WPC open house keeps families, Airmen resilient
By Senior Airman Larissa Greatwood, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
/ Published August 31, 2016
EINSIEDLERHOF AIR STATION, Germany --
Through the Warrior Preparation Center’s state-of-the-art technology and software, the Air Force is able to lead the fight in a more cost-efficient manner. By utilizing their equipment, they’re able to train effectively without the need to travel.
With their knowledge and expertise comes many training exercises and scenarios that cause the typical work day for these Airmen to expand beyond usual constraints. They can remain resilient through the support of their families understanding the roles they fill when it comes to the Air Force mission.
On Aug. 25, 2016 the WPC held an open house to allow family members to learn about the mission and test training equipment. Families had the opportunity to see firsthand why their service member’s contribution is so important.
“The families of the Warrior Preparation Center may not really understand what we do here,” said Capt. Sarah Nolder, U.S. Air Forces in Europe WPC flight commander.” This open house gave the families insight into what their family member’s job is. If they can understand what their loved one is doing, they can better support them which in turn supports the success of our mission.”
The WPC is made up of many different detachments. Some of these units showed off their capabilities during the open house.
“Different entities within the WPC displayed their equipment for the families to see and try out,” said Staff Sgt. Benjamin Seefeldt, USAFE WPC network system administrator. “Some of the things that were available was our flight simulators and constructing computers as well as games for the kids to play.”
Nolder said through events like the open house, their capabilities and support become stronger.
With support and understanding from families, the WPC Airmen can focus on the mission while at work ensuring their attention and commitment isn’t obstructed.