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RESILIENCE - The ability to withstand, recover and/or grow in the face of stressors and changing demands.

RESILIENCE - The ability to withstand, recover and/or grow in the face of stressors and changing demands.
RESILIENCE - The ability to withstand, recover and/or grow in the face of stressors and changing demands.
RESILIENCE - The ability to withstand, recover and/or grow in the face of stressors and changing demands.

caf domains

CAF Pillars

Approaching life's challenges in a positive way by demonstrating self-control, stamina and good character with choices and actions; seeking help and offering help.

Physical: Performing and excelling in physical activities that require aerobic fitness, endurance, strength, flexibility and body composition derived through exercise, nutrition and training.

Social: Developing and maintaining trusted, valued friendships that are personally fulfilling and foster good communication, including exchange of ideas, views and experiences.

Spiritual: Spiritual fitness refers to the ability to adhere to beliefs, principles, or values needed to persevere and prevail in accomplishing missions.

Every Airman Counts

Every Airman Counts

Passport to Resilience

The "My Passport to Resilience" program was established in December 2012 to increase Seymour Johnson AFB military and family familiarity with the various helping agencies available on base. This program is incentive-based and offers 'time off' for different levels of completion.

So far, the program has proven effective as warriors are voluntarily attending classes and taking a proactive approach to being more resilient. The wing will continue to use this program under the following guidelines:

Military members will receive a stamp for each helping agency class they attend. If a spouse attends with the military member, the member will receive an additional stamp.

Passport Program Policy Letter

"My Passport to Resiliency" Pamphlet

Military members are limited to ONE passport submission per calendar year. Completed passports can be turned into the military member's 1st sergeant or commander to receive the following:

- ONE day off for attending five helping agency classes, OR,
- A THREE day pass for attending ten helping agency classes

Passports are available for pickup at the following helping locations:

- Airman and Family Readiness Center (A&FRC)
- Chapel
- Family Advocacy
- Health and Wellness Center (HAWC)
- Mental Health

Seymour Johnson AFB leaders are highly encouraging all members to participate in this initiative as it directly builds warrior and family resilience yielding enhanced mission readiness.

For further questions regarding the Passport to Resilience program, contact Michelle Tufano at 919-722-4492.

Targeted Resilience

We realize that in today's Air Force we are doing more mission with less manpower and resources. It is important that we provide on target Mental Health services, giving the squadrons the exact support they need to ensure their personnel's well being, ensuring the success of the mission.

Our staff recognizes that building resilience with our fellow Airmen and their families takes a cross-functional multi-base agency team effort. We will meet this challenge with resilience-based interventions tailored to meet both the individual and squadron's needs. We believe that resilience is not a static target but a moving target, one that changes day to day.

Our staff will also offer personalized consultation based resilience interventions that empower you as a consumer to be in charge of your own resilience.

National Hotlines

Military OneSource
(800) 342-9647

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-8255 (TALK)

National Suicide Hotline
(800) 784-2433 (800-SUICIDE)

National Sexual Assault Hotline
(800) 656-4673 (HOPE)

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233 (SAFE)

Defense Centers of Excellence
(866) 966-1020 - 24/7 Outreach


ASK your wingman
· Have the courage to ask the question, but stay calm 
· Ask the question directly:
· Are you thinking of killing yourself? 

CARE for your wingman
· Calmly control the situation; do not use force; be safe 
· Actively listen to show under¬standing and produce relief 
· Remove any means that could be used for self-injury 

ESCORT your wingman
· Never leave your buddy alone 
· Escort to chain of command, Chaplain, behavioral health professional, or primary care provider