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January 2022 Articles

Resiliency Courses Offer Respite for Pandemic Fatigue

01/27/2022
Living through the stress of a global pandemic for almost two years, Terry Owens decided to seek a change in herself. She considers herself optimistic, but as COVID-19 restrictions limited much of her social outlets, she began to feel mentally drained in a way many others continue to experience. Owens, a former Soldier and current spouse of a U.S. Army Japan civilian, turned to Camp Zama’s Army Community Service for assistance and attended one of its monthly Master Resilience Training courses. During the courses, students learn six competencies to become a more resilient person, including self-awareness, self-regulation, optimism, mental agility, and strengths of character and connection.

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Exchange Pumps Up BE FIT Hub with Latest Health, Wellness Tips

01/27/2022
Soldiers at Fort Stewart, Georgia can find the latest fitness, nutrition, and wellness information at the refreshed BE FIT Hub. The site features updated tools to get fit including 75 workout videos, strength and resiliency tips, links to essential gear, nutrition tips, deals and more. New and archived BE FIT Live workouts include targeted lower body, full body, strength, interval, resistance, upper body, core, high-intensity interval, cardio, and bodyweight training.

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Guard Chief Details Changes to Combat Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault

01/21/2022
The National Guard is instituting changes to better combat sexual harassment and sexual assault in the ranks, Army Gen. Daniel Hokanson told the House Armed Services military personnel subcommittee. Hokanson, the chief of the National Guard Bureau and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the subcommittee that the Guard will emphasize prevention of the scourge moving forward. Soon after taking over as the chief, Hokanson formed a task force to examine the situation in the organization. Specifically, the task force looked at preventing sexual assault and death by suicide.

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Wellness from Every Angle at the AWC

01/21/2022
If exercise, nutrition, and sleep sound familiar, they should. These are the three components of the Army Performance Triad, the comprehensive plan to promote health and readiness amongst Soldiers. The program is broad, but Army Wellness Centers can offer something more tailored to your individual needs.

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Mentally Healthy: Transform Your Life by Renewing Your Mind

01/21/2022
U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, along with military communities around the world, continues to cope with the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, in addition to the daily demands of work and home life. Three mental health programs on Camp Humphreys recently shared their current and upcoming resources and prevention programs that can help Humphreys community members keep a healthy state of mind.

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Survivors Have Rights to Legal Services Provided by the Army

01/14/2022
To ensure sexual assault survivors receive full support after an assault, commanders, leaders, and Soldiers should be aware of the comprehensive legal services the Army provides. Sexual assault victims may be eligible for legal assistance provided by the Army. Additionally, those same eligible sexual assault survivors can receive support from investigation through any military disciplinary process from a Special Victims’ Counsel.

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ARD Webinars Offer Stories of Resilience, Inspiration, Insight

01/14/2022
Recent webinar presenters, including best-selling author Janine Latus and Col. Eric Kreitz, shared powerful stories of facing challenges and tragedy, how they dealt with them, and insights into thriving and assisting others coping with the same difficulties. These profound presentations and more are offered every month during the Army Resilience Directorate’s Outreach Webinar Series. As a professional development forum and platform for discussion, these webinars provide the latest ideas, initiatives, and world-class presenters and are open to everyone.

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Celebrate Responsibly: Alcohol Consumption and the Holidays

01/14/2022
The holiday season often comes with festivities, celebrations and gatherings centered around indulging in seasonal foods, beverages, and treats. This is a time when Soldiers can reconnect with Family and friends, take leave, and have freedom from a regimented schedule. For some Soldiers, the holiday season may mean not being able to visit with loved ones out of state, feelings of isolation, and additional financial struggles. This article offers resources to help keep Soldiers safe and sober.

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New Sexual Assault Prevention Escape Room Provides Unique Training Experience

01/11/2022
Soldiers and Civilians working at Fort Knox, Kentucky now have an unconventional and interactive training tool aimed at eliminating instances of sexual misconduct in the workplace. Sexual assault response coordinator Ella Foley developed an escape room dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of the Army’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention Program.

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Chaplains Nurture Living, Care for Wounded, Honor Dead

01/11/2022
The U.S. Army Chaplain Corps has been taking care of Soldiers, Family members, and Civilians since its beginning in 1775. “We predate the constitution,” said Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Thomas Gidley, U.S. Army Garrison Benelux chaplain. “General Washington recognized the need to care for the moral and spiritual needs of the Soldiers – that it was essential – so he petitioned Congress for chaplains. We have been right there beside Soldiers from day one.”

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Vermont National Guard Soldiers Make Olympic Biathlon Team

01/10/2022
Three Vermont National Guard biathletes will compete in the 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing as part of the U.S. Olympic Team. The Soldiers were selected following the results of the recent International Biathlon Union Cup races in Brezno-Orsblie, Slovakia.

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WCAP Soldier-Athlete Claims Bobsled World Cup Victory in Latvia

01/10/2022
Spc. Lake Kwaza, a Soldier-athlete assigned to the World Class Athlete Program, Fort Carson, Colorado, claimed a bobsled World Cup victory in Sigulda, Latvia, January 2nd, 2022. Kwaza teamed with Elana Meyers Taylor to finish two runs in 1 minute, 41.88 seconds, a mere .22 of a second faster than British duo Mica Mcneill and Adele Nicoll and .24 of a second before Canada’s team of Christine de Bruin and Kristen Bujnowski. The American duo hadn’t raced together in over a year but ended up becoming a gold-medal combo. This is Kwaza’s second World Cup victory since February 2019, where she also claimed a world cup win with Meyers Taylor in Lake Placid, New York.

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