Air Force

September 6, 2012

Mentorship program offers support to recovering Airmen

Tammy Cournoyer
Air Force Personnel Center Warrior and Family Operations Center

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Recovering Airmen Mentorship Program connects wounded, injured or ill Airmen who are well along in their recovery with those who are just beginning the journey.

The program is one of several implemented to help care for wounded warriors during their recovery, said Air Force Wounded Warrior Operations manager Brian Churchill.

“Assisting wounded warriors in recovery requires a team effort involving the medical and non-medical community, all operating together to provide the best possible quality and support to our wounded warriors and their families,” Churchill said. “RAMP helps our Airmen mentally and emotionally deal with their situation and that’s as critical to recovery and physical medicine.”

RAMP mentors are not care providers, but are the voice of experience for Airmen when many doctors, nurses, and other care managers cannot truly understand what they are going through, officials said.

“A mentor is a listening ear, someone who understands and provides straight answers to some very personal and penetrating questions,” said Senior Airman Michael Malarsie, program administrator and RAMP mentor.

The RAMP provides each recovering Airman with a personal wingman they can reach out to for help and understanding, and can also benefit spouses by pairing them with spouse mentors who know the loneliness and frustration of dealing with various issues during the recovery process.

Recovering Airmen interested in getting involved as a mentor and Airmen on the road to recovery, who just want to talk to someone who has “been there,” can contact their regional care coordinator or the Air Force Warrior and Survivor Care office at 210-395-7121or DSN 969-7121.

For more information about wounded warrior programs and other personnel issues, visit the myPers website at https://mypers.af.mil.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Balancing career, family through career intermission program

  KADENA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) — Being in the U.S. military can be a tough balance between career and family. For some, it comes down to a choice between the two; however, for Katie Evans, a temporarily separated captain and the former 18th Force Support Squadron manpower and personnel flight commander here, it’s about...
 
 

AF recognizes LGBT service members during Pride Month

  The last decade has given way to great change in the military as it marches toward the crumbling walls of discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender service members. “The true genius of America is that America can change,” said President Barack Obama. “Change happens because of ordinary people, countless unsung heroes of our...
 
 

Enhanced e-learning for cyber Airmen

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force cyber Airman training takes a giant leap forward with the latest enhancement to AF e-Learning. The upgrade allows Air Force supervisors and trainers to facilitate better skill-level upgrade and on-the-job training with customizable learning programs that can be updated on the fly to remain current as technology changes. Computer-based training...
 

 

AF begins enlisted PME enrollment notifications

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Last week, the Air Force Personnel Center initiated a phased approach to notify approximately 83,000 Airmen of the requirement to enroll in the applicable enlisted professional military education distance learning course. AFPC will notify 20,000 Airmen at the beginning of each month until all members have been notified....
 
 

Enlisted evaluation, promotion systems updated

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — With static closeout dates for each rank in place, the Air Force announced it will update the enlisted performance report forms and utilize new forced distribution and senior rater stratification restrictions to round out the incremental changes to enlisted evaluation and promotion systems with performance as the driving factor in promotions. For...
 
 

First sergeant serves with pride

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) With the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, many LGBT Airmen felt like they could finally be open about who they are;...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>