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Preservation of the Force and Family devotes it’s time to resiliency

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  • By Senior Airman Daniella Peña-Pavao
  • 919th Special Operations Wing

The Preservation of the Force and Family team offered five classes to members of the 919th Special Operations Mission Support Group during their four-day unit training assembly. Members learned about stress management, peer support, and tools on how to work with a diverse team in the workplace and in life.

“I want people to know that when they see a POTFF training don’t think that it is going to be boring or dry or not worth their time,” said Erica Govich-Adcok, 919th SOW POTFF coordinator. “We do our best to make our classes engaging by getting our people up on their feet and moving, bringing fun into their lives.”

The POTFF members are a group of professionals dedicated to the well-being of the 919th SOW Air Commandos. Their mission is to build an implement a holistic approach to address pressures of the force.

“The fact is the military is difficult at times, 2020 was difficult and this year still is,” said Govich. “The goal is simply to help people by offering resiliency events where we can teach on subjects that they may be struggling in.”

The team is divided into smaller teams that focus on human performance, psychological performance, spiritual performance, and social performance. These focused groups work together to provide a variety of classes aimed at targeting the overall health of Airmen.

“It is easy to get wrapped up in life and only focus on your work and home,” said Staff Sgt. James Lunsford, 919th Special Operations Logistics Readiness Squadron Aerial Delivery technician. “The class helped me relax and take captive the importance of my own mental wellbeing as well as how it plays a role in keeping my career and family life stabilized.”

For more information on the services the POTFF offers, please call the Duke Field Airman and Family Readiness Center at 850-883-6474 or check out the 919 SOW App and click on the resiliency tab.