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Spouse Battlemind: Working Group For Air National Guard Adaptation Now Forming

MOFFETT FEDERAL AIRFIELD, Calif. -- Several years ago, the Army hospital at Walter Reed developed a training track for soldiers and their spouses called the Battlemind system. Without describing too much more, anyone can deduce that its course outcomes were directed toward developing resiliency. Resiliency has been the underlying force multiplier for all services across the board.

New Guard spouses would benefit from understanding what that means and those who have been married since September 11th understand the value of having grown through such a significant adaptation of lifestyle. To date, the 129th Rescue Wing, thanks to a highly motivated recruiting team, has not only increased the number of personnel now assigned to the unit, but with them is also the next generation of century spouses and families.

It's time to set the standard, using skills and an effective mindset to develop today's resilient National Guard spouses, also known as the 21st Century National Guard Spouse. The Airman & Family Readiness Program is looking for unit spouses who would like to share how September 11th has reshaped their lives, their commitments, and their careers. We'd also like to hear mentoring tips to new Guard spouses.

If you have any further questions or would to participate in a working group of unit spouses to develop ANG Spouse Battlemind training, please email the Airman and family readiness program manager, at carolann.wunderlin@ang.af.mil . Subject line: Spouse Battlemind.

For more information about the Family Readiness Office and its programs please visit http://www.129rqw.ang.af.mil/resources/familyreadiness.asp and view past and present versions of the Post It please go to http://www.129rqw.ang.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-100525-087.pdf.