by Air Force Reserve Command Public Affairs Office
10/30/2012 - Robins Air Force Base, Ga. -- As
part of the Wingman Toolkit outreach effort, the Air Force Reserve
Command launched a mobile app on October 30 that gives Airmen the tools
necessary to bring balance to their busy, stressful lives.
The Wingman Toolkit provides Airman and families with access to useful
information and resources to help them overcome stress and strengthen
their resilience to life's challenges. Its primary purpose is to connect
Airmen and their families with in-depth knowledge of the Four Pillars
of Comprehensive Airman Fitness, which focuses on physical, mental,
social and spiritual health.
Comprehensive Airman Fitness was designed to teach Airmen how to build
resiliency by approaching life's challenges with a positive attitude;
increasing strength and endurance through physical activity; developing
and maintaining personal friendships; and strengthening a set of
principles and values that sustain an individual's sense of well-being
Lt Col David F. Ubelhor, chief mental health consultant to the AFRC
Command Surgeon, said the app is part of a proactive initiative to
improve resiliency among Airmen, in a broader effort to help people
strive for wellness and avoid emotional crisis.
"Using the tips found in each pillar will help Airmen be better prepared
to get themselves and others to safer, healthier places in life,"
Ubelhor said. "There are also reminders about the suicide-intervention
method to Ask, Care and Escort (ACE) and quick access to the 24-hour
crisis line. The first responsibility of any Wingman is to seek help
The Wingman Toolkit mobile app is an extension of the Wingman Toolkit
website. The site, originally developed in 2010, functions as an
all-encompassing initiative to make better Wingmen, help Airmen build
resilience, and remind people about suicide prevention. The information
found on the Wingman Toolkit is tailored to the specific needs of Air
Force Reserve Airmen and their families but is easily accessible by any
For more information visit AFRC.WingmanToolkit.org or www.facebook.com/AFRCWingmanToolkit.