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

A female Airman molds a piece of clay.

Senior Airman Cynthia Frazier, a 919th Special Operations Communication Squadron Cyber Systems Operations tech, participates in an ice breaker during a Psychological Pillar class at Duke Field, Florida, April 8, 2021. The Psychological Pillar class is a service offered by the Preservation of the Force and Family where Air Commandos learn how to improve cognitive and behavioral performance, stress management, coping strategies and many other tools for maintaining mental health. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniella Peña-Pavao)

A group of Airmen sit at a table and write on notepads as a civilian woman watches.

Airmen from the 919th Mission Support Group participate in a Psychological Pillar class at Duke Field, Florida, April 8, 2021. The Psychological Pillar class is a service offered by the Preservation of the Force and Family that aims to teach Air Commandos tools to maintain their mental health. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniella Peña-Pavao)

A female Airman writes on a sticky note with a purple marker.

Master Sgt. Claire McKay, a 919th Special Operations Communication Squadron section chief, participates in an exercise during a Psychological Pillar class at Duke Field, Florida, April 8, 2021. The Psychological Pillar class is a service offered by the Preservation of the Force and Family where Air Commandos learn how to improve cognitive and behavioral performance, stress management, coping strategies and many other tools for maintaining mental health. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniella Peña-Pavao)

DUKE FIELD, Fla. --

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.