. Lee Young, 86th Operations Group Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape noncommissioned officer in charge, walks through the woods on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Jan. 11, 2018. Lee, who has trained approximately 2,000 personnel on how to stay alive in austere conditions, believes that survival is 10 percent physical and 90 percent mental. (U.S. Air Force illustration by Senior Airman Elizabeth Baker) Survival: 10% physical, 90% mental
TSgt. Lee Young, is the 86th Operations Group Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape noncommissioned officer in charge. As a SERE instructor, Lee teaches survival techniques to air crew, special operations personnel, and other military members who are at high risk of isolation. From his experience, Lee concludes that survival is mostly in the mind.
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U.S. Airmen assigned to the 86th Airlift Wing push a Humvee during the annual Commander’s Challenge resiliency day on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 6 2017. Air Force Instruction 90-506 requires Air Force units to conduct two resiliency days each year. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua) Commander’s Challenge tests Resilience
Airmen from all over the 86th Airlift Wing conducted an annual sports and resiliency day Sept. 6, on Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
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Airmen of the 450th Intelligence Squadron and 693rd Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Group participate in group yoga during Warbird Reliency Week at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Resiliency week is a four day prevention program targeted to all Airmen of the 693rd ISRG. It’s comprised of lessons such as whole person wellness, relaxation training and mission nutrition; along with team building activities like blind puzzles, yoga and hikes. (Courtesy Photo) Deployed-in-place – building resiliency
The 450th Intelligence Squadron, in partnership with the 693rd Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Group’s Airmen Resiliency Team, host a monthly Warbird Resiliency Week at Ramstein Air Base. This program provides a venue for deployed-in-place Airmen to collectively discuss how they deal with the stressors of having such a lifestyle and offer a normalized, phased resiliency period for every squadron member.
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Maj. Corey Carnes, Deployment Transition Center director, conducts a welcome brief for redeploying Airmen on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 2, 2017. The DTC takes redeployers through a four-day re-immersion course which aims to help them ease back into non-deployed life. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua Magbanua)

10,000 and counting; DTC here to serve more re-deployers
The Air Force Deployment Transition Center is continuing to push forth its mission to support the Air Force’s most valuable assets: Airmen.
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