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Resources for reservists amid COVID-19 uncertainties

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HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – As each day brings more updates on the impact of coronavirus across the nation, some reservists may be feeling the impact, both emotionally and financially. The 419th Fighter Wing, now as always, offers various avenues of support during difficult times.  

Emotional and spiritual support

At this time, the 419th FW director of psychological health, LeeAnn Gossett, is available from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the week and on UTA weekends at 801-657-1233.

“We understand that quarantine and social distancing can affect people in different ways, and we want to make sure our people are OK during this time,” she said. “We can offer various coping strategies for managing anxiety, or referral people to valuable resources that help Airmen and their families.” 

Gossett also suggested calling the Disaster Mental Health Team hotline Monday through Friday at 801-777-7909, or after hours through the Command Post at 777-3007.

While Hill’s chapel services and activities have moved from a physical building to online services, counseling and other spiritual resources are still available to anyone. Chapel services will be posted to Hill AFB Legacy Chapel and Catholic Services.

There are also counseling options and other resources available through Military OneSource or 800-342-9647.

Financial Resources

Reserve personnel have been impacted financially by COVID-19 due to loss of employment or other factors are encouraged to reach out to the United Way for information on financial assistance resources currently available. The United Way can be reached by dialing 211, or by visiting their website at

Also available to members currently serving in the Reserve or Guard, the PenFed Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Financial Relief Program was created to provide financial assistance to those who are experiencing a financial setback due to the negative economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant amount will support one month of payment up to $1500 in the following areas: rent, mortgage, auto loan or lease, or utilities. Members can apply for grants here.

Members should also reach out to their unit first sergeants for details on additional resources available during this challenging time.