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  • A closer look at the 419th chaplain corps

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – For reservists within the 419th Fighter Wing, life can be hard to manage at times as they juggle a military career, family life, and civilian job. The wing’s chaplain corps say they’re here to help.The chaplain corps is the foundation for the wing’s spiritual health, and

  • Commentary: Personal growth and lessons from a bonsai

    “Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember, the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.”  -- Zig ZiglarI came across an online ad for bonsai trees. Have you ever seen a bonsai tree? You know, they look like little replicas of big trees. I’d seen them before but

  • Commentary: Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

    September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month, and it’s especially important in our community due to the high rates of suicide and suicide attempts in Utah.According to the Utah Department of Health, a yearly average of 627 Utahns die by suicide and 4,574 attempt suicide. That means, on

  • Wing plugs resources for mental health, resilience

     HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – As the Air Force emphasizes the importance of resilience in recent years, the need to look after one’s mental health has become even clearer as Airmen face the effects of COVID-19 in both their professional and personal lives.LeeAnn Gossett, the 419th Fighter Wing’s

  • Resources for reservists amid COVID-19 uncertainties

    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

  • Suicide Prevention Month: resiliency, connection can save lives

    HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah -- September is Suicide Prevention Month and mental health experts want Airmen to know how to take care of themselves and each other by paying attention to two key prevention strategies: resiliency and connection.“Resiliency in the form of mental, physical, social, and